TAGONIST: Police makes civil asset seizures

Monday, January 26, 2015


Cities Budget Civil Asset Forfeiture As Part of their Funding
By Martin Armstrong
Armstrong Economics
November 22, 2014


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Since 2009, Washington, D.C. officers have made more than 12,000 civil asset seizures under city and federal laws, according to records and data obtained from the city by The Washington Post through the District’s open records law. Half of the more than $5.5 million in cash seizures were for $141 or less, with more than a thousand for less than $20. D.C. police have seized more than 1,000 cars, some for minor offenses allegedly committed by the children or friends of the vehicle owners, documents show. Any excuse to simply rob the people is in full bloom.

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You decide: Good Cop or Bad Kop?

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RANT: “inappropriate” advertising

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Anyone think this is “inappropriate” advertising?

2014 Dec 23 Optimum

From an unattended mail account from Optimum cable service.

I do.

Guess I have to add “fussbudget” to fat old white guy injineer?


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POLITICAL: Ignored Heroic Military

Saturday, January 24, 2015


The Unquestioned, Ignored, Heroic Military
Lucy Steigerwald

What with its title, “The Tragic Decline of the American Military,” Atlantic Monthly’s January-February cover story at first blush appears to be a thoughtless pro-military screed. But in spite of that headline, and the cover asking “Why Does The Best Military in the World Keep Losing?” it isn’t a bad piece at all.

Author James Fallows isn’t making any edgy arguments here. He’s actually painfully pragmatic as he spells out the declining skills of military leadership due to politics. More interesting for readers of Antiwar.com, however, is Fallows mentioning the strange, thoughtless respect for the military that now permeates the American public.

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The “young” easily buy into the nationalistic propaganda and “answer the nation’s call”.

Having done the oligarchy’s bidding and serving as “cannon fodder” for the military industrial complex that Ike warned us about, they return damaged.

(Remember the Prussian education system — that the USA imported hook, line, and sinker — had as its SOLE purpose was to create cannon fodder for the Army, willing morons for the factories, and useful idiots to vote for and be led by the elite!)

And, “the Nation” turns a collective “blind eye” to their situation.

Remember Heinlein’s Starship Troopers’ universe? One does not merely have the right to be a citizen and vote by virtue of what Heinlein called the mere accident of birth; rather, one has to earn this right through Federal Service that tested one’s ability and willingness to sacrifice for the greater good of the polity. Bet not a lot of vets would vote for all the undeclared wars the USA has been in since WW2?

That’s what “We, The Sheeple” have allowed the Gooferment’s politicians and bureaucrats to do in their name.

The response to this movie, and other of its ilk, is a recognition of exactly who the “bad guys” are in this morality play — the nation’s “leaders”.


That’s why deflate-gate and all the other petty “news” is created — to distract us.

The pretty magician’s assistant or the matador’s cape.

Be distracted at your own peril.

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Friday, January 23, 2015


Patriots coach says he doesn’t know how balls were deflated
Jan 22, 10:59 AM (ET)

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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Patriots coach Bill Belichick said Thursday he doesn’t know how footballs became deflated during the game that got his team to the Super Bowl.

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I believe him.

(Until there is evidence otherwise.)

Solve it like the two children splitting a sandwich.

One cuts; the other picks.

So the NFL sets the specs for the balls and the teams exchange game balls.

End of problem. No muss. No fuss.


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CLOUD: GOOGLE DOC Sharing is unavailable?

Thursday, January 22, 2015

2015-Jan-22 1155 

GOOGLE DOC Sharing is unavailable?

Try later?


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INTERESTING: Magnesium An Invisible Deficiency

Thursday, January 22, 2015


Magnesium: An Invisible Deficiency That Could Be Harming Your Health
By Joseph Mercola Mercola.com
January 20, 2015

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Magnesium is a mineral used by every organ in your body, especially your heart, muscles, and kidneys.1 If you suffer from unexplained fatigue or weakness, abnormal heart rhythms or even muscle spasms and eye twitches, low levels of magnesium could be to blame.

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Early signs of magnesium deficiency include loss of appetite, headache, nausea, fatigue, and weakness. An ongoing magnesium deficiency can lead to more serious symptoms, including:

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“Numbing and tingling”

Wow, Our Girl has that. Might have I “saved” her by magnesium. SOB!

And, I have “numbing” and no trots. Maybe I need more?

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RANT: The State of the Union is propaganda

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

The State of the Union is propaganda.

The President panders to the left; the response panders to the right.

Proposing more taxes and more spending is a loser. With the R’s in control of the House, I’d be ASTONISHED if any new or increase in taxes passes.

In actuality, the deficit and the debt as a percentage of GDP has improved slightly. No thanks to anything the Gooferment, politicians, or bureaucrats did.


The “unemployment rate” as pushed by the elite and the lapdog media is a joke. Look at the participation rate. Look at the disability rolls. Shadow Stats says that U6 is 23%. That’s one out of four territory. Black youth unemployment is 50%.

Time for some changes in the District of Corruption and it’s not increasing taxes!


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