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May 04, 2015

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Jack is Back

daddy at 6:02:

You're going to get us all killed.

I am fighting severe head cold. Feel like my head is stuffed with rags.

Miss Marple

DebinNC,

Hilarious article on Clinton finances!

I like the part at the end where he says they had the lowest net worth (going into the White House) since Harry Truman.

Sandy "I stand with Walker - 2016" Daze

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=6PzT8vEvYPg&feature=share

A very useful 4'01" primer on UNHCR resettlement in the USA, which began in 1980. Very useful.

Marlene

Bill Clinton saying "I gotta pay the bills" is too funny. He sounds like a husband who got a call from his wife asking him to pick up bread and milk on the way home from work. Absurd.

NKonChrome

Bubba and Hillary $$$. I am frankly surprised by Bubba. He is proving that $$$$ means more to him right now than getting back in to the WH . If he's ambivalent about getting back into the WH, HildaBeast really doesn't care. A committed Prog backed by Soros would knock her off in the primaries, and a good campaigning conservative will beat her in the general ( Ithink either Walker or Rubio would). The old white lib Clintonistas are a spent force.

Miss Marple

Look at this Clinton quote from Deb's article!

“People should draw their own conclusions. I’m not in politics,” he said. “All I’m saying is the idea that there’s one set of rules for us and another set for everybody else is true.”

I think the meaning here is QUITE true. Anyone else would long ago have been JAILED for running a scam like this.

sbw

We have to come up with a better word than pundit

Pundit is like the word celebrity -- a person known for their* knownness.

Pundit -- a talker known for their* talking.

Or, perhaps: Disengaged lips.

--

* Grammatical structure applied for effect. Those in shock can insert "his or her".

sbw

I like:

pundit : interpreter.

As in: "Meet the Press" presents a panel of five interpreters.

James D.

Maybe we all ought to write in, and bombard our "favorite" MSM personalities on Twitter and wherever else they lurk, and ask them very simply why it is that they refer to "the prophet Mohammed" when writing/speaking about Islam; but not "Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ" when reporting on a story about Christianity.

James D.

I also, as I said yesterday, would like to see an explanation of why it's OK to offend and ridicule Mormons with a multi-million dollar production of "The Book of Mornon" at the taxpayer-funded Kennedy Center, but it's not OK to offend Muslims with a privately-run event, or with YouTube videos, etc ?

Former candidate Romney would actually be very useful speaking up on that particular question, I think.

henry

To Madison progs, exercising the 1st Amendment is just as bad as drug dealing. Zero dark thirty raids for people opposed to public union totalitarianism are completely justified, and this guy wants more of them.

Now if we could just get the RINOS to detach from contractor buttocks long enough to repeal prevailing wage laws, we could bounce the rubble some more.

James D.

re Beasts @ 9:49 last night

I do agree, it's a very difficult climate to be a cop. But I think, honestly, it needs to be a difficult job. It's supposed to be, because they DO have the lives of others in their hands.

And more importantly because they are plain old human beings, who are subject to all the failings that everyone is. All the regular sins: anger, envy, sloth, lust, you're not exempt from those by putting on a uniform.

Add to that all the usual temptations of bureaucracy: seeing the world as "us vs. them", covering up problems, covering for the mistakes of their fellows, and so forth.

And on top of all that, they do see the worst of humanity every day, and of course it's easy to become dehumanized, to look for and expect the worst in every situation.

That's why we do need to be extra-vigilant with the police, just as we do with politicians (especially those who are on our own side, really). Because it's so easy to slide into abuses, and to excuse them or explain them away.

It IS a hard job, and one I don't envy them doing. But if you volunteer for it, if you ask to have the power of life and death over your fellow citizens, that power needs to come with a cost.

Miss Marple

JamesD.,

On a related note, someone tell me whythe now-dead terrorist lied to the FBI and was walking around with guns, while Martha Stewart went to prison for lying to the FBI.

James D.

In non-ranty news, I hit a minor milestone yesterday - I went over 9,000 total book sales. Hopefully I can hit 10,000 if not this month, than by sometime in June.

Old Lurker

Ya like this style of governance?

Politico: "If you want to hear the details of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal the Obama administration is hoping to pass, you’ve got to be a member of Congress, and you’ve got to go to classified briefings and leave your staff and cellphone at the door.
If you’re a member who wants to read the text, you’ve got to go to a room in the basement of the Capitol Visitor Center and be handed it one section at a time, watched over as you read, and forced to hand over any notes you make before leaving.
Story Continued Below
And no matter what, you can’t discuss the details of what you’ve read.
“It’s like being in kindergarten,” said Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.), who’s become the leader of the opposition to President Barack Obama’s trade agenda. “You give back the toys at the end.”
For those out to sink Obama’s free trade push, highlighting the lack of public information is becoming central to their opposition strategy: The White House isn’t even telling Congress what it’s asking for, they say, or what it’s already promised foreign governments."

Miss Marple

Old Luker,

My opinion on the Trans Pacific Trade deal is that if Obama is supporting it, there is something bad in it for the US.

NKonChrome

OL-- of course that is a legitimate indictment of Emperor Barrack's imperial tyranny. But, I can't help but be gleeful that Hag Rosa is getting a clear view of the underside of Barrack's Trade Bus.

Old Lurker

Count on it, MM. I'm sure our Congressional Leaders will assert the rightful place for that branch of government. Right?

Jane

Congrats James! Well done!

Miss Marple

Old Lurker,
Right. It is to laugh.

Meanwhile:

http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/terence-p-jeffrey/207-jobs-baltimore-are-government-jobs

20% of jobs in Baltimore are government jobs.

NKonChrome

MM-- 'bad in it for the US'. Define 'bad'; obviously it will suppress USA wages, but it will give certain business interests better access to some asian markets. The business interests who pledge $$$$ to the Emperor Barrack Foundation. We saw this movie back in 99-2000 with the HillBill Rainbow Library Tour.

Old Lurker

Hey James...at 10,000 will you pass the $1 per hour threshold?

Extraneus

I am frankly surprised by Bubba.

Not me. He's the same lying asshole he was in the 90's. Only difference is, back then he had sex appeal. He turned Democrats on something fierce, his b.s. utterances leaving them panting and trembling with desire, including the men. Now, old and frail, his bulbous red nose protruding from his POS face, his too-cute semantics, no different then they ever were, don't titillate them like they used to. After all, they found a hot new boyfriend, and he's still president.

"Bubba" is the same lowlife douchebag he ever was. Nothing surprising about his most recent pathetic performance.

Ben

Heh. TPP must be bad if Obama is pushing so you are accidentally correct in opposing. Thanks for your closeted support for BRICS. Are you lower case commies without a clue as to that affiliation?

James D.

OL @ 8:52

Probably not, once I back the promotional costs out of the gross revenues...

Miss Marple

NK,

I define "bad" as something that will reduce the power, safety, and prestige of the USA. And if this is supported by the same big business types who supported Obama, then it's just crony capitalism on steroids.

maryrose

I have figured out how to sink Hillarfirst of all Kenall her lawyer should not be the one to determine how often she testifies. But I digress
Have her testify now
With hold some valuable info we have on her then conveniently bring it up after she c
Secures the dem nomination
Subpoena her as to testify and drop the bombshell
Dems will then have to scramble to replace
Yesterday sending out Bill instead of Hil is very telling
They don't trust Hil not to screw it up

Old Lurker

I define "bad" more and more as any deal committing this country to secret promises which have not passed muster with Congress and/or the citizens. See the Iran Deal. And who knows what else.

Threadkiller

OL, your 8:38 reminds me of the "press gaggle" where Obama's purported Birth Certificate was foisted on a compliant media. No cameras, no recording devices, no cell phones, etc.

The only transcript of the meeting was provided by the Whitehouse, and later the only photo, of what appears to be a different document than the layered image, was taken by a clear stooge for the admin, Savannah Guthrie.

Rosa DeLauro has come down with a case of the Niemöllers.

NKonChrome

MM-- then this is bad. This will not be a "free" trade deal, it will be crony trade with some Big Union protectionism. There is nothing new to Obummer, BillyC and the EUTopians did this 20 years ago.

Eric in Boise

It's hard to conceive of a couple more disgusting than the Obamas, but Hill and Bill step up and give it their best shot almost every day.

James D.

Following up on my post about the police, I give you the Drug Enforcement Agency:

A Houston-based federal judge ruled that the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration does not owe the owner of a small Texas trucking company anything, not even the cost of repairing the bullet holes to a tractor-trailer truck that the agency used without his permission for a wild 2011 drug cartel sting that resulted in the execution-style murder of the truck’s driver, who was secretly working as a government informant.

https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20150428/16401530826/who-pays-when-dea-destroys-your-vehicle-kills-your-employee-during-botched-sting-hint-not-dea.shtml

Threadkiller

Black Republicans with funny names tell Romney jokes without retribution.

http://www.birtherreport.com/2015/05/south-carolina-gop-vice-chair-i-was.html?m=1

Threadkiller

http://mcclintock.house.gov/newsroom/speeches/support-for-trade-promotion-authority-tpa

Extraneus

Turkey's top Muslim cleric returns luxury car after coming under fire for extravagance

ANKARA, Turkey – Turkey's top Muslim cleric says his office will return a luxury car after its purchase caused an uproar and accusations of extravagance.

Mehmet Gormez, head of the government body that regulates religious affairs, was criticized after reports said his office had splurged on a new car that cost 1 million Turkish Lira ($368,000).

In an interview with Haberturk television late Monday, Gormez accused the Turkish media of trying to "discredit" his office — considered the highest Muslim authority in Turkey. He added, however, he would return the car, which Turkish media said was a 2014 model Mercedes S500.

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has also been criticized for moving into a lavish 1,150-room palace that opponents say is too extravagant, destroyed important forest land and was constructed despite a court injunction.

Er, something seems wrong with those numbers.

henry

Just keeping up with the Clintons Ext.

Threadkiller

House of Representatives Adopts McClintock Amendment to Stop Federal Agencies from Purchasing Scarce California Water for Fish

http://mcclintock.house.gov/newsroom/press-releases/house-of-representatives-adopts-mcclintock-amendment-to-stop-federal

henry

WI AG moves to have court toss Abrahamson's suit.

NKonChrome

henry-- who is the Fed Dist Ct judge with this case? this is the ultimate 'political question.' the Abrahamson nonsense should be thrown out on its legal arse.

henry

NK, an Obama appointee, Peterson. (in Madison, of course).

Turkish Media

My buddy, my friend, Extraneous, please please. I am telling you these numbers are very very accurate. Please. This is truth buddy. I swear it.

Dave (in MA)

We should run a survey asking whether or not people believe Harry Reid's story.

NKonChrome

henry-- okey dookey, sounds like the case will give the 7th Circuit some business. Sick joke.

NKonChrome

BTW henry-- sat/sunday I refed 6 games, 4 centers and 2 ARs Then after the last one I drove to Yankee stadium for the NYCFC game against Seattle. I was basically a cripple yesterday eating Advil like Pez candy. Soooo many games in Ct these days, they are desperate for Refs, so they overuse even old fools like me. Not too much controversy in my games, so I didn't screw up that badly. Right?

Buckeye

The palace with 1,150 rooms sounds far-fetched at best.

The S500 at $368,000 USD, maybe not.

I have a buddy in Copenhagen who is a car nut. He and a business partner went 50/50 on a Porsche 911 Turbo because new automobile taxes are ~250% in the prog utopia of Denmark. May be similar in Turkey.

They fight over who gets to use the car on the weekends:)

jimmyk

Have had trouble posting from the iPhone, the 'post' and 'preview' button have been grayed out.

I've said this before, but I really think having a spouse of an ex-president run for president violates the spirit of the 22nd amendment. Who's to say some President wouldn't use it as a loophole to run the show indefinitely, like the Wallaces in Alabama? In any case, the idea of having Slick Willie back in the White House for 4 more years is an affront to common decency, not that it will happen. It's like we're becoming some kind of banana republic.

James D, congrats on your milestone.

Buckeye

jimmyk

I think way already are a banana republic. Just has a shiny paint job.

Jack is Back!

Dave (inMA)

Reading that article on Goldberg's death was interesting since the Four Seasons have denied everything in the article including his being a registered guest. WTF is that all about?

Cecil Turner

I'm late to the party, and this has already been covered, but I think it bears repeating.

Michael Morell is the CIA official who modified the talking points for the administration. In particular (on pages 24-29 of the house report), he and the CIA PA officer removed all references to Al Qaida and Islamic extremists, but left in the stuff about the video . . . which almost perfectly recaps Ben Rhode's patently political position:

On Saturday September 14,2012, Deputy National Security Advisor, Ben Rhodes, wrote in an email titled "PREP CALL with Susan:Saturday at 4:00ET" that one of the goals of Administration public statements should be "To underscore that these protests are rooted in an Internet video, and not a broader failure of policy."
No conspiracy? Maybe not, but this guy is not an innocent bystander, and he has questions to answer on why he airbrushed the truth out of the talking points. (And why, if it isn't political, it just happened to fit the White House's instructions so perfectly.)

NKonChrome

One last thing Henry-- saw most of this last night, and anti-death penalty hollywood movie about Father Clark, the Jesuit 'Hoodlum Priest' in St Louis. Any recollection from your childhood? http://www.riverfronttimes.com/2011-03-10/news/hoodlum-priest-dismas-house-father-charles-clark-don-murray/

henry

NK, sounds like you did OK. 6 games in 1 day? Ouch.

Jane

Bizarre Dave!

henry

NK, I was in Texas in 61. However, Shenker lived nearby (our local "mob lawyer," represented Hoffa) once we got to St Louis.

clarice

James D. Congratulations.

Beasts of England

Lots of the high-end vehicles for Middle East politicos are heavily customized including very expensive armor plating and bullet resistant glass. That price tag is in the realm of possibility.

NKonChrome

henry-- 2 days sat/sun not one. Please. My 22yo son also did 6 games and sunday night his was moaning about soreness. I had no sympathy for his 22yo legs. One Grade 6 STATE ref who was my assistant said I missed an obvious Yellow card for a U14 kid who I whistled for a tactical deliberate foul. I told him c'mon Yellow in the first 5 minutes for a tactical foul? he said, if the kid is old enough to take that kind of foul he's old enough to be carded. These kids are really advanced these days.

Beasts of England

Are you saying Lurleen B. Wallace wasn't a great governor, jimmyk? Can't be true! She's done got roads and community colleges named after her! ;)

NKonChrome

henry- interesting. I know the movie was United Artists hollywood, which means 50s commie, but they filmed in St Louis and it brought home the fact that 50s St Louis was really a 'southern' town socially and politically. Now of course it is a barren Blue Hell.

Dave (in MA)

That is strange, Jack.

henry

NK. The 60s mayor, Cervantes, was owned by the Chicago mob. MO outside of St Louis was just more Arkansas.

Beasts of England

The access rules regarding the trade pact sound a lot like working in a SCIF. Is there a precedent for that level of secrecy? It really doesn't pass the smell test. But, what does from that jackass.

henry

Beasts, everything I've heard about that trade agreement is surrender of sovereignty on IP, borders, 1st & 2nd amendments. The cronyism is a veneer on top of that to buy off big business.

NKonChrome

henry--- your former neighbor? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morris_Shenker Hoffa must have given the UA people $$$ for hoodlum priest which makes Shenker look really good. I guess Shenker didn't rep Jackie Presser after Hoffa was disappeared. I was a summer associate at the firm that repped Roy Williams when he was elected Teamsters Pres in '81. Much hilarity ensued. The Central State Teamster Fund was KING back in the day.

Jack is Back!

BoE,

That Merc's price is taxes and import fees for Turkey. In Singapore a comparable vehicle would probably be $500K. One way to restrict traffic congestion and save the planet, you might say:)

The fact Boehner and McConnel are allowing this charade of transparency is another clue that ObamaCare is the law forever and forever. Forget reform, repeal or replace. With congress subservient to the Executive and corporate interests you get what you didn't vote for.

henry

NK Shenker kept to himself, especially after Hoffa vanished.

NKonChrome

speaking of the ChiTown mob, he was their banker, assasinated in '83: http://www.nytimes.com/1983/01/21/us/dorfman-teamster-adviser-slain-faced-long-term-bribery-case.html

DebinNC

Congrats, James D. You keep piling up great reviews at Amazon/GoodReads, which must help sales. A few rave reviews of your books could be passed off as friends/family, but not 100s.

NKonChrome

Many congrats JamesD!!

henry

NK, when Hoffa disappeared, my dad warned us to be careful driving past Shenker's place because he could be a target & go down Cagney style.

Beasts of England

That might explain the secrecy, henry.

clarice

Cecil, you have my vote on Morrell.

Ben

"While he described the group that put on the event in Texas as part of an “anti-Islamic movement” against the “Islamization of the U.S.,” Thoret said the motives of Charlie Hebdo are “absolutely not the same.” For the magazine, he said it “was a question of criticizing” all religions, not Muslim people “in particular.”"

Medialite---

Not according to naPAlM Geller. BTW (i hope you all have been properly screened) if she wants to be a genuine firebug regular gas mixed with Fels Naptha for a nice homemade napalm brew

NKonChrome

henry-- if you read the dorfman obit from '83, henry's dad knew from where he spoke. The hand off from St Louis guys like Shenker to ChiTown guys like dorfman marked the shift away from St Louis being the hub of midwest transport to ChiTown. The Teamsters and the mob always followed the money.

Ben

http://rt.com/news/255389-nato-lithuania-estonia-exercises/

"When speaking to the media about Dynamic Mongoose, NATO commanders avoided sending a message to any country in particular: “Obviously we’re aware of the incidents that have happened in some of our partner nations’ waters,” NATO Rear Admiral Brad Williamson said. “I think what it does is it focuses our efforts and our training here.”

Neocons (I don't understand why) want to resurrect the old grudges and TPP is another arrow in their quivering.

Ben

Should have been 'I don't understand why anyone would be influenced by the failed morass of neocon think tanks.'

matt

I almost threw up, when surfing channels last night I stopped at CNN and heard the reporters making the story all about Geller and not the crazy Islamofascist shooters. The establishment in this country is unhinged. There is no other way to describe it.

Boehner coming out with that asinine statement regarding the cops in Baltimore; Obama's self congratulatory pats on his back, etc.

And then I scanned the NYT coverage of the Met costume gala; the "it" place to be last night. It really did look like a secne in the Hunger Games series. A bunch of complete twits dressed like a pimp's ball. Bllomberg looked like an elephant seal, as did one of the Kardashians. They were all agog at Sarah Jessica Parker dressed with what looked like a neon chicken atop her head.

Some rap star had what looked like a large yellow blanket for a train which was compared by some wit on the internet to a emergency slide on a 737.

Most of the men all looked like Pee Wee Herman in too tight pants.

And they were all scowling. I guess it sucks to be the 1%.

I was never a fan of the French Revolution but disposing of this class would go a long way towards restoring a sense of dignity and order to society.

Turkish Media

Report: Saudi Arabia's border with Yemen attacked

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/05/cloneofcoalition-considers-yemen-humanitarian-tr-150505130815877.html

Jack is Back!

Operation Choke Point claims another gun shop. This is how Holder was going to reduce gun ownership by putting the shops out of business. The bank is my bank and now I need to make a decison on whether I want to do bueinss with a fascist institution.

http://dailysignal.com/2015/04/16/major-bank-wont-do-business-with-a-florida-gun-and-pawn-shop-is-choke-point-to-blame/

Sandy "I stand with Walker - 2016" Daze

I don't recall who suggested a sign of support for the police, putting blue bunting up in front of one's home... a'la the empty chair effort.

One demonstration of support already underway is to put a blue light on at your front door. First time I read about doing so was in relation to the Ferguson incident.

Went to the local hardware store, all blue bulbs were sold out, but was able to get some when the next shipment arrived.

I asked a policeman if the symbolism of a blue light was understood to be a sign of support - - "yes."

Ben

"Back when the Ukraine crisis first broke out, I speculated that Russia’s President Vladimir Putin’s ultimate goal was to reconstitute the old Soviet Union, first by luring the former Soviet Republics into an economic “Eurasian Union” common market, and then to transform the economic union into a political union.

I then began to think, as I still think, that Putin’s policy was more a response to an external threat posed by Ukraine joining NATO and the Russian naval base at Crimea becoming a NATO base.

But there is a third possibility, and that is that Putin is trying to bring all the ethnic Russians back into the Russian Empire. This would include not only the Russians in Crimea and eastern Ukraine, but in northern Kazakhstan.

The great Russian novelist Alexandr Solzhenitsyn wrote a tract in 1990 in which he advocated a union of Russia, Ukraine and Belarus, with northern Kazakhstan included in Russia, and independence for all the other Soviet republics and satellite states."


https://philebersole.wordpress.com/2015/05/05/putin-a-would-be-tsar-of-all-the-russians/#more-59236


Bear-bating still a popular sport amongst the Heathen.

Johns_Creek_Bill

I swear, Huckleberry looks like a porked out Jim Nabors.

I wonder if Huckbleberry has ever bobbed down the Hudson?

Jim Miller

daddy - Some years ago, Salafists in Saudi Arabia destroyed some monuments there as un-Islamic, monuments that had existed in Big Mo's time.

You could say that he was fairly busy, what with his continuous wars and never got around to destroying them, but these monuments had lasted through his four "successors", and through all the rulers of the area since, all of whom were at least formally Muslim.

Porchlight

Sandy, thank you so much! I will look for blue bulbs that will fit our PORCHLIGHT. :)

BTW, sort of on the police protection subject: if, on two consecutive nights, a truck drove by your house around 3 am and the guy driving it was shining a flashlight onto your porch and neighbor's porches as he drove slowly down the street, what would you think?

jimmyk

reporters making the story all about Geller and not the crazy Islamofascist shooters. The establishment in this country is unhinged.

It really is appalling. Burge has been on all over this on Twitter, e.g.:

David Burge ‏@iowahawkblog
America is afflicted with the world's worst journalism, Exhibit A

Los Angeles Times @latimes
Texas attack refocuses attention on the fine line between free speech and hate speech

Turkish Media

I wonder if the bank can close accounts to gay gun shops?

Ben

They said it. Must be true.

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/middleeast/2015/05/saudi-led-ground-troops-deploy-yemen-aden-150503105700089.html

Soylent Red

I was never a fan of the French Revolution but disposing of this class would go a long way towards restoring a sense of dignity and order to society.

Think of how these Derek Zoolander types would brighten up the drab streets of Washington and NYC dressed in their hip clothing and dangling from lampposts.


We have to come up with a better word than pundit

I have several I can suggest...

Ben

The Coming Eurasia Economic Boom

Central Asian republics, most especially Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan, are strategically located between China, Kazakhstan and Russia. They are also in the midst of the developing economic boom region that will follow China’s New Silk Road high-speed railway networks. Those rail networks will create a highly efficient land route, independent of possible Pindosi sea lane interference, to facilitate the rapidly-growing trade across Eurasia and potentially, if the hapless EU ever gets the courage to buck Washington, to Europe as well. China recently made headlines with the establishment of its Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), a clear rival to the IMF and the Pindo-controlled Asian Development Bank, when the UK, Germany, France and most every major nation with exception of the USA, Canada, Mexico and Japan rushed to be founding members and to get in on what promises to be the global economic locomotive for at least the next half century or more, if done right. The AIIB was founded by Beijing with its initial contribution of $50b, to partly finance the New Silk Road. Recently Beijing also revived an earlier plan to build a rail link from China’s Xinjiang Province in far western to Uzbekistan across the territory of northern Kyrgyzstan. Their initial plans were derailed in 2005 when an earlier Pindo-instigated Color Revolution made Kyrgyzstan too unstable.

https://niqnaq.wordpress.com/

AND they can read eagle intestines too.

Skoot

A Police task force has determined Gray's knife was illegal under Baltimore City code. That's a legal Terry stop all day long. Also, the seatbelt reg reads:

"The arrestee is secured with seat/restraint belts provided. This procedure should be evaluated
on an individual basis so not to place oneself in any danger"

You could drive a bus through that loophole. This case is a disaster for the state.

Jack is Back!

Sandy,

That was anonamom who is our early riser before she is off to her clinic.

matt, 10-4 on your 11:36. Today, Frederick is making his Greek God presentation in his History class. He was assigned Hermes and Mrs. JiB made a costume for him that includeds a gold helmet with wings and sandals with wings. But being school he can't bring in a Caduceus which I was going to make with two rubber snakes I had painted gold:)

Ben

"Do you want a Republican nominee for President who “shredded Obama…” and “scares the hell out of the left and the Drive-By Media”?"

Limpy says TED CRUZ.

I is afeered of herniation from guffaw.

NKonChrome

the Balt Cop indictments brought by that little girl, have nothing to do with 'the law'. But we knew that, didn't we.

DebinNC

Porchlight, sounds like someone searching for their lost kitty.

Ben

First they said it was a switchblade.......walking it back......{still technically illegal....mebbe he cut his own spine just to make us look bad}

DebinNC

Re the BPD seatbelt "general order", I wonder if that's directed mainly to protecting "loose" perps in cruisers who might fly through the window in a crash, and not police vans where the perp is boxed in by the solid metal partition right in front of his feet and the windowless van side at his back?

Ben

“Anything inside [Gaza] is a threat,” one sergeant, who served in the central Gaza area of Deir al-Balah, told Breaking the Silence. “The area has to be ‘sterilized,’ empty of people – and if we don’t see someone waving a white flag, screaming: ‘I give up’ or something — then he’s a threat and there’s authorization to open fire.”

“The saying was: ‘There’s no such thing there as a person who is uninvolved,’” the sergeant added. “In that situation, anyone there is involved.”

Deir al-Balah was one of several areas that sustained heavy casualties during Israel’s attack on Gaza. On 24 July, several Palestinians were injured when Israeli forces shelled a United Nations school serving as a refuge for Palestinians displaced by the fighting.

As reported by The Electronic Intifada, Amal Abu Jayab, a disabled Palestinian teen, was hit by an Israeli drone strike in Deir al-Balah on 13 July. She died four days later.

Another sergeant recalled instructions delivered to soldiers by a commander during training ahead of the ground invasion of Gaza, which began on 17 July. “We don’t take risks. We do not spare ammo. We unload, we use as much as possible,” he remembered his commander saying.

http://www.globalresearch.ca/israeli-soldiers-ordered-to-kill-civilians-in-gaza-says-breaking-the-silence/5447416


Ben

Sounds like some of our cops. Three years ago a serial killer from So Central LA who operated, apparently will either a blind eye or with approval because he was cleaning up the human trash upwards of one hundred crack addicts. Their lives didn't matter.

James D.

Think of how these Derek Zoolander types would brighten up the drab streets of Washington and NYC dressed in their hip clothing and dangling from lampposts.

I can picture that very easily...

clarice

I've sad news to report. Janet's 96 year old father in law whom she was caring for in their home, died this morning.If she was a personal friend, you may wish to drop her a line.

Ben

Scorched earth targeting non-combatants, even if your execrable policy doesn't recognize such doesn't exempt your from ICC prosecution.

"B'Tselem, an Israeli human rights organisation, describes a flechette shell as "an anti-personnel weapon that is generally fired from a tank. The shell explodes in the air and releases thousands of metal darts 37.5mm in length, which disperse in a conical arch 300 metres long and about 90 metres wide".

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jul/20/israel-using-flechette-shells-in-gaza

The munitions are not prohibited under international humanitarian law, but according to B'Tselem, "other rules of humanitarian law render their use in the Gaza Strip illegal. One of the most fundamental principles is the obligation to distinguish between those who are involved and those who are not involved in the fighting, and to avoid to the extent possible injury to those who are not involved. Deriving from this principle is the prohibition of the use of an imprecise weapon which is likely to result in civilian injuries."

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