Just came upon this story this morning via a facebook image (below). I would like to say this story is UNBELIEVABLE but the older I get the less I can tack the word UNBELIEVABLE on to news concerning the convoluted goings-on in our supposedly democratic system of justice (Really, tomorrow’s, astonishing “unbelievable” news will be met with a… “Ho Hum, WHAT ELSE IS NEW?”).
The phrase I used on my DailyKos blog is: “A search for truth will find injustice!” Today, with the help of SCOTUS our system of justice will too soon, no longer stand for fairness; It will be the very wealthy not We-The-People who will decide who is and who is not worthy of Due Process or the Electoral Process. Anyway, I am going to follow this trial and hope that the civilized people’s call for JUSTICE will still have some strength and Cecily McMillan will get her Fifth Amendment Right of Due Process. thinkingblue
More at this Link: The Trial of Cecily McMillan
More Links on this UNBELIEVABLE STORY:
Excerpt: Occupy participant Cecily McMillan is being prosecuted for felony police assault and may face up to 7 years in prison. In reality, it is the NYPD that should be on trial for their assault on McMillan. The trial has already been delayed because of the credibility of the arresting officer, however, New York City should review the case and drop all charges against McMillan.
Excerpt: Two years ago, a young activist named Cecily McMillan attended a protest at Zuccotti Park marking the six-month anniversary of Occupy Wall Street. When police moved in to clear the demonstrators, a cop roughly grabbed her breast—photos show an ugly bruise—and she ended up being injured so badly that she had a seizure and ended up in the hospital. In a just world, she would be getting restitution from the City. Instead, in a grotesque act of prosecutorial overreach, she’s currently on trial for assault and facing up to seven years in prison.
Excerpt: Introduction to Corporate Personhood
Our Bill of Rights was the result of tremendous efforts to institutionalize and protect the rights of human beings. It strengthened the premise of our Constitution: that the people are the root of all power and authority for government. This vision has made our Constitution and government a model emulated in many nations.
But corporate lawyers (acting as both attorneys and judges) subverted our Bill of Rights in the late 1800′s by establishing the doctrine of “corporate personhood” — the claim that corporations were intended to fully enjoy the legal status and protections created for human beings.
Hey kids, is this the real thing or is it just fantasy? Good grief, like Coca Cola, I hope it’s the Real Thing! This right-wing bag of wind should have been kicked off our airwaves years ago; it’s hard to believe he still has a following with some of the Limbaugh brand of hate-filled quotes he sputtered through the years, with little or no retribution. The only worth this nut has, is he shows, all of us semi-reasonable folks, just how hateful Rushbo’s Ditto-Heads can be. thinkingblue
Charles Murray White Nationalist
Charles Murray is A WHITE NATIONALIST and SUPREMACIST!. What a piece of shit is (this) man, with ideas bordering upon Nazi Eugenics!
The news: The art of blaming poor people for their poverty is certainly nothing new. It has a long history that’s often rooted in racism and the convenient denial of facts. This is especially true in the United States, where politicians have used this method to avoid responsibility for the problems they’ve helped create.
Paul Ryan: “We have got this tailspin of culture in our inner cities in particular of men not working, and just generations of men not even thinking about working, and not learning the value and the culture of work. So there’s a real culture problem here that has to be dealt with.”
“As someone who sits on the Budget Committee with Mr. Ryan, I know that his assertions about the racial dynamics of poverty are not only statistically inaccurate, but deeply offensive.
EXCERPT: White Nationalisim
White nationalists argue that the demographic shift in the United States towards non-whites brings a new culture that is intellectually and morally inferior. They argue that with this demographic shift comes affirmative action, immigrant ghettos and declining educational standards. Most American white nationalists say immigration should be restricted to people of European ancestry.
FROM THIS SITE: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_nationalism
Mr. Neeson better look out for the Christian Proselytizers!
Excerpt from the Stealth Crusade: The growing movement to hunt souls in Muslim lands-by missionaries who often pass as aid workers, teachers, or business owners-has raised hackles outside the evangelical world. Missionaries themselves acknowledge that their work endangers the lives of converts, and critics charge that it disrupts the delivery of humanitarian aid and fuels resentment of Westerners during one of the most dangerous moments in recent history. But to those at the heart of the movement, including Rick Love’s students, any damage done by their work is outweighed by the importance of their mission: to wipe out Islam. “I believe it’s a false religion, and I’d like to see it be gone,” says Kim McHugh, a 36-year-old CIU student who is training to convert Iranian refugees in Turkey. Her husband Brent agrees. “If they don’t have a chance to experience Jesus,” he says, “they’re going to hell.” More at this link: http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2002/05/stealth-crusade
~~~ How blind and ignorant those who think their belief system should rule people so they go around the world trying to convert whole populations… What a foolish and intolerant mindset these people have been brainwashed into…I heard Liam Neeson during an interview claim an objective adoration of the Islamic religion. It seems it is not any more or less violent than so many other religious beliefs. If only human beings would start to THINK for themselves, the world that humans coexist in, might not be so cruel. thinkingblue
Hollywood veteran Liam Neeson says he wants to be Muslim On filming in Istanbul, Neeson told the Sun: “The call to prayer happens five times a day, and for the first week, it drives you crazy, and then it just gets into your spirit, and it’s the most beautiful, beautiful thing… There are 4,000 mosques in the city. Some are just stunning, and it really makes me think about becoming a Muslim.” Click here This might seem odd, given that Islam’s image is that of not just of a violent faith, especially since the Sept. 11 attacks, but also of a “regressive” system at clash with modernity and everything that falls within the framework of political liberalism. Mr. Neeson’s spiritual tryst with Islam set off global attention, with its wide coverage from the Irish Central magazine to the Huffington Post. The image of Islam as a violent faith did not begin with 9/11. It took roots in the western world ever since the Crusades, even though Christianity had a worse record of tolerance at the time. The continuing hostility among many Muslims towards western values, which appear to them as emblems of hegemony, explains why prejudices against Islam seemed to have stuck on. The global jihad has of course reinforced the idea of Islam as an abetter of violence. Some Muslims have undoubtedly taken to violence, just like many others across all religions. Hilter killed six million Jews. Certainly more than a million died under the ruthless orders of Pol Pot and his Khmer Rouge party in the latter half of the 1970s. Stalin, Mao and Hideki Tojo, Japan’s 40th Prime Minister who triggered the Pearl harbour bombings, all have the blood of millions on their hands. From Rwanda to Dafur, violence has wiped out whole populations. Religious prejudice, nationalism, racism, cults and ideologies have motivated abominable mass extermination right from ancient times down to the 1400 years we call the “modern era”. In the Old Testament, Deuteronomy has often proclaimed violence: “But thou shalt utterly destroy them – the Hittites, Amorites, Canaanites, Perizzites, Hivites and Jebusites – as the LORD your God has commanded you” (20:17). Long before the Holocaust unfolded, Jews faced two expulsions from Rome itself. (Blood and Soil A World History of Genocide and Extermination from Sparta to Darfur, Yale 2007). We are currently in a phase of intermittent violent history where Islam has been linked to violence. Even so, viewed as a political system, it has claimed far fewer lives than the World Wars or Communism itself. So, the whole point is, we need a balanced view of Islam to be able to put the so-called “Islamic terror” in perspective. Mr Neeson’s views on Islam prove that it will take a little more effort to understand Islam and what it is all about. More at this link:http://blogs.hindustantimes.com/they-call-me-muslim/2012/02/05/hollywood-veteran-laim-neeson-says-he-wants-to-be-muslim/
More at this link: http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2002/05/stealth-crusade
It’s a bottomless pit for Limbaugh as far as the hatred he hawks, but he is not the problem. There would be no Limbaugh if there were no Limbaugh followers. Devotees who enjoy the Limbaugh brand of backstabbing NASTY. I do not understand why people enjoy despotic behavior in others (and perhaps, even in themselves) and I am very pleased to admit that. For, if I thought Limbaugh a hero, I would not want to face another day in that kind of psychopathic and cutthroat existence.
Look what was stamped on one of my dollar bills… What a good idea to pass the message on. Here is facebook’s Link:
I’m joining and buying a stamp to spread the word to STAMP MONEY OUT OF POLITICS. The Supreme Court just opened the door a little wider to help the oligarchs to elect politicians who will further line their pockets and give them more power. I’m talkin’ ’bout you Mr. and Mr. Koch!
The USA is fast becoming a Plutocracy. We the people need to act fast if we are to save the Democracy that the Supreme Court wishes to destroy!
It’s time for everyday
Americans to have a voice!
Take the Pledge.
Rich GOP Are Makers, Everyone Else Takers
Why are Paul Ryan and the GOP so angry with poor people, calling them TAKERS every chance they get? Why do they wish them to go hungry and without shelter (and health care) even though these so-called TAKERS, work exhaustedly in low paying jobs collecting pittance minimum wages that he and the GOP do not want raised? It’s hard to understand someone like Paul Ryan who has led a charmed life and followed a Christian set of beliefs, taught to him by the Catholic Church that he identifies with. Wait a minute, wasn’t it Jesus, who lived and died helping the poor, the sick, the very young and the very old; which in turn gave these TAKERS hope? Ryan and his ilk wish to take hope away from the downtrodden in the guise that if they are helped, they will not ever wake up, (like him and his wealthy pals) and suddenly become rich. This man’s head is brimming with Ayn Rand’s philosophy that selfishness is the correct path for all humanity. Below is an attempt to decipher the convoluted Ayn Rand Philosophy of Selfishness:
Question: What does Ayn Rand mean when she describes selfishness as a virtue?
Answer: Ayn Rand rejects altruism, the view that self-sacrifice is the moral ideal. She argues that the ultimate moral value, for each human individual, is his or her own well-being. Since selfishness (as she understands it) is serious, rational, principled concern with one’s own well-being, it turns out to be a prerequisite for the attainment of the ultimate moral value. For this reason, Rand believes that selfishness is a virtue. http://www.atlassociety.org/virtue-selfishness
It appears, Paul Ryan and most of the GOP have bought into this idea that turning your back on those who need help is a virtue and giving aid to those who are in need, is a disfavor. By George, I think I got it and I also, got a good whiff, IT STINKS!
PS: People who follow and believe this should never serve in public office, leaders should represent all the people not just the few who only need Government’s help, to get Richer.
To the people who really know how to say, in words, exactly what most of us freethinkers feel…
I THANK YOU!
freethinker – a person who forms opinions on the basis of reason, independent of authority or tradition, especially a person whose religious opinions differ from established (dogmatic) belief.
dogmatic – asserting opinions in a doctrinaire or arrogant manner; opinionated.
But not for Noah!
G.W. Foote lived in the mid 1800′s and died in 1915. Even though this was modern times, he still, received persecution for his freethinking. Below is a cartoon that appeared in his Freethinker magazine in 1882. It was one of several used against him and led to his prosecution for Blasphemy.
Thank goodness, for the few human beings who are willing to risk physical harm to deliver, as best they can through science, an objective reality by dissecting the fairy stories of antiquity. To the GOP, Tea Party and right-wing religious, your days of believing Myths to be accurate accounts of history, are numbered. Live with it!
7,000,000 dead in one year’s time!
I can hear the GOP Tea Party leaders and their Koch Brother backers, roar with laughter, reading this article, ‘Air pollution linked to seven million deaths globally‘ “What a silly and pointless report.” They would bellow. “Who cares, it’s on the other side of the globe and affects mostly lowlife types whose only reason for living is as cheap labor for the Walton Family and the rest of the world plutocrats.”
What the opinionated and gluttonous 1%, for some odd reason, do not seem to understand is… brutally abusing Earth, the only place where life, so far, is found, will eventually render their wealth useless in protecting them against having NO AIR to breathe. (Hey, you can’t make or spend money when you’re dead on a dead planet!)
More Here: AIR POLLUTION GLOBALLY