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Uprising 8 December 2011

Posted by marisacat in 2012 Re Election, Inconvenient Voice of the Voter, Total fucking lunatics.
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 Filipino students use water cannons to attack riot police | Dennis M. Sabangan/EPA

Occupy protest in Manila, Philippines – For the third day more than a thousand protesters, mostly students, were prevented by police from reaching Mendiola bridge near the presidential palace for the planned camp out to protest against alleged rising prices, unemployment, budget cuts in education and anti-poor policies of President Benigno Aquino III’s government

I caught some of this yesterday on Euro News, it looked very intense… students and riot cops face to face in the streets…

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In the last thread I used a little snipppet from this piece at Cpunch:

[S]o when the company was hauled into Tokyo District Court Oct. 31 by the Sunfield Golf Club, which was demanding decontamination of the golf course, Tepco lawyers tried something novel. They claimed the company isn’t liable because it no longer “owned” the radioactive poisons that were spewed from its destroyed reactors.

“Radioactive materials that scattered and fell from the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant belong to individual landowners there, not Tepco,” the company said. This stunned the Court, the plaintiffs and the press. An attorney for the golf club said, “We are flabbergasted….”

The court rejected Tepco’s notion that its cancer-causing pollution is owned by the areas it contaminated. But you have to hand it to Tepco. For brash balderdash there’s hardly a match in the world.  . . . . .

Nuclear energy is so safe… and cheap.

[M]eanwhile, babies in Japan may be in for a life of debilitation and disease because radioactive cesium-137 and cesium-134 was recently found in infant milk powder. A December 6 announcement by the Meiji Holdings Company, Inc. said it was recalling 400,000 cans of its “Meiji Step,” powdered milk for babies older than 9 months. The powder was packaged in April — at the height of Fukushima’s largest radiation releases — distributed mostly in May and has an October 2012 expiration date.

The amount of cesium in one serving of the milk powder was about eight percent of the total contamination allowed by the government. But no one knows how much formula individual babies may have consumed prior to the recall. It is well known that fetuses, infants, children and women are harmed by doses of radiation below officially allowed exposures. Most exposure standards have been established in view of radiation’s projected effect on “Reference Man,” a hypothetical 20 to 30 year old white male, rather than women and children, the most vulnerable.

Even tiny amounts of internal radioactive contamination can damage DNA, cause cancer and weaken the immune system. Fukushima’s meltdowns dispersed radioactive contamination found in vegetables, milk, seafood, water, grain, animal feed and beef. Green tea grown 250 miles from Fukushima was found contaminated. Rice harvested this fall from 154 farms in Fukushima Prefecture was found in November to be poisoned with cesium 25 percent above the allowable limit. Shipments of rice from those farms were banned, but not before many tons had been sold. Presumably, that radiation is now the property of each consumer under the inventive assertion of Tepco’s corporate attorneys.

So safe… hear it as a hollow echo drifting over Japan’s farm land

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1. Ganjafied Gabacho - 8 December 2011

Stole this from IOZ:

Iran paraded what its military described as a captured C.I.A. stealth drone on national television Thursday and lodged an official diplomatic protest, portraying the visual images as an intelligence and propaganda windfall.

American officials viewing the video declined to confirm or deny that the aircraft shown was the one that they have said was lost several days ago.

The 2.5-minute video clip of the remote-control surveillance aircraft was presented by Iran as the first visual evidence that it had possession of the drone since Sunday, when Iran claimed that its military had downed the aircraft.

The drone shown on Iran television appeared to be in good condition, which would seem to be inconsistent with an uncontrolled landing, although closer inspection of the images appeared to reveal a taped fracture on part of the wing.

Those Farsi fiends tore Davey’s wing!

BTW I guess them Persians do know something about hacking, alien technology be damned

Video at link

NYT

marisacat - 8 December 2011

oh double cruel!

Find those overly busy dogs of war and get them out again!

marisacat - 8 December 2011

ABC says it’s just a model….

But i know at some point today there was an unattributed admission is was our Little Davey.

Ganjafied Gabacho - 8 December 2011

the real Davey is being kept in a tower
locked behind an iron hijab
waiting for the persian spring..

Madman in the Marketplace - 8 December 2011

or maybe he’s the Hidden Drone, the Drone al-Mahdi, which would explain the whole stealth thing …

Ganjafied Gabacho - 8 December 2011

You’ve got the first sequl to Davey I ; Our dear downed drone

Drone al-Mahdi: The Hidden Drone, Davey 2

Soon to be followed by Davey 3 : Enter the Chinese Dragon.

Look for it spring of 2013!

2. Madman in the Marketplace - 8 December 2011

My Occupy LA Arrest, by Patrick Meighan

When the LAPD finally began arresting those of us interlocked around the symbolic tent, we were all ordered by the LAPD to unlink from each other (in order to facilitate the arrests). Each seated, nonviolent protester beside me who refused to cooperate by unlinking his arms had the following done to him: an LAPD officer would forcibly extend the protestor’s legs, grab his left foot, twist it all the way around and then stomp his boot on the insole, pinning the protestor’s left foot to the pavement, twisted backwards. Then the LAPD officer would grab the protestor’s right foot and twist it all the way the other direction until the non-violent protestor, in incredible agony, would shriek in pain and unlink from his neighbor.

It was horrible to watch, and apparently designed to terrorize the rest of us. At least I was sufficiently terrorized. I unlinked my arms voluntarily and informed the LAPD officers that I would go peacefully and cooperatively. I stood as instructed, and then I had my arms wrenched behind my back, and an officer hyperextended my wrists into my inner arms. It was super violent, it hurt really really bad, and he was doing it on purpose. When I involuntarily recoiled from the pain, the LAPD officer threw me face-first to the pavement. He had my hands behind my back, so I landed right on my face. The officer dropped with his knee on my back and ground my face into the pavement. It really, really hurt and my face started bleeding and I was very scared. I begged for mercy and I promised that I was honestly not resisting and would not resist.

My hands were then zipcuffed very tightly behind my back, where they turned blue. I am now suffering nerve damage in my right thumb and palm.

I was put on a paddywagon with other nonviolent protestors and taken to a parking garage in Parker Center. They forced us to kneel on the hard pavement of that parking garage for seven straight hours with our hands still tightly zipcuffed behind our backs. Some began to pass out. One man rolled to the ground and vomited for a long, long time before falling unconscious. The LAPD officers watched and did nothing.

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So that’s what happened to the 292 women and men were arrested last Wednesday. Now let’s talk about a man who was not arrested last Wednesday. He is former Citigroup CEO Charles Prince. Under Charles Prince, Citigroup was guilty of massive, coordinated securities fraud.

Citigroup spent years intentionally buying up every bad mortgage loan it could find, creating bad securities out of those bad loans and then selling shares in those bad securities to duped investors. And then they sometimes secretly bet *against* their *own* bad securities to make even more money. For one such bad Citigroup security, Citigroup executives were internally calling it, quote, “a collection of dogshit”. To investors, however, they called it, quote, “an attractive investment rigorously selected by an independent investment adviser”.

This is fraud, and it’s a felony, and the Charles Princes of the world spent several years doing it again and again: knowingly writing bad mortgages, and then packaging them into fraudulent securities which they then sold to suckers and then repeating the process. This is a big part of why your property values went up so fast. But then the bubble burst, and that’s why our economy is now shattered for a generation, and it’s also why your home is now underwater. Or at least mine is.

Anyway, if your retirement fund lost a decade’s-worth of gains overnight, this is why.

If your son’s middle school has added furlough days because the school district can’t afford to keep its doors open for a full school year, this is why.

If your daughter has come out of college with a degree only to discover that there are no jobs for her, this is why.

But back to Charles Prince. For his four years of in charge of massive, repeated fraud at Citigroup, he received fifty-three million dollars in salary and also received another ninety-four million dollars in stock holdings. What Charles Prince has *not* received is a pair of zipcuffs. The nerves in his thumb are fine. No cop has thrown Charles Prince into the pavement, face-first. Each and every peaceful, nonviolent Occupy LA protester arrested last week has has spent more time sleeping on a jail floor than every single Charles Prince on Wall Street, combined.

The more I think about that, the madder I get. What does it say about our country that nonviolent protesters are given the bottom of a police boot while those who steal hundreds of billions, do trillions worth of damage to our economy and shatter our social fabric for a generation are not only spared the zipcuffs but showered with rewards?

In any event, believe it or not, I’m really not angry that I got arrested. I chose to get arrested. And I’m not even angry that the mayor and the LAPD decided to give non-violent protestors like me a little extra shiv in jail (although I’m not especially grateful for it either).

I’m just really angry that every single Charles Prince wasn’t in jail with me.

Thank you for letting me share that anger with you today.

marisacat - 8 December 2011

Actually Slob IS eating baby puppies on TV.

And people are letting him get away with it.

Appalling that the system we live under has a single defender. And yet they do…

Ganjafied Gabacho - 8 December 2011

That xmas time gun purchase is looking better day by day…

I hate fucking pigs.

I thought Nuremberg taught the goons of the world that following illegal orders is illegal itself (fuck godwin, If the boot fits…)

Madman in the Marketplace - 8 December 2011

Amurikkkans are Gawd’s Very Own Chosen People, and they can pick and choose whatever fucking rules they want to, you fucking stoner hippie … btw, you can’t have guns, you commie.

Ganjafied Gabacho - 8 December 2011

Not true, one has to be a convicted felon to be barred the GREATEST of OUR FREEDOMS! and at an AZ gun show (and white skin) this minor inconvienence doesn’t exist either…

Madman in the Marketplace - 8 December 2011

Jeebus will appear and take your guns away flower child, Rev. Sucks-Biker-Dick said so last Sunday at my Megachurch and Fried Meat Emporium.

Ganjafied Gabacho - 8 December 2011

Too bad your kids are addicted to our devil weed and unholy myceliums and sneak off to get high and sin against GAWD and nature (MJ turns them GAY!)

Madman in the Marketplace - 8 December 2011

Noooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!

3. Ganjafied Gabacho - 8 December 2011

OMG. Fan Fuckingtastic. Just watched WEED WARS on discovry. Its about Harborside and Stephen and his crew. The best tv show on cannabis I’ve ever seen. It shows them to be the healer heroes they are, and the hell that the IRS and DEA are inflicting on them right now…

Ganjafied Gabacho - 8 December 2011

and I know the word hero gets bandied about too much, but when you openly help people despite the Feds constant threat of imprisonment (or the death penalty in Stephen’s case, due to the quantities) I think it applies

marisacat - 9 December 2011

oh I agree…

I checked at Netflix,, they don’t have Weed Wars… they have another, How Weed Won the West on an LA dispensary raided in 2009…

Thanks for mentioning it…

Ganjafied Gabacho - 9 December 2011

Found some articles on the series

Fox Nooze

Good quotes from Stephen D., despite the over all weakness of writing, bias, etc.

And a overview of episode 2 (the better one, the first was a bit crappy and gave a less flattering impression):

In Episode 2, Jason, a young single father who seeks cannabis therapy to stop his five year old son Jayden’s epileptic seizures, and Theresa, a mother who uses medicinal cannabis to help her paraplegic son Ronnie, who has Cerebral Palsy.

The first story concerns Jayden, a five year old diagnosed with Dravet Syndrome-a rare and debilitating form of epilepsy that begins in infancy. Having witnessed his son’s first epileptic seizure at the age four months, a frightening hour-long ordeal, his father Jason sought out traditional medical treatments-which had minimal affect on his son’s seizures.

Desperate to find an effective medication, Jason learned through research that medicinal cannabis is effective for controlling seizures and seeks the assistance of the subject of “Weed Wars,” Harborside Health Center.

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Jayden receives his first dose of the treatment on-camera while his father says, “I’m not trying to get my son high. I’m trying to cure my son’s seizures.” To find out how the treatment works for Jayden and how Theresa uses medicinal cannabis to treat Ronnie, viewers are invited to tune into “Weed Wars” tomorrow night at 10 pm on the Discovery Channel.

According to the Dravet Syndrome Foundation (DSF), Dravet syndrome, or Severe Myoclonic Epilepsy of Infancy (SMEI), is a rare and catastrophic form of intractable epilepsy that begins in infancy. Children with Dravet syndrome do not outgrow this.

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/g/a/2011/12/08/prweb9025066.DTL

The article doesn’t givei you the ending with the boy, but the father testifies that for the first time in his young life not only has the boy had a day without seizure, and the rhino size anti seizure rectal tranq shots , but he’s now had FOUR IN ROW, and the kid is no longer a ZOMBIE but actually with pleasure/cognition!

Ganjafied Gabacho - 9 December 2011

Meant to type

actually HUMMING with pleasure/cognition!

Los Gabachos need a new computer w/o a crappy keyboard!

marisacat - 9 December 2011

It should just be legal. What a long slog… as it sits with heroin on the drug schedule.

4. marisacat - 9 December 2011

Hair Club for Men writes under his real name for Cpunch… this on OWS.

Ganjafied Gabacho - 9 December 2011

too funny. Israel geek is tres chic, I guess :roll:

ms_xeno - 10 December 2011

Oh, yeah. That dipshit. Nice to know somebody’s working. I guess he couldn’t figure out how to make trolling SMBIVA pay the bills.

Maybe I should propose a collage section to Cpunch. :/

marisacat - 10 December 2011

Oh I did not know he trolled SMBIVA? I am too haphazard a reader I guess… I still like some commenters there, and MJS has done nice pieces on OWS.. but it is such a boy hangout. I think they finally ran off all the women. None left.

To be very frank, it appeared a dedicated activity there.

ms_xeno - 10 December 2011

I assumed that the computer woman– the one who thought calling Clinton the Second a “cunt” was so damn edgy, was still there. But I don’t pay much attention to it anymore. Can’t be arsed.

Yeah, Stanleykins was calling himself “Those Kids Today” and a few other names there on and off last year. Fuck it. They all deserve one another at this point, I think.

Ironically, I was on an LJ board last week in which a feminist Obama supporter got trounced by women who were furious at the smug little fuck for his comments about Plan B. Of course, the only woman who swore she’d never vote for the asshole again took great pains to remind us that she lives in NY. Yes, a “safe state,” whatever the fuck that means.

Besides me, of course. I took great pains to say that everyone in both parties could go suck an egg for all I care. I am nothing if not consistent. :p

marisacat - 10 December 2011

No memory of ”Those Kids Today”… I must have missed his stellar engagement.

ms_xeno - 10 December 2011

Trust me. You didn’t miss much of anything. :p

5. Madman in the Marketplace - 9 December 2011

Fear and occupation in red America

The comment about the fear of losing their jobs caught our attention. The previous day occupiers in Laramie and Cheyenne, Wyo., made strikingly similar statements to us. Heading into the Northwest we were curious as to whether Occupation movements could survive in the reddest of red states.

What we found are cautious movements that emphasize education as well as nonpartisan and even depoliticized approaches so as to take root in inhospitable soils. But we were also pleasantly surprised to find home-grown radicals. Jon Howard calls himself an anarchist. Lindy Murphy, a resident of Laramie and former business owner, said, “I am a socialist.” In Cheyenne, ex-Air Force Capt. Ed Waddell looks like “The Dude” and sounds like a Marxist in presenting a sophisticated analysis of the global economy.

Nonetheless, occupiers describe a part of the country where they’ve been assaulted for holding a protest sign. Among the comments, we heard;

“Little old ladies … give me the finger.”

“You’re looked upon as an oddity” if you’re a Democrat.

People will not join the Occupy movement because “they do not want to get fired.”

It’s no wonder, I later thought, some conservatives in this part of the country feel comfortable telling strangers they want to see the president lynched.

In Wyoming

Occupy Cheyenne supporters say fierce winds and bitter cold have prevented them from camping outside so we caught up with eight of them on a weekday at the sleek new Laramie County Public Library. Beth Buczynski, a rapid-talking freelance editor and writer, said the Occupy movement made her “hopeful for the first time in a long time” because now “there are millions of people … all speaking together.”

In addition to standing on street corners protesting wealth and power inequalities, the group has twice presented a workshop called “how the 1 percent crashed the economy.” Buczynski said one advantage of the workshop is that “people can hear things and talk about things without having to take a public stand.”

Leah Zegan, a coffee-shop manager who is active in a local Unitarian Universalist Church, said education was important because of the various responses to their demonstrations.

“People would come up and talk to us about it but they knew nothing about it,” she said. “Or if they knew about the Occupy movement they had no idea something like this was happening in Cheyenne.” Or they were unsure if “it would be safe for them to come because of the way that Wyoming is.”

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Larry Struempf grew up on his parents’ cattle ranch near Laramie, which is infamous as the site of the murder of gay college student Matthew Shepard in 1998. The 41-year-old Struempf describes his parents as “extreme GOP members.” Of his six siblings, he says, those “who went to college became liberal. The ones who didn’t remained conservative.” He says “many, many people in the community are extremely against the Occupy Movement.” The press, especially Fox News and Rush Limbaugh, portrays occupiers “as all unemployed, people who want to mooch off society, that are trying to just have the wealthy people give the poor people their money.”

In Laramie, Struempf explains, “It’s so much easier, even if you do support [the Occupy movement], to just be quiet.” He adds, “It’s scary. Times are hard, even though Wyoming is doing well. If you lose your job, you lose your house, you go live on the streets, and it’s not a forgiving environment.”

A 12-year resident of Laramie, Lindy Murphy was laid off recently from the U.S. Postal Service. She says her co-workers would bad-mouth the union.

“Nobody seemed to understand that the union was what gave them these great jobs,” she said. “They played Rush Limbaugh over the radio at the post office when we were sorting mail. When you got into the mail vehicle the radio was tuned to Rush Limbaugh. It was very much part of the culture.”

Murphy, who owned a bar and restaurant in Texas for 18 years prior to being a mail carrier, says the post office let her go after a three-year stint as a “transitional employee” rather than make her a union member as required.

Despite being unemployed for 10 months at the age of 56, Murphy said, “The Occupy movement is the most amazing thing that has ever happened in my lifetime and I would never believe it would happen. I have some disdain for Americans … We’re the ones who just go plunder other countries so we can have more. And it’s like, oh, people have been paying attention! People do know what’s going on!” She adds that she is “disappointed that more people aren’t standing up” in Laramie, but she is excited by the broader movements, including the Arab Spring.

6. Madman in the Marketplace - 9 December 2011

Durban Climate Hero Abigail Borah: ‘I Am Speaking On Behalf Of The United States Of America Because My Negotiators Cannot’

The delegates assembled in Durban, South Africa to tackle the civilizational challenge of manmade climate destruction burst into sustained applause on Thursday when a young American interrupted the proceedings to speak on behalf of the United States people. Abigail Borah, a 21-year-old student from Middlebury College and member of the youth climate delegation, spoke out in the plenary hall as US climate envoy Todd Stern prepared to address the assembled environmental ministers. “I am scared for my future,” she said, because of the “obstructionist Congress” and the “empty rhetoric” of President Obama:

I am speaking on behalf of the United States of America because my negotiators cannot. The obstructionist Congress has shackled justice and delayed ambition for far too long. I am scared for my future. 2020 is too late to wait. We need an urgent path to a fair, ambitious and legally binding treaty. We need leaders who will commit to real change, not empty rhetoric. Keep your promises. Keep our hope alive.

marisacat - 9 December 2011

Hard to imagine where we are headed.. into how much devastation. They have everyone (inside the US, that is) absolutely sold on the mantra “there is no money”.

7. Madman in the Marketplace - 9 December 2011
8. Madman in the Marketplace - 9 December 2011
BooHooHooMan - 9 December 2011

Perfectly reasonable if science is bullshit. LOL.
Yanah~ It all went to shit after those heretics Copernicus and Galileo started that crap. :lol: :wink:

BooHooHooMan - 9 December 2011

What’s next from THAT fuckwit?
A proposal that, if elected, he’ll simply drag evildoing Departments out to the edge of the Earth and, you know, simply…pUSH them off. :lol:

9. Madman in the Marketplace - 10 December 2011

Bank fees that overdraw teen’s account have mom seeing red

By fall, Ganziano had just $4.85 left in the account — too little to withdraw from an ATM — so he let it sit.

He had all but forgotten about the account until he received a letter from TCF on Oct. 12 saying six days earlier, it had charged him a $9.95 “monthly maintenance fee” because his account had too little money in it.

The $9.95 charge made his account overdrawn by $5.10, which triggered another fee. At TCF, any account overdrawn by more than $5 is charged a $28-a-day overdraft fee. The net result: Ganziano was $33.10 in the hole.

By then, his nascent savings account was in a downward spiral. At $28 a day, the charges were adding up quickly.

When he and his mother went to the nearest branch that weekend to close the account, they were told they would first have to pay the accumulated fees, which totaled $229.10.

His mom, Melinda Ganziano, was livid. In less than two weeks, without making any purchases or withdrawals, her son’s $4.85 savings account had turned into a $229.10 debt.

The elder Ganziano said she asked for the fees to be waived, and was told TCF would eliminate just one of the $28 charges.

She argued her case to other bank employees, but was told there was nothing they could do. Defeated, Melinda Ganziano paid the $229.10 and shut down the account. She said she asked to speak to a regional supervisor and was told one would call her back.

She got some local reporter involved, and got the money back eventually.

10. marisacat - 10 December 2011

Via Playbook at Politico… Ah Shucks, gonna take more than one pretzel to cure the nation.

What a lousy car salesman.

“OBAMA SAYS IT’S POSSIBLE THAT THE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE COULD GO DOWN TO 8 PERCENT BY NEXT FALL” – Says reversing structural problems in economy “probably takes more than one president” — CBS release:

“The president believes the U.S. unemployment rate could drop to 8 percent before the 2012 elections next fall, he tells Steve Kroft in an interview conducted [Friday] at the White House [for] 60 MINUTES, Sunday.”

KROFT: “Do you think that you might have the unemployment rate [8.6% in Nov.] down to 8 percent by the time the election rolls around?”

OBAMA: “I think it’s possible. But…I’m not in the job of prognosticating on the economy. I’m in the job of putting in place the tools that allow the economy to thrive and Americans to succeed. Sometimes when I’m talking to my team, I describe us as: I’m the captain and they’re the crew on a ship, going through really bad storms. And no matter how well we’re steering the ship, if the boat’s rocking back and forth and people are getting sick and they’re being buffeted by the winds and the rain, … at a certain point, if you’re asking, ‘Are you enjoying the ride right now?,’ folks are going to say, ‘No.’ And are they going to say, ‘Do you think the captain’s … doing a good job?’? People are going say, ‘You know what? A good captain would have had us in some smooth waters and sunny skies, at this point.’ And I don’t control the weather. What I can control are the policies we’re putting in place to make a difference in people’s lives.”

KROFT: “Did you overpromise? Did you underestimate how difficult this was going to be?”

OBAMA: “I didn’t overpromise. And I didn’t underestimate how tough this was going to be. I always believed that this was a long-term project. … And, you know, for individual Americans, who are struggling right now, they have every reason to be impatient. Reversing structural problems in our economy that have been building up for two decades — that was going to take time. It was going to take more than a year. It was going to take more than two years. It was going to take more than one term. Probably takes more than one president.” . . . . .

Of course this is the man who made extravagant promises about lowering the oceans and curing poverty.

It really IS funny, hilarious.

ts - 11 December 2011

It’s possible elephants might fly out of his butt, too. It is significantly more possible.

ms_xeno - 11 December 2011

“Butt-Partisans”??

marisacat - 11 December 2011

:lol:

I am willing to go with “gives birth to Republicans”.

What the hell. I bet if he could he would. The ultimate joiner wanna b.

11. Madman in the Marketplace - 10 December 2011

Anti-Recall Man Repeatedly Harassed Pro-Recall Residents at Their Homes

A Hartland man told 27 News he used television news video to contact people who signed recall petitions against Governor Scott Walker, prompting at least one person to contact police.

“It wasn’t a harassing call by any means,” Kevin Stoll told 27 News.

A Dane County resident named Michelle, who asked that her identity be kept private because Stoll had already obtained some of her personal information, characterized a call she received from him Nov. 25 as harassing.

“It’s 10:30 at night and there’s apparently somebody who knows where you live. It’s just a very unnerving and frightening feeling.”

Michelle said Stoll was a stranger to her, refused to identify himself and challenged her to defend her decision to sign a recall petition.

“When this person seemed to be getting a little bit hostile, I ended the phone call and immediately contacted the authorities.”

Stoll told 27 News he used video from a 27 News story on the recall effort to get identifying information on people who signed petitions. The story was ninety seconds in length and included less than ten seconds of names, numbers and signatures on recall petitions, but that videotape was in motion and not highlighted.

Another Dane County resident, who also requested anonymity, said Stoll called her home three times shortly after the 27 News broadcast. The resident said she refused to answer Stoll’s final call, but an answering machine recorded it.

“You can’t even defend your position, now you won’t answer the phone,” the caller said in the recorded message reviewed by 27 News.

“You’ve signed a petition, where they put your name and number up on TV and you’re behaving like a (expletive) coward.”

12. marisacat - 10 December 2011

hmm not alone in thinking he is a secret Catholic… comment from a post at corrente wire:

it is just endless excuses for non results

By DCblogger on Sat, 12/10/2011 – 2:59pm

I am making the economy better, but it won’t get better while I am in office and maybe not even my successor.

My theory about Plan B. Sometime during his US Senate term he converted to Catholicism, and he has the zeal of a convert. The Bishops make his decisions for him. And notice that almost his entire cabinet consists of Catholics.

» . . . . .

BooHooHooMan - 11 December 2011

Oh that is funny. Works for me! Pass the ammo!

And notice that almost his entire cabinet consists of Catholics.

Start shooting SOMEWHERE! I am not picky! :lol:

BooHooHooMan - 11 December 2011

I got a hoot from my beat floating around in spam

Start Shooting SOMEWHERE™!!! LOL.
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marisacat - 11 December 2011

sorry.. just got it ut… ;)

13. BooHooHooMan - 11 December 2011

Lying lawyer slapped

By DAREH GREGORIAN
Posted: 1:46 AM, December 10, 2011

A Queens lawyer has been suspended for six months for falsely accusing a New Jersey state trooper of using anti-Semitic slurs against him, according to a ruling released yesterday.

Attorney Elliott Dear said he made up the outrageous allegations in hopes of getting out of a speeding ticket.

Court papers say the unidentified trooper pulled over Dear, an orthodox Jew, for going 84 in a 55-mph zone while driving with his wife in 2007.

Six days after getting the ticket, Dear sent a letter to the traffic court saying, “This ticket shall be dismissed immediately” since he wasn’t speeding and “the officer called me a ‘Jew kike’ — and this prejudice obviously was the cause for the ticket,” the papers say.

The letter was forwarded to Internal Affairs, which contacted Dear, who repeated that he had been the victim of an ethnic slur.

Unfortunately for Dear — and luckily for the trooper —

the traffic stop had been videotaped on the officer’s car camera, and the trooper was wearing a recording device.
:shock: , :lol:

Police reported Dear’s actions to the New York state lawyers’ disciplinary committee.

In a ruling made public yesterday, a panel of state Appellate Division judges denied Dear’s request for only a private rebuke, and suspended him for six months.

Of course, if I was the cop, he’d have gotten off. LOL.
And if I was the judge, I’d simply opine from the bench:
What’s the problem, Officer?
He was only tryin to, yaknow, ~~Jew Ya Down.

:lol: – Oh it’s ALL to laugh now…..

Like this little diversion,
what I like to call, Operation Hey – Fuck Away!

Enjoy! I mean before the Endowment checks bounce.

As a whole other orthodox roudup is goin on in
Jersey,
New York,
Philly,
Cali,
England,
LOL Israel, and, of course,
Florida. LOL…

I mean,
Some SERIOUS Ortho-on Ortho violence, man.
30 to 40 counts for starters.. LOL Again! Impossible!
Right in the ole money-belt under the get-up to Tel Aviv, :wink:
Fuckin RELENTLESS, man. LOL.
Jeezis — , Jesus didn’t stand a chance. LOL.
Oh the crazy fuckin loons, gotta love ‘em, most of ‘em anyways. :lol:

14. BooHooHooMan - 11 December 2011

12/10/2011
Dual Citizen Tax Relief From IRS

The IRS has released a “fact sheet” with favorable guidance for U.S. citizens residing abroad who failed to file U.S. tax returns and those pesky little FBARs (Treasury Forms TD F 90-22.1) for foreign accounts. This is good news for many who have been wringing their hands over the IRS crackdown :roll: on worldwide reporting and FBARs.

Still, it’s not blanket relief. It depends on your facts and how reasonably you’ve acted. U.S. citizens planning to address their situation need to tread carefully.

Here are the basics:

1. If you make more than a minimum exemption amount and standard deduction, you must file a U.S. income tax return annually and report your worldwide income (regardless of where else it might be taxed).
2. If you failed to file U.S. taxes for many years, you generally only need to file six back years. But if you owe no tax on those returns, there should be no penalty.
3. For FBARs, you need to file annually if your non-U.S. accounts aggregate over $10,000. For FBAR basics, see Primer For First Time FBAR Filers.

Won’t you please sponsor our orphaned country?
With your voluntary donation , little bereft Barry here, and his dirty Uncle Sam will be able to … you know, shitty deal so forth….

Ganjafied Gabacho - 11 December 2011

I’m hoping that my “kibbutzing” around gun runner deduction balances out the 280E rule application that makes 100% of my Compassionate Cannabis empire’s proceeds subject to tax confiscature. :badteeth:

15. Ganjafied Gabacho - 11 December 2011

betcha 10K US$ that John Sununu (oh please GAWD of pale dead white dudes!) has a coronary trying to spin Guv’ner hissyfits latest spastic flail…

marisacat - 11 December 2011

Pretty stunning moment…. The big mstakes Romney makes are interesting. Unforced too.

Ganjafied Gabacho - 11 December 2011

I looked into making a bet L’Oobster takes it in 2012 a few months back, the odds were so far in his favor (supposedly due to “incumbent” factor) that no money could be made back then…

Cost of total domination of both houses and the SCOTUS?
1-2 Billion
A houseboy/Daley Machine Pretzldent to be whipping boy and albatross to forever hang around “librul’s” necks?
Priceless

marisacat - 11 December 2011

Oh I go back and forth…

But one thing is sure imo, the Democrats are not taking the House back. No way no how. And if retirements keep up, I figure the senate is gone. (and it is so useful now, right? snicker!)

The tired awful thing is that I always thought the refrain the Democrats would [try to] sell on Slob, thru the ages is,

But he TRIIIIIEEDDDD. And sub text he was misunderstood!

argh. If he closes out a second admin so discredited and hated that we don’t have to hear them resuscitate him and re masticate the corpse, I will be happy.

Ganjafied Gabacho - 11 December 2011

I’m pro’ly wrong but I think if the R’s ran a non-mormon Huntsman type then they’d be serious about taking the oval office…the current assembled field is definetely not first string…

marisacat - 11 December 2011

It’s a confused mess.

But as I see it neither party has anything approaching a “deep bench”. Because it is all about the graft and skimming and if you are getting your share, more than your share, only a vanishingly small number want the mess of being Pretzel.

Ganjafied Gabacho - 11 December 2011

P.S. vis. Romney

More Fragile than any Lennox

Favorite New Englander Joke (actually about Mainers, but accurate about all oldtime NE’ers IMHO and totally apllicable to Romney):

Newcommer: I wasn’t born here, but kids were so they’re downeasterners, right?

Downeaster: Well now, if may cat had kittens in theoven I wouldn’t call muffins, would I?

16. Ganjafied Gabacho - 11 December 2011

DAVEY LIVES! (In TX, of course)

Madman in the Marketplace - 11 December 2011

the hidden ISpy is found!

Madman in the Marketplace - 11 December 2011

Police employ Predator drone spy planes on home front

Reporting from Washington— Armed with a search warrant, Nelson County Sheriff Kelly Janke went looking for six missing cows on the Brossart family farm in the early evening of June 23. Three men brandishing rifles chased him off, he said.

Janke knew the gunmen could be anywhere on the 3,000-acre spread in eastern North Dakota. Fearful of an armed standoff, he called in reinforcements from the state Highway Patrol, a regional SWAT team, a bomb squad, ambulances and deputy sheriffs from three other counties.

He also called in a Predator B drone.

As the unmanned aircraft circled 2 miles overhead the next morning, sophisticated sensors under the nose helped pinpoint the three suspects and showed they were unarmed. Police rushed in and made the first known arrests of U.S. citizens with help from a Predator, the spy drone that has helped revolutionize modern warfare.

But that was just the start. Local police say they have used two unarmed Predators based at Grand Forks Air Force Base to fly at least two dozen surveillance flights since June. The FBI and Drug Enforcement Administration have used Predators for other domestic investigations, officials said.

“We don’t use [drones] on every call out,” said Bill Macki, head of the police SWAT team in Grand Forks. “If we have something in town like an apartment complex, we don’t call them.”

The drones belong to U.S. Customs and Border Protection, which operates eight Predators on the country’s northern and southwestern borders to search for illegal immigrants and smugglers. The previously unreported use of its drones to assist local, state and federal law enforcement has occurred without any public acknowledgment or debate.

stick a fork in us …

Ganjafied Gabacho - 11 December 2011

I’d love to know how the Iranians knocked-out Davey’s sat-com…I bet it’s pretty low tech, and I’m studying pragmatic counter measures for arun to the hills…fun fact: even military-grade IR scopes can’t penetrate hemp fields; I’m wondering if you can make a hat out of pot leaves and “disappear” from overhead IR :mrgreen:

17. marisacat - 11 December 2011

on and on it goes… where it ends… new wrinkles to McQueary story…

http://www.businessinsider.com/mike-mcqueary-story-new-2011-12

18. Madman in the Marketplace - 11 December 2011

#OccupyNOLA Successfully Disrupt Foreclosure Sales

Survivors Village, a community group of former St. Bernard public housing residents and their allies, joined forces on Dec. 6, 2011 with recently evicted Occupy NOLA protestors to successfully disrupt a Sheriff’s sale of foreclosed properties. Delaying the sale for two hours, the protestors chanted:

“This auction is illegal and immoral. It is a way to steal homes, redistribute wealth and prevent the right to return. The sale of blighted property is the city’s attempt to remove poor homeowners who have already suffered tremendously from economic and natural disaster. Blight has become an excuse to gentrify. Charging poor homeowners outrageous fees in order to steal their homes is an underhanded way to keep people displaced. Stop capitalizing off of crisis! This process is corrupt! You are stealing homes! Stop now!”

The sale was scheduled to begin at noon. At approximately 1:45 pm, after several potential buyers had already left, the police arrived and threatened the nonviolent protestors with arrest. Before declaring that the remainder of their protest would be silent, the protestors announced their intention to physically defend any properties sold: “We will be in court. We will be in the streets. We will be in the houses–defending them, boarding them up, and occupying them.”

marisacat - 11 December 2011

I don’t think htey can crush it, even if it limps for a bit…

19. BooHooHooMan - 11 December 2011

- Wait for it – Sorry, Gotta put that right up front, with this one…

Cuz, reading this, the homicidal Bull Shit – O – Meter is going off all over the place. There’s definitely something Bloombergian about this one. Schumerian. Clintonian. Rangellian. Kellyesque.

Something AWFUL behind the murder in the home last night
– the wait is over –
of Mr.CASH and Dead Mrs Young – .Cash

Top Tax Cop
Gunned down by ex-NYPD
Husband in Queens: Authorities

By REUVEN FENTON and BOB FREDERICKs
Posted: 11:42 AM, December 11, 2011

One of New York state’s top-ten tax cops was brutally gunned down in her Queens home last night by her ex-NYPD husband.

Clarence Cash, 49, blasted his wife 10 times in the face, back and abdomen after the couple argued, law enforcement sources said.

After firing off the merciless barrage at his wife, top state tax fraud investigator Tracey Young, 42, Cash fled their apartment and before>turning himself in at the Midtown South precinct about 6 a.m. today, the sources said.

Cash, who sources said made a full confession, was taken to the 107th precinct in Queens, where he was later charged with first-degree murder.

Clarence Cash is led out of the 107 Precinct station by detectives.

Cash, who retired from the 32nd precinct in 2006, has a long history of money woes, including federal tax liens from the IRS, multiple civil judgments and warrants from New York state for failing to pay back taxes.

Young, a criminal investigatotr since 2002 with the state Department of Taxation and Finance, was an ace investigator who specialized in illegal cigarette smuggling, her boss said.

“She was an incredible investigator — one of the top ten in New York State,” said the assistant director of investigations for the department, who did not want to be identified. “She made so many cases.” ** :roll:

Uh -huh. I need to stop right there .
Moment of Silence. Remembrance. Now CONTEXT.
Not even 2 months ago –

Police Busted for Allegedly Smuggling Guns, Other Illegal Goods
Five officers are active-duty and three are retired.

:::::
The officers arrested include five active-duty officers assigned to Brooklyn and three retired NYPD officers, although two of the retired officers were active when committing the alleged crimes, prosecutors said. All those arrested were picked up by FBI agents and NYPD Internal Affairs investigators early Tuesday.

According to the criminal complaint, some of those arrested smuggled 20 firearms as recently as Sept. 22. The cache included three M-16 rifles, one shotgun and 16 handguns, most of which had their serial numbers removed.

One officer bragged to an informant in July, as an associate displayed a shotgun for sale, that it was a “sample” and that they could get anything “from A to Z.”

The allegations are no doubt troubling for the NYPD, whose commissioner, Ray Kelly, has joined with Mayor Bloomberg in speaking out on illegal guns as a nationwide scourge that threatens public safety, particularly that of police officers. :lol:

Oh sure, Sure! I’m SURE it “troubles” Mr. Mayor Mike
“I Have My Own Army” Buuuut
“maybe ~ MAYbe We CAN”T Shoot Down Planes, Ray” BLOOMBERG.
:shock: – – > Sorry for the whispers at a time like this. :shock:

ANYWAYS, back to the relevant NYPD crime spree BEFORE returning to the latest guests at the funeral parlor….

Several of those arrested are also accused of illegally transporting other stolen goods.

The group is accused of transporting stolen slot machines from Atlantic City, N.J., to Port Chester, N.Y., in March. Two months later, they allegedly stole more than 200 cases of cigarettes from trucks in Virginia and hauled them to New York.

A common tactic, prosecutors said, included breaking into tractor-trailers that were hauling cigarettes.

So, Back to the wake, folks.
Sorry for your loss.
Try and sort it out.
Good Lord –

“She was an excellent person. Everyone thought the world of her,” he said. “She was the most dedicated person you’ll ever meet. A true cop.”

Neighbors described her as a sweetheart who as always willing to help out around the building.

One neighbor, Maple Dong, 28, said Young often spoke of the lavish gifts cash gave her.

“She said (Cash) bought a lot of gifts for her for Christmas,” including a Louis Vutton bag. “She said ‘I asked for it and he bought it for me.’”

“They seemed very good together. They seemed to care about each other.”

“We would talk in the lobby about the board for an hour, hour-and-a-half, and he would come down and look for her to make sure she was OK.”

“It doesn’t make any sense to me. When I saw a lot of cops outside last night, I called her to find out what happened, but nobody picked up.”

“I still can’t believe it he did it, I really can’t. I don’t know what kind of argument they could have had for him to kill her.”

“It’s very shocking. She was very dedicated to the building. She just did the Christmas decorations. We were supposed to have a meeting tonight,” said a neighbor who identified herself only as Agnes.

Her hubby Martin said Cash seemed like a nice, respectful man who doted on his wife.

“I spoke to him all the time. He was a quiet guy, very friendly. It’s a shock,” he said.“He always called her ‘My sweet lady’ and things like that.”

Martin said he heard a commotion at the time of the shooting.

“I heard a couple of loud banging noises last night — like someone was doing construction and dropped something. I went up the stairs and saw a lot of cops and firefighters.”

The couple had no children.

Well , re-reading the article , note that he turned himself in and where..Mr. “Full Confession” Cash he turned himself in to Mid-Town South.. Henh.
A real penitent. R I G H T.

And then was hauled out to the 107th.
And This is him coming out of the THERE

By the by, operationally,
the 107th Precinct houses their Major Case Squad, the footmen at least. Used to anyways.
Burglaries over a 100k.
Larceny or extortion @ Banks over a 100 grand.
Truck Hijacking. Art theft. A whole other hornets nest.
Movie and television “Support Unit” too.
Used to anyways.

So there’s the trailer.
Oh I think we’re DUE for another French Connection.
Somethin like that. Another Serpico.
Not holdin my breath,, just sayin, but we’re due.

Of course it’s cop-on-cop rival gang warfare.
Hell, within the city, within the Feds. vs each other. LOL.
Cross -jurisdictional, cross state-lines, International…,

The increased shootings-by-minions and cop suicides aside,
amusing enough, it’s a real hoot them all taking each other down and arresting each other.
Them all busting each others baggage handlers like there’s a bad economy or somethin’..LOL Check out recent ” baggage handler arrests” if you got a lifetime to spare.

marisacat - 11 December 2011

what a fascinating story… Very interesting if he turned himself inot Mid Town South, if he killed her in Queens.

truly I did nto know that cigarete smuggling was still big in the US.

Madman in the Marketplace - 11 December 2011

isn’t midtown south the precinct that has been caught up in bunches of corruption scandals over the years, including the one where they were extorting prostitutes for sex and money?

Why yes, yes they were.

BooHooHooMan - 11 December 2011

Hmm….The Daily News has it that they weren’t together long..

A police source said her husband of two years, Clarence Cash, 49, a retired cop from the 32nd precinct in Harlem, confessed that he “snapped” when, during an argument, he punched her in the face and she said she was leaving him.

Cash surrendered at the Midtown South precinct in Manhattan at 6 a.m. Sunday, police sources said.

“He showed up with a bag full of guns and he asked someone at the desk, ‘Can I speak to a detective?’ A detective came down and he told the detective he was a retired member of service and that something happened to his wife.

She carried a gun for her work investigating the smuggling of untaxed cigarettes, her supervisor said.

She lived in Harlem for many years before marrying Cash and moving with him to Queens two years ago.

And I seee the NYDN has her being shot only SEVEN Times. :The Post had it @ 10.
Crickets from Bloomberg or the New York Times, which by morning I’m sure they’ll put it all together, and simply attribute it to smoking.

Anyways.

Sales Tax fraud – think of how much that represents on all goods sold — with co-requisite inventory and accounting fraud, the damage claims and insurance fraud to cover inventories sold when tills don’t add up…..Good Lord if it wasn’t for THAT there’d be no “legitimate” U.S. business for the Banksters to invest in. :lol:

I mean fuck, why do you think we have excess retail capacity, retail space like we do? Look, I like a soda pop and a bag of chips now and then but not 30 or 40 every block.. LOL.And really, who smokes 600 packs of cigarettes a day?

Joking aside, and setting aside the drugs, and the guns, and the whole Bankster ownership angle to it all… think about the sheer size of US retail. And think about it in terms of both mass and density. It’s SO NOT about “product” distribution or product market share per se. Its about revenue stream share, it’s capture, it is sales tax and insurance and warranties and supplier placement payments and kickbacks and event underwriting and travel and insurance on THAT and comp’d tickets and skyboxes and sports betting and essentially a whole . Yes. Derivative UNDERCOATING UNIVERSE out there that has superfluous jack-shit-GUANO to do with a Jr. Achievement view of “The Business World” {{LOL – Jokes On Again_ }} that You make something, you take it to market, and we’re a better mRKA, Afterall since the Chinks keep makin the shit and let us pay em on time. :roll:
::::::::::::::::
FWIW this is a great piece via Stanford on retail fraud, the corollary tax fraud, criminal accounting and of course Wall Street Banksterism. It is the story of “Crazy Eddies”…
Tho Sam Antar, the lecturer featured, is still a sociopath, but other than that, you know…….

marisacat - 11 December 2011

Seems she was shot 8.5 times.

Curious thing to have a divergence on. Maybe neither is true?

I am guessing Mid Town SOuth was expecting him. So like Dan White. Who ”surrendered” to an old pal on the force..

Madman in the Marketplace - 11 December 2011

how do you get shot half a time?

marisacat - 11 December 2011

That bullet grazed her!

20. Madman in the Marketplace - 11 December 2011

For-Profit Colleges and the Democrats’ History of Corruption

Hacks from the present (Dunn), hacks from the past (Rubin), hacks to the left of them (Gephardt), hacks to the right of them (Breaux), volleyed and thundered.

The only moral difference between for-profit colleges and check-cashing shops is that the former usually are located in better neighborhoods. The GAO pretty much proved that one a while ago. In addition, in this one Times story, you see the entire development of intellectual (and, occasionally literal) corruption in the Democratic party that began when it decided to marry itself to corporate money with the opening of the Democratic Leadership Council under that bought-and-paid-for uber-hack Al From back in 1985. Now it’s created within the party two generations of mealy heartwood that will take four generations to eliminate, assuming anyone’s interested in doing that.

The difference between Washington under any president and Versailles under Louis XIV?

Long pants and fewer wigs.

The difference between the way the Village does business and the way things used to work in Russia under the Kremlin?

Better cars and Meet The Press.

21. Madman in the Marketplace - 11 December 2011
marisacat - 11 December 2011

that is a really interesting blog… thanks for that

22. marisacat - 11 December 2011

ugh Our local news here in SF on CBS ran a couple of clips of the Slob with Kroft interview coming up on 60 Minutes.

Boy he is in listless mode, in a big way. And claims he deserves re election for SAVING us from another Great Depression. And a few other reasons.

And so listless…

I am actually going to watch out of curiousity.

BooHooHooMan - 11 December 2011

I’ll vote for him if he gets polio.

marisacat - 11 December 2011

POLIO Foundling!

A charity wrapped in a disability inside an adverstising campaign.

BooHooHooMan - 11 December 2011

Bowers and Stoller can lit him in and out of an open car. “‘Donate” and “Now” featured on one or the other’s pullovers. LOL.
POLIObama Stump speeches. …well,
that pretty much writes itself.
Anyways, lap blankets by..
Abercrombie? LL Bean? J Crew? Is that it now? LOL

23. marisacat - 11 December 2011

New

LINK

…………. 8)


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