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    Yesterday, 10:47 PM
    A broken clock is right twice a day.
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    Yesterday, 10:45 PM
    Anyone who still has "reasonable doubt" in this case needs to watch these videos. Expert testimony showed convincingly that fentynol did not kill George Floyd. And then there's this testimony. "Three minutes after Floyd takes his last breath, the knee remains on the kneck. Two minutes after officers can no longer find a pulse the knee remains on the kneck."
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    Yesterday, 10:35 PM
    :rolleyes: A much better comparison can be made between ^this video and the Adam Toledo video or the Tamir Rice video or the Philando Castille video than to George Floyd. I'm sad Mr. Shaver died. But at one point he clearly made a move that could have been interpreted as going for a gun. People want to talk about "Play stupid games and win stupid prizes?" Well Mr. Shaver pointed a scoped pellet gun out of a hotel window. That's what brought in S.W.A.T. Pretty stupid. I don't think Shaver should have been shot. I don't think Toledo should have been shot. I don't think Tamir Rice should have been shot. I don't think Philando Castille should have been shot. But in each of those cases there was a possible "I was in fear for my life" defense. Derek Chauvin never could claim to be in fear of his life. Police convictions are rare. The Somali born cop that killed the white woman from Australia because he freaked out and fired blindly after hearing a "bang" was convicted even though he used the "I was in fear of my life" defense. And he should have been convicted. But so should some other cops. (Philando Castille's killer at least). The guy that shot Oscar Grant in the back after he was on the ground handcuffed because he thought he had a taser got convicted. We'll see if this latest taser / shooter gets acquitted. If you want to compare apples to apples talk Tony Timpa. I'll reserve judgement on this one as I haven't seen a good angle of the video. But from what I saw it seems to back up the claim that she was attempting to jump through the barrade door window. That was another stupid game to play. When Capital Hill Police murdered Miriam Carey (black), they pulled her daughter out of the car before gunning her down. I don't recall any police ever being charged. I hope Tony Timpa (white) gets some justice. I hope the same for Kelly Thomas (white). Both of those killings seem completely unjustified and there's no evidence of "stupid games" being played. But the same standard has to be applied. If cops get the benefit of the doubt when they shoot someone who happens to be unarmed because they think he has a gun, even if it really is a wallet (Amadou Diallo - black), then they get the benefit of the doubt when the same thing happens and the suspect is white. If they don't, then they don't.
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    Yesterday, 10:04 PM
    Is there anything other than an acquittal that would have you think it trial was fair? "Beyond reasonable doubt" never means "beyond any scintila of a possibility of doubt." The breathing expert explained why fentynol did not cause George Floyd's death based on the breathing rate. Also in this video he explains the effects of the knee on the kneck (at one point Chauvin's foot was in the air showing that all he weight was on his kneck) and on Floyd's chest. And when you consider the fact that the prosecution didn't need to prove that Chauvin's actions were the sole cause of death, but merely show that it was a signficant contributing factor, and you combine that with the expert testiony, it's quite understandable that the reasonable doubt threshold was met. I think Chauvin's defense attorney did a good job all things considered. But without rebutting that expert testimony, Chauvin was toast. O.J. Simpson had Barry Scheck to come in and rebut the DNA evidence. That and the lack of chain of custody introduced reasonable doubt. All I've heard from the Chauvin defenders is "Well...Floyd had drugs in his system."
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    Yesterday, 09:32 PM
    Thank you for posting this! I have to admit I was expecting a "Gracie infomercial" but there is a ton of great information. It's also intersting that at 16 minutes in he explains how a police officer ended up killing an off duty firefighter (both white) because the police officer didn't have the right training. The killing was "justified" based on the use of force continuum, but not necessary.
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    Yesterday, 06:56 PM
    ...on camera.
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    Yesterday, 03:39 PM
    Chauvin didn't kill himself.
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    Yesterday, 03:11 PM
    Does this send a signal to cops that they’re not protected?? Somehow I doubt it.
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    Yesterday, 12:09 PM
    The only person that can change a person is that person. Accept some responsibility and modify their perceptions. Quit blaming someone else.
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    Yesterday, 11:44 AM
    Maybe - but do you really want a 8 to 5 ruling that it's ok to intimidate juries if you do it for "equitable" reasons??
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    Yesterday, 10:34 AM
    Quoted for effect. All we ever get anymore are "noble lies". Which, of course, aren't noble at all.
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    Yesterday, 08:50 AM
    Lithium metal, sodium metal and potassium metal all react violently with water, forming hydrogen gas in the process. Water only increases the fire.
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    Yesterday, 03:43 AM
    After a lie is embedded as factual truth, the truth becomes an outrageous conspiracy theory.
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    Yesterday, 01:31 AM
    The full question is if they said "Drop the gun and show me your hands?" Yes you would drop the gun. Some have suggested if he dropped the gun, but didn't turn around, he'd be alive. And yes I know that if he wasn't out at 2:30 am he'd still be alive. And if he wasn't hanging with a gang banger he'd still be alive. I've said that....repeatedly. I don't know if you have really followed what I've said on the subject, but I've been harsh on his mom who didn't know where he was for 72 hours (though I get the explaination that she might have been afraid to call the police) and the gang banger he was with. I'm not sure what the "community" in general has to do with it. But maybe I'm missing something.
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    Yesterday, 01:18 AM
    So rather than answer my actual question you go on a rant about things nobody disagrees with you on. Whatever dude.
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    Yesterday, 12:26 AM
    Covered. But this all begs the question. Who did get hit with the fire extinguisher? I saw the video. Somebody got hit.
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    Yesterday, 12:24 AM
    Okay. Your decision pal. Now say if, for whatever reason, you found yourself in the kid's position. No I'm sure you wouldn't have been out at 2:30 AM hanging with a gang banger. But you heard the shot, went out with your gun to investigate like you said, and you heard behind you "Drop the gun and show me your hands."
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    04-19-2021, 11:51 PM
    The fence was in front of him. So...yes he did. If there hadn't been a fence it's still quite likely the cop wouldn't not have seen the gun if he dropped it...tossed it...whatever in front of him when he had his back to the officer.
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    04-19-2021, 11:49 PM
    I bet the last thing the woman who made the twitter video expected was to be offended at a drag queen show.
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    04-19-2021, 10:36 PM
    Ummmm...okay. With his back to the officer, the only way he could have "placed it in front of him so that the officer could see" was to turn around with the gun in his hand. He put the gun down in front of him. But you see it as you see it.
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    04-19-2021, 09:16 PM
    I just FINALLY watched a video that had the clip of the officer's instructions and not just the "freeze frame" people keep talking about. Right before the shooting occured the officer said "Show my your f--king hands! Drop it! Drop it!" Yeah, I get that he shouldn't have been out at 2:30 am. I get that he shouldn't have been gang banging. I get that he shouldn't have let that 21 year old who shot the gun hand it to him. Yeah "play stupid games...when stupid prizes." Okay. Got it. High stress situation. Got it. The kid shouldn't have turned around? If someone told me to put my hands in the air okay. But if someone told me to "Show me your hands" my first thought is you want to see the PALMS of my hands. It's possible to hold something in the palm of your hand even if your hand is outstretched. Even a gun. Yeah...^that gun is an antique and maybe there is no modern equivalent. Regardless, that is not an uncommon instruction for police to give. A quick google search and I found this article. https://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/local/crime/article229407089.html
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    04-19-2021, 07:28 PM
    The would probably do the same with a sodium or postassium ion battery.
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    04-19-2021, 06:43 AM
    Fair enough. I have known single mothers who felt powerless to keep their kids out of gangs. She might have just hoped for the best as he was "hanging with the homies." (I am assuming she was a single mother because nobody has mentioned a father in this story.)
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    04-19-2021, 06:26 AM
    You must spread some Reputation around before giving it to RJB again. True. This 13 y/o could have easily gotten killed by another gang banger and it wouldn't have been anything but a blip on the news. There are lots of issues to look at. I got into a lot of mischief as a youngster too. And my parents weren't perfect. But at least they were parents.
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    04-19-2021, 01:07 AM
    His hands weren't up. He came at officers. Basically a white Mike Brown. So what if officers didn't need to kill him? They had the opportunity to justify getting live target practice. Good shooting...according to some. Oh an one of the officers has an Asian sounding name. So maybe he was anti-Asian. Triggered by the Wuhan virus. If white people knew cops were killing white kids it would have ended a long time ago. True story. In Nashville the cops used to used tasers and the black community claimed they were being abused but the police chief was all "tasers save lives" and whatnot. Then a country music songwriter's son was tased to death. Tasers were banned that same week. You see it has to be the right white kid for people to give a crap.
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    04-19-2021, 01:00 AM
    Based on the standard some here are applying to the Adam Toledo shooting that's "suicide by cop." Kid was out after dark with a gun and fleeing from police. Then he picked up the gun. The second shot was to make sure Officer Safety was truly safe.
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    04-19-2021, 12:50 AM
    I am just spitting facts. Of course you were the "on again off again" wall supporter. The wall is bvllshyt and has nothing to do with national security. Ron's plan would have worked. It's the only actual pro liberty plan that deals with immigration.
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    04-18-2021, 07:31 PM
    Okay. ^This. While we never had any guns in the home, our kids, while not perfect, were not even close to being "street." So yeah, if either of them were missing at 13 for 72 hours my ex-wife and I would have totally freaked. Funny story. Not too long after I moved out I stopped by to take them to Dairy Queen. They were so excited they forgot to shut the front door. My phone battery was low and it died. So did theirs. We came back an hour or so later and there were cops in their yard. My ex came up to me all mad and said "We're going to have our first fight ever." (I'm thinking "How can this be our first fight since? After all we're divorced!) But I decided not to give her the fight she thought she was going to get. So I let her rant. She thought the kids had been kidnapped because they weren't at the house, the front door was open and she couldn't raise any of us on our phones. I was like "Okay." Mind you when I was their age my brother and I would occasionally ride our bikes several miles from our home to our aunt's home and not worry about being kidnapped or hit by a vehicle or any of that. As long as we were home by a certain time (not 72 hours of course) everything was okay. Occasionally after that, just to rib my ex, I'd bring that incident up and say "You know that never made sense that you were upset about that" and she'd go off for about 15 seconds. :D We get along much better now. Anyway, while I admire the agorist philosophy, which does not require you to be an anarchist, I'm not the type of person that wouldn't call on government if needed. If my house was on fire I wouldn't call my friends up to bring some buckets. I'd call 911. But that's just me.
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    04-18-2021, 06:37 PM
    The parts that I have in bold are why things like this keep happening. I agree with Brian4Liberty that the two cases are different because the man in the above video hadn't broken any laws. But as Brian also pointed out, the cops in both scenarios were and are likely to get off for the same reasons. And I get it. Who wants to put a cop in prison for a simple mistake? But there has to be something in between zero accountability and prison. That is what Dick Gregory was trying to get at in the video I posted. Here it is again: Forget for a moment that you probably disagree with Dick Gregory about the race angle of the problem and look at his solution to the problem. Give police something valuable for their service. (Free college for their children was his example). License police. Then if they don't perform up to standard they lose their license. Note that he never mentioned prison for police or even civil liability. Granted the ditzy (or homicidal) lady cop who mistook a gun for a taser is an easier case. Clearly she shouldn't be a cop. A case like Adam Toledo or the cop that shot the guy in the door of his apartment should at least count as a strike against someone's record if not a straight out ban. You had the case in Tulia Texas of the dirty cop who went around framing black people for drugs. He had been caught perjuring himself in other jurisdictions. That should have resulted in his losing his license to be a police officer before he had a chance to harm anyone else. And yes, victims of police violence could often mitigate the circumstances. Danke is right that the boy probably shouldn't have turned around (though I might not of thought of that), and Brian is right that he shouldn't have been out at 2:30 am hanging with a gun toting and shooting gang member. On the flip side the guy at his apartment could have had a peephole. Or if he had opened his door just a crack he might have been able to see and identify who was outside without them seeing he had a firearm. From the police side, maybe if the cop in the Toledo case had said "Don't turn around. Put the gun down and put your hands up." the kid might have followed those instructions and still been alive. With the guy at the apartment complex...did they do enough to make their presence known? The man who was shot obviously didn't know they were cops.
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    04-18-2021, 06:10 PM
    I hope there's nobody adolescent or younger posting here. This place is a madhouse. I would want to steer them clear of Danke. :p. Seriously though, you are 100% right. And that's the scary part. Teens are often at the stage where they need the most guidance but realize this the least. People want to grow up to fast unfortunately. And sometimes the are forced to grow up to fast because of hard times or because their parents just suck.
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by jmdrake on 05-15-2013 at 08:34 AM
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Ron needs to quit playing defense and go on offense. It's not enough to say "the Soviet Union was worse than Iran." If he could point out the following documented facts it would shut the naysayer up for good or at least make them back-peddle.

1) In 2003 Iran was the only Muslim country to help us fight and remove the Taliban from power.

See: Jane's Defense Weekly India joins anti-Taliban coalition. "India is believed to have joined Russia, the USA

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by jmdrake on 05-15-2013 at 08:33 AM
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This parody is an attempt to "rewrite" the bill of rights in keeping with the current application by our criminal government. Original text will be in italics followed by a list of possible options.


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Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government

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Federal Reserve advised gold standard for Russia

by jmdrake on 05-15-2013 at 08:32 AM
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I ran across this information by accident (providence?) while looking for something else. The first link is an essay from Jude Wanniski who went with fed governor Wayne Angell to Moscow right after the collapse of the soviet union. Note that Angell advocated the new Russia to go to a gold backed currency! The second link is an online Google book from the Mises institute that talks about the same essay. I've excerpted the essay bellow. (It's too long to post directly). It's interesting to note

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Washington Post 2002 : The U.S. pushed jihad on Afghan schoolchildren.

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In the twilight of the Cold War, the United States spent millions of dollars to supply Afghan schoolchildren with textbooks filled with violent images and militant Islamic teachings, part of covert attempts to spur resistance to the Soviet occupation.

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