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Autopsy Shows Michael Brown Was Struck at Least Six Times

August 18, 2014

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Right now, a State of Emergency has been declared in the town of Ferguson, where black American teenager Michael Brown was shot dead by police.

The autopsy report has just been released, that shows that the unnamed teenager was struck at least six times by bullets fired by the officers.

One of the bullets entered the top of Mr. Brown’s skull, suggesting his head was bent forward when it struck him and caused a fatal injury, according to Dr. Michael M. Baden, the former chief medical examiner for the City of New York, who flew to Missouri on Sunday at the family’s request to conduct the separate autopsy. It was likely the last of bullets to hit him, he said.

Mr. Brown, 18, was also shot four times in the right arm, he said, adding that all the bullets were fired into his front.

The bullets did not appear to have been shot from very close range because no gunpowder was present on his body. However, that determination could change if it turns out that there is gunshot residue on Mr. Brown’s clothing, to which Dr. Baden did not have access.

 

 

 

 

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  1. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    August 18, 2014 1:50 pm

    USA is strife torn, racially divided, full of resentful get square attitudes based on race, overlaid with plenty of redneck police.

    It is a slippery slope, there’s no return once the mutual retribution starts.

  2. armchair opinionator permalink
    August 18, 2014 2:26 pm

    Has any police member ever been charged with death by cop?

    Here in australia there have been plenty of deaths in custody and no cop is charged. I remember being angry about the palm island death of cameron doomagee and the killer cop still remains in the force. The police investigate themselves – something that really needs to stop, there should be independent investigations.

  3. armchair opinionator permalink
    August 18, 2014 2:49 pm

    How Congress Helped Create Ferguson’s Militarized Police:

    “Since 2006, the Pentagon has distributed 432 mine-resistant armored vehicles to local police departments. It has also doled out more than 400 other armored vehicles, 500 aircraft, and 93,000 assault rifles.

    See more at: http://yournewswire.com/how-congress-helped-create-fergusons-militarized-police/#sthash.HYtRKE80.dpuf

    http://www.steynonline.com/6524/cigars-but-not-close

    …This afternoon, the chief gave a second press conference. Why would he do that? Well, he’d somehow managed to create the impression in his first press conference that the officer who killed Mr Brown was responding to the robbery. In fact, that was not the case. The Ferguson policeman was unaware that Brown was a robbery suspect at the time he encountered him and shot him dead. Which is presumably why Chief Jackson was leaned on to give his second press conference and tidy up the mess from the first. So we have an officer who sees two young men, unwanted for any crime, walking down the middle of the street and stops his cruiser. Three minutes later one of them is dead…

    Police in Ferguson Tear-Gassed a TV Camera Crew, Then Dismantled Their Equipment:
    http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2014/08/14/police_in_ferguson_tear_gas_tv_reporters_al_jazeera_camera_crew_flees.html

    Police in Ferguson arrested two reporters and a St. Louis alderman Wednesday night, reportedly for being too slow to leave a McDonald’s in the first case and getting out of a car in the second.

    http://www.ksdk.com/videos/news/local/2014/08/14/14042891/

  4. TB Queensland permalink
    August 18, 2014 3:07 pm

    USA is strife torn …

    Its a society that suffers permanent PTSD for many reasons … least of which is the subject we regularly discuss here … the widening gap between rich and poor …

    Why on earth would anyone want to wander down the US life experience …?

    The police investigate themselves – something that really needs to stop, there should be independent investigations.

    Agree … its a bit like the HSU investigating itself … or the NSW Liberal Party investigating itself …

    Its always fascinated me how organisations like ICAC actually get to do what they do … like Fitzgerald here in Qld … and the CMC before the LNP got their grubby hands on it … now dead in the water …

  5. Meta permalink
    August 19, 2014 12:46 am

    (I used to wonder why some of my online acquaintances half-jokingly said they lived in St Louis, Misery. Update: Missouri national guard to be deployed at Ferguson protests)

  6. August 19, 2014 1:34 am

    coming soon to a city near you,
    welcome to the future

  7. August 19, 2014 4:21 pm

    This just keeps getting worse…

    Video shows Michael Brown paid for cigars. Store owner says he did NOT call police,

    http://www.addictinginfo.org/2014/08/18/ferguson-pd-busted/

  8. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    August 19, 2014 4:55 pm

    So the police use theft to characterise this youth (an outlaw) as part of their public relations response…but he’s not.

    It’s typcial of the redneck, trigger happy culture.

  9. Walrus permalink
    August 19, 2014 5:37 pm

    “”It’s typcial of the redneck, trigger happy culture.””

    And its the Price they will always pay for their Gun Culture.

    We are a bit overdue for this month’s school massacre by the way

  10. Splatterbottom permalink
    August 20, 2014 9:07 am

    The most hideous culprits in this toxic situation are the cynical practitioners of identiity politics who, long before the evidence is in explode in race-baiting rage fomenting violence, looting and civil unrest. They are the real cancer in this society.

  11. Splatterbottom permalink
    August 20, 2014 6:13 pm

    JASON RILEY, WALL STREET JOURNAL:

    We don’t have all the evidence and I’m hesitant to try and litigate this in the press, but there’s also this false narrative being pushed out there by folks like Michael Eric Dyson and [Al] Sharpton and the rest of the hustlers is that black men live in fear of being shot by cops in these neighborhoods. That too is nonsense. I know something about growing up black and male in the inner city and it’s not that hard to avoid getting shot by a cop. They pull you over, you answer their questions, you are on your way.

    The real difficulty is not getting shot by other black people if you are a young black man in these neighborhoods and again that is something we need to talk more about. Cops are not the problem. Cops are not producing these black bodies in the morgues every weekend in Chicago, in New York and Detroit and so forth. That’s not cops. Those other black people shooting black people.

  12. TB Queensland permalink
    August 20, 2014 6:30 pm

    And its the Price they will always pay for their Gun Culture.

    Guns don’t kill … people do!

    If you believe otherwise get rid of cars and smart phones and knives in your kitchen … the USA population is paranoid … the national and international stress is literally making them paranoid …

    Watch the LNP attempt the same nonsense here … create chaos and attempt to control it …

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    They are the real cancer in this society.

    Your right … the haves and have nots … the Robber Barons and the villagers they raped, pillaged and sacked …

    … as our tour guide in Egypt constantly repeated … “nothing is new” …

    We do not want to end ups the same way … and the current government is fomenting a generation against generation divide (chaos and control) … the psychology is so simple and effective its worked for centuries … but eventually catches up … ask the Catholic Church!

    I see the Pope has given himself three years before he pops* off … self fulfilling?

    If he does, according to Nostradamus, he’s the last of the Popes … there will be “conflagration” in the middle east and finally the Bear will lie down with the Eagle and there will then be a Golden Age …

    I do hope Nostradamus is right …

    Because the “new world order” does nothing for you and yours …

  13. August 20, 2014 6:42 pm

    “create chaos and attempt pretend to control it …”

    Exactly.

    I wonder if people will ever wisen up to that?

  14. egg permalink
    August 20, 2014 6:50 pm

    ‘I do hope Nostradamus is right …’

    Not happy, where’s the dragon in Nostra’s yarn.

  15. TB Queensland permalink
    August 20, 2014 7:20 pm

    Not happy, where’s the dragon in Nostra’s yarn.

    Good question, egg … I’ll see if I can check … but maybe the sleeping dragon will do just that … as the oldest, modern civilisation on the planet, I suspect it too is sick of war …

  16. egg permalink
    August 20, 2014 7:53 pm

    They put little value on war.

  17. August 20, 2014 11:14 pm

    ””””’nothing is new””””#agree

    (Highly Likely; Ferguson will be a re-run of the LA riots and fires and looting, set-off after Rodney King.)

  18. August 20, 2014 11:19 pm

    ””””death by cop?”””’

    sorry armchair, your context is wrong,

    `death by cop` is basically a `suicide`, (or voluntary euthanasia) people that want to `end-it` do

  19. Tom R permalink
    August 21, 2014 8:23 am

    ””””’nothing is new””””#agree

    Many do. Jason Riley truly appears to be in the minority with his “opinion”

  20. Splatterbottom permalink
    August 21, 2014 9:35 am

    So who is creating the chaos here? That would be the usual hucksters like Al Sharpton and Spike Lee, the New Black Panthers and the usual bunch of fools who bring their idiot ideology of identity politics to the party.

    As soon as anything like this happens, truth goes out the window because dumb leftists and political chancers pre-judge the matter based on thier prejudices. They fire up the lynch mob and, chaos ensues.

  21. Tom R permalink
    August 21, 2014 9:53 am

    Or is it “baddies and baddies” ❓

    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-08-20/ferguson-cop-points-gun-protesters-and-press-screams-i-will-fing-kill-you-has-been-r

    As soon as anything like this happens

    You mean, it’s not like this is the first time 😯

  22. TB Queensland permalink
    August 21, 2014 10:42 am

    So who is creating the chaos here?

    Abbott’s mentor taught him <badly) to divide and conquer …

    eg If we don't make the old, and sick, and young take less welfare* then the next generation will be paying for ever … rich and poor, sirs and fuckwits, asylum seekers and us, the muslims and us … the Russians are coming … Team Australia … you're either with us or against us … we have a budget crisis … we need stronger terror laws … blah blah blah … fear mongering only works short term … but its prime purpose is to create a doubt in people's minds that can be exploited – and controlled …

    Or did your, "here", mean Ferguson?

    Don't confuse people without power rioting because of frustration with those in power creating chaos (or even the concept of a crisis) …

    As soon as anything like this happens, truth goes out the window because dumb leftists and political chancers pre-judge the matter based on their {sic} prejudices

    I’m curious to know how you know all these protesters are “dumb leftists and political chancers” being apolitical as you are … ?

    *as opposed to pollies and fat cats taking a paycut, removing negative gearing and eliminating family trusts … egalitarian society my arse … we have become an Elysium Experiment in the real world …

  23. Splatterbottom permalink
    August 21, 2014 11:43 am

    “Don’t confuse people without power rioting because of frustration with those in power creating chaos”

    We agree then! Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton and Spike Lee are not “people without power”. They have an interest in ginning up the mob, as do the other radicals who have inserted themselves into this situation from around the country. So, in the absence of facts they inflame the situation by shoe-horning it into their stupid leftist narrative. They are indeed people in power creating chaos.

    “I’m curious to know how you know all these protesters are “dumb leftists and political chancers” being apolitical as you are … ?” Are you illiterate or merely deceitful? I didn’t say anything about all the protesters, did I? I spoke about the powerful vested interests firing up a lynch mob to create chaos. That is precisely the issue you seem keen to avoid in this case.

  24. Meta permalink
    August 21, 2014 12:16 pm

    (Spike, how did you get so many people there?
    Lee: We just put the word out: “Public Enemy video.” People showed up. The police were scared though.

    Why?
    Lee: That many people? They always get scared. But there was not one incident. It was great. And the police were not a problem. As long as you’re done by 6, we’re all right.”
    )

  25. TB Queensland permalink
    August 21, 2014 2:06 pm

    That is precisely the issue you seem keen to avoid in this case.

    Why would I be “keen” to avoid an issue … Are you illiterate or merely deceitful?

  26. August 21, 2014 2:24 pm

    (For Certain; teh-usa could benefit greatly if Ferguson receives guests from Topeka waving placards and screaming `Dog Hates Black Fags`. More than one problem could be solved.)

  27. Splatterbottom permalink
    August 21, 2014 2:26 pm

    I don’t know *why* you chose to misrepresent what I said instead of addressing the point I actually made. Perhaps you can explain.

    Here is what I said:

    “As soon as anything like this happens, truth goes out the window because dumb leftists and political chancers pre-judge the matter based on their prejudices. They fire up the lynch mob and, chaos ensues.”

    You then said “I’m curious to know how you know all these protesters are “dumb leftists and political chancers”.

    Your comment was disingenuous since I didn’t refer to all protesters. Can you tell me why you chose to misrepresent what I said?

    My interest here is in the political activists, celebrity twats and race hustlers. They chose to jump in with their preferred narrative long before they knew what actually happened. The effect of their malignant actions was violence, death, injury and destruction of property. Don’t you find that disgusting?

  28. August 21, 2014 2:31 pm

    (But will Spike stick around when things go all `Columbine`?)

  29. August 21, 2014 2:45 pm

    Political chancers are in bed with the race hustlers and dumb Leftists who`re trying desperately to make `walking-while-black` a lawful activity, even tho they`re not legally brown. You should not surrender your bed-sheets and continue to wear them proudly.

  30. TB Queensland permalink
    August 21, 2014 3:30 pm

    Your comment was disingenuous since I didn’t refer to all protesters. Can you tell me why you chose to misrepresent what I said?

    Anyone can read what your comment said … you just seem to fire up about the left constantly … since I didn’t refer to all protesters

    No you didn’t say “all” but I was referring to that comment above and all the others in the past … people other than the left protest and fire up the crowd as you well know … Ditch the Witch ring a ding ding … ?

    Don’t you find that disgusting?

    You have to ask? … how long have you commented here? And you call me disingenuous?

    Closer to home … and creating more chaos … don’t you find the Prime Minister frightening ordinary Australians disgusting and insulting to law abiding Muslims?

    TONY Abbott has warned that beheadings, like in the case of American journalist, James Foley, could happen here in Australia.

    http://www.news.com.au/national/tony-abbott-says-muslim-leaders-were-foolish-for-refusing-to-sit-down-with-him/story-fncynjr2-1227031842592

    BTW … what’s with the asterisks … === I don’t know *why*

    Off to see The Expendables III … might pick up some pointers … 🙂

  31. Tom R permalink
    August 21, 2014 3:33 pm

    could happen here in Australia.

    WTF!!

    Mind you, Essendon supporters are sore losers….

  32. Walrus permalink
    August 21, 2014 3:39 pm

    Meanwhile in other Crime News Opposition Leader Bill Shorten calls a press conference to confirm he was not a rapist during the 1980s presumably when he was young and naive

  33. Walrus permalink
    August 21, 2014 3:43 pm

    “…..don’t you find the Prime Minister frightening ordinary Australians disgusting and insulting to law abiding Muslims?”

    Why ?…………………..Ivan Milat decapitated at least one of his victims.

    Why does the Left insist we just ignore the trail of death that ISIL leave behind ?

  34. Walrus permalink
    August 21, 2014 3:48 pm

    “”Can you tell me why you chose to misrepresent what I said?””

    Don’t worry Splat…………………TB and TomR verbal and attribute third party statements as primary quotes all the time. Look at my discussion with TomR just this morning

    2 peas in a pod.

    Then they both go completely unhinged when you pick them up on it plus throw in stacks of “look over theres” hoping you’ll lose track of what you caught them out on in the first place.

    It’s typical of their bullshit

  35. Meta permalink
    August 21, 2014 4:25 pm

    (I don’t ignore it; I wouldn’t mind reading a copy of ‘the letter’ component of ‘the message’ from the murderous, barbarous, evil ISIL propagandists to gauge just how depraved quasi-bargaining with innocent lives and with misplaced/ing and dehumanised/ing lex…talionis(?) might be; but, that text seems to have been largely omitted, redacted, or forgotten from image-inative official and media accounts to-date.

    Or, I’m with you, Splatter, and the WSJ: due diligence, first.)

  36. Walrus permalink
    August 21, 2014 4:31 pm

    The original post on Kevin Rudd’s Facebook page last September was this …………..

    “Dearest Mr Rudd, I have known Bill Shorten since 1985. In 1986, after I had been elected onto the Rural Policy Committee and delegate to State and national Youth Conference and State Conference at 16yo, I went to a AYL camp, near Geelong, and Bill pushed me into a bathroom and did things to me without my permission. I have spoken to the head of sex crimes in Qld but I’m scared. I don’t expect you to read this and you probably get crazy messages all the time but, I need help. Thankyou again for everything and I sorry that ALP did this to you too.”

  37. egg permalink
    August 21, 2014 4:43 pm

    TR is good at splitting hairs and never tires.

  38. Splatterbottom permalink
    August 21, 2014 4:51 pm

    “2 peas in a pod.”

    That is a bit harsh. TomR is the master troll. TB doesn’t come close. TB frequently has moments of clarity and candour whereas TomR never goes off message no matter how stupid it makes him look.

    beheadings ….. could happen here in Asutralia”

    Like in England?

    No, it would be completely irresponsible for a PM to even think about the possibility much less waste resources taking precautions against it. Even to mention that there may be a problem is clearly a a calculated insult.

    We don’t need a more vigilant government. That only inspires fear and loathing. Wisely, the ABC tells us that “our best defence is of course our cultured reason. Our tolerance. Our audacious confidence in the fundamental goodness of others. Maybe even our sense of humour.”

    So just forget about all that nasty stuff Australians are doing overseas, and don’t worry about what they might do when they come back, and don’t worry about the ones who are desperate to go over for an Iraqi hack-a-thon but have to stay here for a while. Our cultured reason will save the day! Not to mention our tolerance and our sense of humour. Did you see that picture of the Aussie kid? Oh how we laughed and laughed.

    We really need to reinforce the tolerance message. The worst possible thing would be to actually believe these naughty boys when they say they are acting in accordance with the Koran. Everyone knows that Islam is a religion of peace and that is all we need to know about it.

  39. Splatterbottom permalink
    August 21, 2014 5:16 pm

    “I wouldn’t mind reading a copy of ‘the letter’ component of ‘the message’ from the murderous, barbarous, evil ISIL propagandists”

    I too would like to read more from IS. Emir Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, their leader, is an interesting chap and a learned Islamic scholar. People like Obama are saying nasty things about him and his Caliphate not representing true Islam. I’d certainly be interested in hearing his point of view on this.

    Likewise, to understand Hamas you should start with their Charter which sets out the Islamic basis of their murderous anti-Semitic agenda.

  40. Splatterbottom permalink
    August 21, 2014 5:24 pm

    Oh noes!

    Now the Malaysians have got on the Abbott bandwagon. Instead of arresting people they should have more audacious confidence in the fundamental goodness of others.

  41. Walrus permalink
    August 21, 2014 5:32 pm

    Splat……………..

    All that lovely goodness you speak of……………….Seems you are a bit of a fan of Jonathon Green on the ABC”?

    I prefer the goodness that comes from the detonation coil of a smart bomb aimed at the head of an ISIL leader myself……………………but that’s just murderous old moi

  42. egg permalink
    August 21, 2014 5:45 pm

    ‘…but that’s just murderous old moi’

    Me too, the UN should put an international bounty on his head, dead or alive.

  43. August 21, 2014 7:29 pm

    (lgnore it. You won`t be reading letter components created by Terror-Fear-ist[?]s as Govt/s already have corporations omitting, redacting and misplacing images from youimage and tubeimage accounts already. lt is also futile turning to teabag-media for the image/text you seek, due diligence is the first casualty of reporting.)

  44. TB Queensland permalink
    August 21, 2014 7:32 pm

    … but that’s just murderous old moi …

    Yeah, as long as someone else does it … you’d shit yourself in the dark at night …

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    sb, comments noted … and stored … 😉

  45. TB Queensland permalink
    August 21, 2014 7:45 pm

    Wally you can practise online … Battlefield 4 is on a really good special at the moment for $30 …

    http://www.battlefield.com/au/battlefield-4/buy

    We could meet up … I’m happy to play the Russian, ’cause I know you would want to be the Septic Tank …

    If your interested I’ll let sreb know my callsign … BTW you get extra points for a knife kill … but I specialise in armoured vehicles … I think Toillette still plays too …

    Just sayin’

  46. TB Queensland permalink
    August 21, 2014 7:55 pm

    Evidence of the paranoia that is the USA …

    http://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/parenting/summerville-police-arrest-student-for-writing-he-shot-dead-dinosaur/story-fnjco7gt-1227032120282

    Coming to a suburban school near you … if the Abbott government continues its fascist trend …

  47. egg permalink
    August 22, 2014 6:51 am

    ‘CHURCH leaders have called on Australians to stop turning a blind eye to the butchery of Christians, as well as Muslims and other groups, by radicals from Islamic State. The Catholic Bishop of Parramatta, Anthony Fisher, said church leaders had been reluctant to speak out for fear of adding fuel to fire. “But, as fellow Christians and fellow human beings, we cannot turn a blind eye to this persecution and religious cleansing,’’ Bishop Fisher said. “The situation has deteriorated extraordinarily quickly. This is almost a classic case where intervention of some kind, such as the American strikes on extremists is warranted to defend innocent lives.’’

    Livingstone / Oz

  48. egg permalink
    August 22, 2014 7:26 am

    ‘Scientists say they have discovered the reason why some people suffer from autism.

    ‘Those with the condition have too many synapses in their brains – places where neurons connect and communicate, a new study has found.

    ‘Scientists at Columbia University in New York believe that the surplus synapses are created because of a lack of ‘pruning’ that normally occurs early in life.’

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2731093/What-causes-autism-Scientists-discover-people-condition-brain-connections.html#ixzz3B42JMq5h
    Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook

  49. Tom R permalink
    August 22, 2014 7:28 am

    TomR is the master troll.

    I AGREE!

    Meanwhile, wally still reckons it’s fine for a paper to “think” they have aloophole in a victims statement because they said “video”, not “still from the video”

    If I’m a Troll, then wtf is that? 😯

    Wow, just wow!

  50. Tom R permalink
    August 22, 2014 7:30 am

    Meanwhile, Shorten is thicker than two planks if he thinks this is going away.

    Gillard AWU saga tried numerous times to gather legs, they won’t stop. Until then, this will be the attack

  51. egg permalink
    August 22, 2014 8:55 am

    If I may speak for the average person, Shorten is off the hook but Jools will need a silk.

  52. Tom R permalink
    August 22, 2014 8:56 am

    If I may speak for the average person

    ROFL

  53. Tom R permalink
    August 22, 2014 10:20 am

    Something an “average” person might mull over

    When pictures circulated on social media of journalist James Foley being executed by the Islamic State, journalists came over all sniffy about how vulgar social media is.

    Once those pictures were published in the Murdoch press – first The New York Post, later in Sydney’s Daily Telegraph, the snobbery about social media seemed to have gone into abeyance. In its place is some sort of general malaise about the world that we live in, rather than experienced people identifying the problem and calling it out.

    http://andrewelder.blogspot.com.au/2014/08/a-modest-proposal-for-newscorp.html

  54. TB Queensland permalink
    August 22, 2014 11:10 am

    TomR is the master troll.

    Such a silly statement, TR ..

    And for the “newbies” here TR is one of the original commenters on Blogocracy … so the “foundation” commenters here know he is no “troll” …

    I remember a little tête-à-tête between ToM and TomR over name “poaching” … all those years ago … 🙂

    Anyway, TR, I’m happy to read your comments lot of (accurate) fun … seems pedantry has found a new lease on life since the LNP slipped lower in the polls …

  55. egg permalink
    August 22, 2014 11:56 am

    ‘And for the “newbies” here TR is one of the original commenters on Blogocracy …’

    One of ToM’s original dirty dozen.

    Oddly there is still around a dozen regulars, but only half are from the old school.

  56. August 22, 2014 12:21 pm

    “If I may speak for the average person”

    LOL

  57. Walrus permalink
    August 22, 2014 12:40 pm

    “Meanwhile, Shorten is thicker than two planks if he thinks this is going away. “”

    I agree.

    I know 60 Minutes is chasing the woman in which case I’m sure Seven’s Sunday Night would be doing the same.

  58. Tom R permalink
    August 22, 2014 1:24 pm

    I remember a little tête-à-tête between ToM and TomR over name “poaching”

    Ah, memories. I can’t recall who the original Tom of Melbourne was though, but I do recall quite few posters querying the “Tom of Melbourne” avatar about his statements until the second yomm fessed up. It was quite out of character for the original.

    The original, after much argy bargy by yomm, just said it aint worth it, and became someone else. I just cannot remember who it was 😦

    But, that was back in the days when yomm was very vociferous in his support of a particular legislation 🙂

    Now, back to “Trolling” 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆

  59. Splatterbottom permalink
    August 22, 2014 2:14 pm

    I don’t know much about the history but I enjoy the company here. Especially our tolerant and talented host. And the trolls are among the best in the business.

    Two questions – how come the letter T is alphabetically over-represented (TB, ToSy, ToM, Toilet Boss, TomR)? And if el gordo was one of the originals, was he always criticised this much or did the attacks start only after his recent involuntary gender re-assignment?

  60. Meta permalink
    August 22, 2014 2:26 pm

    (Placing all like-noms into the same natural-arbitrary class, naturally-arbitrarily-sampling or purpose-selecting from among nom-aliked varied-samed expressions, and treating any and all nom-alikes accordingly would be unusual, and could prove interesting; even better would be naturally-arbitrarily naming nom-(un)alikes, for innomgroup-outnomgroup effect. I guess.

    —————

    On specific social-media matters, rubber-necking is wrong, is illegal, and confounds ‘true’ vigilance, arguably.)

  61. Tom R permalink
    August 22, 2014 2:41 pm

    grodo is a late comer in hte big picture, not sure if he participated on bolgocracy at all sb

    He/she/it was off elsewhere fucking other people off at the time

    http://scienceblogs.com/deltoid/2010/05/16/el-gordo-thread/

  62. August 22, 2014 3:20 pm

    T also stands for Tossers of which are over represented here too.

    Criticism of egg/ el gordo largely sits around the way in which it derails threads all the time …

  63. Tom R permalink
    August 22, 2014 3:27 pm

    T also stands for Tossers

    And Twolls (he’s a wobber) 🙂

  64. August 22, 2014 3:56 pm

    Police arrest five Ugandans,
    accuse them of trying to turn kids gay
    Round-up appears to endorse government’s bid to win back aid from the west

    09 July 2014 | By Tris Reid-Smith
    Pader, northern Uganda: Police have arrested five people on suspicion of ‘promoting’ homosexuality.
    Photo by Sanjoy Ghosh.

    Five people have been arrested for ‘promoting’ homosexuality in northern Uganda.

    The senior officer Pader Central Police Station, Romeo Ojara Onek, confirmed the arrest to the Monitor, and said they are investigating.

    He said the among the suspects are two businessmen, one teacher, and two students.

    Locals apparently accused the group of ‘promoting’ homosexuality in primary and secondary schools Pader district and ‘recruiting’ pupils and students to be homosexual.

    But Ugandan LGBTI campaigner Edwin Sesange dismissed that claim. He said nobody was ‘promoting’ homosexuality or ‘recruiting’ people into being LGBTI and that to do so was impossible.

    The new arrests coincide with a statement by the Ugandan Government claiming their Anti-Homosexuality Act has been misinterpreted and is not really anti-gay.

    They claim it only aims to ‘stop promotion and exhibition of homosexual practices’.

    The new statement was widely seen as a desperate bid by the government to win back aid from the west, cut because of their homophobia.

    Sesange, director of the Africa LGBTI Out and Proud Diamond Group, said: ‘The government is trying to invent plots to back up their statement.

    ‘The government now is trying to play on the minds of Ugandans that homosexuals are trying to promote homosexuality. But nobody is promoting homosexuality.

    ‘We urge people in Uganda to be vigilant.’

    Gay Star News sources in Uganda are trying to uncover more information about the arrests.
    http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/police-arrest-five-ugandans-accuse-them-trying-turn-kids-gay090714

    ### full post above

  65. August 22, 2014 4:08 pm

    l see the dumb-fcuks are still running with the old `turn-them-gay` chest-nut.

    ”””””””The new arrests coincide with a statement by the Ugandan Government claiming their Anti-Homosexuality Act has been misinterpreted and is not really anti-gay.””””””

    What`s the bet that uganda is deeply dog-bothered, my bet christian.

    l notice that when these type of dumb-fcuks are reported about, they always omit the failed `turn-them-straight` practices and programs of the past, which were often run by christian dog-clubs. (Perhaps, if their teabag-media actually pointed out these failures of misery to the uganda-govt, they might just spare themselves a whole lot of stupid hurt in uganda.)

  66. August 22, 2014 4:18 pm

    haha, l just had a look at
    http://scienceblogs.com/deltoid/2010/05/16/el-gordo-thread/

    tom-r, it seems el`dodo has abandoned that thread too,

    last comments in 2010

    (what happened dumpty.?)

  67. egg permalink
    August 22, 2014 4:21 pm

    Ah yes, Deltoid. It was there that TomR invited all of us over to Trash, nobody else came but me and it was luv at first sight.

    Derailing is not all that unusual around here, but don’t worry I have found gigs elsewhere to satisfy my obsession.

  68. egg permalink
    August 22, 2014 4:24 pm

    what happened dumpty.?

    Lambert created that thread to see me out the door.

  69. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    August 22, 2014 5:45 pm

    ”The original, after much argy bargy by yomm, just said it aint worth it, and became someone else. I just cannot remember who it was”

    He said he would start posting as Tom of Melbourne the First, I suggested that he should use Prince Tom of Melbourne the First. I think he simply posted as Thomas (or something) after that.

    The background it – he did get all bothered and the spat only lasted one evening, when I first started commenting at Blogocracy. I posted a couple of comments, went out for dinner and came back to observe a few people all bothered about me misappropriating a blog name. It all seemed a little precious to me then, and it still does now.

    ***memories***
    ***sigh***
    —————————–
    (I’m currently on the Gold Coast, typically it’s non stop rain. While Melbourne has had clear sunshine all day.

    Nice weather, combined with the most friendly people in the world and acknowledged as the best place in the world to live, I think I’ll try for an earlier flight back tomorrow)

  70. August 22, 2014 6:09 pm

    “I’m currently on the Gold Coast”

    CRIPES!

  71. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    August 22, 2014 6:19 pm

    Yes, it’s very ordinary here. Just like Queensland.
    ====
    Just looking at the news- why does Bill Shorten wear such ill fitting suits? Are his arms unusually short?

  72. TB Queensland permalink
    August 22, 2014 6:24 pm

    “I’m currently on the Gold Coast”

    CRIPES!

    That’s not fkn rain yer dill … its liquid fkn sunshine …

    That’s why Melbournians are so fkn negative!

  73. TB Queensland permalink
    August 22, 2014 6:25 pm

    “Yes, it’s very ordinary here. Just like Queensland.”

    You wouldn’t fkn know! Its eight times bigger’n your little hovel … I hope you have fkn visa … all Mexicans need a visa …

  74. August 22, 2014 6:38 pm

    not to mention living in the shadow of sydney

  75. August 22, 2014 6:49 pm

    the gold-coast doesn`t really represent brisbane or the rest of qld as far as l`m concerned, the coastal area between brisbane and nsw border is pretty much an extension of the central-coast, filled with bogans and assorted arse-hats that originated in fortitude-valley, mount-druitt, holden-hill and frankston

  76. Go Tiges permalink
    August 22, 2014 6:50 pm

    “I’m currently on the Gold Coast”

    Commiserations.

  77. egg permalink
    August 22, 2014 6:52 pm

    Talking of Mexico

    ‘Just last week, Mexico cleared its final legislative hurdle ending 76 years of state monopoly and approved rules outlining the framework under which foreign companies will invest and drill for oil and natural gas in Mexico.

    ‘The recent expansion of oil and gas production in Northern Mexico is expected to top $1 trillion in investment over 10 years and create over 2.5 million new jobs by 2025 creating a new energy paradigm for North America. By combining the United States, Canada, and Mexico, oil and gas production in North America will be bigger than OPEC.’

    Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa, Bakken News

  78. egg permalink
    August 22, 2014 6:54 pm

    ‘Commiserations.’

    I’ll second that.

  79. TB Queensland permalink
    August 22, 2014 7:26 pm

    “I’m currently on the Gold Coast”

    Commiserations.

    I wholeheartedly agree, ToSY (or whatever name your using this week) … its full of fkn tourists from colder climes … no Queenslanders go to the GC … you’ve been told that before … it’s full of crims, conmen and bikies (most from other states) … we try to keep ’em in one place rather than spread it out like Mexico does …

  80. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    August 22, 2014 9:10 pm

    Yeah! The Gold Coast is hardly Queensland. Because it has land developers and other shady types…just like the rest of the state.

    I suppose Brisbane is ‘the real Queensland’ with its intolerable humidity combined with being a 2 hour drive to the nearest beach.

    Unfortunately the Gold Coast hosts conferences. I’ll rebook from an afternoon flight to a morning one.

  81. TB Queensland permalink
    August 23, 2014 10:20 am

    I suppose Brisbane is ‘the real Queensland’ with its intolerable humidity combined with being a 2 hour drive to the nearest beach.

    ● It’s 100% humidity at the moment ’cause its fkn RAININ’! You should be used to that cause’ its fkn COLD too!

    ● I can drive to the GC (not that I do) in less than an hour … the Sunshine Coast in an hour … and the local seafront in ten minutes … nearest beach is 20 mins away …

    You do waffle … starting to sound like Wally! Very disappointed in you, ToM … 🙂

    I know that, sreb, is influencing these comments but you must remember he’s a shit stirrer from Jummyland AND Taswegia … no credence whatsoever …

    Must try harder … NYC … 🙄

  82. Meta permalink
    August 23, 2014 11:27 am

    (Strangely enough, it’s still all Greco-Mexican and caravan-parks to me, when it comes to building on sand dunes and/or pouring black-gold on water……

    Aleppo, one of the last strongholds of the Syrian opposition, is on the verge of falling into the hands of ISIS. The loss of Aleppo would essentially end any hope of the Free Syrian Army operating as a viable fighting force going forward, as its members would disappear into the fray or if any dare fight on be mopped up by either the regime forces or ISIS. Moreover, if Aleppo falls into the grasp of the tyrant Al-Baghdadi and his many slaves, ISIS will attain a sense of security and confidence not previously enjoyed by the group. They will possess territory in two distinct sovereign entities (Iraq and Syria) and have absolute control over three major cities (Raqqa, Mosul and Aleppo).”)

  83. Meta permalink
    August 23, 2014 11:56 am

    (In other astounding, if somewhat belated and hitherto overlooked, news, Trump-4-Certified-American-President might be seen to enjoin the throng of political chancers discussing the situation in Chicago, Ferguson, and other ‘racial’ hot-topic-zones.)

  84. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    August 23, 2014 12:22 pm

    ‘seafront’- in Queensland apparently the local swamp is ‘seafront’.

    TB is actually a real estate agent!

  85. Meta permalink
    August 23, 2014 12:25 pm

    (@ Show Me The Teabag Report

    C’rect; there are no Nays or colonial artefacts in South Kharun.)

  86. Meta permalink
    August 23, 2014 1:22 pm

    (Alas, ’tis true; it’s a tad difficult to build Euro-repro-chic without tidying up the foreshore and lime mortar and plaster.)

  87. Tom R permalink
    August 23, 2014 4:02 pm

    The background it – he did get all bothered and the spat only lasted one evening

    Actually, the argument itself might have been short in the big picture but since from memory it started early in the day, one “evening” seems a stretch. It is also true that the brevity of the argument had everything to do with the original Tom of Melbourne and nothing at all to do with yourself yomm. But, I do recall the original Tom of Melbourne disappearing for a while and then reappearing as Thomas de loc(?) something or other, and stating with wtte that he couldn’t believe someone could be so childish and petulant. Ah, but we were only getting a prelude then 😉

    Basically, you stamped your little foot and said “I’m Tom, and so’s my wife”!

    It was a pretty un-impressive introduction, to say the least.

    After which, you began defending workchoices at every opportunity. Some saw this as a ‘vociferous’ support of said legislation, which, when confronted with the allegation at the time, you were also unable to refute, although the denials didn’t start until years later.

    History, it’s an ever shifting enterprise, aint it? 😉

    ***memories***
    ***fading***
    ***sigh***

  88. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    August 23, 2014 4:27 pm

    He was some insipid character that turned into a sook and said I should have checked through the comments history for taken names before posting a comment.

    After his suggestion I did, he hadn’t commented for over a week, I looked through 1000s of comments, didn’t find his. Tim Dunlop didn’t care, I don’t think he objected to having a few rational, informed, contrary comments (at that point). He even observed that many people seemed to enjoy the exchanges.
    =====
    Don’t start getting all confused about workchoices again!

    I generally only commented on the poisonous influence unions have on the ALP, and I don’t think many people disagree with that point these days.

  89. Tom R permalink
    August 23, 2014 5:34 pm

    that turned into a sook

    ROFL

    ***memories***
    ***fading***
    ***sigh***

    I generally only commented on the poisonous influence unions have on the ALP

    And their two foot thick awards 😉

    I don’t think many people disagree with that point these days.

    Or not. I agree they have influence. And the reason it might be construed as poisonous is due mainly to the poisonous description of them by people such as murdoch, who are poisonous themselves

  90. TB Queensland permalink
    August 23, 2014 5:50 pm

    TB is actually a real estate agent!

    GOD forbid!

    Maybe its ’cause I actually live here rather than FIFO occasionally to the GC?

    Don’t start getting all confused about workchoices again!

    Confused … if you weren’t a shiny arse you’d understand the workplace “pendulum” – remove one spring and the other takes over – completely … luckily some of us have “overall” experience (chuckle) along with white shirt and tie … should see my new silk ties from SE Asia!

    As a manager I always had good relations with unions … wonder why?

  91. August 23, 2014 6:24 pm

    (For Certain; out Personal Fluffer can always see `poisonous` unions and their influence, just not corporate.

    Do we all recall that last month the airline union killed `about` 600 citizens of the world.?)

  92. TB Queensland permalink
    August 23, 2014 6:30 pm

    Do we all recall that last month the airline union killed `about` 600 citizens of the world.?)

    Please explain?

  93. August 23, 2014 7:37 pm

    ”””Please explain?”””

    # its all teh-unions fault

  94. Meta permalink
    August 24, 2014 10:59 am

    (Surprise: Recent shift from recommendation to avoid Syrian airspace to a firm, no-fly-zone directive is nothing at all like closing and clearing a battlespace; and a humanitarian build-up and mission from Lord Downer of Baghdad’s Cyprus for relief and protection of flighty Yazidis in North-East Iraq still makes jolly good sense.)

  95. August 24, 2014 11:09 am

    Cell Phone Video Emerges That Refutes St. Louis Cops Version of Shooting

    Read more at http://thefreethoughtproject.com/cell-phone-video-emerges-refutes-st-louis-cops-version-shooting/#7OTjhjPix31jMmDl.99

  96. August 24, 2014 12:24 pm

    (For Certain; as any Boardroom or Personal Fluffer knows; so-called advice such as,

    .

    ”””””””””””’The Federal Aviation Administration today issued a new Notice To Airmen (NOTAM) restricting U.S. operators from flying in the Damascus Flight Information Region, which includes all of Syria. This replaces the current NOTAM in place that strongly advises U.S. operators against flying in that airspace and requires them to contact the FAA before they operate in that airspace. Based on an updated assessment of the risk associated with such operations and the lack of any requests from operators wishing to fly in this airspace, we believe it prudent to prohibit U.S. operators from flying into, out of, and over Syria.
    http://www.faa.gov/news/press_releases/news_story.cfm?newsId=16914&cid=TW244
    ”””””””””””””””””””’

    OR

    ””””””””””On the evening of July 17, the Federal Aviation Administration issued a Notice to Airman (NOTAM) prohibiting U.S. flight operations until further notice, in the airspace over eastern Ukraine, due to recent events and the potential for continued hazardous activities. The restricted area includes the entire Simferopol and Dnepropetrovsk flight information regions (FIRs). This action expands a prohibition of U.S. flight operations issued by the FAA in April, over the Crimean region of Ukraine and adjacent areas of the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov. No scheduled U.S. airlines are currently flying routes through this airspace.
    http://www.faa.gov/news/press_releases/news_story.cfm?newsId=16655
    ”””””””””””””””””””””””

    .

    should be treated with the disdain they deserve. There is no `certainty` of danger to aircraft when flying at X,000`s feet/meters from `primitive` ground-based weaponry in the hands of `un-skilled` rebels that will always be able to distinguish `inert` aircraft from hostile war-birds.)

  97. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    August 24, 2014 12:31 pm

    You just can’t trust those teabagz that own airlines

    (you know, the Malaysian government and employees – total about 2/3)

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malaysia_Airlines

  98. August 24, 2014 1:06 pm

    ”””trust those teabagz that own airlines”””to inform consumers that they will be flying safely over non-operational battlefields and can recover all lost cargo

  99. TB Queensland permalink
    August 24, 2014 1:12 pm

    … the airline union …

    Poor choice of words? Deliberately misleading? Or simply misunderstanding? Unions don’t determine the routes airlines fly … management does …

  100. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    August 24, 2014 1:18 pm

    Yeah, when people are shot out of the sky, it’s best we blame the owners (you know, the Malaysian Government and the airline employees who control 2/3 it)

  101. TB Queensland permalink
    August 24, 2014 1:25 pm

    sreb, enhanced video … I just counted the rounds seven and then two when he’s on the ground … a total of NINE rounds fired! I couldn’t believe the two when the man was down … that is just plain fear … from the officer(s) who fired them …

    Just watching the police in action they seemed for want of better word “overtrained” … they were paranoid …

    If that were any of mine … WOW!

    We do not want to become the USA at ANY price!

  102. August 24, 2014 1:38 pm

    ”””””””’police in action they seemed for want of better word “overtrained” … they were paranoid”””””’

    yeah, that`s coz more and more cops in teh-usa are ex-defence (rangers,seals,marines,etc) has been since iraq91 and somalia, so their own citizens are `policed` by military trained, and less and less numbers of civilians trained into `policing` under the guise of #cost.saving

  103. August 24, 2014 1:46 pm

    ””””’Unions don’t determine the routes airlines fly … management does”””””

    do you `really` think management would risk a whole aircraft and 300 of their hard-won consumers flying over operational battlefields.?

    # it must be teh-union

  104. Meta permalink
    August 24, 2014 1:51 pm

    (Duly-noted: very professional police officers trained in intercultural and situational awareness and in constructive-deescalative conflict resolution methods don’t do ‘shoot me’ irony.)

  105. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    August 24, 2014 2:22 pm

    It’s teh teabagz what run Malaysian Airlines what done it (2/3 owned by government and employees)

    Tehy made 2 aircraft crash. So don’t blame non teabagz that only shot some missiles at one of tehm.

    Some other non teabagz airlines like Qantas, put safety in front of profit and took the long way around.

    Teabagz (eg teh Malaysian government and employees) killed 600.

  106. Meta permalink
    August 24, 2014 2:39 pm

    (Come to think of it, one might almost expect to see some rendering of at least cursory assessment and/or attempt at first-aid by first-responders on behalf of an apparent gunshot victim, unless and until formal pronouncement of (f)utility of that exercise; but, that’s probably just an instant demarcation issue handcuffed to specialized job-roles in an otherwise exemplary American emergency response system on display; and nothing at all about which police and/or community partners really need concern themselves, training- and/or performance-wise, either.)

  107. August 24, 2014 2:44 pm

    ”””blame non teabagz that only shot some missiles at one of tehm”””and tehy conspired with teh onions to do this, without onion collaboration tehy would never have achieved this,

    and we all know how good onions are at making things disappear! #mh370

  108. August 24, 2014 3:29 pm

    But teh teabagz that run Malaysia Airlines are also Muslim teabagz, so when the Muslim teabags shot down their own teabagz airline it was really an “own goal”..

  109. armchair opionator permalink
    August 24, 2014 3:36 pm

    “…The original, after much argy bargy by yomm, just said it aint worth it, and became someone else. I just cannot remember who it was…”

    Ha, I remember it too, II RC, Tomr was the original tom and then came tom of M who refused to change his moniker. Some of us started to say tom1 as reference to tomr being the first one, but he couldn’t be bothered with the nonsense and became tomr (he is very good natured like that). I have always referred to tom as tomM because of that dispute! Tomr was here first :P:
    I love them both youse all
    I consider the one and only meta to be an original too!
    Egg came over not that long after snacty’s run in with the wonderful deltoid commenter of a french sounding name – I just can’t remember it at the moment, but it was a memorable event and snacty got his butt kicked!

  110. August 24, 2014 3:38 pm

    I think it’s about time we said something about them catholics.

  111. August 24, 2014 4:09 pm

    The unholy See is running a protection racket for institutional pedos, by all appearances.

  112. August 24, 2014 4:10 pm

    #gostkilda

  113. armchair opionator permalink
    August 24, 2014 4:22 pm

    “…I think it’s about time we said something about them catholics…”

    It has been a silent but accepted take over of all sides, a bloodless political coup. The political arm of the catholic mafia has infiltrated our governing institutions. Onward christian soldiers!

  114. August 24, 2014 4:35 pm

    We don’t talk much about Jesus in the feb household, but at least when we do we use his full name.

    Jesus Fucking Christ.

  115. August 24, 2014 4:45 pm

    Capitalising the (alleged) zombie’s name is unnecessary!

  116. August 24, 2014 5:00 pm

    ”””Capitalising the zombie’s name is unnecessary!”””

    funny, l came to the same conclusion with mr-rabbit along with cheeses

    .

    ”””protection racket for institutional pedos”””

    seems pell has ambitions for dog-club to move into the
    `mobile sex-offender` market too

  117. August 24, 2014 5:02 pm

    “Capitalising the zombie’s name is unnecessary!”

    You’re right! Apologies!

  118. August 24, 2014 5:16 pm

    But seriously, good to see the Vatican being so ‘cooperative’ with the RC into sexual abuse. Obviously they have nothing to hide *cough*

  119. August 24, 2014 5:18 pm

    No bullshit, something (wordpress ?) just capitalised ‘vatican’ in my previous comment! wtf?! I deliberately used a lower case ‘v’.

    Clearly AbbottCorp is already at the controls of the interwebz!

  120. August 24, 2014 5:23 pm

    as we both know, pell is the pure essence of cooperation when it comes to the misplacement of priestly penises and healing hands

  121. August 24, 2014 5:24 pm

    the vatican dog-club

  122. August 24, 2014 5:26 pm

    its your browser spell-check dunny,

    operates thru browser jscript/javascript

  123. armchair opionator permalink
    August 24, 2014 5:33 pm

    Apparently that other zealot the right revhead
    nile has been parroting the breast cancer/abortion link myth too.
    I am fascinated as to how these christian males believe they are so knowledgeable about the female body. They haven’t a shred of medical or scientific education yet they can tell us with authority what is best for us all and how to live our lives.
    This bullshit by a number of mp’s is testament to our undemocratic and unrepresentative political system – how on earth do these idiots get voted in to hold massive power over the entire population?

  124. August 24, 2014 5:46 pm

    Let`s hope teabag-media call-out nile`s bullshit, just as abet`s bullshit was called out, (better get mamma-mia to wrangle him on the project)

  125. August 24, 2014 5:52 pm

    Whenever they carry on with their religion shoehorned down the microscope crap, they just remind ‘normal’ people how ludicrous their fantasy worldview is.

    At least then their ignorant religious bias is out in the sunlight & they may be more easily judged by its unhidden malignancy.

  126. #gothemightyfkntigerz!!!! permalink
    August 24, 2014 5:53 pm

    #fuckstkilda
    #gotiges

  127. August 24, 2014 5:58 pm

    #allapreludetosydneyburstingthebubblenextweekend

    #desperatehopeafteratenthreestartwillproveallthemoredeflatingwhenitrunsintoinevitablefailureagainstthesydneymercenaries

  128. August 24, 2014 5:59 pm

    #crowsarerooted

  129. TB Queensland permalink
    August 24, 2014 6:04 pm

    Meet some real Robber Barons …

    http://www.news.com.au/finance/business/koch-brothers-the-unseen-force-in-us-politics/story-fnda1bsz-1227034796188

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    yeah, that`s coz more and more cops in teh-usa are ex-defence

    Don’t be a Fuckwit, teabag, you obviously have no idea of military discipline and ROEs … US (and Oz) police weapons training wouldn’t even match my own as a Nasho in 1970/71

    And then you select US elite forces … comparable to our Commandos and SAS … (rangers,seals,marines,etc)

    Ignorance is bliss … I guess …

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Capitalising the (alleged) zombie’s name is unnecessary!

    LOL! … did you mean Zombie? … giggle …

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! KL, I thought you were WALLY!!!!

    And then I realised “he” was sounding reasonable!

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    as we both know, pell is the pure essence of cooperation

    If there was a devil (how come it doesn’t capitalise – devil?) then meet mr pell …

    =========================================

    how on earth do these idiots get voted in to hold massive power over the entire population?

    Have you seen the alternatives, KL?

  130. Toot toot permalink
    August 24, 2014 6:39 pm

    #allaboardthetigertrain

  131. August 24, 2014 8:09 pm

    #allaboardthebandwagonofimpendingdisappointment

  132. August 24, 2014 11:06 pm

    What is black and yellow and slides down ladders Tinfoil`osy.?

  133. August 24, 2014 11:12 pm

    and in the case of
    Early Onset Verses When l Was a Boy

    .

    ”””””””””according to investigative reporter Radley Balko, over the last several decades, America’s cops have increasingly come to resemble ground troops. The consequences have been dire: the home is no longer a place of sanctuary, the Fourth Amendment has been gutted, and police today have been conditioned to see the citizens they serve as an other—an enemy.

    Today’s armored-up policemen are a far cry from the constables of early America. The unrest of the 1960s brought about the invention of the SWAT unit—which in turn led to the debut of military tactics in the ranks of police officers. Nixon’s War on Drugs, Reagan’s War on Poverty, Clinton’s COPS program, the post–9/11 security state under Bush and Obama: by degrees, each of these innovations expanded and empowered police forces, always at the expense of civil liberties. And these are just four among a slew of reckless programs.

    In Rise of the Warrior Cop, Balko shows how politicians’ ill-considered policies and relentless declarations of war against vague enemies like crime, drugs, and terror have blurred the distinction between cop and soldier. His fascinating, frightening narrative shows how over a generation, a creeping battlefield mentality has isolated and alienated American police officers and put them on a collision course with the values of a free society.
    http://www.amazon.com/Rise-Warrior-Cop-Militarization-Americas/dp/1610392116
    ””””””””””””””””

  134. August 24, 2014 11:21 pm

    while appearing for mention in
    When l Was a Boy Verses Blatantly Obvious

    .

    ””””””’Calling for a sharp separation between the nation’s armed forces and local police, President Barack Obama on Monday urged a re-examination of programs that have equipped civilian law enforcement departments with military gear from the Pentagon.

    The #transfers have come under public scrutiny after the forceful police response to racially charged unrest in Ferguson, Missouri.
    http://www.usnews.com/news/politics/articles/2014/08/18/obama-to-speak-on-iraq-missouri
    ”””””””””””””””””

    # of course `personnel` have transfered into police, not just equipment `transfers`

  135. August 25, 2014 12:07 am

    3.2.1.5 Recruiting and Hiring the Veteran
    The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan swelled the ranks of the military.
    Currently, returning veterans are entering the job market, and many will consider a
    career in policing. Veterans typically possess many character traits and skills that
    translate well to policing (e.g., a sense of service and commitment, an understanding
    of the chain of command, good order and discipline, the ability to work in extremely
    stressful situations). No doubt, many with military experience will make excellent
    police officers, and agencies are already making special efforts to hire them.
    However, veterans bring with them their own unique personnel challenges
    that may affect agencies well into the future. Some who saw action will no doubt
    suffer from PTSD, which could negatively affect their personal lives and job
    performance for many years (see Section 3.4.3: Combat and Trauma-Related
    Issues).

    Additionally, many agencies are carving out special exceptions to their
    hiring policies to accommodate veterans. Recently, the Philadelphia Police Department raised its educational standards to 60 college credits for new hires but
    will waive that requirement for veterans. Some experts worry that this will create a
    “dual culture” within agencies, with as yet unforeseen consequences (Joyce, 2012).
    For example, will veterans with fewer educational credits be less competitive in the
    promotional process? There are steps that police leaders can take to anticipate and
    ameliorate these challenges; with regard to the previous example, management
    could encourage officers to take full advantage of their GI Bill of Rights educational
    benefits and provide a work environment that accommodates and promotes
    scholastic achievement.
    https://www.bja.gov/Publications/LEFGPolicePersonnelIssues.pdf

    #page/s 14, 15 #old-teabag

  136. August 25, 2014 12:18 am

    Prepared for the
    Bureau of Justice Assistance, Law Enforcement Forecasting Group #pdf

    ”””””””””Veterans are currently returning from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
    Many of them are reservists who previously served as public safety professionals;
    additionally, many former military personnel will inevitably enter policing in the
    next several years. While most service members readjust well once they have
    returned home, a certain percentage do not. Some combat-related issues, such as
    Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), may not show themselves for years.
    Officers suffering from PTSD put themselves, their agencies, and the community at
    risk.”””””””””’

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