Of Evolutionary Engagement
What Is the Reality, Really?
When You Live in a Land That Allows This, What is the Reality of Existence for Where You Live?
- Stop Resisting Execution: Cold-Blooded Arizona Cops Assassinate Suspect with His Hands in the Air For absolutely no reason other than “because they could”, cops in Pinal County, Arizona executed a suspect who was standing there, not near any of the officers, with his hands in the air, offering no threat whatsoever. Without trial, judge, or jury, they simply assassinated the man, as his family looked on in horror. Warning: There is some graphic violence in the video below.
- Mere presence of gun prompts no-knock raid Texas law-enforcement officers conducted a no-knock raid as if a firearm in the home “could somehow load itself, disengage its own safety, open the door, and begin to fire at the police,” according to a brief submitted to the U.S. Supreme Court.
- Read the Memo Explaining Why the U.S. Can Totally Kill Its Own Citizens Without Trial “This is not the primary OLC memo justifying Obama’s kill list — that is still concealed — but it appears to track the reasoning of that memo as anonymously described to the New York Times in October 2011.”
- DEA manuals show how they train police to construct false chains of evidence New disclosures now allow us to see online the DEA training manuals with which Drug Enforcement Administration agents are taught to coach local police departments across the country how to lie about their chains of evidence and sources, how to willfully violate the law and cover their tracks in thousands or tens of thousands of cases every year in order to fill the cells of the US prison state with drug defendants.
These materials depict an amoral, out of control police regime respecting no Constitution and no laws. DEA agents are told the evidence is unconstitutionally obtained, and that this has to be concealed from prosecutors, judges and above all from the public, some of which is still under the quaint notion that there are laws even cops and prosecutors must obey.
- DEA teaches agents to recreate evidence chains to hide methods
- Police Strip Search Woman in Public for Having Expired Registration
Strip searches seem to be on the rise in this country. They don’t even have to suspect that you’re hiding something “criminal” like a gun or drugs. If you have a suspended registration, or you’re a trucker driving in the left lane, that’s all some police need to perform a strip search on you in public in the middle of the day for all the other drivers to see.
Driver after driver told investigative reporter Jodie Fleischer officers searched inside their pants while they were stopped for minor traffic violations. In several cases, the invasive searches targeted passengers who were riding in the car. ”He was like, ‘Just unbuckle all your clothes,’ and put his hands down inside my pants,” said Terry Phillips.
- TSA PreCheck expanding, lets you breeze through security What wouldn’t you give to never have to stand in a snail’s-paced, stressful airport security line? Well, for a small amount of money (or, if you qualify, no money at all) the Transportation Security Administration’s PreCheck program can take care of this little problem for you. What is this program? How do you get it? How much does it cost? [What is Being Free Worth? Throw that in the pot as well]
- Record Number of Falsely Convicted Prisoners Exonerated in 2013 A new report from the National Registry of Exonerations finds that almost a third of the people in 2013’s unprecedented crop of exonerations were convicted in cases in which, in fact, no crime was committed – a record-breaking number in itself. Some 22 men and five women were given sentences ranging from probation to life, yet when their convictions were investigated, they were not only found to be innocent, but it was discovered that no offence had occurred in the first place.
Nicole Harris was exonerated last year after having spent eight years of a 30-year sentence in prison in Illinois for the murder of her four-year-old son Jaquari. He had died after the band from a fitted bedsheet wrapped around his neck and asphyxiated him.
Harris had confessed at the end of a 27-hour interrogation – during which she said she was threatened, pushed, called names and denied food and water – to killing her son by strangling him with a phone cord. But forensic examination showed that a phone cord had not been used, and
- Scalia to Law Students: “You Are Kidding Yourself” If You Think That Internment Camps in U.S. Are a Thing of the Past
“Well, of course, Korematsu was wrong. And I think we have repudiated in a later case. But you are kidding yourself if you think the same thing will not happen again,” Scalia told students and faculty during a lunchtime question-and-answer session.
Scalia cited a Latin expression meaning “In times of war, the laws fall silent.”
“That’s what was going on — the panic about the war and the invasion of the Pacific and whatnot. That’s what happens. It was wrong, but I would not be surprised to see it happen again, in time of war. It’s no justification but it is the reality,” he said.
What Is The Reality? Really?
When You Can Do Nothing Right and “Authority” Can Do Nothing Wrong
- Houston-area mentor pays delinquent lunch accounts for more than 60 kids In his 10 years as a mentor and tutor, a local man has always done his best to meet the needs of the students in his life.
That’s exactly what Kenny Thompson did Monday when he learned that some children at Houston’s Valley Oaks Elementary School who had negative balances on their lunch accounts were receiving different lunches than the other kids: cold cheese sandwiches instead of a full tray of food.
He was spurred to take action after hearing last week that dozens of Utah students, whose accounts were delinquent, had their lunches taken and thrown away.
“I’m like, ‘Wow. I know that’s probably a situation at my school, and the school my son goes to, and the other schools I mentor at.’ So I came in and inquired about it,” Thompson said.
He not only inquired about it, Thompson learned that many of the kids were already on reduced lunch. Children whose parents couldn’t afford the meals that cost just 40 cents a day. He took $465 of his own money and zeroed out the delinquent accounts of more than 60 kids.
“These are elementary school kids. They don’t need to be worried about finances,” said Thompson. “They need to be worried about what grade they got in spelling.”
- Daycare gives kids crackers, fines mom for unhealthy lunch
A Manitoba mom is steamed after she packed lunches for her children in daycare and was slapped with a $10 fine for not including grains in the meal.
Kristen Bartkiw said the Rossburn area daycare supplemented her children’s meals with Ritz crackers and sent her children home with a note.
Not Yet Without Remedy: Enjoin the Official Lawlessness
- Idaho Woman Granted Injunction In Second Amendment Lawsuit An Idaho woman who is barred from carrying a functional firearm for self-defense when she visits federal recreational facilities today won her motion forbidding enforcement of the ban and defeated federal lawyers’ efforts to dismiss her lawsuit. Elizabeth E. Morris of Nez Perce County is licensed to carry a concealed weapon, regularly carries a concealed weapon, and often recreates on lands managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Because Corps of Engineers regulations ban functional firearms, even while camped in tents, Ms. Morris is subject to criminal prosecution if she seeks to exercise her Second Amendment rights. Alan C. Baker, a firearms instructor and resident of Idaho’s Latah County, is a co-plaintiff in the suit, which was filed in August 2013 in Idaho federal district court. The Corps of Engineers did not respond to requests from the attorney for Ms. Morris and Mr. Baker, Mountain States Legal Foundation (MSLF), seeking an exemption from its firearm ban.
“We are pleased with the court’s conclusion that, because ‘[t]he Corps’ regulation contains a flat ban on carrying a firearm for self-defense purposes’ that ‘completely ignor[es] the right of self-defense,’ it is unconstitutional and cannot be enforced,” said William Perry Pendley, MSLF president.
- Sheriff Fires Cop Who Threatened to Arrest Me for Taking Photos of Cops King County deputy Patrick “K.C.” Saulet has been fired for threatening to arrest me last summer, when I was photographing several officers on a downtown street corner, and then lying to investigators about the incident, says King County sheriff John Urquhart.
The termination is effective today.
“You have a constitutional right to photograph the police,” Sheriff Urquhart asserted in a phone interview with me today. Threatening to arrest a citizen for legally taking photos of cops while on public property, he added, “is a constitutional violation, as far as I am concerned.”
- Warning Drivers Of Speed Traps With Flashing Headlights Is Free Speech A federal judge in St. Louis ruled Monday that a driver flashing their lights to warn other drivers of an impending speed trap is protected free speech.
On November 22, 2012 Michael Elli received a ticket for flashing his lights to warn fellow drivers of a speed trap, according to Fox 2. The American Civil Liberties Union helped Elli fight the $1,000 ticket all the way to federal court.
Judge Henry Autrey of St. Louis ruled a driver has the right to flash their lights under the First Amendment. Autrey issued an injunction to stop Ellisville Police from enforcing the policy.
On The Brink or In The Steengkeeng Abyss?
- Is Anyone Really Surprised That the System is On the Brink Again? We find it truly extraordinary that anyone is surprised the financial system is under duress again.
After all, what have the Central Banks accomplished in the last five years?
1) Did they clear out the bad debts that caused the 2008 collapse? NOPE
2) Did they implement structural reforms to insure another 2008 didn’t happen? NOPE
3) Did they punish fraud or corruption in any way to insure that the system was clean? NOPE
So what did they do?
The On-going Myths Which Occupy Our Valuable Time
- Bitcoin: Revolutionary Game-Changer Or Trojan Horse? [How ’bout Game-Changing Trojan Horse? The Cashless Prison] This is important because, in the current economic climate, the introduction of a cashless society empowers central banks greatly. A cashless society, after all, not only makes things like negative interest rates possible [background here, here, here and here], it transfers absolute control of the money supply to the central bank, mostly by turning it into a universal banker that competes directly with private banks for public deposits. All digital deposits become base money.
- We Are Sleepwalking Towards A Cashless Society
And yet we continue to sleepwalk, almost zombie-like, towards a cashless society. For the sake of a few gains in convenience, we are prepared to grant our governments and biggest, too-fat-to-failest banks the possibility of complete control over our every single daily transaction. And while virtual currencies like Bitcoin might seem like an antidote from this scenario, they are, as Shay warns, also subject to monitoring and can be regulated in ways that could limit or even end their utility.
Paraphrasing one of the most quoted dictums of our time — courtesy of the great, late Lord Acton — we are, it seems, descending into a world where new technologies threaten to put absolute power well within the grasp of a select group of individuals and organizations — individuals and organizations that have already betrayed just about every possible notion of mutual trust. You know the rest! By Don Quijones, Raging Bull-Shit
The Myth That FukUzilla Is Devouring The Kelp Forest
- Scientists Confirm Fukushima Radiation in California Kelp Scientists analyzing kelp off the coast of San Diego confirmed the presence of cesium this week, a radioactive isotope directly linked to the Fukushima Daiichi power plant.
- REALLY? From FukUshima? NOT DIABLO?
- “Startling amounts” released from operating plants — Diablo Canyon officials admit to recently discharging more tritium than Fukushima (VIDEO) Feb. 3, 2014: Fukushima-US radiation runoff will merge on West Coast — The runoff from the Japanese plant will mingle with radiation released by other atomic stations such as Diablo Canyon in California. Under normal operations, Diablo Canyon discharges more radiation into the sea, albeit of a less dangerous isotope, than the Fukushima station […] [There’s] startling amounts that are released into the environment by the 435 nuclear power plants operating worldwide […] Diablo Canyon plant in San Luis Obispo discharged 323 million liters of water into the Pacific in 2012, or about 870 tons a day, according to data from [its operator PG&E] […] That water contained 3,670 curies of tritium, or 136 trillion becquerels, according to the company, almost three-and-a-half times the amount released from the Fukushima plant into the ocean in the period starting May 2011. The plant also discharged cesium-137 and strontium-90 though at lower levels than Fukushima. […]
- NASA : Hiding The 1970′s Ice-Age Scare
That Michael MANN-made Global Warming Up Alone
- NASA : Hiding The 1970′s Ice-Age Scare
GISS showed some of this cooling in their 1997 temperature data. But it didn’t fit the narrative, so they later simply eliminated it.
- Hit The Motherlode – Part II
In 1981, James Hansen of NASA published these graphs of surface temperatures. Note that northern latitudes and global both showed 1940 as warmest, with a sharp global cooling to the early 1970′s.
- NASA Scientists Predicted a New Ice Age in 1971 This seems destined to be ignored by today’s climate change obsessed media: Scientists from NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies – the very organization now presaging gloom and doom at the hands of global warming – predicted a new ice age back in 1971.
- “The world could be as little as 50 or 60 years away from a disastrous new ice age, a leading atmospheric scientist predicts. Dr. S. I. Rasool of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and Columbia University says that…”
Spread The Word Behind The Woodshed.