Saturday, August 31, 2013

How the Seattle Police Work

Here is a news report from last December.

On December 17, 2012 @ 10:12 pm -
A Seattle Police Department spokesman said a citizen reported a collision just after midnight Monday in the 5300 block of 1st Avenue South. The witness told police a woman was driving a Nissan Altima when she struck a light pole. She stopped the car and switched seats with a male passenger, who then drove off.
Police Sgt. Sean Whitcomb said officers did an area check and found the Altima a few blocks away with noticeable front-end damage. It was parked two to three feet from the curb with the engine still running.
According to a police report, there was a strong smell of intoxicants coming from the vehicle.
Officers questioned the male occupant... When asked at the scene if he "felt buzzed," (he) replied "maybe." When asked if he should have been behind the wheel, he said "Probably not."
A breathalyzer test placed his blood alcohol level at .161, more than double the legal limit of .08.
The female occupant was also arrested for DUI/hit and run. Once in handcuffs, according to the report, she unleashed a curse-filled tirade that included several mentions of male genitalia. She repeatedly told officers she was "going to pee her pants."... had a blood alcohol level of .247.
Pretty routine:  stone cold drunk pair, serial hit and run, switch seats to fool the cops, combative when arrested, and so on.    This is why we have cops, to keep drunk drivers, hit and runners, off the streets.

O...  I left one thing out.  These two serial, lying combative hit and run drunk drivers are veteran police officers.  So while you would go to jail, if not executed for putting up a fight, they get a paid vacation.  They were taken to the quiet North Precinct 15 miles away, and not to the filthy downtown station two miles away.  Nonetheless, one cop remained combative, but she was not so much as handcuffed at the precinct.
Two veteran Seattle police officers are on paid administrative leave after being arrested on suspicion of a hit-and-run and driving under the influence early Monday morning.
No, you think they will go to jail, lose their jobs?
Officer Marie Gochnour pleaded guilty to reckless driving last Friday, The Seattle Times reports
The city would not normally offer a reduced charge for this type of case, according to Kimberly Mills, spokeswoman for the City Attorney’s Office. However, the city had significant proof problems, including not being able to locate the 911 caller for trial.
Odd that...  a concerned citizen who calls in a report of drunk drivers... disappears? Aha, so just disappear the witness, and all is well.  One thing is sure, when that witness learned it was cops he witnessed, time to disappear.

And release the story when everyone is out of town.

Seattle Police know they can gun down people with impunity, or more important, immunity, and do.  The first thing they hear after doing so is “You did the right thing.”

The Police have announced there will be DUI emphasis patrols this weekend.  If you are not a police officer, expect to be subject to the law.  Mouth off and see what happens to you.

Watch these cowards in action... there is a gunned down man dying on the sidewalk, and the one police officer asks the other police officer if the police officer is ok.  Here again, the police officer walks.

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Thursday, August 29, 2013

It Needs to Be Said

A nonviolent martial artist understands, like any martial artist, that one can come out defeated in an encounter.  When your number is up, it is up.  You give it your best shot, and hope you do enough damage so whoever has to deal with the bad guy next can, because of your good but incomplete work, subdue the bad guy.  Tag team sort of thing.

Now, call me old fashioned, but I would be appalled to expect a woman to play that game.  No, no.  Much better she simply has an equalizer and does what she has to do.  And she should not be denied that right.

To wit:

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Pope Condemns USA Aggression In Syria

While USA Bishops remain silent on the question of the USA unprovoked aggression in Syria, the Pope has no such hesitancy.
Vatican said in a statement after the meeting that the "path of dialogue and of negotiation among all components of Syrian society, with the support of the international community, is the only option to put an end to the conflict and to the violence, which, every day, cause the loss of so many human lives, above all among the defenseless population."
Therefore, there is no just cause for action.  Catholic officers must resign rather than obey orders to attack Syria.  You never hear about it, but it does happen.

I listened to one naval officer explain that one's only chance of getting out of the navy as a conscientious objector is to make your application secretly.  If you make it known to your cohort, then the powers that be must deny your claim for fear others will follow you out.  Hmmmm.....
Days earlier, Francis has said that the use of arms won't resolve the civil war in Syrian where so far has killed over 100,000 people. The United States and its allies are considering a military intervention in response to the Syrian regime's alleged use of chemical weapons in a rebel-held Damascus suburb on Aug. 21, where hundreds died. Syria denies it has used such weapons, and has blamed the rebels for the attack.
Now there is the problem.  Gas was used (not that it is any of the USA's business.....)  But who used the gas, no one knows...

Here again, the truth commissions would work... and maybe the world has a chief judge for the job.  Pope Francis.

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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

The Syria War

Economist and Investment Adviser Mish Shedlock gives the best brief on the USA war on Syria.

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Monday, August 26, 2013

War Reparations

The criminal acts of the USA in invading Iraq and Afghanistan, and now our incursions into Syria will at some point end, but it is never too late to begin reparations for war crimes.  Expecting a US Government to do the right thing is ludicrous.  For example, Vietnam kept some POWs back to assure USA would honor its reparation commitments, but USA simply abandoned the POWs to their fate rather than give up a dime in reparations.

What's a people to do when our votes do not count, because of those who count the votes?

Well, one reason we are in 180 countries stealing what we can is to support our unfunded liabilities, for example social security.  As I understand it, everyone eventually gets social security,

We "borrow" 55 cents of every dollar we spend.  No one would lend us the money if did not have the "credit" to lend against, and our ability to mulct from so many countries in so many was is the basis of our welfare state.

So, is there a way for individuals to make war reparations given this system?

You bet.  Direct transfer your Social Security payments to the victims of USA aggression.  Now, they keep sliding up the "benefits date" so I think I would get full "benefits" at 67, so I have another decade or so, but I guess I can get partial benefits at 62.  But I intend to keep working until I drop dead, indeed, I expect to drop dead working, and I guess benefits are cut if you earn.

But whatever it is, one cannot in god conscience accept benefits that are the direct result of aggression.  So we need to set up a system in which social security payments are transferred back to the people who were harmed in the pursuit of funding bad ideas to begin with.

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Friday, August 23, 2013

Black on White Crime: We Are Being Scammed

After a Hispanic-American kills a young man of some African ancestry, and it becomes the perfect cause-celebre: both sides can get very angry since neither side can know what happened.  A blank slate to draw what you like.

Positions have dramatically hardened.  Never before in USA history has media, if you include the comments sections of stories, included such hatred and racism of such depth and breadth.

And this week comes two stories, one of a visiting baseball player who is executed by some punk thugs, and now another old man beaten to death.  The baseball players death was serving the anti-gun lobby, so the fact that another man is beaten to death helps balance that anti-gun story back to a thug story, with the emphasis of thugs of some African heritage.

I have no doubt that if not prepared to deal with a physical altercation, far more Americans need to be armed.  If you believe you have a right to kill in order to save your life and the lives of those you love, then it is time for you to get to a gun range.  Not everyone needs to be armed, just enough to where thugs have no idea who is armed.  Rather cools the ardor of such cowards.  When seconds count, the cops will be there in ten or so...  officer safety and all that.

What do we learn from the detail that the murderers were of some African ancestry?  Well, not much, so you must fill in the blank.  Kids killed baseball player.  OK.  They are of African ancestry.  OK, now what?  Well, fill in the blanks.  Make what you want of it.  But you won't learn anything.  It is up to the crowd to assign a meaning to it.

Now pause for a moment though.  Nothing said about people of some African heritage today is any different than what was said about the Irish 150 years ago.

But the percentages show that "black on white crime" is wildly disproportionate.  Ah.  Would you prefer white people killed the baseball player, and white kids beat the old man to death?  Does it really matter who did the murder, we need to deal with those who murder.  The moment we introduce race is the moment we take our eye off violence.  To the extent we deal with the "problems of race" is the extent we excuse ourselves from being responsible for effective action.  Let someone else handle it, "it" being the contrived problems associated with the target group.

Yes, poor people tend to attack rich people, because the rich tend to have money.  In USA the poor tend to be people who pigment runs tan or darker, and the rich light and lighter.

So how are we being scammed.  As to murder, everything happens.  Men v women, kids v adults, this race v that race, you name it, it happens.  The government-owned media can select any series of stories to support a narrative.  The scam is we are treated to only those articles which advance the "divide and conquer" agenda necessary to protect the powers that be who have so thoroughly fouled the nest that they need to pit Hispanic v African,  rich v poor, "white" v African, etc.

Pacifists pacify.  That punk with a gun is to be dealt with directly.  If you are not a pacifist, why the hell are you not armed?  There are punks, "white" and "black" who kill people for fun.  Who is the cop in anarchy?  You are.  Never buy into the argument that the Irish are culturally inferior, naturally violent, stupid, ugly, lazy, murderous thieves.  But if you are ever threatened by an Irishman, or anyone else for that matter, you should be the one who safely steps away from the altercation.

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Thursday, August 22, 2013

When Generals Are Politicians

The one lies to Congress and escapes prosecution, the other tells the world the truth and goes to prison for 35 years.

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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Who Would Protect Our Shipping?

One argument for a standing military, at least a navy, is we need such to protect our shipping.  Really?  Don't you have that exactly backwards?  Read the constitution:

To declare War, grant Letters of Marque and Reprisal, and make Rules concerning Captures on Land and Water;

See that term?  Letter of Marque?  Properly organized, national defense is left to private enterprise.
 This gave the state a naval force which could attack the commerce of the enemy at no cost to public funds. The ships captured had to be brought before an Admiralty Court and tried to ensure they were a legal prize, and not the property of a neutral state.
In anarchy, who is the cop?  You are.  In war, who defends industry?  Industry.  We have gotten so far off the track we do not even recognize out roots.

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Monday, August 19, 2013

A Good Test For Truth Commissions

A good time to test out truth commissions, where anyone who confesses to a crime is exempt from punishment, would be regarding the kennedy assassination.   Few if any believe Oswald acted alone, in fact the official USA position is Oswald did not act alone.  But if not, who else?

Fifty years after, there are still enough people around to get at the truth.   Time to do so.

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Thursday, August 15, 2013

The Middle East Christian Holocaust

Before the USA began it's series of unprovoked attacks throughout the Middle East over the last decade or so, cheered on by right wing Christians, Christians in every target country begged the USA not to invade.  Indeed, Pope John Paul II did as well.  

Before we fomented the crisis in Syria, Catholic Rites, founded by Apostles, which had lived in amity with Moslems for a millennium, begged USA not to overthrow Assad.  Nonetheless, we attacked.

Churches, houses, monasteries, orphanages, schools and businesses belonging to Copts were attacked in nine provinces "causing panic, losses and destruction for no reason and no crimes they committed except being Christians," the Maspero Youth Union, a Coptic activist group, said Thursday.
As if sensing trouble, just two days before Wednesday's violence, Egypt's Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawadros II called on all Egyptians to prevent bloodshed.

Right wing Christians, especially the Roman Catholics who spread blood libel against Moslems, will have much to answer for, when they face Judgment for their crimes.  One wonders, by the way, where they get their funding for such conferences?

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Wednesday, August 14, 2013

We Are Threatened By Yemenis


First our Embassies were closed for fear of an attack, then the USA was told to be afraid, very afraid, and then the whole world was told to be very, very afraid.  The news assured us of this threat.

Except McClatchey News, which is having none of it.  Actually, the only one in USA, check this out.  We made it up.

Has anyone noticed 

1. We announce threat.

2. Yemenis are killed by us.

Exactly who is in danger at any given time?

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Wednesday, August 7, 2013


Once there is a state, there are policies.  The policies necessarily advantage one group and disadvantage another.  We all love a system that works for us.  It is all too easy to view those for whom the policies are necessarily a disadvantage and object as somehow wrong.  "Why it works for me, what is wrong with you?"  Any explanation of what is wrong argues for elimination of privilege.  Such pleadings land on deaf ears.

We hear people praise the opportunity and freedom in USA.  Yes, if you are 21, white and free.  And you like capitalism.  If you do not care for capitalism, being 21, white and free does you no good.

There are people inside and outside of the USA who are on the losing end of policy.  Most people just live and let live, work around it, or accept that there has never been a time in history when there was not some injustice to bear.  Some people get violent about it, and only make matters worse.  The most common reason it gets worse is the violent people do not want change, they only want to be in charge.

States exploit other state policies by fomenting and financing minority resistance.  And here a wicked pattern plays out.  Before USA invaded Iraq, we encouraged the Southern Arabs and Kurds in the North to rise up against Saddam, promising aid from USA.  We did not provide it.  The strongest best opposition to Saddam was wiped out.  Later, when we invaded Iraq again, the strongest best opposition to oppression was wiped out. Invasion was easier for us.  This pattern plays out again and again.

When the nazis were on the ropes, the Soviets encouraged the Poles to rise up against the nazis in Warsaw and elsewhere.  The soviets promised to support the uprising.  The cream of Poland's youth rose up.  The Soviets withheld support.  The cream of Poland's youth was wiped out by the Nazis.  When the Soviets later rolled in, there was little to resist the move.

The damage being done around the world by the wars the USA started in the Middle East over a decade ago, and the new ones popping up, are not problems for me to solve.  Fixing the problem belongs to those who created the problem, brought the problem into existence, Cheney, Rumsfeld, Powell, Wolfowitz, the Bushes, etc, and now that they are out of the picture, their assigns.

Now we can say it is up to those who foment such damage to sort it out, make it right, that such wickedness is not down to us.  Not quite right, since the policies benefit us, in the forms of rare materials we mulct from the Congo for our cell phones, the oil, the creativity of mexican genius we draw out of Mexico, etc.  We all benefit so we cannot quite escape complicity.

We need to restructure the polity so there is not the leverage for so few to bring all 350 million Americans along for the ride.  Step one is to eliminate the standing army.  We had no such thing until after the Civil War.  We would do well to rid ourselves of it again.

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Monday, August 5, 2013

Train's A Comin'

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Saturday, August 3, 2013

American Defector in Russia

Circa 1974 the Kirov Ballet was performing in Vancouver and I and some friends had tickets, to see the amazing Baryshnikov perform.  When we got there we learned Baryshnikov had defected the night before in Toronto.  No Baryshnikov.  The performance was not very good, for the very bad effect his defection had had on his colleagues.  We were back the stage door when three ballerinas bolted out and began running down the alley.  "Devyooshki!" a large woman called.  They stopped.

In effect, Snowden has defected from the USA to to Russia.
Snowden “is in a safe place,” but the location will remain secret out of concern for his security, his lawyer, Anatoly Kucherena, told Russian news agencies. The systems analyst who revealed himself as the source of reports in the Guardian newspaper of a vast U.S. Internet surveillance program needs time after his ordeal in airport limbo to figure out his next steps.
What a strange turn of events.  The USA is the new Soviet Union, and the Soviet Union is the new USA.  I expect more defections, now that Snowden has paved the way.

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Thursday, August 1, 2013

The Best Anti-war Film Yet

The utter pointlessness of the war in Afghanistan is captured in the 2010 film meant to highlight our success in that country.  Obviously the USA generals, politicians to a man, had scripted the most delirious story line.  It plays out poorly.

It's called Battle of Marjah, although there is not much in the way of battle.  The Captain in charge of one company is woefully ignorant of US Marine Corp of which he is a member.  He asserts the marines are ready to go wherever the President says.  Look at your paycheck captain, the marines are under the USNavy.  They tell you what to do.  Although to his credit, just what are marines doing performing "hearts and minds" missions?  Weird.

The reason we are in Afghanistan is to control the flow of oil by pipelines, and to steal the munificent natural resources of Afghanistan.  Nothing else. It is a pure criminal act.

The story has a US Drug enforcement "law enforcement" attaché, who is there to assure the Taliban do not compete with USA intelligence service in the lucrative drug trade worldwide.  Reporters, like the San Jose Mercury hero (they fired him) do get suicided for reporting on this.

The USA is suppresses the opium crop.  It has been traded worldwide since 3500 BC.  It is valued as a palliative for people with incurable, painful illnesses.  That we suppress it so we can be the only player in the illegal drug trade means that women suffering from terminal cancer have to die horrible slow deaths in Senegal so our intel services can have off-budget funding.

One of the villagers says "the marines think anyone with a beard is Taliban."  Indeed, tell me about it.  The USGovernment thinks anyone in USA who travels is a terrorist.  I get patted down regularly.  It is just how government thinks and acts.

The marines kill three little girls in their work in Marjah.  I have three daughters.  I am a conscientious objector, but that does me no good.  My daughters are forfeit, as good as dead, because what goes around comes around.  The fact they are not dead is because God's patience is ordered to my salvation. He wants me to repent of my sin of benefitting from the rape and murder of Afghanis by the USMilitary.  I am no better than the soldiers committing crimes in my name.

With a mission to drive the Taliban out, the captain admits in the end he is hiring Taliban to police the town.  Utterly pointless deployment of the military.   But we have a standing military, and politicians as generals, so they must justify their existence by delivering resources stolen from other countries.

We could trade, but as long as the supply of young men willing to "battle" rather risklessly, except for the high rate of suicide, it is easier for the powers that be just to deploy more troops wherever.

My only defense is we have voted against this regularly, but election fraud is material in USA.  We have no representation in government.

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