Heads Will Roll!

Think back a couple of years (in today’s time limits….a lifetime ago)…..(pause here for the slow)…..the outrage was the beheading of prisoners by ISIS…..an American was one of the first….and the world went batcrap crazy……oh the barbarity!

Since ISIS began their campaign of terror and barbarity there is no accurate way to determine just how many people have lost their heads to ISIS……it is reported that this group has killed hundreds maybe even thousands…..like I say there is no accurate way to determine that I am aware of at this time.

I bring this up for a simple reason….Saudi Arabia….it seems that America’s greatest ally in the Middle East has taken it upon itself to behead more people than possibly ISIS.

Say what?

That is accurate……in 2015 so far the Saudis have behead 151 people…..

Saudi Arabia has executed at least 151 people so far this year – the most put to death in a single year since 1995.

The stark rise in the number of executions has seen, on average, one person killed every two days, according to the human rights group, Amnesty International.

The large number of executions shed further light on what Amnesty referred to as unfair judicial proceedings, with a disproportionate imposition of capital punishment on foreign nationals.

In total, 71 people executed so far in 2015 have been foreigners. The majority were migrant workers from poorer countries who are often sentenced to die without any knowledge of the court’s proceedings because they don’t speak Arabic and do not receive translations.

Why does Saudi Arabia get a free ride from the US…..they somehow are in the same category as Israel……we here tend to avoid criticizing them on their handling of situations…..

Sorry people……beheading no matter who wields the axe/sword is an act of barbarity and does not belong in a civilized world….but I guess you can do what you want if you are flush with cash and influence…..

Apparently cash can buy a whole lot of hypocrisy……

Just thought you should know……

Turn The Page!

Debtor’s Prison Of Days Gone By

Do you know where you heard the term “Debtor’s Prison”?

Many of those that came to the New World were religious zealots on the run and people fleeing from debtor’s prison……our ancestors were actually running from the law…

But what is debtor’s prison exactly…….A debtors’ prison is a prison for those who are unable to pay debt. Prior to the mid 19th century debtors’ prisons were a common way to deal with unpaid debt.

Meanwhile back to my state of Mississippi……along the Coast there are 2 major cities…Biloxi being one of them and this city has made the news…..

Debtors prisons are supposedly a thing of the distant past—except in Biloxi, Miss. That’s according to a class-action lawsuit filed against the city, its police department, the courts, and a private probation company, alleging these agencies have conspired to threaten poor residents into paying up to avoid jail time, the Guardian reports. Despite a 1983 Supreme Court ruling that imprisoning someone because they can’t pay fines violates the 14th Amendment, the lawsuit documents 415 such people in Biloxi who were thrown behind bars between September 2014 and March. A lawyer for the ACLU, which filed the suit, says locals were “arrested at traffic stops and in their homes, taken to jail, and subjected to a jailhouse shakedown,” calling it “a debtors’ prison from the Dark Ages.” One notable case: a 51-year-old jailed a month for misdemeanors mainly related to his homelessness.

An NPRprobe found all 50 states are engaging in such practices (and more and more lawsuits are being filed), but Biloxi takes issue. “We believe the ACLU is mistaken about the process in Biloxi,” the city noted in a statement, though it says it hasn’t yet seen the lawsuit. “The court has used community service in cases where defendants are unable to pay their fines.” The lead plaintiff, Qumotria Kennedy, is a 36-year-old single mom who makes $9,000 a year as a cleaner. She was a passenger when her friend was pulled over in July for running a stop sign. Police ran Kennedy’s name, and she was arrested and jailed due to $1,000 in unpaid court fines and late fees. She spent five days and nights in a holding cell and lost her job; the fees are now $1,251. “The probation person told me if I don’t pay it, I will be arrested again sooner or later,” she tells the Guardian. “I don’t believe this is right. I just hope other people in the world don’t get treated like I have.” (A New Orleans parish is facing the same scenario.)

The South may be attempting to move out of the shadow of its past but there are some things that never change……Mississippi and its sister state Alabama are stuck in pre-1950 history….

What Were They Thinking?

Finally the weekend has arrived and I can smile more and enjoy life a little better……there is only so much insanity that one brain can handle before it shuts down…..thank God for weekends……

From time to time I read about a crime that makes me shake my head and ask the age old question….what were they thinking?

And I found just such a report……

Today I want to write about Oregon….and NO it has nothing to do with the horrific shootings……but it does involve something horrific……

In what could be the most Portland crime ever, the hapless driver of a refrigerated truck for a Seattle natural-foods wholesaler reported his tofu-laden vehicle stolen Tuesday, the Oregonian reports. The driver made a morning stop at a Safeway, but came back out after 20 minutes or so to find the truck was gone. It was found a few hours later, about three miles from where it was taken, but its load of what the Oregonian labels “flavorless soybean product” and organic juice was gone, authorities say. A witness told cops a man and woman had abandoned the truck; the value of its tofu haul isn’t known.

Okay….who in their right mind would steal of all things….tofu?

For the life of me I cannot think of one thing tofu is good for….other than some sort of inhumane torture……it may be good…….but unfortunately for the tofu industry I will NEVER know.

The perp needs to be checked for sanity…..in my book….they are batcrap crazy!

Bernie Sanders’s plan to abolish private prisons, explained – Vox

Almost every candidate in this election cycle has something to say about the prison system and the overcrowding……like most elections it is a lot of lip service……few plans available for analysis…..

This overcrowding problem began with the Clinton admin and his hard line on crime….his “law and order” presidency…….and since those days little has changed.

Another of these problems within the prison system is the “for profit prisons”….the privatization of prisons has made someone billions and amplified problems a hundred fold

The presidential hopeful wants to fix a “broken criminal justice system.”  All that is good idea but who of the bunch actually has a plan?

Source: Bernie Sanders’s plan to abolish private prisons, explained – Vox

Bernie has been talking issues at all campaign stops and he has a plan….there may be others that I have not run across just yet…..but at least Bernie is speaking to truth here……..


Tides of Unreason by Justin Raimondo — Antiwar.com

Since news of a military take over of Texas is not in the news…..I guess I will have to find other stories of interests…….

Does it seem that the world is topsy turvy?  Well my friend….it is!

For all you ComiCon fans…..remember Bizarro World from the Superman series?  Guess what?  You are living it!


Tides of Unreason by Justin Raimondo — Antiwar.com.

The Rosenberg Affair

You know me I will interject a little history in posts wherever I can.  I have been writing from a Left perspective for many decades……..and I do like the history of this country especially the Left movements and personalities….

Back in the days of the Cold War especially what was to be called “the Rd Scare”…..we Americans saw Commies behind every tree and even accused some of our citizens of being agents for the USSR for even uttering anything like acceptance of socialism in any form…..and in the 1950’s that was brought out into the light with the arrest of the Rosenbergs as Russian spies.

………a lengthy and controversial espionage case. In 1950, the Federal Bureau of Investigation arrested Julius Rosenberg (1918–53), an electrical engineer who had worked (1940–45) for the U.S. army signal corps, and his wife Ethel (1916–53); they were indicted for conspiracy to transmit classified military information to the Soviet Union. In the trial that followed (Mar., 1951), the government charged that in 1944 and 1945 the Rosenbergs had persuaded Ethel’s brother, David Greenglass—an employee at the Los Alamos atomic bomb project—to provide them and a third person, Harry Gold, with top-secret data on nuclear weapons. The chief evidence against the Rosenbergs came from Greenglass and his wife, Ruth.

Both Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were found guilty (1951) and received the death sentence; Morton Sobell, a codefendant, received a 30-year prison term, as did Harry Gold; and David Greenglass was later sentenced to 15 years imprisonment. Despite many court appeals and pleas for executive clemency, the Rosenbergs were executed on June 19, 1953. They became the first U.S. civilians to suffer the death penalty in an espionage trial.

The case aroused much controversy. Many claimed that the political climate made a fair trial impossible and that the only seriously incriminating evidence had come from a confessed spy; others questioned the value of the information transmitted to the Soviet Union and argued that the death penalty was too severe. Communists in the United States and abroad organized a campaign to save the Rosenbergs and received the support of many liberals and religious leaders.

I have read many sources of the trial over the years and in my mind some of the “evidence” was a bit hinkey, at best……..but now there is some new news on Ethel Rosenberg…….

The newly released 1950 grand jury testimony of David Greenglass, who helped cement the executions of his brother-in-law and sister Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, offers new evidence that Ethel was innocent in the most intense spying case of the Cold War. Both Rosenbergs were convicted of conspiring to steal atomic secrets for the Soviet Union in 1951 after Greenglass said he saw Ethel transcribing information he gave the Rosenbergs—gained while serving as an Army machinist at the Manhattan Project HQ—on a typewriter in 1945. Both Rosenbergs were sent to the electric chair in 1953, though Greenglass, who spent almost 10 years in prison as a co-conspirator, later admitted he lied. In the 46-page transcript of testimony given six months before Greenglass implicated Ethel, her brother said he never spoke about the data with Ethel, only with Julius and his own wife, Ruth, reports the Guardian.

Greenglass’ testimony, ordered released after his death last year and unsealed yesterday, doesn’t disprove his later claim, reports the New York Times. He actually noted Ethel was present at key meetings, reports Politico. However, after he described Julius receiving a silver Omega watch from Russian agents and was asked if Ethel ever mentioned commendations, he said, “My sister has never spoken to me about this subject.” He said Julius discussed Greenglass staying in the Army to pass on more information, but added, “Honestly, this is a fact: I never spoke to my sister about this at all.” “There was never really any solid evidence that she had been involved in any part of espionage,” says an author on the subject. “It just confirms this idea that the government was using her, imprisoning her to get at Julius Rosenberg.” Some say it was Ruth Greenglass who typed notes for Julius to forward to the Soviets, and her husband lied to protect her.

The execution of an innocent person is nothing new in this country……


Frightening Proposal to Intern Muslim Citizens | Al Jazeera America

Back during the early days of the 2004 campaigns I was a supporter of Wes Clark for president…..unfortunately his message got lost in the rhetoric of the day……

But recently I read an interview with Clark on the “Lone Wolf” syndrome that is invading the American mindset…….I thoroughly disagree with his assertion…..

With all the Lone Wolf attacks we have been experiencing….people re looking for a solution to the problem and Clark thinks he has the answer……


Frightening Proposal to Intern Muslim Citizens | Al Jazeera America.


If you will recall the Charlie Hedo shooters were radicalized in jail……..if you put these people together and they will become more radicalized than they were before they went in…….and the hardcore will have willing converts to make more radical…….

This is NOT a good idea……I would like to hear what my readers have to say about this situation…..

Please sound off!