Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Just HOW Widespread is Judicial Misconduct, in the U.S.?...

Just HOW Widespread is Judicial Misconduct, in the U.S.?...
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I recently saw comments on a post I had up on the Taos Terror suspects and the links between the father of Siraj Ibn Wahhaj and Linda Sarsour and a roup embraced by the DNC, "Jummah at the DNC," about a New Mexico judge released the suspects on a new cash bond.

Someone posted that it was coveted on Fox News. I don't watch ANY televised "news" in America. I do know that Liberals/Progressives reject Fox News the way Conservatives reject CNN, NBC, the NY Times and WaPo.

I reject them all and I, unlike those who reject some, know the difference between "news" and COMMENTARY/opinion.

I very much LIKE the COMMENTARY of Fox News and the Wall Street Journal and I DO NOT much like the COMMENTARY of CNN, NBC, the NY Times and WaPo.

ALL politics, ALL political coverage is COMMENTARY/OPINION.

That's why I look for local sources on such stories.

At any rate, it seems true that Albuquerque Judge, Sarah Backus (yes, let the "Mrs. Magoo" jokes fly...Jim Backus was the voice of the immortal cartoon character "Mr. Magoo") DID indeed release the defendants in the case on a no cash (signature) bond. (https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.abqjournal.com/1208891/judge-getting-threats-over-ruling-in-taos-compound-case.html/amp)

Turns out Ms. Backus appears to be a rather freewheeling judge when it comes to violent offenders. She's often released violent offenders on low, or no bail, so this is sort of, "par for the course" for Mrs. Magoo.

I generally DON'T much like judicial discretion. One murder suspect in Albuquerque getting low bail and one in Texas getting no bail is NOT "equal justice before the law."

In my view, the law should be prescribed I'm a set of strictly adhered to mathematical analytics.

For instance, in most assaults, someone initiated the violence. That person is generally the guilty party, UNLESS there are exculpatory circumstances, approached by multiple assailants, delivering the first blow as the other person went into attack mode, etc. Self defense is like obscenity, "We all know it, when we see it."

Outside of the defense of self, life and property, all other violence is criminal.

We seem to have gone off the criminal justice rails with "the war on drugs," punishing many drug crimes more severely than violent crimes. Nothing indicates the incompetence of our entire criminal justice system than that.

So, I could see if Judge Sarah Backus gave low, or no bail for drug offenders, or other non-violent offenders, and I'd be okay with that, but she's apparently doubled down on stupid by going soft on most violent offenders.

It's ironic that in the very same week, West Virginia impeached it's entire State Supreme Court. Of course, ot had nothing to do with judicial judgment, but instead, the legislature impeached all four members of its Supreme Court over the issue of over-spending. (https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.nbcnews.com/news/amp/ncna900461).

Judges constantly self-servingly argue that, "An independent judiciary is vital to a democracy."

FIRST,  that's complete and utter bullshit. A judiciary should be independent of the other branches of government, but that requires even more direct and substantial accountability to the public.

SECOND, we DON'T HAVE "a democracy."

AND THIRD, both the law and the judiciary must always be accountable to THE PEOPLE.

IF a judge is notoriously soft on violent offenders, like the former Palo Alto judge, Aaron Persky (the guy who gave a 6 month sentence to Brock Turner for raping an unconscious woman), a process of public petition, requiring only say, between 5,000 & 10,000 signatures be required to bring that judge to a public judicial review.

In the case of Judge Aaron Perky he was recalled this past June...over two years too late. How much other damage, how many other questionable decisions did he make over the past 30 months? (https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.nytimes.com/2018/06/06/us/politics/judge-persky-brock-turner-recall.amp.html)

A public judicial review would serve two purposes, (1) to scrutinize a given judge's decision to ascertain temperment, potential biases and competence AND (2) to scrutinize the law.

IF a law bars certain procedures, or, for instance, allows for the exclusion of evidence the public does not agree with, etc. the public needs to know that and proper safeguards SHOULD BE in place to allow those laws to be repaired via Public Referendum.

It would seem Sarah Backus should, at the least, have to face such a public judicial review. IF she can demonstrate that the law demands such leniency for violent offenders, then the existing laws are the issue. IF her defense is, "judicial discretion," then both her temperment and competence/"fitness for Office" are in question.

At any rate, the judiciary across the board must be made accountable to the people in a direct and expedient way.
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Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Why Schopenhauer's Law is as Vital as it is Ineluctable

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Entropy is as undeniable as gravity and yet both have their detractors. Today, they are called "Progressives."

Arthur Schopenhauer, the German philosopher of the 19th Century and author of the gteat work, "The World as Will and Representation," (https://www.amazon.com/dp/1539705285/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_KTVCBbEYQSCNY) is credited with a pithy explanation of the Thermodynamic Law of entropy, that was included in the book, "Murphy's Laws." It goes, "If you put a spoonful of wine in a barrel full of sewage, you get sewage. If you put a spoonful of sewage in a barrel full of wine, you get sewage."

It is amusing, in a pessimistic, "We're doomed," kind of way, that so many non-science types, those who "can't do the math," seem convinced that Anthropogenic Climate Change is "established science" (there's no such thing), when there isn't even agreement, let alone consensus on the primary causes of current climate change, nor especially on what to do about it, but reject much more basic and widely accepted scientific PRINCIPLES, such as; there are only two genders (XX & XY), gravity and entropy exist and both appear to be Ineluctable (unchanging).

All of that is strange...but even more SAD.

It DOES NOT appear that merit/achievement is, in any way, related to race/ethnicity, gender, nor socio-economic condition. It is primarily, even virtually SOLELY an individual trait, which is why I oppose the ideas of "protected groups," group preferences, etc. They stigmatize the beneficiaries and slander those "protected groups" with the stigma of "presumed incompetence." That SHOULD BE an outrage to all decent people. Yet today, we see all sorts of "Progressives" rejecting that view AND the idea of entropy with their policies.

We see it New York City's Mayor Bill DeBlasio looking to scuttle the stringent entrance exams for NYC's elite schools (Stuyvesant, Bronx Academy of Science, etc) because not enough of this group, or that is passing those exams.

It is seen in "Sanctuary City" policies ostensibly designed to "protect migrant workers," but that wind up shielding violent gang members, human traffickers, drug smugglers and other criminals.

It's seen in gender preferences and the lowering of physical standards in Police and Fire Departments and STEM programs in education, because "not enough females appear attracted to math and science."

Perhaps worst of all, it's seen in the policy of putting a few substandard students in with high achieving "Honors Classes," in hopes of motivating the low achievers.

ALL of these debacles are "well intentioned." ALL of them are also predicated in the rejection of accepted scientific PRINCIPLES, like gravity and entropy.

In every above case, Arthur Schopenhauer's Law applies. "Add a spoonful of sewage (low achievers/poor students, those who reject conventional Western morality, break our laws) to a vat of fine wine...and you get sewage. Add a spoonful of fine wine to a vat of sewage...and you STILL have sewage."

It is impossible to uplift the unmotivated, undisciplined, or criminally inclined by contact with the highly motivated, well disciplined law abiders.

Such "environmental impact" only seems to work, when it works at all, in reverse of the way "Progressives" think it does. Highly disciplined, high achieving students can be motivated towards dysfunction when they see unruly, undisciplined, low achieving students mollified, encouraged and allowed to "get away with it."

So, WHY do "Progressives" get that wrong?

Again, most reject basic scientific PRINCIPLES and come from among liberal arts majors who had trouble with the math.

Dysfunction is easy...and, all too often, FUN.

Discipline is hard. Self discipline is hardest of all.

Athletes must have it. Good athletes are all students of their respective sports. They study the body, human performance, as well as game tactics. The undisciplined, but extremely physically gifted almost always fall by the wayside early on, and if they get to a high level never achieve the way more disciplined athletes do. Michael Jordan, Arnie Palmer, Ervin "Magic" Johnson, Larry Bird, Jack Nicklaus,
Bill Russell, Tiger Woods, Peyton Manning, Tom Brady were all extremely disciplined and devoted students of their games. They were as devoted and disciplined in their realms as any high level scientific researcher, or business leader is in theirs.

This ISN'T to say, "Why bother" trying to reach the unmotivated, undisciplined, low academic achievers, just that it CAN'T be done by placing them among the high achievers. Entropy doesn't work that way.

Education is a lifelong procedure, because life IS education.

Just as dysfunction is easy and discipline hard, the SAME goes for civilization. Our civilization depends upon the highest achievers being put into positions where they can move society forward. Civilization, as we know it, is tenuous at best. Once lost...extremely difficult to rebuild.

Some poor students and people who were "unmotivated slackers" in youth, will be "late bloomers," BUT education, like maturation is a process that can't be forced.

Today's "Progressivism" is dangerous precisely because it fails to understand and appreciate basic science. That many "Progressives" claim to champion science (at least what science they perceive to be in agreement with their preconceived notions) makes their ignorance only that much more dangerous.

They believe they champion science, in championing their own baseless preconceptions, mistakenly believing that gives them some innate, or a priori understanding of science.

This delusion is what allows so many self-proclaimed "Progressives" to look down on others, the religious, blue collar workers and those heretics who disagree.

That coupled with the cheap (no cost) sense of personal virtue ("I care about my fellow man"...without actually DOING, or sacrificing anything) is too much of a psychological bargain for many to pass up.

However Arthur Schopenhauer remains correct and undeniable. The current and ongoing misguided war on standards has been yet another "Progressive" disaster.
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Monday, August 13, 2018

Does THIS Make Our Media Complicit?

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You may, or may not have heard about the terrorist training camp busted outside of Taos, New Mexico last week. Some outlets described it as, "A training camp for school shooters."

It DIDN'T get much play in the NY Times, WaPo, ABC, CBS, CNN, NBC, etc., probably because of its links to Linda Sarsour, the radical Muslim darling of the DNC and Bernie Sanders.

What our media, either deliberately, or incompetently left out was THIS (https://www.facebook.com/166792236711749/posts/1986585344732420/)

Some Conservative outlets stated that Imam Siraj Wahhaj spoke at the 2012 Democratic Convention, when in fact, he was only part of a Muslim group called "Jummah at the DNC."
A group that moderate Muslims have consistently called out as Jihadist. (https://aifdemocracy.org/the-trouble-with-jumah-at-the-dnc/)

"Jummah at the DNC" IS representative of the DNC's anti-American agenda. As the American Islamic Forum for Democracy has said of "Jummah at the DNC's" leaders, "The leaders of this event – Jibril Hough and Imam Siraj Wahhaj as advertised are no moderates. They are radicals. These individuals embrace Islamist supremacy and have demonstrated support for radical ideologies."

So while Imam Siraj Wahhaj DID NOT address the 2012 Democratic Convention, his group was endorsed by the DNC. His son, also named Siraj Wahhaj ran the Taos, NM terror training camp.

There is no doubt that Imam Siraj Wahhaj is Linda Sarsour, another DNC darling and big Bernie Sanders supporter. (https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/270991/father-new-mexico-islamist-compound-leader-linda-leo-hohmann)

Even the reliably Leftist Bill Maher gets it right about Islam (https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2017/11/04/maher_how_about_a_democratic_party_that_says_we_find_beliefs_behind_terrorist_acts_intolerable.html).

The reason the MSM has barely covered the Taos Terror Training camp story is the links between the DNC and both Linda Sarsour and her mentor, Imam Siraj Wahhaj.

Does that make this media complicit in aiding and abetting Jihadist terrorists, or are is this media merely anti-American?
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Sunday, August 12, 2018

THIS...Is CNN

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I haven't watched TV News in ages, though I DO comb through YouTube, etc (LOVE Mark Dice, Candace Owens & Colin Flaherty, among others), and I do read a wide array of print media.

Many Americans don't understand that ALL the actual "news" on the U.S. "Newsmedia" are the SAME. ALL the same stories covered and in the exact same way. ALL our outlets AND print media reports are "vetted" (actually edited and often fictionalized by the FBI (domestic) & CIA (foreign).

ONLY the COMMENTARY differs.

Fox News, CNN, MSNBC all air the SAME "news" accounts, the SAME way. They ONLY differ as to OPINION, or COMMENTARY.

Yes, I'll acknowledge that the Wall Street Journal's & Fox News' commentary resonates much more with me and I revile that of ABC, CBS, CNN, NBC/MSNBC, the NY Times, WaPo, etc. BUT I still distrust ALL the "news" we get fed by all of these sources.

Politics is NOT "news."

ALL politics is viewpoint/opinion...or COMMENTARY.

Here's a great example of CNN rigging a "Trump voter panel," with a CNN plant. (https://youtu.be/buMab0eGAjk)

This IS important because it shows CNN; (1) offering political commentary as "news" and (2) putting in a plant to offer Corporately owned CNN's editorial opinions as that of some American citizens.

I've previously posted the hilarious bit of Don Lemon actually outing a CNN cameraman forced into action as an on-camera interviewee, to again give CNN's Corporatist editorial opinion (https://youtu.be/7ClR5yHBfks). ANYONE who puts any faith in THIS media...is a fool.

THIS is a LIE.

THIS is FAKE "news."

THIS is CNN.
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Epidemics?...

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CNN is at it again.

More FAKE NEWS!

Yesterday CNN's John Blake wrote a piece focused on a few recent examples of white EDP's calling the police on blacks who committed no crimes. (https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.cnn.com/cnn/2018/08/10/us/white-flight-911-calls/index.html)

He wrongly included a Philadelphia Starbucks incident in which two black loiterers were asked to leave the store after refusing to purchase anything.

Contrary to media reports, UNTIL that event, patrons were allowed to stay as long as they wished, even if they bought a single item. People of all backgrounds had been expelled from Starbucks stores over refusing to buy items.

Since then, apparently "loitering is allowed" in Starbucks.

I don't go to any Starbucks, so I really don't care if they suffer a massive influx of loiterers.

In many of the cases where people have called police without cause, the caller was cited. I've said that such calls SHOULD BE charged as "filing/making a false police report."

Now, CNN and John Blake have an agenda...that is, "Anti-black bigotry by whites is rampant."

Of course, this is the network that ran with the deliberate "Hands up, don't shoot" LIE, perpetrated ONLY by Michael Brown's accomplice, Dorian Johnson and contradicted by virtually every other witness at the scene. In other words, CNN deliberately sought out that false account, knowing it was contradicted by the other (less biased) witnesses and ran with THAT.

Likewise here, the focus is on a handful (I've looked hard and found five) of white EDP's calling the police on black people committing no crimes. Most of the callers were clearly hysterical and could easily be classified as Emotionally Disturbed Persons.

Making a false complaint IS a crime. It's "making/filing a false report." That can be criminally charged.

What is conveniently ignored, is the rash of black motorists, a number who don't appear as EDP's, a pastor, an apparently educated woman, a state legislator posting videos on social media claimimg cops who stopped them were intimidating and "racist," only to have their accounts be debunked by police Body Cam and Dashboard Cam video. A number of charges have been made in those cases. (https://youtu.be/uD_AnaFlyUA)

The TRUTH is there is NO epidemic...in either case.

There have always been EDP's, from all backgrounds, who call the police for any...or no reason at all and if you look hard enough, you'd always find some white EDP's,  some black and some "other," calling police on people from another group. That's gone on forever.

SAME with police stops. People of every background have lied about police interactions.

Now, in the age of social media, it's easier than ever to put such videos "out there."

It's also easier, thanks to Dashboard Cameras and Body Cams for Police Departments to debunk these lies.

So, in conclusion, CNN LIES...yet AGAIN!

Tell me you're not surprised...please.
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Sunday, August 5, 2018

Tribalism, Agrarianism and Socialism...

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The American Indians, like the Celts, Sub-Saharan Africans, Pacific Islanders and other tribal people made Socialism/Collectivism "work," the same way that the American South made its agrarian economy work...mostly via chattel slavery.

The American Indian tribes were constantly at war with each other. The Sioux were originally a coastal tribe that traded along the Potomac River. They were first chased north and West by the Iriquois, then chased from Minnesota by the Chippewa and Shoshoni. In the Plains, they warred with the Cheyenne, Black Foot and Crow.

If you look at those tribal structures, NONE of our modern day politicians would want anything like that system. Among American Indians, the Chief usually very quickly became the poorest man in the tribe, as others could come to him with needs and he'd have to supply, as best he could, a practice that usually left the Chief destitute, unless the tribe was constantly supplied with plunder.

The Industrial Revolution eradicated chattel slavery, but initially replaced it with an equivalent, "Company Towns," etc. where workers were effectively owned by the company they worked for.

Socialism is a failed economic system.

What's needed is a better, or a more improved social system, but humans are still too flawed for that.

Today, Jeff Bezos is the richest man in the world...AND an ultra Leftist (owner of the Washington Post), HOWEVER, Amazon, like Walmart and some other corporations, pays workers so little, they qualify for Food Stamps and Section 8 Housing, etc., meaning WE, the taxpayers, pay a large part of their worker's tabs.

Socialism's Command Economy wouldn't help those workers, nor the beleagured taxpayers, BUT charging these companies for the social services tabs of their own workers....might.

Such policies WOULD NOT make those owners, nor any of us, "better people," but they'd remove some of the profit in acting badly.
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Saturday, April 14, 2018

A Prophetic Voice From 120 Years Ago... .

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Today, we know April 15th as "Tax Day."

It's also the day the Titanic sunk, some note, killing some of the biggest, and richest opponents of the Federal Reserve and sparing one of its primary American supporters, in J.P. Morgan, who's holdings included the White Star Line, the Titanic's builder, along with his good friend, Milton Hershey, both avoiding the voyage at the last minute.

Even more interestingly, a little known writer, named Morgan Robertson, wrote a story that could've been a news account of the sinking of the Titanic, complete with an "unsinkable" ship, with too few life boats and an experienced Captain who believed the massive ship's hype, some 14 years before the actual event.

Today, Morgan Robertson, if remembered at all, is most recalled for his short novella, "Futility, or the Wreck of the Titan," ("Futility, or Wreck of the Titan": https://www.amazon.com/dp/0848814614/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_LNmZAb01R8H9F) first published in 1898. This story features an enormous British passenger liner called the SS Titan, which, deemed to be unsinkable, carries an insufficient number of lifeboats and on a voyage in the month of April, the Titan hits an iceberg and sinks in the North Atlantic.

There are many remarkable similarities between Morgan's story and the real-life disaster of the RMS Titanic, 14 years later, which also carried an insufficient number of lifeboats, and sped through an iceberg field, hitting an iceberg in the early hours of April 15th, 1912 and sank in the North Atlantic, killing most of the people on board. The incredible similarities between the two has lent credibility to conspiracy theories regarding the Titanic.

Right before the RMS Titanic was set to sail, JP Morgan canceled his reservation at the last minute, due to health concerns. A close friend of JP Morgan's, Milton Hershey, also canceled at the last moment and survived to build the Hershey food empire.

A number of very wealthy, prominent men, who were at the time opposed to the formation of the Federal Reserve, did, in fact, get on the ship and didn’t survive.

There were no red flares on board the Titanic used to signal any nearby boats that a rescue was required. The Titanic was only stocked with white flares, used to signal a party was in progress.

The Titanic was the first ship of its kind with the ability to seal decks electromagnetically which could also seal people below deck.

Interestingly enough, the author of the book died after being poisoned, in 1915, a few years after the Titanic sank. Morgan Robertson died in Atlantic City, NJ from the effects of Paraldehyde, which was used in some cough medicines at the time.

The Federal Reserve was formed just 20 months after the Titanic sunk. It was rushed through, along with the 16th Amendment (The Income Tax), on December 23rd, 1913.

At that time, the Astor Family was one of the richest families in the world and John Astor IV vehemently opposed the Federal Reserve.

John Jacob Astor IV was a friend of Nikola Tesla, and an outspoken opponent of the creation of the Federal Reserve. Astor gained his wealth, in part, as a real estate builder, investor, and inventor.

Astor supported Thomas Jefferson's view, opposing a Central Bank comprised of a consortium of privately owned banks. Jefferson said, "If the American people ever allow the banks to control the issuance of their currency, first by inflation and then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around them will deprive the people of all property until their children will wake up homeless.... The issuing power of money should be taken from the banks and restored to Congress and the people to whom it belongs. I sincerely believe the banking institutions (having the power to issue money) are more dangerous to liberty than standing armies. My zeal against these institutions was so warm and open at the establishment of the Bank of the United States (Hamilton's foreign system), that I was derided as a maniac by the tribe of bank mongers who were seeking to filch from the public." (Thomas Jefferson)

Such sentiments are mostly dead now, so dead as to seem antiquated, but on that score, "More's the pity."

Other prominent Federal Reserve detractors, such as Benjamin Guggenheim and Isidor Strauss, also died on board the doomed Titanic.

It should be noted that along with Guggenheim and Strauss, some of the most vigorous opponents of such a Central Banking system were, in fact, Jewish, which you might think would undermine other "Jewish banking conspiracies," but of course, they do not. Facts rarely pierce hate.

The character of Benjamin Guggenheim, John Astor IV and Isidor Strauss deserves some attention.

According to reports, "Although Isidor (Strauss) was offered a seat in a lifeboat to accompany (his wife) Ida, he refused seating while there were still women and children aboard and refused to be made an exception. According to friend and Titanic survivor Colonel Archibald Gracie IV, upon seeing that Ida was refusing to leave her husband, he offered to ask a deck officer if Isidor and Ida could both enter a lifeboat together. Isidor was reported to have told Colonel Gracie in a firm tone: "I will not go before the other men". Ida insisted her newly hired English maid, Ellen Bird, get into lifeboat #8. She gave Ellen her fur coat, stating she would not be needing it. Ida is reported to have said, "I will not be separated from my husband. As we have lived, so will we die, together." Isidor and Ida were last seen on deck arm in arm. Eyewitnesses described the scene as a "most remarkable exhibition of love and devotion." Both died on April 15 when the ship sank at 2:20 am."

As for Benjamin Guggenheim, reports claim, "Titanic survivor Rose Amelie Icard wrote in a letter, "The billionaire Benjamin Guggenheim after having helped the rescue of women and children got dressed, a rose at his buttonhole, to die."

"Guggenheim and his longtime valet, Victor Giglio were seen heading into the Grand Staircase, closing the door behind them. Guggenheim was heard to remark, "We've dressed up in our best and are prepared to go down like gentlemen." He also gave Bedroom Steward Henry Samuel Etches, who survived the sinking, a message, which Etches wrote down: "If anything should happen to me, tell my wife in New York that I've done my best in doing my duty." Etches reported that "shortly after the last few boats were lowered and I was ordered by the deck officer to man an oar, I waved good-bye to Mr. Guggenheim, and that was the last I saw of him and Giglio."

"Guggenheim and Giglio were last seen seated in deck chairs in the foyer of the Grand Staircase sipping brandy and smoking cigars.

John Astor IV, concerned over the state of his wife (she was pregnant) also allegedly displayed the chivalry of that age, "According to child survivor Betty, as quoted on Children on the Titanic (2014), Astor was boarding the final lifeboat with his pregnant wife when he saw two scared children on deck and stepped aside, giving his place to them."

As astounding as that chivalry seems in our current unchivalrous age, it's also an amazing story, in and of itself, that a little known writer could effectively predict the future in a fictional sea tale about man's hubris.

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