I know there is a wealth of conspiracies out there about 9/11….from the 912ers to Saudis had something to do with it and I am sure if I look hard enough I can find one that blames the attack on Obama….
I read this this morning and feel that I should press the article and see if the comments are interesting or just crazy…….
What do you, my readers, have to say about this piece?
Did Certain Foreign Governments Facilitate the 9/11 Attacks? by Justin Raimondo — Antiwar.com.
My longest day was the 13 hours and 33 minutes that Hurricane Katrina lasted…..I was in the direct path…rode it out with my father and then went to work as a first responder trying to get people help……the day after Xmas 2005 I was thrown off a ladder and hit concrete…broke my right leg in 3 places…and my life will never be the same….constant pain and agony…….
I bring this up because Katrina happened 9 years ago on the 29 August….today!
Many people seem to think that all is right with the world in the devastated area of Katrina……maybe not so….please read….
Nine years since Hurricane Katrina: has anything changed? |.
I have thought for decades that conservative brains are wired differently than us “common folk”…..and now there seems to be a bit of proof…..I believe that it takes a special kind of thinking that sees danger everywhere and then sets about finding spurious crap to confirm that belief……
There may be an answer all along….read it and weep (or laugh) your choice…..
Secrets of the Right-Wing Brain: New Study Proves Conservatives See a Hostile World | Alternet.
With the news for the last month the police are under a microscope and their tactics are under criticism….deaths of unarmed people for various reasons are not tolerable in a society that is proud of its freedoms and its society……there is a growing concern that the police are continue to be unaccountable for their actions…….
(Newser) – It’s possible that a grand jury will find enough evidence to conclude that Officer Darren Wilson should go on trial for the killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. But even if that happens, don’t expect Wilson to be found guilty of excessive use of force, writes law professor Erwin Chemerinsky in the New York Times. Why? Look to the Supreme Court, which in recent years has made it all but impossible to convict police officers and prosecutors, writes Chemerinsky, whose essay is headlined, “How the Supreme Court Protects Bad Cops.”
Chemerinsky runs through several cases, including one in May in which the court found that officers acted reasonably when they fired 15 shots at a car during a high-speed chase, killing the driver and a passenger. He also cites a 2011 decision by Antonin Scalia, who “ruled that a government officer can be held liable only if ‘every reasonable official’ would have known that his conduct was unlawful.” These decisions and others have given cops a nearly impenetrable “immunity” from citizens who have been wronged, writes Chemerinsky. “They mean that the officer who shot Michael Brown and the City of Ferguson will most likely never be held accountable in court,” he concludes. “How many more deaths and how many more riots will it take before the Supreme Court changes course?” Click for his full column.
What will it take for society to demand that the police take responsibility for their actions and the deaths that they are committing almost daily?
Okay we have heard all the horror stories about gun violence…..of course the biggie in the last month was the death of the teen in Ferguson…..and most recently the shooting death of a gun instructor in Arizona at the hands of a very young girl who accidentally killed him when a Uzi got out of control she was firing…..
But there is another story of there that has been reported and yet not much questioning has gone on…….the article……..
(Newser) – Another high-profile police shooting is in the news, this time because a crew member of the reality TV show Cops got killed while filming it. Omaha police also killed a robbery suspect at a Wendy’s restaurant during last night’s shooting, reports the Omaha World-Herald. It all unfolded as officers responded to a robbery in progress at the restaurant. Three officers entered the Wendy’s and opened fire when the suspect fired his weapon at them, says the police chief. The suspect’s weapon turned out to be a pellet gun. As the wounded suspect fled outside, the officers continued shooting and struck Cops crew member Bryce Dion, who was there filming, reports AP.
“Officers had no choice but to respond in the manner in which they did,” said chief Todd Schmaderer, who reviewed Cops‘ video of the shooting, reports KETV. Both Dion, 38, and suspect Cortez Washington, 32, died of their injuries at the hospital. The TV show has been filming in the city for most of the summer. “Bryce Dion was a long term member of the Cops team and very talented and dedicated person,” says a statement from Langley Productions. “We mourn his passing.” A grand jury will investigate the shooting.
I have a few questions that hopefully someone will ask……it was a toy gun that shot plastic bullets, right? okay it looks like a real gun but when the bullets come out is there a loud gun-like report? I heard that the TV guy was killed in the return fire of the police……do they not know what a gun sounds like when it is fired? Yes, the confusion of the moment, I understand that………… but should the police be trained to recognize the sound of a real gun as compared to a toy gun.
This is a tragic accident, no doubt….but there are questions that need answers……
By now everybody with a half brain knows that our Congress is about as worthless as tits on a boar. Their approval rating is damn near zero and in some circles it is zero……and with that bad news for them….they change nothing….they keep playing the same game they have been playing for over 5 years….my opinion and yours means NOTHING to them.
The only way we can change this is by voting them out of office and guess what….we are not capable of doing that! We have had numerous elections for the voter to change things and we just cannot bring ourselves to do that one simple task….replace the spineless Congress and try to start over…..it is beyond SAD!
The news of the day is that France president Hollande has basically thrown the present government out of office……..ahhhhh now there is a choice we could use….
France’s Prime Minister Manuel Valls presented the resignation of his government to the president on Monday, Francois Hollande’s office said in a statement.
The statement said a new government would be formed on Tuesday in line with the “direction he (the president) has defined for our country.”
Valls’ resignation gives him Hollande, the power to set up a new cabinet.
Now there is an idea whose time has come in America. There is something to be said for the parliamentary style of governance.
Since the voter cannot work up enough courage to do the right thing….then take it out of their hands….dissolve Congress and tell the voter to try again……I know it sounds a bit harsh but something has got to give for this country to move forward….if not we will be stuck in this cycle of stupid.
America can NO longer wait for the perfect statesman….we need action and we need it NOW!
I got this on Twitter today and could not resist passing it on……..