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Atlanta PD Will No Longer Harass Citizens Who Record Cops

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More of this, please.

Faced with complaints from a citizen watchdog group, Atlanta police will stop interfering with people who videotape officers performing their duties in public, an agreement reached with the city Thursday says.

The settlement, which also calls for the city to pay $40,000 in damages, requires city council approval.

The agreement resolves a complaint filed by Marlon Kautz and Copwatch of East Atlanta, a group that films police activity with cell phones and hand-held cameras. The group has volunteers who go out on patrols and begin videotaping police activity when they come across it.

Last April, Kautz said, he pulled out his camera phone and began recording Atlanta police who were arresting a suspect in Little Five Points. Two officers approached him and said he had no right to be filming them, Kautz said. When Kautz refused to stop, one officer wrenched Kautz's arm behind his backt and yanked the camera out of his hands, he said…

Kautz said that when he asked to get his phone back, another officer said he'd return it only after Kautz gave him the password to the phone so he could delete the footage. When Kautz refused, police confiscated the phone, he said. When police returned it, Kautz said, the video images had been deleted, altered or damaged.

As part of Thursday's settlement, reached before a civil rights lawsuit was filed, the city will pay Kautz and Copwatch of East Atlanta $40,000 in damages. APD will also adopt an operating procedure that prohibits officers from interfering with citizens who are taping police activity, provided individuals recording the activity do not physically interfere with what the officers are doing. The policy is to be adopted within 30 days after the Atlanta city council approves the settlement, and training is to be carried out during police roll calls.

Atlanta's Citizen Review Board, which was formed in the wake of the Kathryn Johnston raid, also recommended that the offending officer be suspended for four days without pay. 

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  1. APD will also adopt an operating procedure that prohibits officers from interfering with citizens who are taping police activity, provided individuals recording the activity do not physically interfere with what the officers are doing.

    About damn time. Thank you Mr. Balko, may I have another?

    1. I live in an Atlanta suburb. I can tell you that the APD is corrupt at the top. The police are constantly in the local news for their outragous behavior. They give law enforcement a bad name.

      1. Thats not true, they did a review after the Kathryn Johnston case and ALL the bad cops in the APD were, coincidentally, working on it.

        1. Fuck the Pigs!

      2. I live in Atlanta too and in the past couple of months there have been news reports about the Eagle bar raid; the lead cop in that raid being arrested for DUI and pot possession; a Red Dog team strip searching two guys at the side of the road; the cell phone incident described here; and two cops indicted for lying to federal investigators. I’ve probably missed a few others.

  2. APD will also adopt an operating procedure that prohibits officers from interfering with citizens who are taping police activity, provided individuals recording the activity do not physically interfere with what the officers are doing.

    “Your camera-toting presence is making me physically ill.”

    1. “You’re disrupting the air circulation and light reflection which is affecting my duties.”

  3. A Saturday Balko nutpunch massage?

  4. Atlanta PD Will No Longer Harass Citizens Who Record Cops

    Correct. We’ll let DHS do the harassing.

  5. minor inaccuracy: “When Kautz refused, police confiscated the phone, he said.” Actually, police had confiscated the phone on the 22nd, and Kautz talked to the cop (Kirkman) 2 days later, after he had already been down to property retrieval and they had refused to release it. There’s a little mini-documentary about what happened here: http://www.copwatchoea.org/con…..otage-raid

    1. As noted before by commentators here, why no investigation, prosecution, and conviction for tampering with evidence?

      1. That’s for the little people.

  6. also recommended that the offending officer be suspended for four days without pay

    Officer assaults the guy, lies, and steals his property, and this is the rebuke the review board gives him. Fire his fucking ass already. This penny-ante shit isn’t going to do much.

    1. Public Sector Unions + Hero Worship == “He beats me because he loves me. He’ll change!”

    2. Yes, this is gross misconduct. He should be fired AND criminally prosecuted for assault. The police chief should also be fired for gross incompetence.

      1. At least he wasn’t suspended WITH pay.

        1. It ain’t over till the police union sings

          1. True–it seems like the vast majority of the time they are able to get back pay given on appeal.

      2. Ain’t gonna happen. The entire city admistration is corrupt from the mayor on down. There are some decent cops on the force but at least half of them are thugs and criminals.

        1. Do you have a grinding business by any chance?

        2. The review board’s recommendations are not binding. According to news reports, the PD never follows them and either doesn’t sanction officers, or gives them a slap on the wrist (e.g. written reprimand).

  7. APD will also adopt an operating procedure that prohibits officers from interfering with citizens who are taping police activity … The policy is to be adopted within 30 days

    So the cops agree to stop breaking the law…in 30 days.

  8. ANTI-YUAN GAMBIT

    [QE-3] QUANTITIVE EASING THREE- Anti-Yuan Gambit

    [The line in the sand]

    Now, the [QE-3] Quantitive Easing Three or the so called tax cut bill that is too be passed and signed into effect by the American-Israeli Military Industrial Complex, has nothing at all too do with correcting the base economic problems of that Military Industrial Complex namely its own infrastructure, and industrial base, this has to do with a backdoor attack upon the Yuan, the currency of one of the [BRIC] Brazil, The Russian Federation, India, and the [DPRC] Democratic Peoples Republic of China, Sphere of Influence and the Yuan is the currency of the [DPRC]. The Federal Reserve of the Military Industrial Complex will once again print an addition Trillion Dollars in currency to be dumped upon the world’s economic markets systems but aimed specifically at the Yuan to undercut the value of the Dollar and drive up the value of the Yuan within the international market. The American-Israeli Military Industrial Complex has been forced by the [DPRK] Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea [North Korea] and the peoples of Okinawa, which is heading to becoming a new nation within the community of world nations as the [DPRO] Democratic Peoples Republic of Okinawa into both a Geo-military, economic, industrial and political Gambit against the [DPRC], drawing a line in the sands of the Yellow Sea between mainland China and what it considers its own Geo-military, economic, industrial, and political Sphere of Influence.

    [Backdoor Anti-Yuan Attack]

    The way this economic backdoor attack upon the Yuan is too work is that the Federal Tax will be cut, but it’s the trickle down value of the tax cut domestically will do little, as that tax cut reaches the various states of the Military Industrial Complex each state will increase its tax cutting into the Federal tax cut, followed in turn by each county and then by each city, to make up for their own short falls in revenues and what little does reach the consumer will then follow the path of the jobs that were shipped out of the country overseas to the countries of the [BRIC], thus increasing their dollar reserve’s and the more one has of something the less value it has, and that means the value of the Yuan along with the value of the Yen the currency of Japan will increase along with all other currency world wide against the dollar. Which in turn means they will want to get rid of these dollars, with the purchase of hard currency, hard currency meaning Gold, Silver, all metals that can be used in the manufacture of military, computer, etc. assets, anything that will provide a higher yield, and which are able to either increase in value or hold value through price fluctuations, and not vanish into thin air, and will be willing to pay in as many dollars as asked too get rid of valueless dollars for value stable hard currency items again driving down the value of the dollar. But the main objective is to drive up the value of the Chinese Yuan devaluing the dollar which is the number one currency held in the reserve system of the [DPRC].

    [From Iron/Bamboo Curtain to [BRIC] Cold War era]

    Why is it so important to the American-Israeli Military Industrial Complex to drive up the value of the Yuan and undercut the value of the dollar, the answer is to maintain its Cold War Far East [FOOTHOLD] Okinawa, nuclear threat presence, distance is time, launching a pre-emptive nuclear strike from Okinawa is more time effective than one from a non hardened Trident Submarine with limited strike capabilities than that which can be provided by Okinawa, this is its military reason, its economic reason is that the [ROK] The Republic of Korea [South Korea], Taiwan [Nationalist China], and Japan represent its true [21st] Century only remaining industrial system, as all the industry of the Military Industrial Complex was sucked out of that country by [NAFTA] the North American Free Trade Agreement to the [BRIC] and these countries lay in the Sphere of Influence of the [C] China of the [BRIC]. Which once again shows that it is about driving the value of the Yuan up, as it also drives the cost of items made in its own Far-East assets made in Korea, Taiwan, and Japan, increasing its profits on the [NYSE] New York Stock Exchange at not only the cost of China but to its own citizens. The entire Gambit Militarily, Politically, Industrially and economically is to maintain its [FOOTHOLD] and control of Okinawa which is key within the never ending Cold War, which has been waged first against the Iron/Bamboo Curtains and now against its new and expanding form the [BRIC].

    HERCULE TRIATHLON SAVINIEN

    1. You suck a dozen donkey dicks.

      1. This shit gets through and some of my comments get marked/rejected as Spam?

  9. BEIJING’S THREAT TO ECONOMIC GLOBALIZATION

    BEIJING’S THREAT TO ECONOMIC GLOBALIZATION: Bubble’s of economic comfort, Washington, D.C., Tokyo, and T?ib?i Sh?; Northern Taiwan City,

    Well it has begun the attack on the [DPRC] Democratic Peoples Republic of China, which is now labeled once again a Cold War foe, in an article on the site (www.japantimes.co.jp), entitled [Defense focus shifts from Russia to China-Beijing’s rising military might, North’s threat key concerns, by Masami Ito. This article coming on the heels of the [American-Israeli Military Industrial Complex] direct attack upon the Chinese Currency the Yuan, with it’s passage of [QE-3] QUANTITIVE EASING THREE-[BO] Tax cuts, which is the massive dump of yet another Trillion Dollars upon the World Currency Market in an attempt to devalue the dollar, while forcing up the value of the Chinese Yuan on the World Currency Markets. The Central Government of Japan, in Tokyo will set its defense budget at [?0.03T/?23.39T] Point Zero Three Trillion Euro’s/Twenty-Three point Thirty-Nine Trillion Yen, with an additional [?0.93B/?100B] Zero-Point Nine-Three Billion Euro’s/One-Hundred Billion Yen additional ceiling funding for unexpected situations, for the next decade [10] ten year period. And this is all cause by the growing [DPRC] defense budget, military activities, and lack of it transparency, causing military issues of shared fundamental values, of gave and urgent destabilizing regional and international concern. The line has been drawn in the Sea of Japan and the Yellow Sea, with the [American-Israeli Military Industrial Complex [7th] Fleet] beefs up it presence in the Yellow Sea drawing its line at less than [300km] Thee-hundred kilometers from the Chinese Mainland, and [3km] Three kilometers from the disputed Yellow Sea boarder between the [DPRK] Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea and the [ROK] Republic of Korea, just [12km] Twelve kilometers from the [DPRK] mainland coastline, extending to the Nationalist Chinese breakaway island of Taipei, connecting with the Japanese [SDF] Self Defense Force willing its line in the Sea of Japan to connect with the [American-Israeli Military Industrial Complex] line thru the Nansei Islands between Kyushu joining the multiple series of Siege Lines drawn in the sand around the [DPRC] at Taipei, and we can expect that the breakaway Nationalist Chinese government will have an upgrade of its military which in the past has been put on hold in difference to the [DPRC] Sphere of Influence military and geo-political muscle within that Sphere, but that is too now be challenged.

    Yet Another Gomenesai Tour

    The [2nd] Second Class citizens of the Japanese Empire the peoples of Okinawa are once again to sacrificed on the alter of Mainland Japanese Companies, by the Central Government of Tokyo, allowing the citizens of the Japanese Mainland to live in its bubble of economic comfort, of family solidarity and corporate customs of annual bonuses, provided by investments, and profitable companies located in the [American-Israeli Military Industrial Complex], maintaining its own global leadership in high-tech niches in electronics and carbon fibers, providing Japanese know how to Apple’s iPhone and Boeing’s latest airplane which rely heavily on Japanese innovations. But at the lost of the lost of freedom of the peoples of Okinawa, ending any dream of a renewed Edo Era of the once [1600-1800] period with sufficient wealth able to invest in its own development, creating a refined Okinawa National identity and culture for present and future generations to come, as [1st] Class Citizens of their own [DPRO] Democratic Peoples Republic of Okinawa, free of [American-Israeli Military Industrial Complex] Occupation and treatment by an Japanese Central Government willing to allow them to be threat as [2nd] Class Citizens upon their own land, carrying the Burden of foreign occupation, given only a continuous series of Gomenesai Tours in exchange. With the Central Government leading economist and architect of the Japanese Economic System Eisuke Sakakibara telling the citizens of Okinawa to wake up from their poetic utopia dream of a [2nd] Second Edo Era and except the new economic globalization process, an lot as [2nd] Class Citizens of an occupied nation, for the greater good. And what does the Central Government of Japan offer the peoples of Okinawa in return, the [JSDF] Japanese Self Defense Force, will be given [?0.031T/ ?33.54T] Point-Zero-Thirty-One Trillion Euros/Thirty-Three-Point-Five-Four Trillion Yen , to offset the [Extortion Tax] paid for the Japanese Mainland taxpayers and the occupied peoples of Okinawa to keep the burden of the Super Debtor American-Israeli Military Industrial Complex forces of occupation, and its [200+] Two-Hundred plus, illegal nuclear weapons on the Island of Okinawa, and off the Japanese mainland, leaving the burden of it all on the [2nd] Class Japanese citizens of Okinawa, all to support the economic globalization comfort bubble’s of Washington, D.C., Tokyo, and T?ib?i Sh?; Northern Taiwan City.

    HERCULE TRIATHLON SAVINIEN

    1. I’m sorry. Could you repeat that?

        1. He’s my brother

          1. You are not Commander. The Commander links. I know. I search far and wide…

    2. go to hell, you stupid shit head

    3. http://www.japantimes.co.jp

      Holy shit. That was a real link. I was expecting some Filipino mail order bride shit.

      1. maybe she will give you an anal massage 😉

        1. I’d be happy with a little hand relief.
          Very hard to get date with hairpiece. I give you my hairpiece. Of course I have hairpiece on my head. Where do think I have it, on my dick?

          1. Free dating advice: shave your head and your balls

            1. I endorse that advice

      2. Filipinas make excellent wives, but you should really go the H1-B or L1 route. That way you know they have a useful skill.

        1. H1-B or HSV-1?

          Like I said, hard to get date with hairpiece.

        2. All the Filipinas I’ve met are fat Texans. So don’t marry a Texan (male or female).

      3. You sound almost disapointed! 😉

  10. [GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD MOOOORNIN EVERYONE!!!!!!!!!!

    1. You sir, are no Robin Williams.

      1. Stands for Keith Olbermann Syndrome, sir. You left-wing ninnies cannot stop [NOT ME] HERCULE TRIATHLON SAVINIEN. THEY will reign down terror and rain in global dissent.

  11. Of course, there’s a world of difference between APD announcing a new policy, and the average beat cop on the street (particularly the corrupt kind who’d be keen on seizing recording equipment) knowing what that policy is.

    I expect to hear more reports of photographers and videographers being harassed in ATL.

    Still, this news is pretty damn miraculous, compared to what we usually hear in cop vs. photographer incidents.

    1. The greater problem is a lack of oversight and accountability. Police routinely operate outside the boundaries of the law and punishment for misonduct, in the rare instance it occurs, is usually a joke. There is a general lack of accountability in the entire criminal justice system for that matter – disctrict attorneys routinely prosecute cases without adequate evidence (most commonly for alleged sex crimes) and destroy the lives of innocent citizens.

    2. There is a difference between public policy and internal “policy”.

  12. COLD WAR STAND DOWN TIME!

    COLD WAR STAND DOWN TIME- Or face an automated Nuclear Winter.

    [World Class [21st] Century Naval Power]

    The stated mission of the Chinese armed forces is not only to be prepared to fight wars, but also to deter or prevent their outbreak, prompt response to any threats within the changing political winds and landscape, of the [21st] Century, and is therefore, committing China to the investment into the development of [ASBM] Anti-Ship Ballistic Missile Systems to be deployed upon, vessels that would establish its military [Sphere of Influence] with a [PDRC] Peoples Democratic Republic of China, Carrier Group to include support craft such as it’s advanced Type [051C] destroyers, which are fitted with cutting-edge air defense missile systems, and backed up by both Fast Attack and Boomer Submarines one area in which China has made the greatest advances part of what is now the largest fleet of naval vessels in Asia having deployed at least one of a new type of nuclear-powered ballistic-missile submarine called the Jin class which gives China’s navy a credible second-strike nuclear capability; its missiles have a range of [6436] Kilometers. In October [2006], one of [63] Chinese Song-class diesel-powered attack submarine not only shadowed the forward based [USS Kitty Hawk] aircraft carrier know as the [Shitty Kitty] and its Battle Group, but penetrated, carrier battle group and surfaced undetected [6.436] Kilometers from the [USS Kitty Hawk]. The goal is to established military dormancy within its own Asian Sphere of Influence, pushing past the islands that ring China’s coasts, into The South China Sea [Hainan], Fujian [ The Straight of Taiwan], Jiangsu [Shanghai], Zhejiang [Nanjing], The Yellow Sea [Dalian or Qinghai], the Sea of Japan [Rajin [ROK] Republic of Korea]. Then pushing past these islands that ring China’s coastal water and the its regional [Sphere of Global Influence], with one Carrier Task Group on constant global tour, to assert it role within it’s Costal Waters but upon the Global High Sea with a [21st] Century Blue Water Navy, and member of the [BRIC] Brazil, Russian Federation, India, and [PDRC], Spheres of Influence of the [21st] Century.

    [Air Superiority in the [21st] Century]

    The [PDRC] is has also committed itself to the investment into the development of a [21st] Century air force capable of a unique combination of offensive and defensive operations, establishing air superiority within its [Sphere of Influence] starting with [BRIC] member [R] Russian Federation, manufactured Salyut and Chernyshev factories jet engines, the [ISRAELI] developed [J-10] and [FC-1] Attack Fighter, [Su-35] fighter, [J-11B] Interceptors, [H6K ? JH7K] Carrier based aircraft, the Carrier based [Z-9] helicopters the workhorses for the Chinese Naval Expeditionary of the [21st] Century, providing easier operations between a new fleet of replenishment ships, with anti-submarine surface to sub-surface ability, while providing the Peoples Army with Air Calvary Units support capabilities, for the first of many [21st] Century Chinese aircraft carriers now in production. Along with [IL-476] military transport aircraft, with heavy lift capacity of [40+] Kilo Tons capacity payload, providing long range potential by the [IL-478] air refueling tanker.

    [Cutting edge Ballistic Missile Technology]

    The gifted scientist of China’s cutting edge ballistic missile technology Qian Xuesen, provided along with so many other gifted scientist of the [PDRC] has given the [PRRC] both a nuclear and conventional striking power made it better than world class, impressing all those in other nations working in the field. On [Jan. 11, 2007], a Chinese missile traveling at more than [6.436] Kilo-meters per second hit a satellite in orbit with [1M] with a one meter square area. China within the last few years has placed into orbit [11] eleven Yaogan military-only satellites to track targets for its unmatched [21st] Century capabilities. China’s has top all other nations having developed the only know effective [ASBM] Anti-Ship Ballistic Missile, an [aircraft-carrier killer weapon] using the short range [DF-21], with the ability as a ship takes evasive maneuvers upon its detection by satellite to make in flight corrective actions allowing it to seek out and destroy its intended target, and yet the [PDRC] has not forgotten its duty in missile defense investing in the [S-400] air defense system, cutting edge technology.

    [BRIC] as [21st] Century Military [Spheres of Influence]

    The message is a clear one with the [C] of the [BRIC] just representing one member of the [21st] Century Spheres of Influence, that they do not like the game of militarism, but that does not mean that they can’t play the game. If just one Chinese Song-class diesel-powered attack submarine can penetrate a protective forward based Aircraft Carrier Battle Group undetected within [6.436] Kilometers what city along any coast line would be safe from pre-emptive attack from unprotected international waters of millions of square kilometers on any given day, what Carrier Battle Group and carrier would be safe from Aircraft-Carrier Killer, [ASBM] Anti-Ship Ballistic Missile Systems? The question to the only country in the world that seeks to continue Super-Power dominion upon the nation of the world, thru continued Cold-War tactics, if it is worth a Nuclear Winter as automated systems as shown in the movie [War Games] begin to take over the Game, or is it better to stand down, and work within the new [21st] Century Spheres of Influence non Cold War, peaceful social order?

    HERCULE TRIATHLON SAVINIEN

    1. I don’t understand what your point is. Can you explain it in all caps please?

      1. And BOLD!!! Your scholarly dissertation needs more BOLD TEXT AND EXCLAMATION POINTS!!!

        Otherwise people won’t be persuaded by your barely intelligible paranoid crap.

    2. CHEM TRAILS! CHEM TRAILS! CHEM TRAILS! BWHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

  13. Considering that “interfering in a police investigation” is often the excuse used to harass people who record videos of the police, I’m wondering if this will really change anything…

  14. I can’t gets me enuffs of teh herculeTS. Give me MOAR!

  15. CALYPSO AND THE CHINA SEA

    CALYPSO AND THE CHINA SEA – How do you treat the Goddess Apocalypse?

    [Who’s it named after anyway]

    Now, the [PDRC] Peoples Democratic Republic of China is taking exception to just how one should treat Calypso as at present there seems to be [5] five different unwelcome suitors in the area which the [PDRC] feels is their exclusive or at least have claim as its being within its [Sphere of Territorial integrity] and nation with most the most national interest in that [Regional Sphere], after all the Sea in question is called the China Sea. The Chinese are not going along with the concept that whomever claims Calypso [The China Sea], also know as [Apocalypse] the daughter of Atlas, from Davy Jones, the[PDRC] should go unchallenged, it’s like saying it’s fine to give one’s wife to whomever claims her because there are countless other erstwhile mistresses to be had, go find another, who’s sea is it named after anyway?

    [Might Makes Right]

    Therefore to support its claim of right to [Sphere of Influence] Territorial Integrity, as a [BRIC] Brazil, Russian Federation, India, and [PRDC] as the [C] member of [21st] Century [Sphere’s of Influence], many are urging and believe that there will in the near future the absolute necessity for the [PDRC] to back its new role in the [21st] Century with military might with [1] One [PDRC] Carrier Group to include support craft and backed up by both Fast Attack and Boomer Submarines at; The South China Sea [Hainan], Fujian [ The Straight of Taiwan], Jiangsu [Shanghai], Zhejiang [Nanjing], The Yellow Sea [Dalian or Qinghai], the Sea of Japan [Rajin [ROK] Republic of Korea], with one on [1] on constant global tour, to reinforce their Costal and Blue Water Navies, along with seeking air superiority within its [Sphere of Influence] with [J-10] Attack Fighter, [J-11] Interceptors, [H6K ? JH7K] Carrier based aircraft, [Z-9] Carrier based anti-submarine based helicopters, Army Air Calvary Units, with heavy lift [40 tonne+] capability payload aircraft, in the end it comes down to might makes right.

    [Asia angry over Japanese dynamic defense capability posture]

    All the while as the Japanese Empire’s Imperial Armies, are busy rebuilding Japanese Militarism, under their new dynamic defense capability posture, with a new budgeted [?0.22T/ ?23.39T] Zero-Point-Twenty-Two Trillion Euros/Twenty-Three-Point-Thirty-Nine Trillion Yen with an additional [?0.93M/100M] Zero-Point-Ninety-Three Million Euros/One-Hundred Million Yen, for unexpected needs, for the next decade in military spending, while its arms industry enters the arms dealer markets of the region within the entire Sphere of Influence of the [BRIC] member [C] China. The Anger of all the nations of the Far-East are rising both with Japan which has been in violation of its own constitution with [220+] nuclear weapon upon Okinawa and is now taking yet another step outside its own constitution by its not only wanton desire for renewed militarism, but being supported in its desires by the American-Israeli Military Industrial Complex. Talk about anger, on a scale of one to ten this is an eleven. And once again everyone taught the Cold War was over, think again!

    HERCULE TRIATHLON SAVINIEN

    1. CHEM TRAILS! CHEM TRAILS! CHEM TRAILS! BWHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

    2. THE ILLUMINATI!!!*

      * Studies have the judicious use of italicized text always bolsters an argument.

      1. It’s THE JOOS!!! THE JOOS!!!

        1. TEH BILDERBERGS!!! TEH BILDERBERGS!!!

  16. VENEZUELA IN NEED OF SUPPORT

    VENEZUELA A [BRIC] SUB-MEMBER? In need of support

    World War [III] is now in progress and it is the entire Community of Nations versus The American-Israeli Military Industrial Complex, and the [BRIC] Brazil, The Russian Federation, India, and the Peoples Democratic Republic of China. Their War is directed directly at the [BRIC], of which Venezuela is a sub-member nation thru the [UNASUR] Union of South American Nations, made up of three member communities, [CAN-Mercosur- and other State Members], as are the other [BRIC] Sphere of Influence members nations are made up of sub-community member nations.

    Andean Community of Nations (CAN): Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru.

    Members of Mercosur: Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay.

    Other member States: Chile, Guyana, Suriname, Venezuela.

    All senior [BRIC] member nations [MUST!!!] develop [WMD] Weapons of Mass Destruction under a [MAD] Mutual Assured Destruction policy, an Atomic, Biological, and Chemical parity, combined with delivery systems, and join together under a mutual defense agreement to provide support to the other. Without a Nuclear Weapons Shield, the [B] Brazil [BRIC] in close geographic location to the Western Hemisphere School of Terrorism located in Ft. Benning, Georgia will have a long hard fight, but one that can be taken to the mainland of the American-Israeli Military Industrial Complex in the [21st] Century as opposed to past eras. The [BRIC] must support each support its member nations within the [BRIC] Spheres of Influence, in this war of Tyranny of the Bottom Line, and the [B] Brazil members of the [BRIC] will need all the support they can get from its [BRIC] partner [Sphere of [21st] Century] Influence, and if each is not within a mutual defense pact will be [Contained-Caged-Walled In] or come under Terrorists trained in the American-Israeli Military Industrial Complex.

    HERCULE TRIATHLON SAVINIEN

  17. THE REVOLUTION CONTINUES!! ? the dawn of a new era, has risen!

    [Ending the old order]

    THE QUESTION HAS BEEN POSED [IS TREASON A CIVIC DUTY?], AND THE ANSWER IS A RESOUNDING YES! IS SOCIAL REVOLUTION A CIVIC DUTY AND AGAIN THE ANSWER IS A RESOUNDING YES! IS RISING UP AND TAKING ACTION AGAINST OCCUPATION BY FOREIGN FORCES SUCH AS THOSE OF THE AMERICAN-ISRAELI MILITARY INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX UPON YOUR SOVEREIGN SOIL, AND THE ANSWER IS A RESOUNDING YES! IS THE OVERTHROWING OF A PUPPET GOVERNMENT ESTABLISHED BY THE AMERICAN-ISRAELI MILITARY INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX A CIVIC DUTY AND AGAIN THE ANSWER IS A RESOUNDING YES! IS THE DESTRUCTION OF EMBASSIES THAT SERVE ONLY THE PURPOSE OF ESPIONAGE FOR THE AMERICAN-ISRAELI MILITARY INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX, AND AGAIN THE ANSWER IS A RESOUNDING YES! THE ONE SIZE FITS ALL AMERICAN-ISRAELI MILITARY INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX STRAIGHT JACKET MILITARY OCCUPATION, PUPPET DEMOCRATIC DEMOCRACY CAN NO LONGER SIMPLY ACCEPTED. THERE IS A TIME FOR EVERY SEASON UNDER HEAVEN, AND THIS IS ONCE AGAIN A SEASON OF WORLD WIDE SOCIAL REVOLUTION, IT IS TIME TO END THE ERA OF THE AMERICAN-ISRAELI MILITARY INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX, ONE SIZE FITS ALL DEMOCRACY, TIME HAS COME TO ENTER THE [21ST] CENTURY AND THE NEW ORDER OF [SPHERES OF INFLUENCE].

    [THE PEOPLES DEMOCRATIC ISLAMIC REPUBLIC]

    FROM THE BAY OF PIGS, TO THE FALL OF THE PUPPET GOVERNMENT OF SAIGON, THE FALL OF THE SHAW OF IRAN AND THE TAKING OF THE CENTER OF AMERICAN-ISRAELI ESPIONAGE, ITS EMBASSY, WITHIN THE [ISLAMIC SPHERE OF INFLUENCE], TO THE PRESENT DEATH IN THE QUAGMIRE, IN WHICH THE AMERICAN-ISRAELI MILITARY INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX IS NOW DROWNING, IT IS YET ANOTHER EMPIRE, THAT WILL SOON JOIN OTHERS OF THOSE WHO HAVE DIED IN THE GRAVEYARD OF EMPIRES AFGHANISTAN. THE SLOW MARCH IS INCREASING IN SPEED TO ITS END, THE NON-VIOLENT HOLDING OF HANDS AROUND BASES OF MILITARY OCCUPATION DEMONSTRATIONS SUCH AS THOSE USED BY THE OPPRESSED PEOPLES OF OKINAWA ARE NO LONGER THE ANSWER, IT IS TIME FOR THE NEW SOCIAL ORDER OF [SPHERES OF INFLUENCE] TO BE ESTABLISHED, THE BEGINNING HAS STARTED WITH THE [BRICS] BRAZIL, THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION, INDIA, THE PEOPLES DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CHINA, AND THE REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA. BUT, OTHER [SPHERES OF INFLUENCE’S] HAVE THE ABSOLUTE RIGHT TO ENTER THE NEW WORLD ORDER, IT WOULD NOT BE UNREASONABLE TO FORE SEE A PEOPLES DEMOCRATIC ISLAMIC REPUBLIC, TAKING ITS PLACE AMONG OTHERS OF EQUAL ECONOMIC, SOCIAL, RELIGIOUS, AND MILITARY NUCLEAR PARITY, INDUSTRIAL STATUS, NOT HELD TO THE DICTATES OF THE OTHER [SPHERES OF INFLUENCE] YET SHARING THE RESPONSIBILITY TO ACT AS A RESPONSIBLE [SPHERE OF INFLUENCE] IN ITS RELATIONS TO OTHER [SPHERES OF INFLUENCE] BASED UPON MUTUAL RESPECT, OPEN DISCUSSION, SEEKING WIN-WIN DEVELOPMENT IN THE MOMENT WITH PROJECTION INTO FUTURE CONTINUED ACHIEVEMENTS FOR ALL.

    [THE REVOLUTION CONTINUES]

    REVOLUTIONS ARE NOT A TEA-PARTY, THEY ARE NOT A CAKE WALK, AND THEY ARE NOT BLOODLESS ACTS OF SIMPLE PEACEFUL DEMONSTRATIONS, THEY ARE VIOLENT UPRISINGS THAT HAVE BEEN FORCES UPON THE OPPRESSED AND TODAY THAT OPPRESSIVE POWER IS THE AMERICAN-ISRAELI MILITARY INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX, WASHINGTON, D. C., AND THE [NYSE] NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE, THE FEDERAL RESERVE OF THE AMERICAN-ISRAELI MILITARY INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX, AND THE WORLD BANK, ITS FORCES OF OCCUPATION WITH ITS [FOOTHOLD GERMANY AND OKINAWA], TRIP-WIRE KOREA, LYNCH PIN TAIWAN, BLACK-OP TORTURE CAMPS, ESPIONAGE EMBASSY’S, AND PUPPET RUN GOVERNMENTS WORLD WIDE. THIS ANOTHER HISTORIC ERA, THE CENTURY, THE DECADE, THE YEAR, THE MOMENT OF REVOLUTION. THE STAGE IS SET, THE TIME IS NOW FOR THE WORLDS COMMUNITY TO RISE UP AND DEMAND AND END TO THE AMERICAN-ISRAELI MILITARY INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX, AND ITS TYRANNY OF THE BOTTOM LINE, WARS OF ECONOMIC STIMULUS, MILITARY OCCUPATION, ONE SIZE FITS ALL DEMOCRATIC ORDER, A SYSTEM THAT HAS FAILED POLITICALLY, MILITARILY, AND ECONOMICALLY BECOMING THE WORLD’S NEIGHBOR FROM HELL. THE TIME OF REVOLUTION HAS COME, A REVOLUTION THAT WILL BRING ABOUT THE END OF THE AMERICAN-ISRAELI MILITARY INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX AND THE RISE OF THE [SPHERES OF INFLUENCE] WORLD ORDER, NOW IS THE TIME RISE AND STRIKE, RISE AND FIGHT, RISE AND RISK, RISE TO A NEW DAY, IN A NEW WORLD FREE OF THE AMERICAN-ISRAELI MILITARY INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX WARS OF TERROR, WARS OF TYRANNY OF THE BOTTOM LINE, ECONOMIC STIMULUS, CONTAINMENT, ENCIRCLEMENT, AND CONTROL, THE DAWN OF A NEW ERA, HAS RISEN!

    HERCULE TRIATHLON SAVINIEN

    1. You know, Warty is right. We really do need a blink tag around here.

    2. Umm, banhammer?

    3. CHEM TRAILS! CHEM TRAILS! CHEM TRAILS! BWHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

    4. Shut the fuck up already.

    5. Where the hell is the moderator of this rag?

    6. Wait, Steve Smith posts on politics now?

  18. What the fuck is going on? I’m gone for a few weeks and this is what I return to? You motherfuckers need a babysitter.

    1. Although this statement, “Western Hemisphere School of Terrorism located in Ft. Benning, Georgia will have a long hard fight, but one that can be taken to the mainland of the American-Israeli Military Industrial Complex”, is magnificent.

  19. Nice try THE TRUTH

  20. Atlanta’s Citizen Review Board, which was formed in the wake of the Kathryn Johnston raid, also recommended that the offending officer be suspended for four days without pay.

    The ultimate punishment.

    1. Well, to be fair to the CRB, the original recommendation was “suspended for four days by the testicles”.

    2. He’ll never get those four days back, you know. And what about his kids?

      1. He’ll tell his kids he’s on vacation.

      2. Yes, it’s unfair to the children to have him home all day. Think of the abuse when he takes that fisher price recorder and smashes it.

  21. This is what the leftist’s are reduced too?

  22. Good news from Radley Balko.
    This hockey news just in – In the third period, it’s Satan’s Minions 2 – The Damned 2.

    1. How are the 1976s Philadelphia Flyers doing?

      1. Oh man, oh man. Nice.

      2. Losing to the ’86-’87 Quebec Nordiques.

      3. Flyers in 1st in the East, beeeaaatch. 4 pts behind Vancouver overall, but with 2 games in hand.

      4. Can you say “Lord Stanley”?

  23. [TRIATHLON REPLYS]

    You will not subversive Our [1st] First Amendment Right to FREEDOM OF SPEECH, for We [TRIATHLON] will liberate the earth from the [Empire] Israeli-American Empire just as HENRY FORD once promised!

    HERCULE TRIATHLON SAVINIEN

    1. I am impressed, not many people can trip that hard and manage this level of grammatical coherence.

  24. Thank fuck this happened in one of the cities in America that, until recently, wilfully allowed their police to harass and intimidate virtually anyone in the name of safety.

    Special units that operate without oversight. Militarization of our police forces. The thick blue wall of silence. Complicit prosecutors.

    This may be nothing more than spitting at a forest fire, but at least one city has apparently had enough.

    Oh, and I propose all “Citizen Review Boards” be renamed “Citizen Anti-terrorism Panels.” It’s certainly more apt.

  25. “Four days off without pay” means he will be sitting out. But, if he has paid-time-off available (siok leave, or whatever they call it), he probably can use that to continue the paycheck.

    So, the end effect is the punishment is that he will have to take four days vacation when he may not want to. And a letter in his permanent file, I’m sure.

    1. Ya but he doesn’t get to harass citizens for 4 days-that’s a lifetime

      1. Does that mean we should go ahead and book his wife a room at the battered women’s shelter? He’s gotta take it out on someone.

        I pray for the safety of his childrun during this 4 day suspension.

  26. Totally OT, but how in the fuck can you charge someone with “contempt of Congress,” and then refuse to allow them access to your supporting evidence during discovery by claiming separation of powers?

    Link: here

    Sure, Clemens is an asshole, but this sounds sketchy even by Congressional standards.

    1. He needed to plead the fifth and then STFU. He made the mistake of answering a question.

    2. I’d take the contempt and not show up. You want me come get me. Then I’ll plead the 5th and politely tell you where to go.

      I wonder what the bar is for being compelled to appear before congress. I’m thinking baseball would be well below that hurdle. (I know I’m wrong, but dear god for my sanity I have to live in my own little bubble nad believe that.)

      1. He had to appear but assert his fifth for EVERY question. Once you answered with ANYTHING OTHER than your right, you have abdicated your right to self-incrimination. IIRC, he did not have a lawyer present to whisper STFU in his ear.

        1. Failure to show is contempt… the post mentioned contempt, not the 5th. I don’t think the 5th ceases to be a right after you answer any question.

          1. I thought I mentioned the subpoena was binding but yes, if you look at the footage you see the other players repeatedly plead the fifth. You cannot ‘selectively’ plead to some questions and not others. I you initiate conversation, or answer questions it is considered ‘extemporaneously’ statements. Clemens mistake was not in using drugs but denying the use of drugs, ergo lying to Congress

  27. ATLANTA CONSTITUTION, October 3rd, 2019:
    An arbitrator ruled yesterday tha Officer John Doe, suspended for four days without pay back in February of 2012, was wrongfully punished.
    The arbitrator has ordered that Officer Doe receive pay for the missing four days with interest and an apology from the City of Atlanta. The arbitrator then went beyond the initial claims of Officer Doe, reasoning that this upstanding figure would have received constant promotions which would have included raises and bonuses. He has asked the City of Atlanta to provide data on what Officer Doe would have earned if he had received every possible promotion from the last 7 years and provided a figure from the difference with what Officer Doe actually maid at that time. Punitive damages are still being considered. “There is no reason why Officer Doe could not have excelled and become Chief of Police”, said the Arbitrator in his ruling…

    1. Totally plausible.

    2. The arbitrator needs his balls cut off. Stupid asshole.

    1. From the article: The complaint includes comments from the officers that can be heard on their dash cam videos, which the Wrights lawyer Adam Karp says indicate the officers priority was not to safely capture Rosie. “I say we just shoot him, kill him. He’s gonna fight like a (expletive deleted) once he’s tased; I can try to choke him out,” Graddon said, during the half an hour officers spent trying to catch Rosie before shooting her.

      I’m surprised they didn’t lose the recordings.

      1. And with an unassisted goal, Coral Gables pushes the score to
        Cops 2, Dogs 0

        1. What makes this one even worse is the only person arrested was charged with “failure to follow lawful command.” Nothing else, just failure to do what a cop tells you to.

          1. That’s funny, but in this article at least there’s witness debate about the shooting. Rosie just sounds like a Balko nut punch. “Hey — troublesome dog taking up our time by getting loose. Give me my convenience. Let’s shoot!”

          2. Something about those words makes my skin crawl..
            Maybe it’s the military thing. ‘Failure to follow a lawful order’ if you fail to do as commanded by a superior. In my experience, ‘lawful order’ is the catch-all: ‘you didn’t do exactly what we wanted you to do, despite the blatant “unlawfulness” of the command’.

  28. Mayer Reed also announced last week the disbanding the thuggish Red Dog police squad. Real reform from a Democrat. He’s also balancing the budget and pushing through pension reform. Reed deserves a ton of credit for doing so much in so little time.

    1. I understand officers from the Red Dog unit will allowed to be in the new “elite unit replacing it. Only officers with sustained excessive force violations will be excluded.

      Meet the new boss.
      Same as the old boss

    2. I’ll wait to see if it really happens. The mayor is a moron.

  29. Pastor employs Second Amendment strategy to stop asshat burglars. Police show up later to fill out the paperwork.

    And dickhead city councils and mayors across the country want to take away this guy’s right to defend himself, his church and his property.

  30. TAIWAN

    THE ASSAULT UPON THE CHINESE SPHERE OF INFLUENCE

    [THE CHINESE SPHERE OF INFLUENCE]

    The [BRIC] Sphere of Influences, Brazil, The Russian Federation, India, and [PRC] The Peoples Republic of China, the [16] Sixteen Nation currency trading bloc within the Asian Sphere of Chinese Influence, as the Euro represents the nations of the [EU] European nations linking the [10] Ten, [ASEAN] Association of Southeast Asian Nations, countries, who already want a single currency by [2020] the generally accepted end of the American-Israeli Empire, member would include; Australia, Brunei, China [to include the breakaway Chinese Providence of Taiwan & the Taiwan Straits], Tibet, The China Sea, Hainan Island India, The countries within the region of Indo-China [Vietnam], Indonesia, Malaysia, Japan New Zealand, Paracel Islands, Philippines, Spratly Islands, and a United Korea. With a Geo-Economic Influence extending around the Economic [21st] Century Ring of Economic Fire the countries of the [PAC/RIM] Those nations bounding the Pacific Rim, Australia, [The Republic of Alaska, The Republic of California, The Republic of Hawaii, upon their secession from the American-Israeli Empire], Canada, Mexico, Central America, and South America, with extended Geo-Economic Influence into Africa [Sudan], Cuba, India, and Pakistan, thru loans and economic assistance.

    [ANOTHER ASSAULT UPON CHINAS SPHERE OF INFLUENCE]

    The American Israeli Empire has thru the years with the [7th] Seventh Fleets held sway in the Asia Sea but that era is now coming to an end with the end of the Empire/ Pox American Era seen not later than [2020], by the majority of Geo-Political Realist. And the era of having [2] two large consumers of energy who both can’t supply even a [1/3rd] third of their own needs, will have come to and end, and now the Sabre Rattling, Warmonger Empire [SOS] Secretary of State Hillary Diane Rodham-Clinton is raising her fist of War against the [PRC] Peoples Republic China, in an effort to destabilize Far East Asia, using as a pretext an illegal Taiwan Relations Act, as the Empire once again, has chosen too grossly interfere in the internal affairs of the Sovereign State of China, with the sale of arms to the Nationalist Providence of Taiwan, a Providence of the [PRC].

    [TAIWAN]:

    Taiwan [Nationalist China] with the Empire constantly being unwilling to abandon its sale of arms to Taiwan, and tries to impede the peaceful re-unification of the break away province with mainland China, going as far as having Taiwan working with Raytheon, since [2007], to construct its own [PAC 3] anti-ballistic missile system. But, increasingly China has exerted itself as the Sphere of Influence within is area stopping the sale of advance arms to the break away province, and has as a main goal of China’s military build-up is to have sufficient forces on hand in the event of war across the Taiwan Strait, if necessary, if the province continues it’s claim of secession, in the new reality of the ending of the American-Israeli Empire. But, the Empire and its Imperial Media Messiah President have announced a total sales package of [?4.5B/$6.3B] Four-Point-Five-Billion Euros/Six-Point-Three-Billion-Dollars, in military support to the National Chinese consisting of a [?2.2B/$3.1B] Two-Point-Billion-Euros/Three-Point-One-Billion-Dollars, package of [60] Sixty, Blackhawk Helicopters, and [?2.9B/$4.1B] Two-Point-Nine-Billion-Euros/Four-Point-One-Billion-Dollars, worth of Patriot anti-missile systems, helicopters, mine-sweeping ships and communications equipment to the Rebel Nationalist Chinese hold up on Taiwan.

    [21ST CENTURY EMPIRE ASSAULTS UPON CHINA’S INTERESTS]

    * [THE HAINAN ISLAND INCIDENT]: On [April 1, 2001], a mid-air collision between a United States Navy [EP-3E ARIES II] signals surveillance aircraft and a People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN)[ J-8II] interceptor fighter jet resulted in an international dispute between the United States and the People’s Republic of China (PRC) called the Hainan Island incident. The [EP-3] was operating about [110 km/70 mi] One-hundred-ten-kilometres/Seventy-Miles away from the [PRC] controlled island of Hainan when it was intercepted by [2] two [ J-8] fighters. A collision between the [EP-3] and one of the [J-8s] caused the death of a [PRC] pilot, while the [EP-3] was forced to make an emergency landing on Hainan. The 24 crewmembers were detained and interrogated by the Chinese authorities until a letter of apology was issued by the Empire. It was the first foreign policy crisis in the presidency of George W. Bush.

    * [INDIA]: The Empire’s (CIA) Central Intelligence Agency is in Nepal, with underground bases having been constructed between Kings Road to the Empire Embassy in Maharaja a distance of (3mi/4.8km) Three miles/Four-Point-Eight Kilometres. India and the Empire increasingly have been developing the ability to launch an attack on the (PRC) Peoples Republic of Communist Red China

    * [JAPAN]: Japan will soon have the capability to knock out China’s entire land based [ICBM] Inter-Continental Ballistic Missiles, force should the Chinese attempt a [1st] first or [2nd] second strike launch. Japan has been working with Raytheon out of the New Mexico desert, with the Japanese/Raytheon team having just finished conducting [2] two successful surface to space missile intercepts using their own, new, [PAC 3] version of the [Patriot STS] missile system. a surging This means Japan will be able to immediately and confidently deploy their own land based [PAC 3’s] to augment their growing array of American sea-based [Aegis SM-3 ICBM/killer missiles].

    But, there has been a political earthquake in as Japan too is seeing the end of the Empire by [2020], seeing itself as equals with the Empire no longer a senior-versus-junior partnership, and now wants closer Geo-Political diplomatic relations, forming a new Asian trading block exclusive of the Empire, with the new assertive Sphere of Influence of China. Japan is now demanding that within this decade [10] years, and by [2020] the American-Israeli Empire remove all its [47K/MIC] Forty-Seven Thousand, Military Industrial Complex troops of occupation, from Japanese Territory. The [PM] Prime Minster Yukio Hatoyama has halted Japan’s refuelling of Empire led forces in [Af-Pac] War of Stimulus, Blood for Resources and Markets War.

    * [KOREA]: The Empire is preparing to send an envoy Stephen Bosworth to the [PRK] Peoples Republic of North Korea, Pyongyang for rare direct talks, in a effort to replace the armistice agreement that ended the Korean War on the [26th of July 1953], with a permanent peace treaty while keeping its nuclear weapons. While the [ROK] The Republic of South Korea, after many decades of dithering, recently reached an agreement with the Empire to deploy on their soil [SM-3 and PAC 3] missile batteries by as early as [2011]. The Empire maintains [28K] Twenty-Eight-Thousand combat troops of occupation along the (155mi/248km-kilometers-long) One-fifty-five mile/Two-hundred-forty- eight kilometre, strewn with land mines, tank traps, and barbed wire laced [DMZ] De-Militarized Zone, drawn unilaterally by the US-led United Nations Command at the end of the [1950-53] Korean War, which has never been accepted by North Korea.

    The Empire is planning to send to the [PRK] Capital of Pyongyang, envoy Stephen Bosworth, to discuss their nuclear weapons program, and to replace the armistice agreement that ended the Korean Civil War, on [26th July 1953], with a permanent peace treaty which is na?ve in the present climate of decline as the American-Israeli Empire will no longer exist after [2020], as shown by the first naval clash in [7] Seven years having occurred on Tuesday the [10th of Nov. 2009/ 11:27 a.m./0227 GMT] off of the [ROK] Daecheong Island, [120] One-hundred-twenty nautical miles/[220km] Two-hundred-twenty kilometers off the [ROK] Port city of Incheon, West of Seoul, [in rich crab-fishing grounds off the Korean Peninsula’s western coast, in the Yellow Sea, just another in a long list of confrontations between the [WWII] World War Two, Yalta, Agreement divided country.

    It is time for the [ROK] to cut a deal with the [PRK], The Empire will no longer exist within a maximum time frame of [1] One decade, [10] ten short years, with its troops in the graveyard of Empires, with no hope of victory. It is over and the citizens of the [ROK] should look to either migrate to any other country but the Empire as it will be facing internal problems of its own, or come to terms with the new reality of being under the Sphere of Influence of China. The [ROK] should be united with the [PRK] peaceful terms, under the Hong Kong example.

    * [THE NANSHA ISLANDS]: Tensions with the Philippines rose on March10th, 2009, the Philippine government passed a law claiming territorial jurisdiction the disputed Nansha Islands.

    * [THE PARACEL ISLANDS]: over disputed fishing grounds [China, Taiwan, and Vietnam all claim the Islands, [640km/346 sea mi] Six-hundred-forty kilometre/Three-hundred-sea miles, south of Hong Kong, surrounding the Islands, China has in the past dispatched converted naval vessels into the area.

    * [THE SPRATLY ISLANDS]: The [USNS] Impeccable, a submarine tracker/sky ship, was involved in a naval skirmish and harassed on March 8th, 2009, with [5] five Chinese vessels by Chinese vessels, while conducting illegal surveillance in waters under Chinese jurisdictional authority.

    * [TIBET] The Empires Imperial Media Messiah President will meet with the Dalai Lama, when the Tibetan spiritual leader visits the Empire in [February] not, China sees the Dalai Lama as a Rebel Leader of the Tibet Independence Movement no less a Terrorist to China as Osama Bin Laden is to the Empire.

    [THREATS REQUIRE A RESPONSE]

    The long list of assaults upon the geo-political interests of the [PRC] can not and should no longer be tolerated, and left unanswered with the American-Israeli Empire simply playing down their actions, by saying quote, [“We have worked through these issues before. We will work through them again], unquote, which in State Department Diplomatic take simple means We pretty much do what we want, and have gotten away with it before and will continue to do so, in matters concerning the [PRC]. This is a direct assault upon the territorial integrity, and unwelcome meddling into the internal affairs of the Sovereign State of Peoples Republic of China, it has come time for an unmistakeable response Economically, Diplomatically, and militarily upon the Empire supported Nationalist Chinese Rebels. It is time to just stop working thru a reoccurring problem and take the necessary actions to end the problem, and that time is now. It’s time to end the threat with a final problem solving response.

    DOWN WITH THE [EMPIRE]! DR. RON PAUL in 2012!

    HERCULE TRIATHLON SAVINIEN

    1. The [USNS] Impeccable, a submarine tracker/sky ship,

      Wait we went back to sky ships?

      Frickin awesome!

      1. How else would we defeat the Austro-Hungarians clockwork legions?

        1. low orbit ion cannons?

    2. God damn, you are one loopy individual.

    3. A quick google and it appears what we have here is one fucked up individual or one elaborate troll, I’m going with fucked up individual cause it’s more fun.

      1. Troll. A fucked up individual would have the link to his blog under his handle.

        1. Or a her.

          1. SI,not me- for Christ sake do I sound like I’d vote for Ron Paul?

            I’d admit to any posting too

            1. (Whoosh)

                1. But it has to be about ME, everything is about ME! ME! ME!

                  1. And heller, don’t forget heller. He has his hands in everything! Everything mean anyone has ever said about me was really caused by him. Everyone else loves ME! ME! ME!

    4. HERCULE TRIATHLON SAVINIEN, there’s some qualifying for the Daytona race on the tube tomorrow. I’d suggest you give it a look.

    5. Hey look, I found his blog

    6. Needs more /fic.

  31. The settlement, which also calls for the city to pay $40,000 in damages, requires city council approval.

    Thank God we have the government to approve the fines against government abuse.

    1. It’s a settlement, not an order. It only makes sense that the government arm responsible for authorizing expenditures have the final approval on the settlement that its agent negotiated.

  32. Is this like “the DEA will no longer raid licensed cannabis pharmacies”?

    1. Not exactly.

  33. Next excuse, dogs committing suicide by cop.

    1. If dogs stopped sniffing drugs, then we wouldn’t have to shoot them

  34. They shouldn’t give him four days off without pay, he should have to WORK for four days without pay.

    1. I agree! They need to use the free work/no pay rule on physicians first

      1. No.

        1. come on-they don’t need anymore money

          1. Who are you to decide how much money a person should earn? If you don’t wish to contribute to a doctor’s livelihood, eschew medical care.

            1. SI, I’m playing with you-I really don’t think doctors should work for free but undoubtedly, medical services are too expensive and I do believe in price setting. I wrote about here

              1. Price controls don’t work; you should stick with Femmes-N-Fisting or Jezebel. I’d prefer to sell out my femininity than read hysteric tripe. Tootles!

                1. Hmm, you would be surprised who reads my ‘tripe’, and I didn’t say price controls either.

                    1. Go douche yourself, you unclean hag.

                  1. Yeah SI, you’d be surprised how many masochists out there enjoy reading Rectal’s santorum.

            2. The problem is

              1) consumers are insulated from cost decisions, so they have no incentive to shop on price, and producers no incentive to attempt to keep costs dowen
              2) cartelization of medical services

              It’s one thing to say physicians can charge consumers what they like, another to say they can form a cartel and then launder their pricing through relatively price-opaque insurance reimbursement schemes that disconnect patients from pricing decisions.

              OTOH, gov’t price controls aren’t the answer either. What we need is to restore price signals between consumers and producers.

              1. TallDave, the problem is that those who understand the systems’ weakness still participate in it to the detriment of all others. Libertarians who speak a free market game don’t choose to play it

                1. No, the problem is that you don’t understand what a free market is.

                  1. No the problem is the ‘haves’refusing to acknowledge their entitlements are the problem

                    1. You can’t really blame people for being rational actors. That isn’t supposed to be a problem in a free market, but unfortunately the government:

                      1) created an employer tax incentive that had the unintended consequence of further insulating most consumers from price signals.
                      2) enacted Medicare and Medicaid in a way that does the same thing

                      So now the vast majority of the healthcare market is paid either by the government or through an employer health plan. If the gov’t’s system was voucher-based and people bought health care insurance privately the same way they buy other insurance, we’d see price signals start to work.

                      It’s sort of ridiculous that in 2011 so many people still think health care and education are “too important” for the private sector and so they have to be run the way North Korea grows food, not the way Intel build computer chips or Google provides Internet services.

                    2. (It’s not like insulation from cost decisions isn’t something the market can sell you, it’s just that the market charges you a premium for avoiding those decisions. Some fraction of people would not continue paying that premium if given the choice.)

                    3. You can’t really blame people for being rational actors.

                      Not when they are not arguing to change the system

                    4. What the fuck am I talking about? I don’t even know anymore. Someone help me.

  35. It’s about damn time.

  36. say what you will, but I find HERCULE TRIATHLON SAVINIEN a refreshing change to heller and rectal’s unresolved, belligerent sexual tension.

    1. Was HTS given the banhammer? It will be interesting to see which regular was inad’vertently banned along with him

      1. Rectal, you didn’t do your homework. Google the name and you’ll see this guy has his own blog and comments at every major political blog. Although I too wish retards like you and HTS were a figment of some regular’s imagination.

        1. Helle, you spoof me al the time. If my fake posts were banhammered, you would disappear not me-it is by IP address

          1. I am heller, heller is me. We are One. We are the Borg.

          2. Rectal, try to stay focussed on understanding the conversation here, instead of spouting non sequiturs. Put the crack pipe down, deary.

            Anyway… you’re an idiot if you continue to believe that I’m the only one spoofs you here. Actually you’re an idiot regardless. Never mind.

            1. I used to think “Rather” was the worst person here (not counting “Episiarch,” of course, and maybe “SugarFree”) but now I think it must be “heller.” The end.

              1. helle’s a little boy-he can’t help himself
                Epi’s an addict-he can’t help himself
                SugarFree’s a bitch-no excuse there

              2. Yawn, anonypussy, we hardly knew thee.

  37. In Pennsylvania, the masked hunter lives in structures and feeds on species of bed bugs, carpet and hide beetle larvae, and a wide variety of overwintering insects in addition to other house-infesting arthropods. The masked hunters are nocturnal feeders spending the daylight hours in protected, dry locations such as under heat registers, under cabinets and cupboards, and inside wall voids and attics. There is normally one generation per year.

    Some might consider the presence of the masked hunter, preying on other critters and reducing their numbers, as a positive household addition. They would be wrong. The masked hunter is not a reliable method of elimination for these other unwanted guests.

    Furthermore, and by most accounts, the masked hunter will readily bite when mishandled or trapped between clothing and skin. The bite is described as being very painful. In 1899, USDA entomologist L. O. Howard described it thusly:

    “This species is remarkable for the intense pain caused by its bite. I do not know whether it ever willingly plunges its rostrum (mouthpart) into any person, but when caught or unskillfully handled it always stings (pierces). In this case the pain is almost equal to that of the bite of a snake, and the swelling and irritation which result from it will sometimes last for a week. In very weak and irritable constitutions it may even prove fatal.”

  38. In Pennsylvania, the masked hunter lives in structures and feeds on species of bed bugs, carpet and hide beetle larvae, and a wide variety of overwintering insects in addition to other house-infesting arthropods. The masked hunters are nocturnal feeders spending the daylight hours in protected, dry locations such as under heat registers, under cabinets and cupboards, and inside wall voids and attics. There is normally one generation per year.

    Some might consider the presence of the masked hunter, preying on other critters and reducing their numbers, as a positive household addition. They would be wrong. The masked hunter is not a reliable method of elimination for these other unwanted guests.

    Furthermore, and by most accounts, the masked hunter will readily bite when mishandled or trapped between clothing and skin. The bite is described as being very painful. In 1899, USDA entomologist L. O. Howard described it thusly:

    This species is remarkable for the intense pain caused by its bite. I do not know whether it ever willingly plunges its rostrum into any person, but when caught or unskillfully handled it always stings. In this case the pain is almost equal to that of the bite of a snake, and the swelling and irritation which result from it will sometimes last for a week. In very weak and irritable constitutions it may even prove fatal.

  39. A someone who knows retarded well, this thread went retarded with the quickness.

  40. Off topic:

    Disclaimer: I haven’t had the time or energy to dig through the 10-Q’s but someone @ Mises was listing companies that have listed material cost as increasing and a threat in the last batch of companies reporting.

    A few companies that reported quarterly earnings this month and cited higher materials costs as a major problem:
    Pepsi
    Coach
    Kellogs
    Sara Lee
    Avon
    Northrop Grumman
    Coors
    Sysco
    Constellation Energy

    Might be interesting to start digging around looking for inflation signals in company reports. Not that anyone with a brain needs anymore evidence.

    1. Are you suggesting the Bernank doesn’t have a brain?

      I could while away the hours, conferrin’ with the flowers
      Consultin’ with the rain.
      And my head I’d be scratchin’ while
      my thoughts were busy hatchin’
      If I only had a brain.
      I’d unravel every riddle for any individ’le,
      In trouble or in pain.

      With the thoughts you’ll be thinkin’
      you could be another Lincoln
      If you only had a brain.

      Oh, I could tell you why The ocean’s near the shore.
      I could think of things I never thunk before.
      And then I’d sit, and think some more.
      I would not be just a nothin’ my head all full of stuffin’
      My heart all full of pain.
      I would dance and be merry, life would be a ding-a-derry,
      If I only had a brain.

      1. I’m sure he’s a very smart man. And as history has proven more than one very smart man has completely fucked things up for others.

  41. WTF is wrong with HTS? Is s/he/it on drugs?

    Is it some spam bot that became self-aware by scanning political blogs?

    1. Isn’t he your alter-ego? One is obsessed with China, the other Israel… split personality type thing. The writing style is so similar…

      1. Go fuck yourself.

        1. I like you’re other personality better.

          1. funny, I hate both of yours-try a third

            1. Congratulations, Inspector Rectal you’ve solved yet another mystery! All trolls here are spoofs, mostly by me. All except for Inspector Rectal of course. Brilliant.

              Put down the crack pipe deary.

            2. Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah!

              Go douche yourself, you unclean vaginal waste.

  42. I’m sure you will be astonished to learn Frank Rich Roger Elizabeth de Bris deems the Presidential inquiry into Depression 2.0 to be a miserable failure.

    “Why?” you ask. Because the blame was not laid squarely (and exclusively) on the shoulders of evil predatory bankers. Profiteering scum, they are, wrecking the very foundations of American society.

    1. helle and thanks for commenting on my blog yesterday 🙂

      1. Another fucking brilliant observation by Inspector Rectal! Got anymore revelations? It’s almost like you do all my spoofing of you for me.

        1. helle, do you still want proof? Can I post it here?
          http://rctlfy.wordpress.com/20…..-password/

            1. Waiting for that cucumber to pickle? Still got a few days left…

            2. If you had proof you’d post it here. Obviously you’re just trying to get me to click on your dumbass blog. Fuck off you desperate whore.

              1. I’ll put-up and you can shut-up….. or be the little boy you are.
                It’s under the password post

                1. What the fuck are you talking about? I’m not going on your dumbass “blog,” you mentally stunted whore.

      2. Put the crack pipe down deary.

      3. You still haven’t douched yourself, you foul odor posing as a human being.

        1. must you two defile every thread with your unholy lovemaking?

          1. [sigh]

            Yes.

            1. Don’t look at me, Pickled Cunt is on his own.

  43. How many times do I have to tell you people?

    THERE IS NO INFLATION!!

    1. Or structural unemployment. Or a housing crisis brought on by left-wing policies designed to make housing affordable by hiding risk.

      In fact, the only problem this economy has is that the government isn’t spending enough.

  44. “Or a housing crisis brought on by left-wing policies designed to make housing affordable by hiding risk.”

    Left-wing fanatcis like Randian Alan Greenspan and George W. “Ownership Society” Bush?

    1. There’s plenty of blame for all lefty.

    2. Bush was no conservative on economic matters. But yes, there is plenty of blame to go around, as no one outside of the fringe (Ron Paul, etc) had a problem with those policies.

      1. Yeah, the guy who vetoed SCHIP was no conservative on economic matters. Sure.

        1. vetoing SCHIP may be a necessary, but is certainly not a sufficient, condition to call a person an “economic conservative”.

          “Yeah, the guy who pimped hard for and subsequently signed Medicare Part D was an economic conservative. Sure.”

          “Yeah, the guy…No Child Left Behind.”

          1. Could not deflate his boogyman. Do you know how hard it is to find a good boogyman?

        2. I consider that Bush’s most shining accomplishment. There was something else too, but I’ll have to think on it…

          The lowest point was of course TARP
          “I’ve abandoned free-market principles to save the free-market system,”

  45. Selfless Australian public servant gets put on the barbie for looking at boobs at home:

    The public servant, from the Commonwealth Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism, was sacked after a software program, called Spector360, was set up by the department to catch any use of the word “knockers”.
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    The program, which takes a snapshot of a user’s desktop every 30 seconds, was then used to unearth the internet history of the man with a 25-year career with the public service. It uncovered his usage even though he had deleted his browser history.

    This is why public workers need a union!

    1. That sucks. Now…..if you just hadn’t referred to him as a “selfless public servant”, I would have been much more sympathetic.

      1. Rubbish. The poor dolt was using a computer issued by someone else. Even in this country, courts have ruled if one uses an electronic device issued by a company or government, expectations of privacy go out the window. He should have a personally purchased ‘puter dedicated to pursue whatever interests he has. The argument that he was using a private ISP is a red herring.

        Public sector unions should be abolished.

  46. It is very good article,i like it ,thanks!!!

  47. Now they’ve not only abandoned the pretext of following the constitution, they openly mock the notion of constitutional government. And “they” in this case includes the Supreme Court as a group – which is pretty scary since they are the last gatekeeper for constitutional authority.

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