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Jul 09 2013

Open Thread


Via Stop Gun Control, on a tip from G. Fox.

36 Responses to “Open Thread”

  1. Comfort Eagle says:

    Colorado baker could face year in prison for refusing to make a cake for gay wedding:

  2. Alphamail says:


    You earlier made a remark about those nutty predictions in the Bible’s Book of Revelation.

    I agree – that whole darn Christian fiction-thingy has me believing in rock-paper-scissors.

    Even with the insane coincidences and lucky guesses, it couldn’t possibly relate to today.

    I mean, consider the silly lucky guesses.

    About 1000 years before Jesus was born, David wrote a psalm predicting that the Messiah would be betrayed by a very close friend.

    Three hundred years later Isaiah prophesied the Messiah would be born of a virgin, and later would be openly shamed and spit upon.

    At about the same time Micah prophesied the Messiah would be born in Bethlehem.

    Two hundred years later Zechariah wrote that the Messiah would be betrayed for precisely thirty pieces of silver.

    And then there’s the imaginary needless conjecture:

    When the Book of Revelation was written nearly two thousand years ago, many virtually impossible events needed to happen for a Messiah to return at some later date. Israel needed to become a nation. The world needed to be run under a unified economic system wherein individuals could buy or sell depending on whether or not they received a “mark.” The entire world needed to be under one authority. And a central battle over the City of Jerusalem had to occur.

    Good luck predicting all that baloney, huh?

    In December of 1947 the transistor was invented, giving rise to the computer and the once unimaginable instant transfer of information from one location to another, not only allowing for a worldwide government to be run from one location, but also the ability to unify world currency and eventually track people’s use of money by their bank bar code.

    Five months later Israel became a nation.

    Hey, that’s why they have a word called “coincidence” – you know, shit happens.

    Now, the Middle East has become a universal tinderbox – with nuclear weapons in the hands of nearly every behind-the-scenes nation – affecting everyone on earth, with its focus on radical Islamists who readily admit they want to form one large world-governing Islamic Caliphate.

    So what in the heck does the Middle East crap have to do with all our Bible fiction?

    I mean, what’s with those pesky Islamists? What do they want? What’s the big issue? Is it Israel?

    According to Muslims themselves, Islam demands ultimate control of the city of Jerusalem which will be the capital of their Caliphate.

    Whoa, shit happens!

    The idiot who started this Christian myth-thing two thousand years ago sure got lucky when he guessed Jerusalem.

    Anyway, who are these two groups who are now fighting on the world stage and threatening world stability and survival? Certainly not part of that wacky mytho-fluff is it? In fact if someone could actually write about this stuff thousands of years ahead of time it would have to be magic right?

    Good golly, a little luck, a little magic, and a couple good guesses goes a long way.

    A wild and crazy thing happened thousands of years ago (I honestly have no clue as to how long – make it a gazillion years if it makes sense) according to Genesis, Abram and Sarai’s maidservant Hagar had a son by Abram named Ishmael, “a wild donkey of a man; his hand will be against everyone; and everyone’s hand against him; and he will live in hostility toward all his brothers…”

    Ishmael is recognized by his descendants today – Islamic Arabs – as an important prophet and patriarch and the forebear of Mohammed.

    Thirty years or so after the birth of Ishmael – Abraham and Sarah as they were later called, had a son named Isaac – Ishmael’s half-brother.

    According to the narrative in Genesis, God said to Abraham, “…as for Ishmael…I will surely bless him…But my covenant I will establish with Isaac…”

    God also said to Abraham, “I will establish…an everlasting covenant with you…The whole land of Canaan (territory of Israel) I will give as an everlasting possession to you and your descendants after you; and I will be their God.”

    It is amazing in this fairy tale, God told Abraham He would be Isaac’s God, but Ishmael would not be part of that covenant – and, as Islamists are wont to prove today – their God is the God of Islam and Muhammad, and they are pissed they aren’t in charge of the picnic.

    So the Islamist’s world-threatening gripe seems to revolve around one doggone crazy city.

    In Revelation it says, “I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride for her husband (Jesus).” And, “There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away…I am making everything new.”

    It amazes me that all this fictional hocus-pocus seems so real and poignantly relevant.

  3. John Knoefler says:

    Rachel Jeantel wearing a tanktop:

  4. DJ says:

    Hey clueless white-libs, reality bites!


    Essay by a teacher in a black high school

    Posted on Craigslist, St. Louis

    The truth is usually a tough thing to accept, so I understand if this is flagged. It would be a cowardly thing to do, but I understand it. Some people just ignore unpleasant truths. However, if you think ignoring the problem, or trying to censor the truth, will help our black children improve, you’re dreaming. This is important, so I’m happy to repost – indefinitely if necessary. I find it interesting that NO ONE has had the intellect to refute anything in the essay. They can only attempt to censor it, as if doing so somehow makes it invalid. Weak minds, weak minds.

    Until recently I taught at a predominantly black high school in a southeastern state.

    The mainstream press gives a hint of what conditions are like in black schools, but only a hint. Expressions journalists use like “chaotic” or “poor learning environment” or “lack of discipline” do not capture what really happens. There is nothing like the day-to-day experience of teaching black children and that is what I will try to convey.

    Most whites simply do not know what black people are like in large numbers, and the first encounter can be a shock. [DJ emphasis]

    read more>>

  5. DJ says:

    Rachel Jeantel: the poster child for black dysfunction in the public school system.


    Black Education Tragedy

    Walter E. Williams, CNS News, July 9, 2013

    As if more evidence were needed about the tragedy of black education, Rachel Jeantel, a witness for the prosecution in the George Zimmerman murder trial, put a face on it for the nation to see.

    Some of that evidence unfolded when Zimmerman’s defense attorney asked 19-year-old Jeantel to read a letter that she allegedly had written to Trayvon Martin’s mother. She responded that she doesn’t read cursive, and that’s in addition to her poor grammar, syntax and communication skills.

    Jeantel is a senior at Miami Norland Senior High School. How in the world did she manage to become a 12th-grader without being able to read cursive writing? That’s a skill one would expect from a fourth-grader.

    read more>>

  6. Xavier says:

    The White House just released this report on the economic benefits of immigration reform.

    …it will add more high demand workers to the labor force, increase capital investment and overall productivity, and lead to greater numbers of entrepreneurs starting companies in the U.S. -p4

    There’s so much BS in this propaganda I can’t decide where to begin pointing out the lies.

  7. DJ says:

    HEAR HEAR!!!!


    SUE The Main Stream Media For Keeping Racism Against Whites Quiet. LAWSUITS NEEDED NOW

    09TuesdayJul 2013

    Posted by The MAD Jewess in “Black on White Crime”

    SUE The Main Stream Media For Keeping Racism Against Whites Quiet. LAWSUITS NEEDED NOW


    ““We need lawyers, we need serious activists that will sue any and every outlet, college, liberal haven. They NEED to be broken. The same way the Aryan brotherhood and the KKK were broken up.”

    Either that, or face serious white movements that will turn violent. Because some Obama black bastard is going to murder the WRONG person. And, I personally, will not shed a tear. Sorry, but that’s how I feel anymore.

    I never thought that I would say something like this in my life because I am not ‘for’ suing people. But many things have altered my opinions in the last 10 years. Every MSM news outlet on TV needs to be sued. Not only for not reporting these horrific crimes, but also instigating hatred against white people. They say whatever they want against white people in America. But, if one person says ‘NIGGER’, 27 years ago, their life is over and you dont think we have a supremacist problem? The black people are a PROTECTED & supremacist race of peoples in America. This is sickening. The majority is thought of as absolutely nothing; tossed aside and treated like yesterdays garbage.

    The ONLY way these people (MSM) is going to change will be by hitting them in the purse. Sorry, but that is the ONLY way. We have to break them. It has to be first on the net, but we need hard core activists that will move forward and SUE THEM.


    The more that people report on this, the LESS they will bother you. What in the hell ever happened to the American spirit? Where is your guts? Or have you none? You had better examine yourselves.. By you NOT reporting these racial/hate crimes, you are aiding in the racial murder and rapes.


    Read this comment: 2013/07/09 at 9:12 AM


  8. Vinny says:

    More about the New Age :

    “Psychological Coercion,Illuminati Style :

  9. dan says:

    don’t hate me because I’m pigmentally challenged…
    my mamma always said I was SPECIAL 🙂
    and then give me a cracker (she said they were cookies)

  10. whotothewhat says:

    Surprise surprise plants love CO2. Of course any 2nd grader knows that but.

    Deserts ‘Greening’ from Rising Carbon Dioxide: Green Foliage Boosted Across the World’s Arid Regions

  11. Ummah Gummah says:


    I know it’s Justin Bieber so what would you expect..

    But this is celebrity Moonbattery par excellence.


  12. Bob Roberts says:

    DJ says: July 10, 2013 at 5:10 am

    Essay by a teacher in a black high school

    Most whites simply do not know what black people are like in large numbers, and the first encounter can be a shock.
    You know, when you’re right, you’re right.

    Here’s an example:

    I have a good friend who lives in a predominantly white neighborhood that borders on what was a handful of years back when he was in high school a predominantly black neighborhood and the school was some blocks into THAT neighborhood.

    Coming home from school one day, as he was approaching the “line” between the neighborhoods he had to pass by a large crowd of black kids. As he did, he was sucker punched and knocked to the ground. They proceeded to set on him FOR NO REASON, punching, kicking, until he nearly blacked out. I don’t know why they stopped, but they finally did. These kids didn’t know him, didn’t try to steal anything from him, they apparently just decided it was “beat whitey day”. Fortunately there was no lasting damage and he recovered completely shortly thereafter.

    I have no problem with recognizing and expressing the realities of race and racism (primarily a tool used BY racists who falsely play the victim to stir up continuing racial animosity for their own benefit) but all I’m suggesting is we do so in a way that does not open us up to criticism.

  13. Bob Roberts says:


    The article opens with word some evidence that would help Zimmerman is being kept out. I think the text about Martin’s fighting ARE relevant and SHOULD be allowed but I agree the animation might be a bit over the top. Still, I think similar animations are a regular part of trials like this and the only difference this time is the defense wants to bring it in – when the prosecution wants to do so my perception is it is generally allowed so that does seem unfair.

    But is it needed? Perhaps not:

    Public safety consultant Dennis Root testified that Martin was in better physical shape than Zimmerman, and that the neighborhood watch VOLUNTEER wasn’t any athlete.

    “He would find himself lacking when compared to Mr. Martin,” Root said of Zimmerman.

    Jurors spent a significant part of Tuesday listening to a defense expert on gunshot wounds testify that the trajectory of the bullet and gunpowder on Martin’s body support Zimmerman’s account that the teenager was on top of the defendant when he shot and killed Martin.

    Dr. Vincent DiMaio, the FORENSIC pathologist, also used photographs of Zimmerman to point out where he appeared to have been struck. Defense attorneys were hoping DiMaio’s testimony would help convince jurors of Zimmerman’s claims that he shot Martin in self-defense.

    DiMaio said the muzzle of Zimmerman’s gun was against Martin’s clothing and it was anywhere from 2 to 4 inches from Martin’s skin.

    “This is consistent with Mr. Zimmerman’s account that Mr. Martin was over him, leaning forward at the time he was shot,” said DiMaio, the former chief medical examiner in San Antonio.

    DiMaio testified that lacerations to the back of Zimmerman’s head were consistent with it striking a concrete sidewalk, as the defendant has claimed. Later, when looking at photos of Zimmerman’s injuries taken the night of the shooting, DiMaio identified six separate impacts to Zimmerman’s face and head. He said he believed Zimmerman’s nose had been broken.

    “It’s obvious he’s been punched in the nose and hit in the head,” he said.

  14. Bob Roberts says:

    Obama’s policies of engaging terrorists aren’t going so well.

    “My mom just told me that Barack Obama wished all Muslims a happy Ramadan, I told her that maybe he should stop killing us too,” one user wrote.

    In Afghanistan Obama’s insistence we negotiate with the Taliban, who’ve proven they cannot be trusted and will not stick to any agreement they make, has lead to an almost certain loss of everything we’ve achieved there. Iraq is slipping back into chaos. North Korea still has atomic weapons and soon Iran will as well. Russia and China are becoming bolder and more dangerous. The world is slipping towards the unthinkable – at least the moonbats will get their wish as the quote attributed to Einstein (paraphrased here) will come true:

    I don’t know what weapons the next world war will be fought with, but the one after that will be fought with sticks and stones.

  15. Bob Roberts says:

    whotothewhat says: July 10, 2013 at 8:33 am
    Surprise surprise plants love CO2. Of course any 2nd grader knows that but.
    Yeah, I used to tell moonbats CO2 was fertilizer and their heads would explode.

    In fact they’ve known for over 30 years that more CO2 and warming are GOOD for the biosphere, not harming it!

    Researchers confirm that plant life seen above 40 degrees north latitude, which represents a line stretching from New York to Madrid to Beijing, has been growing more vigorously since 1981. One suspected cause is rising temperatures possibly linked to the buildup of greenhouse gases in our atmosphere.

    Over this same time period, parts of the Northern Hemisphere have become much greener and the growing season has increased by several days. Further, Eurasia appears to be greening more than North America, with more lush vegetation for longer periods of time.

    Now it would appear YOU have presented evidence that not only are existing green areas becoming greener, but these areas are beginning to extend into formerly less hospitable areas(deserts).

    I’ve always told the moonbats that nobody in their right mind believed that the current “average temperature of the Earth” is optimum – in fact it is rather cold, compared to how warm the Earth has been in the past. Also I point out that both human civilization and the biosphere in general tend to thrive as the planet warms and suffer when it cools. Cooling is in fact the thing we need to worry about – when the planet cools the atmosphere dries out, deserts expand, less rain falls and what precipitation does fall becomes locked in vast fields of ice and snow – at one time much of northern North America, Europe and Asia were buried under as much as 2 miles of ice and snow. Part of the sea level changes that moonbats are so afraid of are driven NOT by melting ice and snow (which is a normal, natural part of recovering from an ice age, not a man-caused disaster) but rather from isostatic rebound as the landmasses rebalance slowly after being relieved of all that excess weight from ice and snow.

  16. Ummah Gummah says:


    I really think you guys need to see this. A regular love fest between Grahamnesty and Nappy on the Senate floor, interspersed with the comments from job seekers in Myrtle Beach, 90% of them black:

    Now why is there still such a disconnect in the black mind between liberalism and its effects on them and other middle-class and low-income Americans??


  17. Ummah Gummah says:


    Here’s the company and the man behind it who released the film I just mentioned:


  18. Bob Roberts says:

    I should emphasize that our biggest fear should be global COOLING and if anyone IS causing global warming they deserve a medal. Geology and other sciences prove without any doubt that the trend of the Earth is to cool, that our biggest concern must be the inevitable next ice age, which will cause suffering and misery the likes of which most alive today cannot comprehend and will never be able to overcome.

  19. Flu-Bird says:

    Puala Dean uses N word gets black listed by the leftists scum-worms Jamie Foxx blabbering about kill white people nothing happens Typical of the two faced reptiles

  20. Fiberal says:

    (July 10, 2013 at 5:10 am)
    Essay by a teacher in a black high school

    An absolutely remarkable paper. This is an intense glare into a hellish world that most white Americans never see (thank goodness) or probably could never imagine.

    Apparently written (as you see toward the ending) by a sensitive, capable and disillusioned individual.

    What’s most striking about this paper however, is the willfulness and intent by black kids to perpetuate what are just totally horrendous conditions.


    I imagine that this writer will be joining the great John Derbyshire, very soon.

  21. Ummah Gummah says:




  22. Bob Roberts says:

    Son: Dad, I’m considering a career in organized crime.

    Father: Government or private sector?

  23. Bob Roberts says:

    Little twerp urinates in mop bucket in public, says “F**K BILL CLINTON”.

    Justin Bieber is an oblivious, self-important little twit who goes out of his way to make the working man’s life miserable — just watch this video of the singer pissing into a restaurant mop bucket … and laughing like he’s the king of the world.

    The clip was shot in NYC earlier this year — we’re told Bieber and his idiotic friends were leaving some nightclub, exiting through a restaurant kitchen, and Bieber decided he needed to take a leak.

    But rather than go to a bathroom like a civilized person, Bieber — wearing pants that should literally be illegal — whipped out his junk and whizzed into a yellow mop bucket used to clean the restaurant’s floors … meaning whoever’s job it was to mop the place up had to physically change Bieber’s disgusting piss water.

    And the worst part … Bieber’s friends act like the restaurant should be HONORED that the singer decided to piss there. It’s revolting.

    At the end of the video, Bieber sprays a photo of Bill Clinton with cleaning liquid for some reason … saying, “F*** Bill Clinton!”

    We don’t know what Bill Clinton did to Justin Bieber … but whatever it was, Bieber probably deserved it. Thank you, Bill. Thank you.

  24. Bob Roberts says:

    YOUR TAX DOLLARS AT WORK fanning the flames of racism and pushing to convict an innocent man on the basis of race.

    Yet another Holder scandal:

    Justice Department facilitated anti-Zimmerman protests

    A division of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) was deployed to Sanford, Florida in 2012 to provide assistance for anti-George Zimmerman protests, including a rally headlined by activist Al Sharpton, according to newly released documents.

    The Community Relations Service (CRS), a unit of DOJ, reported expenses related to its deployment in Sanford to help manage protests between March and April 2012, according to documents obtained by the watchdog group Judicial Watch.

    CRS spent $674.14 between March 25-27 related to having been “deployed to Sanford, FL, to work marches, demonstrations, and rallies related to the shooting and death of an African-American teen by a neighborhood watch captain.” CRS spent another $1,142.84 for the same purpose between March 25-28.

    CRS spent $892.55 “to provide support for protest deployment in Florida” between March 30-April 1, and $751.60 “to provide technical assistance to the City of Sanford, event organizers, and law enforcement agencies for the march and rally on March 31.”

    Sharpton, who promoted the Tawana Brawley hoax in the 1980s and in 1995 led a protest against the “white interloper” owner of a Harlem clothing store that ended in a deadly shooting rampage at the store, was a featured speaker at the March 31 rally, called “The March for Trayvon Martin,” where he advocated for Zimmerman’s prosecution.

    CRS expenditures related to the anti-Zimmerman protests continued through mid-April. Between April 11 and April 12, CRS spent $552.35 “to provide technical assistance for the preparation of possible marches and rallies related to the fatal shooting of a 17 year old African American male.”

    MOONBATS fail in TX bigtime.

    The Texas House of Representatives approved sweeping abortion restrictions on Tuesday, including a ban after 20 weeks of pregnancy and tougher standards for clinics that perform the procedure.

    The vote of 98-49 came after a full day of sometimes emotional debate. Before the measure can head to the state Senate, it needs a final vote from the House, which is expected on Wednesday.

    The House approved the same proposal during a previous special session of the legislature, but it failed to pass in the Senate after Democratic Senator Wendy Davis staged an 11-hour filibuster that gained national attention.

    Planned Parenthood, the country’s largest provider of abortions, says the proposed stricter standards for clinics could cause all but six of the 42 abortion facilities in Texas to shut down. Bill author Republican Jodie Laubenberg said no facility would be forced to close.

    Texas Governor Rick Perry, a Republican who opposes abortion, called lawmakers back to Austin for a second special session to reconsider the proposal. Most lawmakers in the Republican controlled Senate favor the bill.

  25. Bob Roberts says:

    Are Boston police/jailers administering their own form of overdue justice?

    His arm in a cast and his face swollen, a blase-looking Dzhokhar Tsarnaev pleaded not guilty Wednesday in the Boston Marathon bombing in a seven-minute proceeding that marked his first public appearance since his capture in mid-April. He appeared to have a jaw injury and there was swelling around his left eye and cheek.

    Is he being isolated from other prisoners? Is he starting trouble and getting bunged up because of it?

    And, of course…

    Moonbats chant FREE JAHAR!

    Yeah, free him of any need to keep wasting perfectly good oxygen, perhaps!

    Dealing with moonbat anti-gun nonsense.

    Rep. Steve Stockman (R-Texas) introduced legislation this week to block federal funding for schools that enforce rules that punish students for playing with imaginary weapons.

    The Student Protection Act, H.R. 2625, is a reaction to what Stockman says is the zero tolerance policy at some schools that has led to several suspensions of very young children who engage in these activities, including cases where students pretended their thumb and index finger is a gun.
    The bill finds that these school policies are being used to outlaw “harmless expressions of childhood play,” and are only teaching students to “be afraid of inanimate objects that are shaped like guns.”
    Stockman cited several examples, such as a school in Nebraska that demanded a three-year old deaf boy change his name because it resembled a gun when expressed in sign language. He said a seven-year-old in Colorado was suspended for throwing an imaginary hand grenade, and that two six-year-old boys in Maryland were suspended for playing cops and robbers and using their fingers as guns.

    He also noted the 14-year-old Kentucky student who was suspended from school for wearing a National Rifle Association shirt that said, “Protect your rights.”

    “This government-sanctioned political correctness is traumatizing children and spreading irrational fear,” the bill states.

    The legislation seeks to stop these practices by blocking federal funds to any school that punishes students for a select list of activities. Those activities include carrying miniature toy guns, and “brandishing a pastry or other food which is partially consumed in such a way that the remnant resembles a gun.”

    The pastry language is a response to a Maryland student who partially ate a Pop Tart to make it look like a gun and was suspended.

  26. Bob Roberts says:

    It’s getting harder and harder to be proud of California these days.

    Our so-called “leaders” keep doing stupid things.

    On Monday, the Californian State Senate passed legislation AB817 that would allow non-citizens to help voters when they cast their ballots.

    You know the intent is to “electioneer” and persuade people to vote Democrat. Plus if you can’t read English, can’t speak English, what are you doing voting in American elections?

  27. Bob Roberts says:

    Jay-Z Namechecks Notorious D.C. Gangster on New Album

    On a track called “Tom Ford” (as in the clothing designer), the rapper namechecks notorious D.C. gangster Wayne “Silk” Perry. It’s a reference to the hitman who terrorized the city two decades ago and earned a reputation as “the Michael Jordan of the murder game” from Don Diva magazine.

    Born on L Street in Southwest D.C. in 1962, Perry robbed a bank at age 16 while also attending Woodrow Wilson High School. He got kicked out and headed to Randall High School. He would later brag to Don Diva that he’d beaten the baseball coach with a bat at practice, bringing an abrupt end to his time in D.C. Public Schools.
    In 1989, he joined forces with a D.C. drug lord by the name of Alberto ‘Alpo’ Martinez, whom he would serve as a merciless hitman. In the years that immediately followed, Perry and Martinez unleashed hell on the streets of Southwest D.C. while pushing cocaine for the Martinez Organization, a drug ring hammering D.C., Maryland, Virginia and New York.

    As 1992 came to a close, law enforcement nabbed Perry on a charge of selling an illegal substance. Then they added a murder charge, for the killing of Garrett “Gary” Terrell the year before.
    The feds nailed Perry and two co-defendants with a 27-count indictment, including eight homicides in which Perry was specifically named. Despite announcing their intention to seek the death penalty in a 1993 trial, Perry avoided becoming D.C.’s first death penalty case since 1971. Before the case went to trial, he cut a plea, copping to five murders and receiving five consecutive life sentences and an additional five years of probation, for good measure.
    His admitted victims were Domenico Benson, Yolanda Burley, Evelyn Carter, Alveta Hopkins and Terrell.
    He’s currently in prison in Colorado and has changed his name to Nkosi Shaka Zulu El. Guess that new name was too much of a mouthful for Jay-Z.

    The Tour de France remains one of the few prestigious events where spectators can almost reach out and touch the riders — or throw urine on them as Mark Cavendish found out Wednesday.

    The British rider, who was absolved of any wrongdoing following a collision with Tom Veelers just 24 hours earlier, was the target of an angry fan as he rode through the 33 kilometer individual time trial between Avranches and Mont-Saint-Michel in Normandy.

    So far they haven’t caught him doping. wink wink

    Talk about a misleading headline!

    Here is the misleading headline:

    Judge Confronts Zimmerman in Testy Exchange

    Only she wasn’t confronting Zimmerman – she was confronting one or more of his lawyers.

    Nelson reminded Zimmerman that he has the “absolute right to remain silent” if he so desires and proceeded to ask him whether he was prepared to testify. Defense attorney Don West twice objected to the question, but was overruled by Nelson, who explained, “The court is entitled to inquire if Mr. Zimmerman’s determination [sic] as to whether or not he wants to testify.”

    The judge then began asking Zimmerman how much time he requires to determine whether or not he would like to testify. West again objected to the question and asked for more time to speak with his client, prompting Judge Nelson to raise her voice and exclaim, “Your objection is overruled!”

    The tension escalated as another of Zimmerman’s defense attorneys, Mark O’Mara, was overheard asking under his breath, “What is going on?”

    Kathi Belich, a journalist following the trial for a local news channel, tweeted her surprise at the line of questioning, writing “I have never seen that in more than 30 years of court reporting.”

    So it’s down to a likely mistrial?

    The George Zimmerman investigation was hijacked “in a number of ways” by outside forces, said the former police chief of Sanford, Florida.

    Bill Lee, who testified Monday in Zimmerman’s second-degree murder trial, told CNN’s George Howell in an exclusive interview that he felt pressure from city officials to arrest Zimmerman to placate the public rather than as a matter of justice.
    “It was (relayed) to me that they just wanted an arrest. They didn’t care if it got dismissed later,” he said. “You don’t do that.”
    When Sanford police arrived on the scene on February 26, 2012, after Zimmerman fatally shot unarmed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, they conducted a “sound” investigation, and the evidence provided no probable cause to arrest Zimmerman at the scene, he said.
    It had nothing to do with Florida’s controversial Stand Your Ground law, he said; from an investigative standpoint, it was purely a matter of self-defense.
    Zimmerman told police he killed Martin after the teen attacked him. While the evidence at the time corroborated that claim, the ex-chief said, Lee’s lead investigator made a recommendation that Zimmerman be charged with manslaughter.
    It was a matter of protocol, Lee said. Arresting Zimmerman based on the evidence at hand would have been a violation of Zimmerman’s Fourth Amendment rights, he said. Thus, the Sanford police presented a “capias request” to the state’s attorney, asking that the prosecutor determine whether it was a “justifiable homicide,” issue a warrant for arrest or present the case to a grand jury.
    “The police department needed to do a job, and there was some influence — outside influence and inside influence — that forced a change in the course of the normal criminal justice process,” Lee said. “With all the influence and the protests and petitions for an arrest, you still have to uphold you oath.”
    “That investigation was taken away from us. We weren’t able to complete it,” he said.
    One example involved the 911 tapes. The Sanford police intended to release the tapes once the probe was over, Lee said, because you can’t publicize evidence amid an investigation.
    Instead, the mayor told him on March 16 the tapes had been released to Martin’s family and the public. The family was asked to help identify voices, Lee said, but if police were in charge of the investigation, they wouldn’t have presented evidence to a group.
    “It should be done individually so there’s no influence on the other people in the room,” he said. “Then, there’s no questions that can be brought up about how (an identification) was obtained or whether it was influenced.”
    Releasing the evidence to the public was problematic, as well, because it created the potential for someone to concoct a “story about what they observed when they really didn’t observe it,” he said.

    Lee was placed on paid leave March 22, 2012, after the Sanford City Commission expressed a lack of confidence in him. The same commission rejected his resignation in a 3-2 vote a month later, with dissenting commissioners questioning the fairness of Lee’s losing his job.
    Two months later, Lee was sacked. City Manager Norton Bonaparte said in a news release, “The police chief needs to have the trust and respect of the elected officials and the confidence of the entire community.”
    Lee believes lack of confidence did play a role in his dismissal, he told CNN, but he also believes Bonaparte faced political pressure and terminated him “without cause,” which was permitted under his employment contract.
    “I upheld my oath,” Lee said. “I’m happy that at the end of the day I can walk away with my integrity.”

    Investigators knew letting Zimmerman walk free for 46 days was an unpopular decision — and they took abuse for it — “but they performed professionally. That’s the mark of a strong police department.”
    He took issue with the media casting his department as apathetic or lackadaisical in the case.
    “A lot of the information that was given out as fact was misinformation,” he said. “It was reported in some media that we didn’t conduct an investigation for two weeks, but yet in that same media they would show a photograph of a crime scene with crime scene tape, with patrol cars and blue lights and investigators on the scene.”
    Lee shrugged off the notion that he was hired to clean up racism and other problems in the department. His goal upon becoming chief was to improve professionalism and trust, and he set several goals, all of which were met during his 10-month tenure, he said.

    From the West Coast of Africa to the deserts of Sinai, Bedouin tribes are conducting a human trafficking trade on a massive scale.

    It’s no secret. The trade reaps millions of dollars and deals with human misery. It could be stopped but so far no one has dared.

    “By that time I had lost sense (sensation) in both my hands,” an Eritrean torture victim told CBN News. “It was a result of the accumulated torture but mainly because (both) of my wrists were tied up so tightly, (and I was) hanged up from the ceiling for three days, the blood was cut off from my hands and the flesh started to literally drip from my hands.”

    Torture in the Sinai

    This man is just one victim of this widespread modern-day slavery, kidnapping, and torture trade in the Sinai desert. There are many pictures and videos of this horrible practice on the Internet.

    For this story, this Christian man from the African country of Eritrea is going by “Philip,” but that’s not his real name. CBN News covered his identity for his protection.

    “In some cases, we were tortured simply because we were Christians,” he told us, his chest trembling slightly as he spoke.

    “Sinai was always a place for human smuggling, but since around two years ago — even a bit more — it started also to be a place of human torture,” Shahar Shoham, director of Physicians for Human Rights, told CBN News.

    Shorham has documented more than 1,300 cases of torture in the Sinai. Those survivors, like Philip, made it to Israel. But most of the cases of torture are not documented.

    “They torture them in horrible methods, like hanging upside down from the ceiling, like using electric shocks, like burning them on their bodies,” Shorham said.

  28. Bob Roberts says:

    Another nail in the “peak oil” coffin

    We all know oil production in Texas has soared in recent years. But putting the rise in graphic form shows just how phenomenal the energy turnaround has been: The surge looks exponential.

    In March, Texas oil production reached its highest level since 1984. That month, the Lone Star State pumped more than 74 million barrels of crude from the ground, which means if Texas were a country, it would be one of the 15 largest oil producers in the world.

    exas’ oil output has doubled in less than three years, putting it in the ranks of OPEC heavy-hitters like Venezuela, Kuwait and Nigeria.

    As a whole, the United States produced 221 million barrels of crude in April, with more than a third coming from Texas.

    Check out the graphic – it’s stunning

    Almost a “hockey stick”, LOL!

  29. Bob Roberts says:

    Meanwhile Moonbats Send SoCal Power Production Plummeting

    Moonbats managed to force a permanent shutdown of the San Onofre nuclear plant, putting power production for San Diego and parts of Orange county on precarious grounds. At the same time they successfully forced the shutdown and destruction of the south bay power plant and they’re working on eliminating the plant in Carlsbad (Encina plant) and preventing a replacement from being built. They’re against wind farms because they kill birds, solar farms because they endanger some desert reptile or turtle or tortoise or something, against any new power lines to allow development of geothermal resources in Imperial County just east of here. Soon the only source of light, heat & power we’ll have here in SoCal is rubbing two sticks together.

  30. Bob Roberts says:

    SoCal Edision is pushing an emergency plan to build another fossil fuel plant to replace SONGS – serves the greeniacs right!

  31. Bob Roberts says:

    Angus T. Jones says “Two and a half men” is filth, CBS rushes to prove it!

    “Two and a Half Men” is about to become “Two Men and a Gay Woman.”

    Partly as a replacement for Angus T. Jones — whose screen time will be sharply cut after he publicly bashed the show as “filth” last year — CBS’ hit sitcom is going to add a recurring and possibly permanent lesbian character named Jenny. She’s the 21-year-old illegitimate daughter of the late Charlie Harper, who was played by Charlie Sheen, who himself was booted from the show after tangling with his bosses.

    The role of Jenny has yet to be cast, but reports say she’s — surprise — “sexy and gorgeous.”

    Losing, for now, on gay “marriage” but making progress on murder of innocent unborn children

    Note it’s a moonbat site. Don’t fall for it.

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