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Denver’s Office of the Independent Monitor moved, no one’s saying where

Denver’s Office of the Independent Monitor moved from its offices on the 12th floor of the Wellington Webb Building. Staff for the City Attorney, who’ve moved in, are saying they don’t know where the OIM has gone. Convenient. FYI, it’s moved to the Denver Post Building, but the information desk there won’t tell you were it is either. So the bad news is that you have to know it’s there, you have to have an appointment, and you have to know who you’re seeing there before security will send someone to escort you up. Denver’s OIM recently made the news about city council renewing their commitment to its existance, but it’s becoming nearly invisible to the public it’s supposed to serve.


Park County Sheriff Wegener releases incomplete CBI report on Carrigan, Wirth murders, calls it Final Report.


BAILEY, COLORADO- Under legal attack by the family of slain corporal Nate Carrigan, the Park County Sheriff has released the Colorado Bureau of Investigation’s report. Trouble is, it’s 289 pages. Only. And while media outlets have been able to extract that alleged shooter Martin Wirth had a temper, was a womanizer, and made threats of a “shootout at OK Corral” based on interviews of estranged friends. What’s missing in the report is as obvious as if it was redacted. The report doesn’t connect any dots.

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Deportation and Ethnic Cleansing

That should be “deportation IS ethnic cleansing” and it shouldn’t even be on the agenda in “the land of the free” like the lying song says. Nay, verily. But it is. The part about deporting anybody who is awaiting citizenship for even traffic violations has been kicked around, and really should be kicked out. It is in it’s entirety Racism. When people who chant loudly about deporting “aliens” the first image they put in each others stupid little pointy head is “Mexican”. Which to them means anybody who has a spanish surname and dark skin. Even the Native Americans who were bought and sold back and forth between Spain and French in what was later known as the Louisiana Purchase. When the U.S. racist government, at the time presided over by slave holding Plantation Aristocrats, it got the name Louisiana Purchase but there wasn’t any clear boundaries. This goes with my post that Zeb Pike was an Illegal Alien.  European kings who had never set foot in America sold Euro-American dictators not only the land, but the people on the land.    And sped up the already official policy of deporting Americans based on our ancestry. And religion.

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Enbridge Dakota Access Pipeline and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers stopped by who else but Standing Rock Sioux


Native American activists have been converging in North Dakota to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline which is encroaching without permission on tribal lands. They’ve delayed construction though the industry already secured an injunction against them. Their main complaint is that it threatens their water. Fittingly the first step authorities took against the growing protest was to take their water. Purportedly because some campers were allegedly endangering corporate surveillance planes with laser pointers.


Not so much bread, plenty of circus.

At last the modern gladiatorial spectacle in Rio is over. Yay! To not take away any reward gotten by the slave-entertainers, if you won anything good for you. The United States didn’t win a single thing. Seriously.  The athletes who won any medals, those medals belong to the athletes. If they can make money from doing commercials, well, that’s about as much as they can get. At least they didn’t get sold like the original Olympic gladiators. I know, the term Olympic is Greek and Gladiator is Latin, but the Games served the same purposes whether Roman or Athenian. Keep the peasants eyes diverted from the dirty secrets of the rulers. And provide the very rich of many nations a review of their prospective purchases of slave-soldiers. Like the modern military recruiters only more direct about buying human beings to kill other human beings. And the military, you might have noticed, exploited the U.S. Olimpic athletes for recruitment ads and you’ll see more of that shit in the coming weeks and months. The Games never were about honoring the athletes.  Who are, like their professional counterparts in the NFL, MLB, NBA , hockey, soccer, whoever is more idolized in the local media,… they’re entertainers. That’s their primary job today. The teams are privately owned but publicly subsidized.  And there’s that military angle.

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Nother Kase of Killer Kops

Yeah, I do use the KKK theme when discussing Kops. They taught it to me. 5 on one, while I was helpless. Many times. “to teach me a lesson”.  I learned the real lesson early.  Not the one they wanted me to learn.  Kops no likey, me no givey damn they no likey. But this is one reported on ProPublica. About a man who was 55 years old when the LAPD murdered him. Choked him out in a holding cell. His last name was Howard and yes, he was black. This one is drawing a bit of attention because the ProPublica comrades published the Jail Videos of the murder. Something the LAPD and the Kangaroo Kop Kourts in Lost Angels County tried to keep secret. Even AFTER giving out 3.5 million in an unlawful death settlement. If it was unlawful or even wrongful, why did the pigs who did that not get charged with anything? You know, like citizens do. The answer, of course, Exceptionalism. Like “our” foreign policy. “Thou Shalt Not operate a Police State Dictatorship nor shalt thou hurl bombs or other munitions at others without being, or having the prior permission of, The United States.”

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DIY legal strategies for defendants to give their lawyers a running start

If you’ve been arrested at a protest action you’ve got more legal options than paying the fine or taking a plea deal. Whether or not your act was constitutionally protected, or should be, or whether it was civil disobedience and was meant not to be, there are a couple good reasons to fight your charges in court. First, to draw further attention to your issue, and second, to give your prosecutors more incentive to offer a better plea deal. They might even drop your charges altogether.

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Need some help here…

There’s a perfect storm for a Petition Drive which will directly impact the Strip Mining and Fracking bastards. The Sioux band at standing rock are protesting the Dakota pipeline being forced on their land. The Pigs arrested 11 people on behalf of the Oily Slimy corporation running the operation. The petition needs to be (two of them actually) written, of which I have no clue how to word it. And some to volunteer to accost strangers in parks (Acacia comes to mind, as it’s near Shitty Hall) with the “excuse me, are you a registered voter?” routine. The petitions will be to the DNC and RNC respectively to have the Anointed Ones who they chose to be our only choice for the next presidency… have them make clear policy statements about the Lakota claims AND the Cherokee claims to a mountaintop removal scheme perpetrated by the Governor of Tennessee to destroy a sacred mountain in Chattanooga.

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Cheney and other Perverted Torture Freak Spawn of Satan, the sequel

This started as a comment on a comment by some fellow named William, on something I wrote years ago just prior to being thrown into the torture dungeons of the empire. and as I discovered one from my friend Tony and some Bush-Worshipper named Chinitz. So I wrote. And wrote… and suddenly   realized it’s better as a post.
As Wiliam said, there’s no difference between them. Left and Right. The stage was set by Cheney and his little buddy Gee W. Actually long before. People have done evil like torture since society evolved enough to support such things as torture dungeons. Bush and especially Cheney erased the constitutional prohibitions against American torture. Not that they were actually observed in the first place, but at least we had something to believe.

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Since we have no options…

Then we execcise that NO option. I mean, the appeal being broadcast about Why We Should Vote (but for one or the other) is that it would cause a constitutional crisis if we don’t. We’re bombarded with negative ads. Because there’s not anything real either of the Big Two could say about themselves that’s positive. unstable, irrational. Shit, why not just come out and say it, “Crazy as a shithouse rat and probably dangerous”. The saddest and sickest part of it is the inherent truth of their mud slinging. Each claiming (truthfully) the other being a ticking time Constitutional Crisis bomb. Well, bring on a crisis. It will blend in perfectly with what we already have. There is no constitutional mandate that only two parties may participate, nor any recognition of any party. There’s no constitutional demand that we actually vote. In fact there’s movements a-plenty on the Keep People From Voting front. So, Vote “none of the above”. Not refrain from voting. Just refusing the candidates The Masters threw up for us. and that does have a barf reference.

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Paleo Diet is not as spicy as original.

The original Paleo diet included eating people. Neanderthals didn’t fade into extinction, we ate them.


Killer Kops in Milwaukee.

And, just a wild guess, the courts in Wisconsin are going to give their fellow Fascist fucks a pass.
Just like always. Pigs kill anybody they want and they get away with it. How many pigs ever see the inside of a jail cell unless they’re ganging up on a prisoner? Which they also get away with, in the Kangaroo Kourts. It’s really easy to understand why Micah Johnson went off on their bitch-ass pig buddies in Dallas. All the right wing extremists get upset when somebody criticizes their Pig Establishment and especially the sadistic uniformed chickenshit asswipe Killer Kop Klan.
Guess what, Extremists? Too bad. Maybe you’ll sic your Gestapo thugs on me. Oh, wait, you already did.


Trump shows us that sarcasm doesn’t translate over hostile media either.

Sarcasm does’t work on the internet because the general comprehension level there doesn’t rise above dense. Owing to the same common denominator, Poe’s Law applies to the corporate media too, except the adage doesn’t come up when content isn’t crowdsourced. When the public has no hand in the content creation it has no reason to scrutinize a usage manual. Presidential election troll Donald Trump makes utterances everyday that pundits seize upon to discredit which are obviously sarcastic. But to recognize sarcasm as intended would mean conceding to the implicit truth at which he is digging. The US regime did birth ISIS. If both the justice department or the FBI are uninterested in investigating illegal official emails, the Russians may as well be called upon to check into them. If nuclear weapons are too big to detonate, we ought to stop producing them.


UPDATE: Deaf blind judge gives Shadoe Garner 75 DAYS JAIL for possession of Wicca ritual athame and for littering.


DENVER, COLORADO- Shadoe Garner was found guilty today by a judge who didn’t blink at the public defender having no time to prepare, at discovery evidence not being provided to defense, at prosecutors withholding half their witnesses and videos (depriving the defense of knowing what might have be exculpable evidence), at being forwarned that a 35C Appeal was virtually guaranteed, and despite two police videos making very clear that Shadoe’s rights were violated, if only the judge had ears and eyes to see it.

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Shadoe Garner jailed because Denver police fear the homeless Dirty Kids.

DENVER, COLORADO- Credit Shadoe Garner and his fellow Dirty Kids for Denver’s current police crackdown on the downtown homeless. Credit might not be the word you choose, because the consequences have been disastrous for those living and panhandling on the street, but the homeless teens known by their community as the “dirty kids” were the first to stand up against the abuse. They refused to abide being commanded to stand when they needed to sit, or make themselves scarce on public property.

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When Lucid Fails, try Lurid..

First allow me to posit a few noticeable facts. Donald Trump is invested in the National Enquirer supermarket gossip rag. To the point they’ll publish any mouth-farts he wants. And he’s got some kind of teenage or toddler Persecution Complex. The daily/weekly/whenever they, unlike a real newspaper, decide to publish… is prominently displayed at (just an estimate) every grocery checkout counter in America. Even if you try you can’t ignore their bloviation.
 
It’s like those damned posters in the novel 1984 with a picture of Big Brother and the eyes having the effect of always looking at you, and the infamous quote Big Brother Is Watching You.
 
And yes, I am capable of visualization when I read. It’s a level of literacy that some people don’t feel the need to exercise. You know, the ones who trust their leaders to think for them. So you get a blast of Trumpista Propaganda every time you buy groceries. Which has some deep Freudian undertones.

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Michael Phelps wins gold to “right the wrong” of USA missing out on a medal

Minutes after winning the first of his 2016 gold medals, Michael Phelps interjected into an interview of his teammates “this [victory] was to right a wrong” referencing a loss in 2012 in which he was robbed of a medal apparently. Not because somebody cheated, or a bad call was made, but because Michael Phelps had willed a win that he didn’t then earn. Being “wronged” by not being given a medal. Doesnt that pretty much illustrate American Exceptionalism?! As if the US sports media was interested in explaining such a thing. Last minute decisions to let Michael Phelps intercede in further relay teams, for the sake of breaking medal hording records, as opposed to physical feats, comes at a price obviously to the other relay swimmers. We’ve heard about the hopes of would-be Olympians dashed by the boycotts of 1980 and 1984. Add the Phelps-first priority of 2016.


Folks who said Dubya was “right man for the job” say Trump would be wrong

Pardon? Donald Trump would be the “most reckless American president in history” say GOP people who know what they’re talking about. Trump would put our nation’s security at risk they say without a hint of irony.


Pam Gellar makes racist statement about US Muslim Fencer – Startling?

because the star fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad who has already won a Bronze medal in the Sabre competition.
Which is beyond amazing in itself…. while wearing hijab. The US team never had really good performances in fencing. Partly because certain factions regard swordsmanship to be a “sissy” sport. Since they also oppose any game that requires skill over being large, I’ll just chalk it up to envy. Anyhow headlinepolitics dotcom declares Pam Gellars racism boiling over one more time is somehow “startling”… and her remarks that religious symbols should be banned from the Olympics, well, what the hell are the flags of Denmark, England, derivatives like the flags of New Zealand and a whole bunch of island republics which have commonwealth status, the Confederate Flag to which she no doubt pledges allegiance, oh, here’s a big one… Israel has the Mogen David on its flag. Ethiopia competed previously with the Lion of Judah flag. The Danish and English and Confederate and such have crosses on them. Did the Swiss take any heat about their White Cross?

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I could have been an olympian

But I just don’t give three quarters of a fat rat’s rectal orifice. On the other hand, the jingoism expressed at the downtown parade celebration flustercluck whatever it was was just overbearing.
Hey, watching sports is not a measure of patriotism. Unless you have the notion that patriotism is all about mass obedience wherein all must take a part. Want an Example? Sure you do. So here goes.
The 1972 Munich with the US team being too damn crybaby to take a silver medal? To this very day? No.
The Olympic Committees are being pressured, successfully, to keep the Russian athletes so closely bound they’re almost eliminated from humiliating the American Red White and Screwed again. Can’t beat them square and fair, gotta rig the odds. Can you say What A Crock? I knew you could…
I’m not required to treat other peoples accomplishments or failures as though they were mine. Does that make me some kind of traitor? I don’t force anybody else to do it for me.

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Crowdsourcing vigilante justice against mass-shooter Dylann Roof? Not for me.


White supremacist mass-shooter Dylann Roof was brutalized by a fellow inmate of the Charleston County Jail and social media is applauding the news. Some are even trying to raise money for his attacker, Dwayne Stafford, who breached Roof’s protective custody area, unquestionably with inside help. Do you see nothing wrong with encouraging extrajudicial retribution when the justice system fails to give you blood? This is the essence of what drove lynch mobs to storm jails and courthouses. Dylann Roof, like George Zimmerman, and fellow murderous racists, are products of systemic racism, they’re not driving it. They should bear the full brunt of legal remedies, no more. The people’s fight against racism and violence is against the system. If we are wishing for equitable treatment of white and black suspects under the law, let’s cheerlead for more humane treatment for all, not equitable brutality. Let’s propose that all suspects detained by police be served burgers instead of lead bullets. We don’t have to like Dylann Roof, very likely schitzophrenic, but while Roof is in the custody and at the mercy of our court system he is entrusted to our care, to be treated as we would wish to be treated. I believe violence is a prerogative of individual human beings, a right measured by social contract. But where the machinery of law enforcement is concerned, I favor it be held to strict adherence. Someone punched George Zimmerman in the face for bragging about killing Trayvon Martin? I’m okay with that.


Hatred and terrorism at the Social Security offices

I was there today about my pending SSI. We had a bit of a wait getting in, Security guards were letting in only a few at a time, after enough had left out. When I got in, 5 minutes before my appointment, there were 20 more stacked up at the front door waiting permission to enter. The floor plan was about ten rows of chairs, most of them so close to the ones in front that it is difficult to walk through. There’s three that are wide enough to allow a wheelchair through. All seats facing away from the windows. Metal Detectors. The terrorists (in Washington) have one. correction “won” One of my fellow sheeple said that Mr Trump was going to end Terrorism by closing all the borders and deporting all Muslims. Said that they were here to get welfare (what happened to “for purposes of killing real Americans”?) here and in Europe. That immigration should have been stopped a long time ago. She was a white woman from Arizona. A litany of pure hatred. No, Donald doesn’t have to make incendiary racial slurs. He himself doesn’t count. His own racism doesn’t count. Because his Disciples are getting far into the hate trip.

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Just the previews, bad concept

Apparently the War Dogs movie is an out-in-the-open celebration of organized murder. Warmongering. Just judging a book by its cover. Sometimes it works.
The line “they call us bottom feeders who make money off the war and never go to the field” Well, DUH. And even if they DO go to the field doesn’t make it any less morally Wrong. You sell the Army weapons or really, Any Product or service and you’re selling human death. Period. What’s hard to figure about that?

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Michael Moore, Nate Silver, Bernie MF Sanders, fake radicals, exit stage right.

OK so the silver lining to watching the Hillary – Trump prizefight is that those cheering and jeering are showing their colors. If they’re on either party bandwagon we can dismiss them out of hand, I’m talking about those pretending to be left of middle. Michael Moore is now out, as usual shepherding for the Dems. Buh-bye. Statistician Nate Sliver, expending his infallible credibility to scaremonger for Hillary, sorry no. Bernie Sanders, thanks for activating a leftist base, but you sold it up the river. Begone now and good riddance.

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