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No concept of proportionality ...? Ok, so your 8 year old daughter steals a pack of gum .. and you will be ok with a cop shooting her down like a dog. Ok?
Look, in the Ferguson case, we did not have video. Instead, there were conflicting witness accounts. In the Garner case, we have video, and we see with our own eyes tell us we see. But there is more. I live in NY, and what I have seen over the last years is the use of the Police as an illegitimate taxing authority. The NY traffic courts, where most members of the middle class have interaction with their local police, are what I call an 'illegitimate 1201c Parking on Pavement factory'. To wit, our town has no less than 3 different police entities, county, village and NY State Troopers ... constantly ticketing motorists. And the perception and shared experience among my neighbors is that this constant ticketing, hiding out in 'hidey spots' to catch drivers .. is for minor infractions ... such as speeding on our artificially reduced 30 MPH roads (c'mon, why can they drive 45 on these same types of roads in Texas -- and here in suburban NY ... 30??) The traffic courts are FULL every night, thousands $$ churned, as arrogant prosecutors (local lawyers filling their pockets on taxpayers' $$$ for a couple of nights a week) make the 'grand offer' ... wait for it .... wait ... yes, a '1201c Parking on Pavement, no points maam ... that'll be $150.00 thank you ... NEXT!' And so now we, the so-called 'right' or 'conservative' middle class ... are less and less disposed to look upon the police favorably ... not when they harass us on the roads, serve at the whim of politicians to TAX US ... and so arrogant. Rude. Our wives, our daughters ... treated RUDELY. So now we see a man put in a chokehold and killed ... and these same politicians put the POLICE FIRST ... where exactly does that put WE THE PEOPLE? Black, white ... it puts us LAST .. and UNDER THEIR THUMBS.
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Democratic Dogs That Aren't Barking

Erwin44 Wrote: Oct 31, 2014 3:19 PM
I am sorry, but Isaiah 5:20 nailed your point down a cupla thousand years before Orwell was born ... "Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet..."
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Predatory Journalism

Erwin44 Wrote: Oct 21, 2014 11:43 AM
Tom, This is by far the worst article of yours I have ever read. Usury laws go back hundreds of years. In the U.S.A., states have had usury laws since practically the inception of the country, and it is recognized as a part of law that is regulated by the states. Not the Federal Government. So if your article addressed the growing federal octopus and its desire to usurp the States, as regards law-making, you would have had something. To dismiss predatory lending, including payday loans, 'rent-to'own', ways that companies, including publicly traded companies fleece low income people, many of them your own brothers in the African American community -- is a farce. Try interest exceeding 1000% per cent. Try famous black athletes like Ervin 'Magic' Johnson hawking these financial products. Try lobbyists for Wall Street banks greasing politicians behind the scenes to do away with Usury Law limits and allow them to take OUR money -- THAT OF SAVERS >> and give us a practical return of ZERO PER CENT >> then lend that same money back to the most vulnerable citizens on the economic scale >> at 25% to 50% to yes, sorry, 1000% for payday loans. Do the math, educate yourself, and don't sound like an ideologue -- on this subject. Or you actually fit your own description as a 'predatory journalist'. One bad column doesn't make you a 'low hanging fruit' picker of a journalist. You can always learn.
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CBS Drives Away 'Anti-Gay' Catholics

Erwin44 Wrote: Oct 17, 2014 1:10 PM
I prognosticated that the left would, at some point, make a play to make the scripture read from the pulpit ... indicted as 'hate speech'. Not surprisingly, a modern version of a teflon politician, the mayor of Houston, Texas, tried just that -- and may have succeeded in chilling freedom of speech. They denounced people during the 3rd Reich, McCarthy Era .... and they'll be back with that tried-and-true tactic to destroy their enemies ... or are back.
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The President Who Cried Wolf

Erwin44 Wrote: Oct 17, 2014 1:07 PM
I found a dollar under the front seat of my truck this morning ...
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The President Who Cried Wolf

Erwin44 Wrote: Oct 17, 2014 1:06 PM
It's too late for Obama to hold back the seas ... the tsunami waters are hitting his shores. The likes of Valerie Jarrett may know how to steal elections, steal other people's money, yank the homes out from under seniors ... but her ilk is out of its element in the face of real enemies, human and biological ... so Barack can't run to mommy this time for advice.
Look, stupid and dishonest is ... as stupid and dishonest does. At some point it doesn't matter what the agenda is of people that are bombing your city, diverting your water supply, or turning off your natural gas supply at the point of a gun.
Considering that Frontier Airlines has broken all known records as the worst airline ever ... uh, this Ebola connection ain't gonna help ratings.
Hmmm ... the public school Mao fan base demonized Christopher Columbus to my children for 'spreading disease' in the New World to unwitting natives. Considering that the regime in office at this time basically considers us all unwitting rubes, how will this latest massive leadership disaster -- creating a disease air train for Ebola -- be 'taught' in the schoolhouse of the future??
Look, does anyone still wonder how our American Obama experiment would turn out?
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