Wednesday, October 31, 2018

AMERICAN PC HALLOWEEN PSA GUIDE 2018: Being MEEK & NEAT for TRICK or TREAT ... (HALLOWEEN PT.12)

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This posting will be a Part 12 for the "Halloween" series of this journal/ blog. This will be more of a Public Service Announcement (PSA) type posting to showcase political correctness in America for Halloween. I didn't even plan on doing another Halloween posting today ... but this one was inspired by Infidel753 blog, who had the first video below from Bill Maher posted on his website, which gave me a good laugh. I first added a link below from Daily Mail, on an interesting piece I read this morning ... just goes to show you that America isn't too hard on Halloween ... yet, such as President Trump's best friends, Saudi Arabia. Anywayz, I hope the reader enjoys ... and Have a Happy Halloween!




***** DAILY MAIL | UK: Seventeen women are arrested for taking part in a Halloween party in Saudi Arabia ... (newsread)




New Rule: To Hell with Halloween | Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO) ... Thanx to Real Time with Bill Maher





Trigger- Free Trick or Treat ... Thanx to Rebel Media





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Monday, October 29, 2018

PATRIOTIC MILLIONAIRES | MORRIS PEARL: Torn on Tax Reform ... & Converting a SIN to a WIN ... The "TAX BACK" Edition ... (POVERTY & DESPAIR PT.9)- (NEOLIBERALISM CRISIS PT.4)- (PUBLIC PATRIOTS PT.58)- (HOW TO PRIVATIZE AMERICA PT.18)

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This posting will be to highlight an American millionaire, Morris Pearl, who serves as Chairman of the Patriotic Millionaires group ... Morris was formerly active for years with Wall Street, and managing director of one of the largest investment firms in the world, and this group consists of hundreds of millionaires like Morris. Morris will focus on the ins and outs of taxation here in the U.S., from the working classes to the top classes. This is something I write and talk about quite a bit in these related series, and thought it be enlightening to hear out Morris here. Probably about the most infantile and stupid thing we have to listen to as American taxpayers ... is these people of considerable wealth, whine and whimper like helpless babies, about having to pay taxes like everyone else, that have done nothing themselves, but make their wealth off the backs of us. Taxes are not going to send one of the rich to the poor house ... look at it like those "cash back" deals their financial/ corporate institutions peddle to us ... you know, the more you spend/ buy, you get cash back points, etc ... what we need is a "tax back" plan for them, eh? This posting will serve the "Poverty & Despair" series, because of the rise of gross inequality and what needs to change to level the field a little more for everyone. It's in the "Neoliberalism Crisis" series, because this newest wave of neoliberal economics and politics, which is a main contributor to out of control unregulated capitalism on steroids, and what it can lead to, if not addressed and fixed. It's in the "Public Patriots" series, because people who do this that are in the top 1%, are promoting a type of patriotism that really matters ... regardless of all the rhetoric out there, of what these peoples intentions are ... bottom line, is they're inspiring and informing people and doing something. It's in the "How To Privatize America" series, because the whole point of eliminating taxation, is to privatize everything, from our voices on their social media platforms, to our retirement, health, and even government, to make all we have and built, to be taken over, with the billionaires having exclusive ownership of everything. The first is a video interview with Morris from TheRealNews network ... followed by an informative piece in the Guardian that Morris wrote this year. Below that ... I'll add a little something of my own.




Millionaires Group Says Unfair Tax System Undermines Democracy ... Thanx to TheRealNews






***** THE GUARDIAN | US | MORRIS PEARL: I'm a millionaire who created zero jobs. Why do I pay less tax than you? ... (newsread/ opinion)



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***** PD/ RCJ: "NEOLIBERALISM CRISIS" ... PART'S 3, 2 & 1


***** PD/ RCJ: "PUBLIC PATRIOTS" ... PART'S 57 THRU 1


***** PD/ RCJ: "HOW TO PRIVATIZE AMERICA" ... PART'S 17 THRU 1


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One of the most popular sins today in our institutionalized pre- programmed post neoliberal ran country, is the sin about how evil taxation is ... taxation is NOT a sin, but a win for all. I think Morris sums it up perfectly on how some of our loved ones, like the Koch brothers, have all kinds of pre- paid flunkies working for them, that spread this disease of irrational thought. Because they want to create this way of thought among the masses, that taxes are evil, keeping us torn on tax reform, so that folks think that eliminating taxes, will put us all in prosperity heaven, and that despite human's natural instinct of greed, that it will all trickle down and put more money in our pockets, etc. The facts are, that most people as Morris sayz, can't afford to invest a damn thing, they can barely afford the over- inflated out of pocket costs for a medical emergency, or enough to do auto repairs, or pay for daycare, because mom and dad both have to work multiple jobs ... and so much for their family values talk as well, eh? Taxation is one of the best things we have going for us, as well as even popular social programmes like Medicare, Social Security, etc, and our public amenities and so much else we enjoy, because we pay in taxes. Imagine if we eliminated taxes, what we would have in this current form of capitalism we live in ... everything would have to be privatized (which those like the Kochs or even Trumps hope for).

We would get nickel and dimed to death on everything ... imagine using a water fountain on a hot day in the park, and having to swipe your credit/ debit card or insert cash to get a drink of water ... or even having to pay some fee just to get in the gate of the park, that will rise and fall according to the market demand ... just an example here, because the list of what they can privatize for profit is almost endless. And many of these privatized electronic services they create, cloaked in "for your convenience" don't even create one bloody damn job. We have folks here in Dallas, that will whine and vote down a .30 cent a gallon gasoline tax increase, the same folks that are now bitching about these new tollwayz and the outrageous toll fees, that these private investors, many foreign, charge to use their toll road, because you rejected a tax that would pay for roads. Give me the .30 cent per gallon tax, which comes to $3.00 per 10 gallons ... and I'll be happy, instead of paying a toll, that increases throughout the day and drops according to the weather, flow, usage, or whatever they can make another buck from. All we hear about from these mouthpieces/ flunkies for these billionaires, is the need for tax reform, as if it's actually going to do one damn bit of good eliminating all taxation. Anytime today that you even hear the word "reform", that should be an immediate red flag, asking yourself ... "what are they trying to screw us out of now?".


***** OpenSecrets.org: Lobbying spending at highest levels since 2010 ... (newsread) **** incredible, just spending on lobbying for the first 3 quarters of this year, exceeded $2.6 billion, which I'm sure alot of that gets also written off on taxes, and we pay somehow ... it's insanity.


Another thing that Morris points out, is how we are creating a society of unrest, that many of those with considerable wealth, don't want to have to live in themselves, making them feel like they will have to barricade themselves in some compound type fortress. What he sayz makes sense on that ... because they at the top are endangering themselves, and making themselves more and more hated. It's only a matter of time, before people start to target them, some even using the technologies to target them, that the top wealth have control over ... history repeatedly shows, as Morris points out, what has happened in past societies in this situation, and what will continue to. And violence is in order, by those who have been robbed blind by these entities, and have had violence even imposed on them through legislation made by those with the wealth to create this lock- down tyrannically controlled society. It is bad enough how they already control so much of our politics, making our representatives follow every demand that they make, or they will cut off their careers and campaign funding. Lobbying is one thing, but when we have a Congress of 535 Senators and Representatives, that already have to appease around 12,000 lobbyists, it makes it more difficult for our Congress to get anything balanced and beneficial for most, that are by definition supposed to represent their districts constituents as a representative body.

Many at the top can eventually be targeted, including politicians, they may have to live a life that is like being locked up and under house arrest, and they know it. The global warming is going to strain us economically as well, and the impact of the intensified storms and weather, is also making those at the top have to build places to withstand that climate change, as well as the social unrest. What will really hurt the top wealth more than violence even, is when people start to realize that those at the top that rathole all the wealth and resources, and their institutions are useless to us ... because we create and do everything, meaning we don't need them, anymore than we need a middle man insurance company to control our healthcare. These people are NOT creating jobs either, we are the ones that create that too, by our needs and consumer demand. At the same time, taxing the wealthy to death will not solve all our financial problems, but taxation of those who exploit and make so much profit off the vast majority, is just the price of doing business, and creates a more level and balanced society. Many of those who are millionaires that simply want to pay a fair tax, are not asking to have everything taken from them ... they are looking at the benefits that come from it, even for their class ... they know they are still going to make a decent profit and live well. Balancing inequality, is not to make everybody equal as far as wealth, or a danger to economic growth ... it expands economic growth and prosperity if anything.


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Tuesday, October 23, 2018

VOTING DEMOCRAT MIDTERM 2018: Voting Progressive ... NOT Regressive ... The "Fake America Bait Again" Edition ... (AMERICA'S VOTE BOAT PT.7)

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***** THE TEXAS TRIBUNE: Texas sees huge turnout on first day of early voting ... (newsread)



This posting will serve as Part 7 for the "America's Vote Boat" series of this journal/ blog. I open above with a news link from "The Texas Tribune" for fellow Texans. I went 1st day of early voting to vote yesterday, the lines were long, in fact, in my neighbourhood here in Northwest Dallas, I've never seen this long of a line, my wait time was maybe about 1.5 hours, so it wasn't too bad. I also brought a neighbour with me, when pulling into the parking lot, and she seen the line, she told me ... "Ohhh Tom, maybe we should come back another time ... " ... I just told her, this is as good as a time as any. They did ask to see my drivers license, and asked me if I was at the residence on my license, because for the last 25 or so years, my voter registration has my P.O. Box as my address, so that's understandable. I also had 3 people come to my home over the last 2 weeks, who already had my name, asking me if they can depend on me to vote for Democrats ... of course, I told them, from me and my familia and others I know. They even said they were giving rides to the polling places, or any assistance ... which was impressive to me. I also received at least a dozen or more calls at home from Dallas County Democrats over the last couple weeks, I assured them, we are voting Democrat. There has been a surge in registered voters as well too, Thanx to Texas Democrats ... because Texas had more Republican registered voters than Democrats, I read that registered voters in Texas is about 15.8 million, so this is also good to see our voting population increasing too, because many new voters are going Democrat in this state. Plus, with the far North Dallas suburban cities, which traditionally been Republican majority, many new millennial voters, and many folks that moved here from other places (many from the LA area, and New York in particular), have added to the increase in Democratic voters. I myself have at least got a couple dozen folks to vote in my community, even one that was a former Republican, and voted for Trump, he is now voting Democrat. Earlier today, I also got my neighbour Ed and his girlfriend to go down to vote, I encouraged registration earlier this year. Ed is 18 years old, both of their parents are from Mexico, and dont have the right to vote yet ... I told them, do it for your familia! I encouraged 3 step- grandsons to register, vote, the importance, etc. My point here, is the math, if 1000 people encourage their familia, neighbours and friends to register and vote, and if each of that 1000 successfully got 10 people to do so for example, that counts for 10,000 votes. I also been encouraging those folks to vote, that blow off midterms, and only vote on the Presidential elections, some don't realize the importance of the midterms. There are also a wave of new Justice Democrats, that are more progressive, running in these midterms to win a seat, that's a plus.

Another reason for this posting (of many reasons), is because I am more of a progressive type liberal on so many issues (not all issues), and I heard some fellow progressives hitting hard on progressive candidate Alex Cortez, because she was endorsing New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and all Democrats across the board, Alex is a self- proclaimed democratic socialist, and Cuomo previously was not very supportive of her. If you're a progressive, understand, that Alex has to, we are in a bad situation currently in America, and our balls are to the wall. I am first in line as far as wanting even a third party to vote for, and believe we may see one within the next decade or two ... that is more of a peoples and workers party, the oligarchs have been pushing their luck, and a resistance will grow out of it ... in time. Right now, we have a Republican majority Congress, that are ramming through some radical proposals, that will have a negative impact on keeping any kind of democracy in this republic (America is BOTH a democracy and republic). The Democratic Party is the only strong resistance we have, and the power of our vote. You can deal with Democrats a little easier than with this new wave of Republicans we have now, and the Democrats because of their problems have been hurting to regain some trust, they are more likely to listen. Then we have this "walk away" movement today, which I understand progressives and independents and how they feel, as you can see throughout this journals politics ... I myself have wrote in this journal since the start in 08 how folks would and should "walk away", in time ... I feel the same way with many of those liberals who walked away. I ask them to PLEASE reconsider and give support to Democrats in this election ... because they are the only strong opposition we have that is large enough, to at least slow down this current administration. The point here is to be progressive, not regressive, eh? Neoliberal politics and economics are already here, and to stay for awhile, we must have something to at least challenge it on a large scale, democracy has been under attack since it took over everything, so it's a matter of building and reconstructing democracy, rather than saving it. And the power of our vote, is actually stronger than just feeding money to try to compete with those who can outspend us 100 to 1, because they have took all our money. We are up against a force, that if we do not challenge this administration over the next 2 years, they are going to eradicate so many of our liberties, socially and financially, and incorporate a religious type of nationalism, that has nothing to do with democracy or our values of choice and freedom ... as well as a new gerrymandering plan they're working on.

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***** NY TIMES: Another Tax Cut? Trump and Republicans Offer a Midterm Pitch, If Not a Plan ... (newsread) *** funny, Mnuchin sayz that we have nothing to worry about these tax cuts adding to the debt. And the sales pitch/ bite reason he gives is, as long as "current economic growth is sustained", it will pay itself. That is so silly! ... "current economic growth being sustained indefinitely"? ... economics and markets history shows that no "current" economic growth remains sustainable, especially in todayz global market, if it was otherwise, we wouldnt have had to do the bailouts for these entities in the 08 recession ... nor would you see your 401(k) lose all your gains of the year overnight! I mean ... why don't you just sell us the Brooklyn Bridge, eh? And our current and past economic model, is a "bubble/ bust" type, and moreso with neoliberal economics. And all these tax breaks for the billionaires, millionaires, and highest earners are permanent, the average American loses them all in 2025 ... and gets hit with a slew of new taxes, having to pay back everything they got in the previous cuts, and more! This nonsensical talk too, as far as the economy just miraculously got great since Trump came in office is another smokescreen as well. The $1.5 trillion tax cuts he gave out of our tax revenues, which is far from being a "deficit hawk", of course, had to boost the markets some, but it drained the American people bad, not the swamp, and will most likely cost us more trillions down the road, because of it. The top wealth got ALL the benefits on this scam, while the working people, just got hit with inflation from healthcare to housing and everything in between, while wages are in decline. Economic recovery from a recession of that magnitude like 08, doesnt come overnight, or because of one person dictating. Much reason for the reasonable growth was gradual, and had to do with the 8 years recovery from the 08 Great Recession. All of which the Obama Administration had been left to repair and restructure, to fix all the economic damage done and recession of the Bush/ Cheney Administration, and the fact that interest rates remained low, and corporations were able to do a bunch of stock buy backs to overvalue their stocks, is what contributed to the economic growth ... so give credit to the Obama Administration, where it is due. But what Mnuchin is saying, as far as sustaining "current" economic growth levels is nonsense and downright silly ... which basically means, every downturn in the economy, we will have to bail out these losers, or give them billions more of our taxes in welfare, just to sustain.

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As the elections are in swing, Treasury Secretary Mnuchin is already working on another tax break, as you can see in the NY Times link above. These tax breaks, like this last plan, are not working for the majority, and taking into consideration the new neoliberal economics today on a global scale ... even top economists are skeptical. And we should have known they will keep adding more tax break giveawayz ... you give these parasites an inch, they will take a mile ... why wouldnt they?, it's their nature. These tax cuts are nothing but more "fake American bait", again, to tell Republican voters, they're designing this to give the poor working classes some more peanuts, before they go to the polls ... Congress isn't even in session, how in Hell will they do this next week?, as President Trump is telling his flock. When all of our taxes go to multinational billionaires, who is going to pay out of what to offset the costs? ... where is even incentives contractually, for these billion dollar entities to bring millions of jobs to America?, especially "good paying jobs", that they boast of. We are being hustled of the shirts right off our backs by this administration. Even their health care reform, was nothing but talk and more recent midterm lies from the President, he said the other day, that they are fighting to keep pre- existing conditions coverage, and Democrats support cutting them, it IS EXACTLY opposite of what the President is saying, it's Republicans pushing the pre- existing condition penalization ... they have done NOTHING to replace, fix, or improve any healthcare whatsoever. Unlike some liberals, I do NOT hate President Trump, or think that he is evil ... I understand him probably more than he understands himself. I do look at him as strongly unethical, but I understand what type of environment he came out of ... he comes from a fast cut throat environment, where people that are your friends, will crush you in a heartbeat, he makes some good points at times too. But he is not good for this country, or even the Republican Party, he belongs where he came from in the private sector, with his own ... since that's his game and crowd of association, he does not represent 95% of the American people. I have no reason to think that he is a racist either, but what he sayz, inspires and motivates those on the edge who kept their mouths shut and kept their hatred in the closet more or less, to turn their thoughts into rage. We are also going backwards on rights across the board, which alwayz trickles down ... today it's women and LGBT people, tomorrow it's all ... to privatizing all of our public highways and public services to "for profit" entities/ investors, and many of which are foreign investments, buying us all out. Get out and vote ....


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Sunday, October 21, 2018

LARKIN POE: "Bleach Blonde Bottle Blues", "Black Betty", "Come On In My Kitchen", "Sucker Puncher"' "Rollin' And Tumblin' " & "One Way Out"

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***** ROCK AND BLUES MUSE | INTERVIEW: Interview with Rebecca and Megan Lovell of Larkin Poe ...



This entry into this journal's "music/ arts honour roll society" will be to have a taste of some of the talent of "Larkin Poe" (wikipedia) out of Atlanta, Georgia ... because on a scale of 1 to 10, they are without question, a "10". I linked a recent interview with Rebecca and Megan above. Megan and Rebecca are sisters, and between 2005 and 2009 they were known as the "Lovell Sisters", they played with their older sister Jessica those years, and were known as a bluegrass type crew, and were doing fairly well at such a young age, having recorded a couple albums and steady touring. When Rebecca and Megan took off with their new gig, they took the name of their great, great, great granddaddy, Larkin Poe, for a crew/ company name. Another outstanding musical quartet of all sisters is "Maid of Ace". Rebecca is such a soulful singer too, she is excellent, and the harmonies with her sister Megan are excellent! ... but they worked together since they started taking music lessons as little kidz, they had their shit down as soon as they hit their teen years. Also I want to credit Elvis Costello here too, who was not only a mentor for these kidz, but opened many doors for them too. Megan is outstanding at working that lap steel too, and love her slide work. They really fall great into the blues genre, in fact in 2014, in the UK, they were voted as Glastonbury's best discovery. They are also releasing their 4th full album as Larkin Poe next month, called "Venom & Faith", and have still plenty of work lined up touring with name acts, and a fan base internationally that's growing by the week ... everyone that I turned this crew on to, that were involved in music over the last couple years, praised them! They have that roots and blues written all over them too, and there has alwayz been such great music that comes out of that part of the U.S. in that genre ... after all, that's the birthplace. But many years back as a young man, I was absolutely blown away at some of the local musicians, some I had the opportunity to play/ jam with in Macon, Rome, and Atlanta myself. It just broadened my love for music at such a young age, actually getting to meet so many tight sounding blues musicians down in Georgia (acoustic and amplified), locals who worked the southeast circuit primarily, and it was so unique to me, because I came out of the northeast basically, and what I heard and experienced in towns like Brooklyn/ NYC, Buffalo, or Montreal was much different ... you had to go to the south to really get that down home roots experience, which I cherish the experience.

Below I wanted to mix some original composition with some cover work, because the cover work they do for such old songs just expand the songs to a new level. I open below with Bleach Blonde off their soon to be released november album. Then their cover of the classic Black Betty, the African American work song, that Lead Belly got main credit for his 1939 release of it, even though it goes back before Lead Belly too ... another excellent cover of "Black Betty" here by the Ministry, with a tad of metal/ industrial edge to it. Also the wonderful remake of the 1936/ 1937 classic, Come On In My Kitchen by Robert Johnson. Also their version of the 1929 Hambone Willie Newbern piece called Rollin' And Tumblin', some really nice work on! Also their cover of the well known Allman Brothers 1971- 1972 song "One Way Out", which actually goes back to Sonny Boy Williamson and Elmore James 1960- 1961, which Rebecca is so smooth on vocal- wise. Wishing this crew well ... Enjoy!




Larkin Poe | Bleach Blonde Bottle Blues (Official Video) ... Thanx to Larkin Poe





Larkin Poe- Black Betty- 11/ 10/ 2017- Paste Studios, New York, NY ... Thanx to Paste Magazine





LARKIN POE- "Come On In My Kitchen" (Live at JITV HQ  in Los Angeles, CA 2017 #JAMINTHEVAN ... Thanx to Jam In The Van





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Larkin Poe- Sucker Puncher ... Thanx to Luciano Oliva Bianco





LARKIN POE Rollin' And Tumblin'- NY State Blues Fest- 6/ 28/ 18 ... Thanx to BluesBroad





Larkin Poe | The Allman Brothers Cover ("One Way Out") ... Thanx to Larkin Poe





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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

IPCC UN CLIMATE CHANGE REPORT 2018: 12 Year WARNING to TAME a Deadly GAME of Action & Reaction ... The "Money or Your Life" Edition ... (GLOBAL WAR'N'ING PT.56)

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UN issues dire warning on climate change ... Thanx to CBC News: The National



This posting will be Part 56 of the "Global War'n'ing" series of this journal/ blog. It's to look at the recent IPCC- SR15, as far as what we will need to do to at least try to slow the global warming some. I definitely wanted to record this in this series because it's drastic as far as assessments, and what is needed to successfully tame some of this warming ... a short intro video above to open with from CBC News. Scientists are warning that inaction, will be catastophic to everything that we know as is in our environment/ ecosystem, our lives/ living, economies, health, and just about everything that we depend on, or what is normal to us. Whenever you have something like 6000 scientific references with 91 authors from 40 countries coming to these conclusions ... it is something serious to consider, regardless of politics, money, pride or whatever. If you had even only 3 or 4 doctors/ cardiologists tell you, you may have a heart attack, would you deny and reject their warning? ... and think it's simply a conspiracy or hoax to milk more money out of your insurance? ... I don't think so. Even if climate change was not as harsh as it is currently, common sense and our advancements in science and technology, should have us further along in our energy transition than what we are ... plus, it's big business. This shows that this is not about "job creation" also, if it was, we would have much more job creation than what we have transitioning to renewables, this is more about mining and drilling all the resources for investors, and expanding this current economic model and wealth to the top ... not jobs. And there is much more to this than just going to renewables, we need an across the board clean- up and overhaul of the way we do things, which is unlikely to get done without strict regulations.

I had selected some reads below out of many I reviewed. The first Guardian piece covers the harsh news, which is very importante to let sink in. The piece from World Resources Institute, is to get some ideas on what we need to look at, as far as transitioning. The third piece from the Independent is to look at ideas for, at least, transitioning capitalism as we know it ... the reason being, is because we have no economic model right now, to deal with this transition. The 4th piece from Truthout, is to get an update on the ice loss, that is even accelerating faster than many expected. Following the links below ... I also wanted to add a new video, a timeline presentation that shows how our politics in the U.S. played off and stalled for the last 12 years (and it's not just U.S., politics in other countries as well, have played this off). We also hear the pro- fossil fuel argument, that we have cheap energies, but we also pay for those too, in the form of government/ tax subsidies to these energy providers. We can take those incentives, and apply them more to renewables immediately, and get similar reduced energy costs ... this also incentivizes private investments more. We are shelling out big money either way you slice it, and more with all the damage we have to cover as well. At the bottom, I will add some more of my views ... and I am not a scientist, economist, engineer, or hold any college degrees in any of this. My views and assessments are from what I gathered in information on this subject over the last decade while putting together this series, so for all I know, I could be totally wrong as well ... but they are my views based on what I gathered so far, and there seems to be compelling scientific evidence.




***** THE GUARDIAN US | JONATHAN WATTS: We have 12 years to limit climate change catastrophe, warns UN ... (newsread)




***** WORLD RESOURCES INSTITUTE | KELLY LEVIN: 8 Things You Need to Know About the IPCC 1.5C Report .... (newsread)




***** THE INDEPENDENT UK | NAFEEZ AHMED: This is how UN scientists are preparing for the end of capitalism ... (newsread)




***** TRUTHOUT | DAHR JAMAIL: Earth's Ice Lost "Is a Nuclear Explosion of Geologic Change" ... (newsread)




Watch the US stall on climate change for 12 years ... Thanx to Vox




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I know I must sound like a fruit loop to some folks, I talk and write about this stuff quite a bit. And maybe I am a little crazy, but what we are facing is a reality and big challenge that we are going to have to adapt to and deal with as a species. I have alwayz felt that this is possibly more serious than what folks been saying it is anywayz ... I mean, you have to check, crosscheck, and present to where it dont create panic. It was sad, when this news broke, I was watching the tele news, and they asked President Trump what he thinks about this latest report, his response was ... "I have to look at it first, and find out who made the report ... we need to find out who wrote this" (similar wording). The thing is, I'm sure what the President is saying, is that he suspects that these scientists are part of a left wing conspiracy to put companies out of business, or a hoax designed by the Chinese, so they can dominate the coal industry, or similar. The thing is, that it's not just the President, but this mindset is almost exclusive to the Republican Party, although these fossil fuel industries pour money into both parties, the Republicans alwayz claim the "theory" thing on global warming, saying "It's just a theory", and have a variety of other pre- paid excuses to deny it is happening, or we need to do another quarter century or so of research. I think these dayz, Republicans are starting to say it's "real", BUT, that climate has alwayz been changing, even without us. It's true that climate has alwayz changed, scientists know that. What the problem is, is that we are accelerating that warming dramatically, making it warm far faster than it normally would. We already have about a half century of scientific research on what we have been doing to the earth, even the research by Exxon's own scientists decades ago, that told them the risks of what they are doing. Even folks that DO NOT have any science background, can figure this out, it's so clear ... all this so called "denial", is only about profits, nothing else.

As far as scientific evidence, I think it makes more sense to listen to scientists, who have worked their whole lives at finding answers ... I mean, I would listen to scientists on this, over a politician, CEO, or religious preacher on a scientific assessment. And NO ... I dont believe any of these folks dont believe what is happening, and that it's not accelerated warming due to our activity. All these people (with the money) are building homes and protection barriers, to protect themselves and their properties/ assets from what they say they dont believe in, they are simply compulsive liars. So many of the top wealth know that capitalism and climate is out the door as we known it, you can tell by their actions too. They are only looking at short term investments, and to maximize profits, and drain most of the wealth/ assets on the globe, leaving just enough for the majority of people, to keep social order, spending/ consuming, borrowing, and servitude to them. I mean, they been designing and implementing this economic model for decades, which is neoliberal economics, to expand the current system/ model and global expansion of it, to build wealth. While also trying to take over all governments ... like it or not, most at the top, are just ratholing all the wealth and resources they can, they are expecting millions to die off, and concerned about themselves primarily, and building their small individual empires for the changed future that's ahead. And alot of folks are doing better, living better, making more money, and even wasting energy, food, and resources more than ever ... it's become normal, a way of life ... and a careless attitude we've embraced that can be destructive to us, and backfire on us. I'm confident, from what we are learning from these scientific findings/ reports, along with economists and engineers, that in the future, after we get enough backlash from nature, that we will change, and be on a much better path ... the question is though ... how long it will take?, and what will need to happen before we do?

Experts in engineering, economics, and science all believe that this challenge and goals can be met, and I trust their expertise above all. We already have the technology to even go full renewable, it's being done all over right now. We certainly have the capital it would take too, yet while we have that capital needed, the expenses from damages/ catastrophic weather events, is going to drain us big time. A big problem that I see, is trying to get unity of the "will", politically, socially, and economically to change in this short time frame ... 12 years is short for the amount of work to be done, and it would have to be an immediate take- off, this is alot of work. The UN is allowing for 22 years, but frankly, I feel that it's needed in the shortest time frame of 12 or less even. This is more serious than we may realize, it's not something that we can be lolligaging, stalling, and procrastinate over. It's not a left/ right issue or political, it's almost foreign to what we are used to having to deal with ... it's action and reaction, it's nature, just like if you eat something that dont agree with your body, you get sick ... we do damage to the environment, this is the reaction of nature. This is not the laws of man or its man- made religions, this is the laws and resistance of nature, it's like having a gun put to your head and saying "your money or your life" ... it's gonna be one or the other. Everything we do has a price, this is no different, we create our own miseries. With the neoliberal economics and politics globally that we are in the middle of currently, and all the global races/ competitions, wars and conflicts of different interests in different areas of the globe to dominate over each other ... it will be the biggest challenge we have ever had to deal with in our recorded history. It's going to not only take a unity type mindset from every class, race, and gender of humanity ... but a sacrifice, that will be hard for most here and now to conform to, we are living better than ever, and it will be so difficult for people to want to give up so much, it will take many years just to handle the change, and strict enforcement. Sadly, the more catastrophic weather events we have over the next decade, will be a major factor in getting the lead out of our asses, and making more of an effort.


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Monday, October 8, 2018

TEDDY BEAR TEXAS TERROR ATTACK THWARTED 2018: Teddy Nailed & Jailed by AIR FORCE Security ... & How to Eliminate the Threat ... The "Deadly Teddy" Edition ... (DONT BE ALARMED PT.21 ... You're in Murica")- (BATTLE OF THE DOLLS PT.13)

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This posting will serve the "Don't Be Alarmed" and "Battle of the Dolls" series of this journal/ blog, for a little humour. Sheppard Air Force Base Security in Wichita Falls, Texas went into high gear the other night when they nailed and jailed a large Teddy Bear that broke through security at the base. This was later reported as a training exercise, but I got a laugh out of it, and thought it would be fitting for this series. When I first heard this last friday on the local news, my first thought was "where is President Trump on this?" ... of course, I forgot, that Trump was on Twitter and in media trying to get his alleged sexual predator buddy Kavanaugh on the Supreme Court, as usual, the President spends alot of time on his alleged criminal friends, protecting them. Terrorists can come in all forms, and a Teddy Bear terrorist in Murica will be dealt with, regardless of how cute they are! No doubt, when we capture one of these terrorists, they need to be brought to justice. Below, the news link from Fort Worth Star- Telegram with video. And below that, I included some videos on how to deal with this threat to society. Even ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) knows how to deal with these vicious Teddy Bears, as you can see in the first video, on how they train their little children to deal with them. And CSOM (Christian State of Murica) dont fall far behind ISIS, running close competition, in how to deal with Teddy Bears, as you can see in the other 3 videos. So if you see one of these little mother fuckers being executed, in a cruel and un- Teddy Bearish kind of way ... don't be alarmed, you're in Murica! God Bless fucken Murica, and death to terrorist Teddy Bears!


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***** FORT WORTH STAR- TELEGRAM: Watch a giant teddy bear storm a Texas Air Force base- and get slammed to the ground ... (newsread/ video)




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Training Toddlers To Behead | Shocking New Video | Mango News ... Thanx to Mango News





Teddy bear terrorist ... Thanx to MamaCakes





KID KILLS TEDDY BEAR! ... Thanx to Theft





Teddy Bear Execution- LOTS of guns! ... Thanx to bozogotstoned





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Monday, October 1, 2018

HALLOWEEN 2018: "Funny Or Die" Halloween Anthology with Marilyn Manson & Elvira (Mistress of the Dark) ... Diamanda Galas "La Llorona" & "L'Heautontimoroumenos" ... (HALLOWEEN PT.11)

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This posting will be Part 11 of the "Halloween" series of this journal/ blog. Yes, I realize it's early, and Halloween isnt till the end of the month ... but the stores are already selling Halloween stuff, and folks in my neighbourhood put decorations up earlier in october ... and it's that time of the year, where I just kinda get in that Halloweenish spirit, you can say ... so that's that. I chose a couple funny pieces for a little light (or dark in this case) humour, with Marilyn Manson and Elvira. At least 30 years back, I was at a private social gathering, and I met Elvira ... we had some small chat, after she asked me the meaning of a particular necklace I was wearing, we were both dressed, not for Halloween, but sort of dark I guess, and it wasnt Halloween. But Elvira was admiring one of my rings in particular, which was a scorpion ring (yes, with a real scorpion in it ... this is the ring, in a different custom setting), and she had a couple unique pieces of jewelry herself. Anywayz, she told me I should give her the ring, as a gift, I smiled, telling her it was a fav of mine ... I just thought she was joking around, being she was just pointing out that she liked the ring. I bought the ring for myself from a guy that made unique pieces, because I found it unique and liked it. After I had a few drinx later, she came to me from behind with her hand on my shoulder, leaning to whisper in my ear, saying to me ... "where's my ring, Thomas? ... I thought you said you were going to give it to me as a gift ... it would look good on me" (similar wording). So perhaps she was serious about me giving her the ring (?). I was thinking to myself ... "is Elvira trying to hustle me out of my ring?", heh, heh, heh, heh, heh {:-) Of course I cant part with it, I still have it too ... I guess some folks may have gave it to her, being a celebrity ... and she is pretty cool people too, I just couldnt get around to it. At the bottom I wanted to add a little music, a couple favourite pieces of mine by the beautiful composer/ pianist/ vocalist, Diamanda Galas. The first piece "La Llorona" is a cover of the Mexican folk classic ... and the second piece, Diamanda's music to "L'Heautontimoroumenos", from the poetry of Charles Baudelaire's "Les Fleurs du Mal", these will also be included in this journal's "music/ arts honour roll society". To the reader/ viewer ... Enjoy ... and have a fun Halloween!




Funny Or Die's Halloween Anthology with Marilyn Manson ... Thanx to Funny Or Die





Funny Or Die's Halloween Anthology with Elvira ... Thanx to Funny Or Die





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Diamanda Galas- La llorona ... Thanx to Carlos C.L.





DIAMANDA GALAS | L'Heautontimoroumenos ... Thanx to Morgawse Arth





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Monday, September 24, 2018

CHINA'S BELT & ROAD INITIATIVE 2018: China's AMBITIOUS & SUSPICIOUS Vision and Decision ... Economic Imperialism or Capitalism on Steroids? ... The "Critical Geopolitical" Edition ... (CHINA THE SLEEPING GIANT PT.6)

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Children from Belt and Road countries sing out their gratitude ... Thanx to China Daily



This posting will be Part 6 of the "China The Sleeping Giant" series of this journal/ blog ... I opened above with a cute little promo video, even communist China is pretty good at marketing, eh? ... even running competition with Corporate Communist America {:-) It will be to look at the China Belt & Road Initiative (wikipedia), that is being called the "project of the century", among other things. Some are praising it and hoping China will "choose" their country to invest in and do business ... some are worried. I started this series in 2009, and have not done a posting in it since 2013, so this is to update the series, on what China has been doing ... I mean, we ALL know what America has been doing, eh? ... and China is a critical player to be recognized, especially to the U.S. It's admirable to me, what China has done just over the last half century, of course, the west and U.S. played a big role in making them the economic power that they are today too, and we are in debt to them ourselves. Just after World War 2, China was really having hard economic times and had a war torn country, so to be such a big player today is impressive. I admire as well, that at least they have some vision ... I wondered as an American, what our vision has been? ... well, it's pretty clear what America has been doing. Is this too much of a cost for China to handle? ... they will get other investments/ finance too, sure, they're taking a chance, and with the style of global economics today, they are bound to take some hits, as everyone else. A trillion dollars isnt too bad ... I look at the U.S., we had already spent $2 trillion to bomb, invade, rebuild, and take over Iraq, killing over 130,000 civilians, and that cost is still growing (Reuters), a recent piece here has death toll at a half million (HuffPost) ... of course Iraq has about I think $12% of world oil reserves, but what the Hell did the American people get out of it, besides several thousand of our military killed, and the costs? China is spending a fraction of what we spend, and not having to kill hundreds of thousands of people, or exhausting their defense budget or military health ... instead of bombing countries to win their support, they're offering to help them with infrastructure, etc.

Many countries are worried and suspicious about China's moves ... and of course, you should alwayz be, whether it's China or anyone ... so I have some links below for views on this, and what is currently going on. Is anyone suspicious about America, when they go in to some of these countries and takeover all the resources and political structure?, I dont hear enough about that. Many are concerned over the human rights thing, China has a poor history on that too. Were in bed though, with a President, dancing with Saudi's wealthiest, swinging their swords around, a country who has even more horrible public executions of their own people than any major country on Earth, so cut the bullshit about how evil China is. While the U.S quietly supports Saudi- UAE forces that are slaughtering thousands in Yemen, with a shitload of human rights violations (NY Times). Who made the trade deals with China here in the U.S.? what western corporations benefited and how many folks got rich off of Chinese products and labour? ... stop being so blatantly hypocritical for a change America. We couldnt have consumed all the junk we have from China and made y'all so rich without China. China is charging interest that many folks may not be able to repay? ... they do the same thing in America ... why all this bloody damn humanitarian love talk and so forth we have to hear out of our own country. Where are all our (American) multi- millionaires and billionaires with their philanthropic "tax haven/ shelter" foundations, as far as helping even our own people that slave for them and make a fortune for them? China took over 800 million Chinese people out of extreme poverty, while extreme poverty has increased in the U.S. ... a communist government at that. And the Chinese government has been spending an enormous amount on their own infrastructure, while our government has been neglecting ours. They say China executes so many prisoners, which I'm sure is more than the U.S.. But the U.S. has twice as many prisoners in a country (U.S.) with a quarter of China's population. Because in the U.S., prisoners make folks rich, as you can see HERE, HERE, and HERE, and American corporations thrive on our prison industry, as well as keeping people returning to prison, to keep their profits up, if we executed as many as China, they would be out of business, eh?

China is just capitalizing on what they learned and got an invitation to from the west ... they are doing what any country does to try to strengthen and secure their country in a globally corrupt system, because if they didnt, they would get shit on and used more ... that is how the world worx in our system ... we created it, not the Chinese. Are they in bed with Russia? ... of course, they are neighbours, but that doesnt mean they trust each other. I feel that the reason why North Korea has been loosening up, is because China put their foot down with them, and told them to chill, if they want to be a future player in the global arena and have China's support, I dont think it had a damn thing to do with Trump, nor do they fear someone like Trump, who is nothing but a bag of hot wind. China is criticized by America for their one party communist government, and criticized, saying that no country should dictate? What has the U.S. become? ... a neoliberal economics one party system, divided into a left and right by billionaires, with the banks and corporations dictating not only our country, but many other countries ... these bastards wont even let our country negotiate pharmaceutical drug prices, or let the American people choose a damn thing as far as their health care, to even our taxes we pay, on what they get spent on. Again, our neoliberal corporate/ banking loves China, BUT, they will not be totally happy until they dissolve and transform the government of China as is. Why? ... because China actually has state owned banks and stronger government to deal with ... and has guidelines for doing business with folks in the global arena, unlike America, where our Congress falls to their knees singing praise and thanks the minute any of them from Wall Street walk in the door on Capitalism Hill (aka "Capitol Hill"). A few years back when President Obama stated while trying to push the TPP trade deal (a trade package I was also opposed to), that "if we dont write the trade rules, China will" (similar wording) ... Obama was right. So we are in a spot now, that if we dont kiss the asses of our corporate/ banking masters night and day ... we will be at the mercy of the Chinese? ... you know, fuck you both in Washington and Wall Street, it's because of you bastards up there, why we are in this predicament.


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China's One Belt One Road Could Make Or Break This Poor European Country (HBO) ... Thanx to VICE News






***** THE GUARDIAN | NEWS: What is China's Belt and Road Initiative? ... (newsread)



***** THE ECONOMIST: China's belt- and- road plans are to be welcomed- and worried about ... (newsread)



The New Silk Road: China's Route to Europe? | DW English ... Thanx to DW English





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Wednesday, September 19, 2018

BERT & ERNIE COCKFIGHT 2018: "GAY PLAY or MUPPET FUCKING Fetishes? ... America NEEDS to KNOW" ... Lubed, Screwed & Tattooed ... The "Fret No Mo" Edition ... (BATTLE OF THE DOLLS PT.12)

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Sesame Street: Bert And Ernie Are Not Gay, They Are Depraved Pansexual Perverts ... Thanx to The Onion



This posting will be Part 12 of the "Battle of the Dolls" series for this journal/ blog. I have an opening video above to get a little more detailed on the sexuality of Bert and Ernie, since mainstream media seems to be ignoring it ... so fret no more, the answers should be here for y'all. But what inspires this posting, is when I woke this morning and clicked on the tele news in bed ... I was expecting the usual news briefings to get updated on. But I was expecting the usual news such as last nights local shootings, or some person shooting up a venue full of people, climate change disasters, perhaps President Trump's buddies getting busted for fraud, money laundering, racketeering, and the usual, or Trump's girlfriends speaking out, about how he pays them off, more corruption revealed in our Congress, priests raping children, banks ripping off millions of customers, corporations screwing customers, etc, etc ... you know, the usual distasteful fucked up shit that all these pieces of shit that we praise get exposed of for the vile scum they are. What I did not expect in the news, was this thing about Bert and Ernie, the puppet/ muppet characters of Sesame Street ... and all the confusion and desperation to find out if Bert and Ernie are gay. I'm so far out of touch with pop- culture, that I even had no idea that there was a petition and push back 7 years ago for them to get married, nor did I even know about the Bert and Ernie response when hearing the SCOTUS ruling on gay marriage. Don't get me wrong though, I have watched Sesame Street before with the children at home, knew of folks like Bert and Ernie, but it never crossed my mind to think or question if they were gay or not ... I mean, they're little puppets, dolls, fictional characters. I am very grateful that I never got bothered by these things, it must be torture on the mind, to have to take our sexual issues and disorders or whatever, and incorporate them into fictional characters, or even other creatures in the animal kingdom. I think that gay, straight, and bisexual people that get so bent out of shape over things like this, have similar issues psychologically. I wouldnt even be writing about such in this journal, except that I find it so strange and stupid, so it's more in humour than anything. I cant tell you what sexuality they embrace, if they do, or if they should be married, I frankly dont give a shit one way or the other ... heh, heh, heh, heh, heh {:-). However, I went and compiled some news, video, and art, past and present, for the reader who may care to view it, which I hope is somewhat entertaining.


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***** CNN: Sesame Street says Bert and Ernie's relationship status is not complicated ... (newsread/ video)




Should Bert and Ernie Get Gay Married? (CBC) ... Thanx to Jessica Bennett






***** PETITION: Let Bert & Ernie Get Married On Sesame Street- Change.org ... (2011 petition)




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Wednesday, September 12, 2018

BOTHAM SHEM JEAN: Dallas Businessman GUNNED DOWN in His Own Home by Dallas Police Officer in Mistaken Identity ... WRONG Call in the WRONG Hall, Y'all ... The "Mistaken Break In" Edition ... (POLICE BRUTALITY PT.32)- (AMERICAN EXCEPTIONALISM PT.13)

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Latest information in Botham Jeans shooting death ... Thanx to WFAA



This posting will serve as Part 32 of the "Police Brutality" series, and I wanted to include it as Part 13 of the "American Exceptionalism" series of this journal/ blog, with an intro briefing video above to open. This is a local case, that got national and international atencion, which it should. And what a mess this damn case is looking to be, as well as the way this has been handled so far ... this case is certainly unique, and a legal mess so far, as far as making a solid case for a conviction. It's a case that I been following, and wanted to have recorded in this journal. Again ... I never put cases in this series/ journal unless it is clear fault of an officer, these are cases, where all your good competent officers should be upset as well, because it leaves a blemish on the department. This is a case where a young 26 year old Dallas businessman had his apartment invaded by a Dallas Police officer neighbour, and was gunned down and murdered, as mistaken identity or whatever ... the excuse was ... wrong hall, wrong apartment, and wrong call, y'all. The officer, Amber Guyger, was involved in another shooting a year ago, suspect lived though, she was cleared, as it was determined as justified. Technically from what I gather, unlike some other states, when charged with murder in Texas, it doesnt appear to have a 2nd degree, it is a first class felony for all murder ("capital murder" though is different, and the most serious, and warrants penalty of death, as far as punishment, or life in prison), but murder can be reduced to 2nd "class" too, and even depending on circumstances in the defendant's case discovered in the trial, which falls into a penalty similar to manslaughter, this may have happened in the confusing sentencing of the Roy Oliver murder trial, in the previous "Police Brutality" posting. Guyger has the right to a fair trial too, for all we know so far, this could have been a mistake, as she is claiming ... regardless of what I or anyone else may feel about this, this is what investigations, evidence, transparency and trials are for.

As loving and full of shit as America is, and the high standards this country has, global prominence, world leaders, liberated, civilized, etc etc ... this is still a country, that has a serious issue when it comes to policing, considering all what we are, which I'll call American exceptionalism, since it's such a popular term. This case made many Dallasites angry, of all race, gender, and class, and it should. And for those who BMB (bitch, moan and bellyache) about NFL players, like Colin Kaepernick taking a knee during the National Anthem at a game ... this is exactly the reason why the fuck they do. It is patriotic and in the American spirit, to stand up as Americans against these injustices, whether intentional or not, including taking a knee and questioning this corporate oligarchy that seems to run this country. So wake up, and stop making excuses for this corporate/ political programmed vending machine plastic type patriotism. If you dont believe it as far as corporate influence in the NFL, just look around, at how corporatism/ banking/ finance, has so much influence now ... whether it's naming rights of stadiums, involving themselves in our social issues while dictating thought, pushing their financial and retirement products, to incorporating military/ defense in our sports for recruitment, and more ... take a closer look at how much our thought is being influenced, and how. This is not only the NFL, they have the NBA, NHL, MLB, etc, ... just look at only the last 10 years even. I included some newsread and video below, importantly too, to get an understanding of how the law is going to work in this case. And frankly, in my view so far, this case looks lousy in getting anything significant for the Jean familia criminally, I would hope I'm wrong ... maybe better as far as something on the "civil" end. I mean what? ... maybe if the witnesses statements countering Guyger's account are solid, maybe you can get a different hand to deal in criminal proceedings? ... I dont know. At the bottom, I will add some additional views of my own.




***** STAR- TELEGRAM | FORT WORTH: Botham Jean's family relieved Amber Guyger was charged. Now they want answers ... (newsread/ video)



***** HEAVY.COM: Botham Shem Jean: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know ... (newsread/ video)




Investigation into death of Botham Jean ... Thanx to WFAA





Multiple Criminal Defense Lawyers See No Crime In Off- Duty Officer Shooting ... Thanx to CBSDFW






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Thomas Hudson Pickering/ Ranch Chimp



When I first read about this case, was the morning after the shooting went down. And at first, I halfway believed officer Guyger's story, I say "halfway", because I still had alot of questions ... but it did sound like a mistake, yet after reading much more and leaks from residents that were witnesses to what happened, many more questions started getting in my way, it didnt appear so cut and dry. These neighbours are not the anti- cop types, or street type folks. I myself am familiar with this apartment complex, because I used to visit someone that lived there. I can tell you, that this is not some high crime type of complex ... this is one of those gentrification communities in The Cedars District, off southwest edge of downtown Dallas, that was formerly for decades, an old warehouse and manufacturing district. There is lots of new commercial and residential development. This apartment building is fairly nice, with adequate securities, in fact, within a block, across S. Lamar St, is the new Dallas Police Headquarters building, police were on the scene within 4 minutes, because they arrived on foot. You have electronic security gates to enter the building, to access the parking, as well as on the doors inside, a security check door just to enter the hall from the parking garage, and security check doors, to enter even the pool area, weight and club rooms, or whatever. The doors on the apartments work on a electronic key as well, you put your key in, it shows a green light to unlock it, a red light denies you entry, if you insert the wrong key. As far as the apartment door being "ajar"? it cant be without a door stopper of some kind, it's designed to close on it's own (YouTube) ... so either Guyger is mixed up or lying. This is not the kind of place, that is attractive to folks that burglarize apartments, that intend to score quick and get away easy ... too much to fuck with for low end burglars, and too little to score of high value for high end burglars. The tenants that move in, are screened pretty well too ... credit, rental history, salary, employment/ business, criminal history, etc ... so it is not a place where folks with a tainted or questionable history get accepted either. I realize that officer Guyger did not live there too long, but I dont see much reason for her to think that there was a burglary in progress, due to the hassle to get into these, after all, she works a high crime district, and knows the streets after nearly 5 years in it. It is likely that she was a little tense, because she works a special 10 member tactical type elite unit, which she is the only woman on this crew. Her and her crew serve more high profile warrants, and apprehend people that are known to be high risk as far as danger and being armed in the Southeast Division and Pleasant Grove District, this can be a rough area for officers to work, I'm familiar with it, I have friends there, and know some good people in the Grove. But you have an element of organized gang drug dealing and killings, with across the board high crime rates. If you just got off a 12 hour shift, working a hard day in that hood, you may need some time to work off that edge after.

One of the questions I would like to have answered is, what was the exact verbal command that Guyger gave Jean as a warning when she seen him/ silhouette, that he refused to comply with? Nothing has been even halfway clear of that verbal command ... did she first identify herself as a police officer, since it was dark? Should Jean not have seen it/ her in better lighting, since the most light from hallway was behind her? The apartment I was in had light switch close to the door, as most apartments do, did she think about hitting the switch? ... which is a typical first reaction. Officers carry the latest as far as high beam flashlights, really nice small ones too, did she think about using her light? ... I mean, she was wearing her duty belt, and had easy access to everything, not just her sidearm/ gun. A witness neighbour in the same hall ... said that she heard a woman saying "let me in" (similar wording) while pounding on a door, from 2 different witnesses, in 2 different apartments, saying the same thing. And a male voice saying, "God, why did you do that?" (similar wording), I'm sure this must be being carefully investigated, since they have the witnesses. I mean, if this is so, it is in conflict with what Guyger is saying ... not unless, there was someone else in the hall doing and saying this. How long did Guyger have to tell her story? There is nothing that shows, except for the call she made to 911, which hasnt been released yet, of when she gave her first account. Was it to arriving fellow DPD officers?, or not until she was interviewed later by the Texas Rangers?, which is a state agency ... what is the official first statement? They say that DPD immediately took her blood, before releasing her, this is for alcohol/ drugs, we dont know the results. It is common with some officers that work details such as hers, to stop off after duty in uniform, to take in a quick drink, to take the edge off ... wearing a uniform gets you special deals, prices at some places, that officers know and frequent. The hallways do look similar in the building, but there is usually little things, like a plant, or certain item on a wall, door, or doormat, large numbers on walls of floors, such as 4, 3, 2 & 1, that become familiar as far as identifying the floor, since you use it daily, she lived there. I have to question as well, did she go directly from the 4th floor parking to the hall, because of another witness statement that I read in an article ... and you do have elevators. She was officially off duty, but wearing her uniform ... the department asks officers, as soon as they finish their shift, to change back to their civilian clothes too, so that mistakes are not made as far as which officers are on or off duty. Why did Guyger make bond way out in Kaufman County, request of Rangers or her? She bonded immediately on an above average bond for a manslaughter case on an officer, with $300,000 (most manslaughter cases on officers are vehicle related, not shooting, perhaps that's why the higher bond). Someone either put up the whole $300K cash bond, which they'll get back after the final disposition of the case, otherwise, if they went the $30K amount through a bonding agency (10%+fees amount), and the bonding agency backed the rest, they wont get back none of the $30K.

DPD Chief Renee Hall, immediately called in Texas Rangers to take over the investigation, before DPD could even sort things out for their own shit? Hall said, Guyger's department requested it. I mean, Chief Hall is new, she just came on as Chief, she was the former deputy chief of Detroit, and she is not broke in yet on Dallas, and she herself admitted it will be a challenge, due to the size of Dallas geographically, and with what is labeled as the "DPD officer exodus", being we are short several hundred officers that walked and left. Over the last 4 years, about 1000 police officers walked and quit, that's alot of officers, from what I gathered last in mid 2017. And some established, those higher in ranks and long timers, are not very confident in her yet, it takes time, she is also the first woman chief ... why did Guyger's department really request Hall to make that move?, I mean, they requested to the Chief to do this (more like, told her), Hall didnt do it on her own, they say it was to have an outside unbiased investigation ... I dont buy it ... I dont think they wanted Hall and DPD to do the first investigation and questioning drill of Guyger. If Guyger was off duty and involved in a homicide, as a "civilian", whether manslaughter or murder suspicion, why was she not immediately detained in Dallas County? If, since this was Jean's home, he decided to exercise the "castle law" as self defense on an intruder against Guyger, you can bet your ass, if still alive after, that Jean would be detained immediately ... and DPD would have sole dibbs on investigation/ interrogation ... I would bet Texas Rangers would have not been called in. Why did Texas Rangers take so long to get an arrest warrant? ... is it because they cant figure out whether to charge as manslaughter or murder? According to defense and prosecuting attorneys both, this has to be a murder case, as explained above. At least Dallas County DA Faith Johnson is ready to roll, and get this to the jury, and the jury is going to have the final call, and Johnson is politically Republican, imagine that. But DA Johnson, been wasting no time in getting things done, as far as this, or even the last local case against Officer Roy Oliver, in the Jordan Edwards murder. I would hope that Faith Johnson is straight about these prosecutions, but so far, she has been, with the exception of the jury misunderstanding during the sentencing of Oliver ... I still dont understand what happened in that. But, looking at this case so far, on just what you have now ... it doesnt look too good as far as getting some solid significant conviction of Guyger at all. And you heard how confident one defense attorney was above, on if he had to defend Guyger on a murder case, he's confident, she would walk ... and looking at all you have now, that sounds logical. And considering so far, this does not fall into the manslaughter category of offense, or 2nd class felony offense, despite the official manslaughter charge ... being the shooting/ murder was "intentional", and if you take the "mistake of fact" into account at a trial, what if much at all, kind of conviction/ sentence would she be facing? ... or what would it get worked down to?


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