Saturday, July 23, 2016

King Trump , the RNC a little fascism wont hurt.......

King Trump .
America's first King could happen
if the Queen don't beat him.

The "Queen" is Mrs. Clinton .
Trump's  great speech has been riddled with accusations of painting a (1)>>"doom and gloom" America, that Donald J. Trump sketched in his acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention. Yes Mr. Trump made promises that echo back with many other administrations who gave similar speeches .His speeches have no beginning or end, no shape, no culmination and release, and none is necessary. For the audience, his fervent incoherence makes him that much more present, for it is Trump alone who matters, the vividness of him standing there, in that moment, embodying what the audience fears and desires.  The unlikely GOP presidential nominee rejected suggestions that he give a unifying speech that reached for the center For Mr. Trump, with all the the cheering crowds , his adrenalin perked up , yea I see a little of the megalomania in American politics.Trump did something amazing. He wiped out the whole Republican establishment. His nomination shows that only the super  rich are expedient for a public office The normal people are the losers  . Though he claims to be for the people. Its impossible to believe a man with his personal history would --or even could--clothe himself in such ultra-conservative ideology, when he himself over the decades has acted lie a staunch liberal . Remember we are told to vote to lift up the banner of conservatism, Those who favor authoritarian leadership are more likely to vote for Trump. Believe me this man could deliver the goods at a costly price to the Americans . Way back in May of this year ,  the former head of construction at Trump Tower in New York said Monday she couldn't believe presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump wants to be president."I couldn't imagine him ever doing a job where he would be beholden not to one person but 300 million," Barbara Res said in an interview with The New York Times."I think he thinks he's going to be king."Res also said that ,"I don't see him getting away with all these things that he says he's going to do," she said."This is not a monarchy; it's a democracy."I am also going to say if Trump wins , his first speech addressing Congress is not going to be well received . A prelude of what  is coming is emerging  out of the RNC . 
A Little RNC Fascism wont hurt .
Take for example . Pardon me the rhetorical  RNC speeches  sounded (1.2)>>like a fascism  rally , but Rudy Giuliani summed up how far the Republicans have fallen on their words , there pretty much blinded in their hate for outgoing Obama , thy have not  yet  to share ideas about fix our national problems , but rage has replaced their  logic . Rudy complained that President Obama has failed to identify “our enemy.” Giuliani described this enemy as “Islamic extremist terrorism.” Then he paused to lecture reporters: “For the purpose of the media, I did not say all of Islam. I did not say most of Islam. I said Islamic extremist terrorism.”Rudy goes off the rhetorical deep end. They loved it. Is this the  vision of America they  they want?  The rational here is we live a violent world that seems to be getting worse . The terrorism can't be all Obama's fault , it was around since the 1980s . It's appealing that we have to cater to fear mongering in politics ( finger pointing . I blame both parties since Jimmy Carter)  , but how its been for the last 20 years.Fiercely going off about the imminent terrorist threat facing America.He ended with, "You know who you are, and we are coming to get you."After attacks, politicians sometimes seek to capitalize on this vulnerability, turning speeches and press conferences into opportunities to rhetorically place the “nation” and cherished “freedoms” as at risk. The attack on a few becomes an attack on all. When speakers do this successfully, they are able to unite voters through a sense of shared threat. If you’ve been paying any attention to Trump’s rhetoric on the campaign trail, you might imagine China would be quaking in its boots. Rarely has a candidate so relentlessly attacked a peaceful trade partner. Trump has accused China of manipulating its currency and stealing American jobs, and promised a 45 percent tariff on all Chinese goods—intended to devastate the country’s export-driven economy.  China's nationalistic state-run tabloid Global Times quoted scholars who were "stumped" by Trump's success.Trump’s vulgar metaphor was the fourth-most-discussed topic on the Chinese Twitter equivalent Weibo,He vowed to stop "China's outrageous theft of intellectual property, along with their illegal product dumping, and their devastating currency manipulation," and vowed to renegotiate trade deals with Beijing. Thursday night was Trump’s chance to fry Clinton. Wearing a classy black suit with a dazzling red tie, his hair whipped into a special golden soufflĂ©, the color of an Oscar, Trump promised to remember “the forgotten American,” saying, “I am your voice.” But he was a voice of fear and anger, a loud, screaming voice promising retribution for the crimes that have laid the nation low, including the (2)>>“terrible, terrible crimes” committed by Clinton. He shouted at the country, red-faced, for an endless 76 minutes.But, like almost all things Trump, the candidate’s use of an already familiar rhetorical trope has been more sweeping than those that came before.Having set out this black and white worldview, Trump raises the stakes again by using apocalyptic language. Trump Towers may rise high , but what about the Trump Wall? That wall is one of bigotry, hatred and divisiveness between the American people and America and much of the rest of the world. This is no small feat. But, it is a mean feat and a demeaning one for our nation and its citizens.At his rallies, after he announces to loud cheers that he will build the wall between Mexico and the United States, he asks the crowds of thousands, “Who will pay for it?” They, dutifully and joyfully yell back, “Mexico will.”For Trump, the enemy is the Muslim, whether he’s a terrorist or not.“The Muslims have to work with us… They know what’s going on. They know that [the Orlando shooter] was bad. They knew the people in San Bernardino were bad. But you know what? They didn’t turn them in,” he said the day after the Orlando shooting. ----What needs to be done? For that advice, let us channel President Ronald Reagan.
Here’s what we believe Reagan would say. 
“Mr. Trump tear down that wall.”

NOTES AND COMMENTS:
(1)>>"doom and gloom" . Trump painted a portrait of a U.S. under siege — by crime, illegal immigrants, Islamist terrorists and a rigged political system."Nobody knows the system better than me, which is why I alone can fix it," the real estate mogul declared. (1.2)>>like a fascism  rally. Is he a Fascist? Trump’s movement flourishes without white hoods and burning crosses, without jackboots, gangs of thugs, insignias, patriotic anthems, without secret police or any state power at all. After all, he hasn’t won anything yet. His movement doesn’t fit any standard definition of Fascism.   (2)>>“terrible, terrible crimes” committed by Clinton. Republicans have “overplayed” their rhetoric against Hillary Clinton “in poor taste” – But from calling Hillary Clinton a bitch, to the KFC special referring to her breasts and thighs and left-wing and all of those other things. That's part of the merchandise of the RNC. We've also seen pre-printed signs saying “Hillary Clinton for prison.”

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

RNC 2016 a overview .

Donald Trump debuted at the Republican National
Convention Monday in a
cloud of fog backlit by blinding lights.
Well the RNC just seemed to me that GOP is trying to unify under Trump  and "salvage" what ever pieces are left of the Party . For months Trump has promised a riveting extravaganza in Cleveland, describing the 2012 convention as “the most boring convention I’ve ever seen.” The Washington Post  recently describes the RNC first day as despicable'. Trump's a showman, and that he would borrow from the bombast of pro wrestling should be no surprise. Here's Trump again, emerging from a great white light, as a  ' messiah' of showmans . The stated theme of Tuesday’s slate is (1)>>“Make America Work Again” — a potential challenge of tone for speakers eager to sully Mrs. Clinton on a topic as sober as job creation, a night after blistering attacks on her foreign policy. And as Mr. Trump seeks to present himself as a fiscal wizard of the highest order, he has assembled an eclectic cast of validating voices to attest to his business savvy.  Some onlookers found Trump's use of a song by Queen problematic, including the band itself.After Trump walked out to "We Are The Champions" in a speech last month, Queen guitarist Brian May wrote on his site that the band was exploring legal options to prevent him from using it again.  Quoting the Washington Post again:

"Republican National Convention was purportedly about national security. In fact, it was about portraying liberalism as an ideology of national betrayal. Speaker after speaker intimated that President Obama, Hillary Clinton or both are directly responsible for a variety of American deaths because they value the lives of foreigners over those of their countrymen."

 But still: Nominees don't typically appear on stage on the first day of national conventions. And Trump's grandiose entrance wasn't even to his own speech — it was merely to introduce his wife"Oh, we're gonna win. We're gonna win so big," Trump said. None of the speakers discussed Trump much, save for his wife, Melania, who — besides apparently plagiarizing Michelle Obama — said that her husband is a warm man who respects minority groups, but offered no examples of Trump’s well-hidden virtues. All this "plagiarism!" crying merely shows what a useless confection of clichĂ©s Mrs. Obama's speech was. Any dull-witted speech-slinger on auto-pilot was bound to have steered close enough to trigger the accusation. I saw this speech rather late jumping in on  UK's Sky News . It did not ring out to me , to say that I heard this all before....(1.2)>>Melania, she sounded really good , so convincing . Given on a national platform . She sounded remarkably similar not as much to Michelle Obama , but Melania reminded me of Maria Shriver introducing Schwarzenegger for Governor .The sad thing is that every convention both Democrat and Republican  these speeches repeat the same generic pablum, almost verbatim, and nobody notices. These speeches for me are a long line of broken promises by would be persons who desire to to attain a political office . It would really funny if Melania did lift a few words from Michelle , perhaps she has to in order to humanize Trump to the masses . 
Mike Pence , Trump's hard-line choice .
I was a bit caught of guard  that Trump picked Pence for his VP. I always assumed party loyalty for Chris Christie .Chris Christie conceded in an interview Tuesday he was “disappointed” that Donald Trump didn’t pick him to be his running mate —Before Christie was in the running to be Trump’s running mate, he had been considered a top contender for the job of U.S. attorney general in a Trump administration.But even with the vice presidential selection process behind him, Christie wouldn’t reveal his interest in that position and said he and Trump have not discussed the position or what Trump’s cabinet would look like. Right now reading some online remarks about this choice are not so good , some are saying that Trump may have ruined his chances . Why?, Pence may offer ballast to the Trump ticket. But he clearly does not offer balance. On many of the most important issues of our time, (2)>>Pence is a hard-line right-winger.But in Pence, Trump would basically be getting a “generic Republican”: a 57-year-old white man; the governor of a midsize, red-leaning state; someone with very conservative but otherwise conventionally Republican policy position. It MIGHT seem like a good thing , but these days there is pretty much a revolt against the system of politics in this country . Conservatism is a failure , the Tea Party for example , where Pence had his leanings is vary much a washout . The nation is leaning to the left on many things . Trump should have been a little more savvy in his choice . If Trump wants go get America united on both sides , his choice ruined his image as a outsider "moderate" . Trump's record has been in the last two decades inline with the likes of Micheal Moore rather than professing "Reaganism" . Now Pence is in a close race for reelection with the same opponent he narrowly defeated in 2012. Becoming Trump's running mate would be a risky move—it'd require Pence to drop out of the governor's race. 
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 “The very future of the Republican Party is up for grabs,” Maria Shriver said. There is a great analogy that someone gave me for Arnold: The Republican Party is the stern father. The Democratic Party is the permissive parent. Arnold has taken the strength of both parents. People say to me, ‘I can’t vote for a Republican,’ but I say, ‘Why not?’ People get so caught up with labels.” ---Vanity Fair , 2005 .


NOTES AND COMMENTS:

(1)>>“Make America Work Again”. I love this . We have to make America work again , be a better nation . My question is how ? I am  worried that Pence is going to introduce his vision for the nation rather than Trump . In 1987 in a famed Larry King interview Trump told King that hell "never run" that was a long time ago . People change . Trump is a intelligent man , he clearly is , but he has never held public office . This is problematic . It may not disqualify him from the Presidency . So began a decade of interviews that helped the real estate developer transition from a figure of note in New York City to a national celebrity and household name. Though described even at the time as a man with a brash personality and a giant ego, in the interviews, he seems polite and even somewhat humble in comparison to the man now seeking the Republican Party’s nomination for the presidency. see- http://week.watch/cnn/donald-trumps-entire-1987-cnn-interview-larry-king/(1.2)>>Melania, she sounded really good , so convincing . She stoled the show . If Donald ever gets in the White-House , sure there would be a lot of gossip , dirt digging . Melania would be the first lady who has posed nude.  CNN’s Ashleigh Banfield asked conservative businessman Donald Trump’s campaign a very personal question: if his wife Melania Trump was First Lady, would her “racy photo spreads” be a problem? ( http://www.gq-magazine.co.uk/article/donald-trump-melania-trump-knauss-first-lady-erections ) she also would be the first lady who her own cosmetic business ( http://www.melaniatrump.com/my-world/) . What ever the case she would be a "interesting" First Lady! (2)>>Pence is a hard-line right-winger.In his six consecutive terms in Congress, Pence grew from a backbencher at the start of the Bush years to a powerhouse within the leadership of the GOP caucus. Staunch support for the invasion of Iraq and adamant defenses of the intelligence that led the country to war there aided his rise. Once in power, he played for broke on hardline social conservative policies, helped lead the Republican effort to stymie progress in President Obama’s first term, and then went home to lead Indiana in much the same style.While Pence is viewed as a “safe” and “conventional” choice that will help rally the Republican establishment to Trump, his actual record is far more extreme and controversial. In a September 2002 CNN appearance, Pence called for a formal declaration of war on Iraq and asserted that Saddam Hussein’s regime was supporting al Qaeda. Three days later on the network, he said “there’s overwhelming evidence…circumstantial and otherwise to suggest a connection between Iraq and al Qaeda.” In an editorial board interview with the local Palladium-Item in Richmond, IN that month, he went further. “There is an enormous amount of evidence that Saddam has weapons of mass destruction, is doing his best to develop more lethal weapons, and funds and supports terrorism,” Pence, then in his first term, said.Less than a year later Pence’s conviction that Hussein had WMD was exposed as a sham. But the freshly re-elected congressman rejected calls to investigate what had gone wrong with the Bush administration’s case for war. “It might be enough for you [to want an inquiry], but I’d rather put my confidence in the overwhelming evidence of over a decade,” he told a CNN host. “It really defies logic and common sense and the overwhelming consensus of the intelligence community of the western world to suggest that a weapons program, weapons of mass destruction was not present in Iraq leading all the way up to Operation Iraqi Freedom.”As the bloody, chaotic, destabilizing aftermath of Operation Iraqi Freedom became obvious, Pence kicked his denialism into high gear. Returning from a visit to Iraq that included a visit to a downtown market in Baghdad, Pence wrote, “I told reporters afterward that it was just like any open-air market in Indiana in the summertime.”


Saturday, July 16, 2016

JUNO: MISSION TO JUPITER .

After a five year journey from Earth, NASA sends another robotic spacecraft to the Planet Jupiter . Named Juno the solar-powered spacecraft squeezed through a narrow band. We are at Jupiter again still trying to figure out what the giant planet is made of , even after so many missions we still don't know ? I love science , but some times I have a bone to pick with some NASA projects . This mission is though "great" to see another probe around Jupiter . In truth its really a "repeat" of a two previous missions to that planet that provided NASA scientists with enough information about the planet .As Juno goes into orbit around Jupiter, I was thinking about our support of space exploration. Personally I support the search for knowledge for knowledge's sake, the quest to learn more about the origin of the universe, the solar system, earth, and mankind. It's a basic human yearning and need. So my inclination is to support these undertakings. BUT, and these are big " buts", you have to hesitate and seriously consider the ethical issues raised by spending over a billion dollars on a space mission like this when so many people lack food, potable water, and basic medicine. And second, I believe that if you're going to do this you have to pay for it. You have to raise sufficient taxes and manage spending to balance the budget before you spend piles of money on things like this. It is indefensible to say "we're spending a billion dollars to explore the environs of Jupiter but we're just going to borrow the money and leave it to our grandchildren or later to pay the bills for this." All that said, at this point I certainly hope the mission succeeds and we learn dramatic new information. Personally I wish that Juno would have been a mission to study the satellites of Jupiter , rather than just the planet . The Juno mission is a waste. For many years, Juno has been touted as NASA's "low cost" mission to the Jovian system. As a New Frontiers mission, it is cost capped at only $1 billion. From its launch in August 2011 to its arrival at Jupiter in July 2016, it spends nearly 5 years in space. Yet, despite all this cost and time, it will only spend a single year orbiting and studying Jupiter. The Juno mission is set to conclude in October 2017, after completing 33 orbits around Jupiter, when the probe will be de-orbited to burn up in Jupiter's outer atmosphere. Why waste all that effort, money, and time, on a single year long mission? It does not appear to be due to the radiation environment around Jupiter . We know already that Jupiter is a massive ball of gas. It is sometimes described as a "failed star" or a mini star. If it had been about 80 times more massive, it would have become a star, rather than a planet. Its composition is similar to "our star," the sun. It consists largely of hydrogen and helium. So what else do we need to know about ? I once read that Jupiter's core is hydrogen, under such pressure that it has metallic properties. Is this why hydrogen stands alone on the periodic table. It's a lifeless , but nothing can be ruled out . One of the NASA scientists tweeted something I found funny , Earlier in the day, before 
First images from Juno spacecraft .
Juno approached 
Jupiter, Scott Bolton said: “As you can tell it’s not easy for NASA to get he answers that humanity is seeking here.” But now it looks like they’re much closer to doing so. Sounds a bit that some scientists are overzealous . I would if could  have re designed  this mission to have been a bit more ambitious like the (1)>>Saturn Cassini mission , which has proved more valuable as part of exploration rather than a one shot suicide mission of the Juno program .  NASA said the mission team is now turning on all the probe's instruments to check their status before work to study Jupiter begins in October.It is expected that mid-way through October Juno will be put in a 14-day orbit around the planet - before at least 30 revolutions, with many passes, getting under 3,100m from its clouds.It will fly 3,000 miles closer to the surface than any other mission has ever achieved.Once the mission is over, Juno will dive into Jupiter’s atmosphere and burn up to avoid accidentally crashing onto one of the planet’s moons.
What we learned already.
Launched in September 1977, Voyager 1 flew by Jupiter in March 1979, taking more than 18,000 images of the gas giant and its satellites. The vehicle made its closest approach at a distance of about 217,000 miles (349,000 kilometers) of the planet's center. Among Voyager's discoveries was the presence of volcanic activity on Jupiter's moon Io. It's sister probe ,Voyager 2 was launched in August 1977, before its twin spacecraft Voyager 1, but actually reached Jupiter later, in April 1979. It took just as many detailed photos of the Jovian system as its sibling, and helped discover three new moons as well as a small ring around Jupiter. Galileo was the first mission sent to orbit Jupiter. The vehicle launched in October 1989 and arrived in orbit around the planet in December 1995. While in orbit, Galileo dropped a probe down to the surface that measured the temperature, wind speeds and pressure of Jupiter's atmosphere as it descended.Galileo's mission was extended to study Jupiter's moons Io, Europa, Ganymede, and Callisto, and it revealed a trove of secrets about these satellites, including the presence of a salty ocean under Europa's surface and an iron core and magnetic field on Ganymede.Galileo studied Jupiter until 2003, when it was decommissioned and sent on a suicide mission to crash into Jupiter's surface in order to avoid contaminating any of the Jovian moons with bacteria from Earth. Experts say Juno is just the latest example of how NASA’s high-tech research efforts trickle down into our daily lives in beneficial ways.

NOTES AND COMMENTS:
(1)>>Saturn Cassini mission. The Cassini-Saturn mission was the most advanced craft ever sent on a long range mission at 1 billion miles away . The Cassini-Huygens spacecraft has been orbiting Saturn since 2004. The mission is known for discoveries such as finding jets of water erupting from Enceladus, and tracking down a few new moons for Saturn. Now low on fuel, the spacecraft will make a suicidal plunge into the ringed planet in 2017 and capture some data about Saturn's interior on the way. (This will avoid the possibility of Cassini some day crashing on to a potentially habitable icy moon, such as Enceladus or Rhea.)Perhaps Cassini's most detailed look came after releasing the Huygens lander towards Titan, Saturn's largest moon. Huygens descended through the mysterious haze surrounding the moon and landed on Jan. 14, 2005.It beamed information back to Earth for nearly 2.5 hours during its descent, and then continued to relay what it was seeing from the surface for 1 hour, 12 minutes.In that brief window of time, researchers saw pictures of a rock field and got information back about the moon's wind and gases on the atmosphere and the surface.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Politics of the Left & Right Brain.

POLITICS OF THE LEFT AND RIGHT BRAIN . HOW  THE MEDIA WANT YOU TO BELIEVE.

The left–right political spectrum is a system of classifying political positions, ideologies, and partiesLeft-wing politics and right-wing politics are often presented as opposed, although a particular individual or group may take a left-wing stance on one matter and a right-wing stance on another. In France, where the terms originated, the Left has been called "the party of movement" and the Right "the party of order."----Right we have a 
disorder .

These recent shootings involving Police officers , involving (1)>>"unarmed Black men"  -- bottom line above the (1.2)>>"thin blue line " are a curious problem that reflects that our American Republic is not sound in mind or in body . We are a divided nation based on what the mind "perceives" as interpreted by the Left and Right Media . Who do you believe ? Already the black men who where shot by the police officers are being demon -ized by the Right wing media .  The dirt digging , and damage control has already started .They  have to be made  as in a stereotypical fashion  look like armed robbers , gangsters . To justifiy the police actions agianst the unarm .  That's perception, on the right .  We can't be in denial that we have a violent society ,but the Right never rationalizes as to why there is a gang culture in African -American youth.  While people on the left of the politics are guilty by not showing any kind of sympathy for the 5 Dallas officers who were ambushed in a sort of revenge killing . Each side of the political road "sees what they are told by their political affiliation" , while the reasoning brain, the middle brain is just kicked down the alley.The  "victims" we all know is everyone . I am not trying to be unsympathetic to both sides   The Police Officers who were killed (Dallas)  and the term being used to describe them... as "victims." ,YES They were victims of the system that shot the two black men.The two black -African Americans are not as much spoken as "victims" by the  Right beleaguered system . A case of reverse bigotry ? The psychology here is turning into a word play for some politicians to size during this election year. Nobody, "left" or "right", is calling for real change. There is always talk . I make that statement based on a government level , the people in the nation had enough it seems .  We have had as a nation the same old dialog , it pretty much goes back to the 1960's  during the Civil Rights marches. Like the mass shootings . They're trotting out their same old speeches, and calling for their same old minute of silence, and then will happily pretend nothing's changed. Though extending prayers and condolences is a show of kindness, does this remove the massive wave of hatred that is happening on a regular basis, causing great loss of life? Another political problem is that like the Orlando shooter,  the Dallas Shooter had acquired weapons . (2)>>Here we jump into the issue of gun debate again , but nothing is done . The same old gun debate lurches right in the mix of race , police brutality . If there is anything the left fails to appreciate, and that politicians on the right exploit with unerring tact , so now we have a smear campaign to make the two black men killed by cops  as "criminals" to justify the use of force . Yet we can't shut our eyes that yes there exists serious problems in America's black communities that neither the left or right politicians have done anything to solve . Yet trying to rationalize these last few days is a problem .  I have begun to lose patience with "compassion," be it the conservative
version that sees poverty as a moral disease to be cured with a benevolent dose of 19th-century rectitude, or the liberal version that views poverty as an exotic culture to be scrutinized through the kindly lens of tolerance. Poverty is not a culture to be understood; it is a condition to be eradicated. If black on black crime is a sore thumb to this debate ,   It was incorrect during its creation in the 1980s, when many black pundits, preachers and politicians raced to coin it in every speech instead of putting relentless pressure on the nefarious trickle-down policies of the Reagan regime Black-on-Black Crime can no longer be used to redirect conversations about racism because it is the product of racism. A LOT of money being spent to correct the wrongs that have been done to communities by addressing the poor educational system, offering parenting classes, offering financial literacy workshops and also offering classes on what being a global citizen will mean as economies become more interconnected. Violent criminals do not need to be on the street, no matter how they were created. We are seeing the lunacy of the trigger nuts arguments, that unrestricted access to fire-arms reduces gun deaths. If we had any common sense, this person in Dallas would not have owned one gun, let alone an entire arsenal. (3)>>But we also know that police don’t shoot every single time they can shoot . We can investigate and determine, within reasonable margins of certainty, whether any given police shooting was legally appropriate ?. 
LAST NOTE.
Personally the nation is still divided , snowballing over issues like gun control , mass shootings , police brutality . We must solve the basic problem of human violence - and solve it not through technology or totalitarian control, but through fearlessly assessing our evolutionary history and "human nature" and learning to practice non-violence. There are 100 questions that are not being answered at this time because "the investigation is ongoing" and other legalistic BS. "this is an indication of something much deeper in the society, and that's the racism that permeates the police departments across the country." Here the people on the Right sweep under the rug , the lack of a wake up call in our society over the last decades is serious to presume that our society is heading to a dystopian future.The way we have been going, it is only a matter of time before that scenario eventually unfolds  .
I would not be surprised that we'll soon be hearing this 'history'' and analogy present here being repeated again .
NOTES AND COMMENTS:

(1)>>"unarmed Black men"  A common retort to movements against police violence has been “Well, what about black-on-black crime?” — a phrase that originated in the 1980s and has been used to cite black people as the problem instead of poverty, poor educational opportunities, proximity and other factors that spike crime rates in all communities despite racial composition. But are police quicker on the trigger with African Americans than they are with white people in similar circumstances? Comprehensive reporting shows that police kill disproportionately more black people than white people — but the numbers aren’t out of line with the disproportionate rates at which blacks commit violent crime. (Black Americans commit homicide at close to eight times the rate of whites and Hispanics combined.) In other words, crime and law-enforcement actions do not break down neatly on demographic lines.(1.2)>>"thin blue line ". Through public schooling, we were indoctrinated to fear the drug culture as a breeding ground of gangland destruction and to worship law enforcement officials as the only barrier between us and a cocaine-frosted wasteland. We were led to believe that every day police were holding back a tide of crime and terrorism. The so-called “thin blue line” was an indispensable part of a safe and prosperous nation.In nearly all of these cases of overt police force, even when video evidence clearly indicates wrongdoing, LEOs are acquitted by the system. The reason for this should be obvious: The establishment must keep the warrior class happy, content, and untouchable; otherwise, the oligarchs lose power. No corrupt system is going to punish its own unless utterly necessary to its survival, because if it did, it would then have to admit that it is not entirely trustworthy, causing the people to question .  (2)>>Here we jump into the issue of gun debate again , but nothing is done Beyond being yet more videos of senseless violence by police against African-Americans, what these two videos have in common is the police in question excuse their actions by citing the presence of a gun.In both cases, there seems to be no question that the shooting victims were armed. It’s a point that’s already being flogged by conservatives in an effort to excuse these officers. However, and conservatives should be the first to remember this, guns are legal in this country.  Louisiana is an open carry stateMinnesota allows concealed carry. Police officers in these states know full well that people have a legal right to carry. They have, according to conservatives themselves, no reason to believe that a man with a gun is a bad guy. Why, he could very well be one of those good guys with a gun, at the ready to stop crime, that we keep hearing about from conservatives.Here are two American citizens that were killed while doing what the NRA claims is a constitutional right. Surely this must be a gross injustice in the eyes of the NRA! Surely they will be demanding action, petitioning congressmen, demanding the Department of Justice to step forward and make sure that every American has a right to arm themselves without fear of being gunned down by the police! Right? There was nothing to remotely suggest a tazer was used in any article or video. It is never justified to shoot an individual when he is already down and restrained by two individuals. (3)>>But we also know that police don’t shoot every single time they can shoot — When they shoot they might use technology . While robotization of police tech may be new, blowing people up isn't. Remember the police bombing of the MOVE house in Philly that killed many innocents, including children, and burned down city blocks; and the Clinton/Reno WACO massacre in which military and police used all sorts of heavy weapons murdering entire families. It's not the technology, but the socio/economicpolitical climate that allows this shit that matters.

Friday, July 8, 2016

A Nation in disgrace .......

 It's been a bad week, In just 48 hours, videos of two more black men fatally shot by cops have gone viral. Alton Sterling was shot multiple times by police in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on Tuesday night. Philando Castile was shot by police (1)>>Wednesday during a traffic stop in Minnesota. discharged a gun into a car that also held a young child. His girlfriend, Diamond Reynolds, hit “record” and uploaded the footage for the world to witness. I've been giving my own commentary for the last few years on police shootings on my blog. And my OPINION how I feel about police officers . I UNDERSTAND that they do put their lives in danger, we can argue that till doom cracks . Those who believe there is an ingrained, irrational bias among police officers against African-Americans take this number as a sign that (1.2)>>cops get trigger-happy around blacks. What’s usually left out of the conversation over the disproportionate number of police shootings of African-Americans are the disproportionate number of crimes, particularly violent crime, committed by African-Americans.  It seems like there has been a never ending stream of reports of black people killed by police over the last few years.Endemic racism is of course one component, but there’s also a larger context: the juggernaut militarization of police forces around the country, and an unconscious change of mission. Too many cops see themselves as soldiers fighting enemies rather than protecting and defending us citizens. The violence that erupted in Dallas with the 5 officers killed during a Black Lives Matter protest shows how emaciated the nations police department really is . When it comes to using a weapon in case of being  in  real danger the police departments nation wide  act like cowards , when someone is unarmed however , or having some psychological issue , the police are quick to the draw .  They start shooting .  Makes no sense , a officer should use a weapon if they are being shot at . It's never the case as we have seen . It's now a nationwide pandemic of bad police officers . The last two shootings of black men that were video'd showing unrestrained officers using a weapon on unarmed civilians is contrary to the rights given to us in our American Constitution with notice of the 5th Amendment :

The Fifth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution provides, "No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a grand jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the militia, when in actual service in time of war or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation."

It's scary just to think . Yes , you have rights regardless of skin color . If you read above the 5th Amendment , the police actions jeopardize  the whole American constitution.  It COULD HAPPEN TO ANY OF US  , but if our law enforcement is like this , we are all in serious trouble. These two black men , what ever they supposedly  did to break the law , were killed with out any kind of (2)>>"due process" This is one of the many problems with law enforcement today. They left officers get away with decisions like this using the same old 'he is only human and made a mistake' excuses. If a person is so jumpy during a routine traffic stop that he would respond like this then he does NOT need to be in law enforcement. But this is just ignored over and over and each and every act like this is ruled justified. This is establishes a mentality that it is okay to make mistakes like this because they are 'just part of the job'. This cop need to be sent to prison the same as any civilian would be in the same situation. What struck me was that if he was shot in the arm, did he bleed out? The cop was so panicked that neither he nor anyone else applied first aid... he probably would have shot anyone who tried. He screwed up, panicked, and then stood there in a further panic and let a person who was gravely injured die from their injuries. This is NOT how a "first responder" should act. If they are only about control they cannot be trusted during any emergency situation... letting someone bleed out who is not attacking them is a good indication they cannot be trusted in an emergency. It seems to me that most of these deaths could have been avoided. Surely non-lethal force is enough to subdue a lone man with a knife or club, especially when multiple officers are on scene. and we should be careful about second guessing the actions of a police officer who felt his life was in danger. But far too often, introducing firearms into volatile situations precipitates the very violence that police are supposed to prevent.


How does this compare to other countries?

Let’s see how it measures up to other developed countries. Police shootings .
Total fatal police shootings/law enforcement homicides per year
United States              930
Canada                        25
Germany                       8
Australia                        5
United Kingdom              2
Japan                             0


To do a fairer comparison, we should consider fatal shootings relative to population.
Fatal police shootings/law enforcement homicides per million people
United States                2.9
Alberta                         1.4
Canada                         0.7
Ontario                         0.6
Nfld & Lab                     0.3
Australia                       0.2
Germany                       0.1
United Kingdom             0.04
Japan                            0.0


Part of this disparity is due to different levels of violence that police are faced with. If we consider homicide rates, we get a similar rank ordering.
Number of homicides per 100,000 people per year
United States                4.7
Alberta                         2.3
Canada                         1.6
Ontario                         1.3
United Kingdom             1.0
Australia                       0.9
Germany                       0.8
Nfld & Lab                     0.7
Japan                            0.3

NOTES AND COMMENTARY :

(1)>>Wednesday during a traffic stop in Minnesota. St. Anthony cop sounds in the video footage as if he's having some psychological meltdown , or signs of anger management issues . Looking this video . You might say it's the smoking gun . There something going here , you have to look at the video , its disturbing. “Fuck!” the cop shouted while continuing to point his gun inside the car.Although the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension has launched an investigation into the recent shooting, over 100 people gathered at the crime scene last night demanding to know why Castile was shot to death over a broken tail light. Castile would have turned 33 on Friday. One striking thing about this video is how calm the woman is while the cop is in panic mode. Clearly he is unaccustomed to police violence while she is. She probably also knew that if she didn't maintain calm she had a solid chance of being the second officer-involved shooting in that town in 30 years.And I'm sure shortly someone will be along to tell us that even his fully complying wasn't enough. Also explain why a cop had a gun drawn at a routine traffic stop when asking for ID.  (1.2)>>cops get trigger-happy around blacks. But the fact is that white people are six times as likely to be killed by other whites as by blacks.In 2013, according to the FBI, white people killed 2509 other whites while blacks killed 409 whites. A Bureau of Justice Statistics study of homicides from 1980 to 2008 reveals virtually the same ratio of six white on white killings to one black on white killing over nearly 30 years.So again the question arises, why do whites have such an irrational fear of blacks?In recent months, white fear of blacks has been exacerbated by dishonest pundits and politicians and equally dishonest police .  (2)>>"due process" .The guarantee of due process for all citizens requires the government to respect all rights, guarantees, and protections afforded by the U.S. Constitution and all applicable statutes before the government can deprive a person of life, liberty, or property. Due process essentially guarantees that a party will receive a fundamentally fair, orderly, and just judicial proceeding. While the Fifth Amendment only applies to the federal government, the identical text in the Fourteenth Amendment explicitly applies this due process requirement to the states as well.Courts have come to recognize that two aspects of due process exist: procedural due process and substantive due process. Procedural due process aims to ensure fundamental fairness by guaranteeing a party the right to be heard, ensuring that the parties receive proper notification throughout the litigation, and ensures that the adjudicating court has the appropriate jurisdiction to render a judgment. Meanwhile, substantive due process has developed during the 20th century as protecting those right so fundamental as to be "implicit in the concept of ordered liberty."