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What’s behind the Churchill adoration?

What's behind the current wave of Churchill-mania? I'm inclined to think it's about rebooting pan-nationalism. Churchill was a hero of WWII, propping up the supposition that WWII was a just war where Churchill led the defense against Fascism. The victors have been embellishing that history since before that capitalist scam began. The latest movie, DARKEST HOUR, presumes to glorify Winston Churchill BE MOFO SOB as England's savior, begging to presume there's no argument it was her darkest hour. Aimed to pull the wool back of the eyes after Britain's improbable moment of clarity about their opportunity to make a BREXIT from the talons of their banker overlords. Churchill was an adventurer and glory-seeker whose every move supported colonialism and imperialism. His first taste of war was on the side of the Spanish as they suppressed independence movement in Cuba. Next he fought the Boers in South Africa. Next opposed labor struggles. He ordered the immolation of Anarchists. He sent death squads to Ireland. He disparaged Indian attempts at sovereignty, suggesting Gandhi should be bound hand and foot and crushed beneath an elephant. He bombed Dresden. He gave Palestine over to Zionists. He held rebellious Kenyan tribes in concentration camps. This was a warmonger war criminal we're praising as one of History's greatest leaders, probably because these are times of war and today's sadists need affirmation their actions will be similarly lionized.

Nas Daily is Borat for dumb millennials. Israeli Hasbara with pseudo goy knave.

Mondoweiss has the goods on Nas Daily, but they're wise enough to let readers connect the dots. Let's do it shall we? Nas Daily is a viral sensation on Youtube. It presumes to trot the globe presenting a sixty second travelogue for a new location everyday, minus the travel time, location scouting, casting, shooting, editing, seeking permissions, and marketing. Admittedly the inanity of the content must write itself. At best, Nas segments are compilations of travel agency footage, woven with drone-shot videos of the 25-yr-old "Nas" spazzing out with troops of multiracial peri-pubertals around whatever tourist attraction or cultural distinction Nas thinks will blow your mind. The high production costs, the innocuous feel-good themes, and the obvious PR services, leave no doubt the "viral" load is engineered. But by whom? Nas, aka Nuseir Yassin, is also dishonest because he's not globe-hopping with abandon, as the videos suggest. That part is already in the can. While viewers think they're supporting his search for new exotic destinations, he's home binging on Taurine and Final Cut Pro. Nas Daily doesn't warrant mention, actually, until the interspersed episodes seeking to depoliticize the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Then Nuseir's being a Muslim Palestinian Israeli, happy genocide denier, makes it absolutely clear who is behind these videos. This is Hasbara product focused on legitimizing the Israel colonial project. No wonder Nas doesn't like BDS. Borat was Zionist blackface slapstick which smeared Islamic stereotypes with excrement. This collaborator Borat may be an authentic Muslim, promoting tolerance for all cultural differences, but his secular apolitical whitewash is equally vile.

Kimya Dawson knows from where protest must burst: At the Seams.

Kimya Dawson not only nailed the essence of protests for #BlackLivesMatter. She knew in which direction the protest marches needed to push. Toward our system's seams. If you are having trouble finding the lyrics of her song about HANDS UP DON'T SHOOT I CAN'T BREATH, it's because it's called At the Seams. I've taken the liberty to reformat Dawson's brilliant lyrics to unpack her references and simulate her cadence. AT THE SEAMS by Kimya Dawson 1. Left hands hold the leashes and the right hands hold the torches, And Grandpas holding shotguns swing on porch swings hung on porches, And the Grandmas in their gardens plant more seeds to cut their losses, And the poachers, with the pooches and the nooses, preheat crosses. And the pooches see the Grandpas and they bare their teeth and growl, While their owners turn their noses up like they smell something foul, And they fumble with their crosses and they start to mumble curses, And they plot ways to get Grandpas off of porches into hearses. But the Grandpas on the porches are just scarecrows holding toys, And the Grandmas in the gardens are papier-mâché decoys, While the real Grandmas and Grandpas are with all the girls and boys Marching downtown to the City Hall to make a lot of noise, Saying:   Hands up. Don’t shoot. I can’t breathe.   BLACK LIVES MATTER. No justice No Peace.   I know that we can overcome because I had a dream-   A dream we tore this racist broken system apart at the seams. 2. Sometimes it seems like we’ve reached the end of the road We’ve seen cops and judges sleep together wearing long white robes. And they put their white hoods up, Try to take the black hoods down, And they don’t plan on stopping til we’re all in the ground. Til we’re dead in the ground or we’re incarcerated ‘Cause prison’s a big business form of enslavement Plantations that profit on black folks in cages They’ll break our backs and keep the wages. It’s outrageous that there’s no place we can feel safe in this nation Not in our cars, Not at the park, Not in subway stations, Not at church, The pool, The store, Not asking for help, Not walking down the street, So we’ve gotta scream and yell:   Hands up. Don’t shoot. I can’t breathe.   BLACK LIVES MATTER. No justice No Peace.   I know that we can overcome because I had a dream-   A dream we tore this racist broken system apart at the seams. 3. You tweet me my own lyrics, Tell me to stop Letting a few bad apples ruin the bunch. Don’t minimize the fight comparing apples to cops This is about the orchard's poisoned roots, not loose fruits in a box. Once the soil's been spoiled, the whole crop’s corrupt. That’s why we need the grassroots working from the ground up. And we look to Black Twitter, to stay woke and get some truth, 'Stead of smiling cops and black mugshots from biased corporate news. 'Cause if you steal cigarillos, or you sell loose cigarettes, Or you forget your turn signal, will they see your skin as

Activist Corey Donahue is free, despite supra-judicial ploys to halt his release.

DENVER, COLORADO- Occupy Denver veteran Corey Donahue was released from county jail on Thursday, thwarting two surprise court filings to keep the activist in custody for additional months. Donahue had negotiated a global plea deal to serve concurrent sentences for his outstanding charges of inciting public protests in 2011 and 2012. Yeah, those aren't crimes, but when you're an involuntary guest of the Denver jail, your stamina for disputing bogus accusations wanes with every bogus meal. Municipal court judges are as vindictive and perfunctory as the petty officials pressing the original charges. Engaging that crowd is not reciprocal, so it's especially unrewarding if it means enduring protracted incarceration. Having cleared his cases and completed the good-behavior obligations of a 9-month sentence for the nut-tap crime, Donahue was due to be released Thursday. But that morning, the Lindsey-Flanagan justice center activated an additional 2012 case which lawyers had been prevented from negotiating because the Division-3D judge withheld it from the docket. Neither private attorneys nor public defenders had been able to compel 3D to address that lingering case number. On Thursday the case mysteriously engaged... As a result, on Thursday Denver sheriffs demanded a large cash bond and they scheduled Corey for an in-custody court appearance the next day. When funds were rushed to the bonding office, an even larger bond was imposed for a 2011 case specifically stipulated to have been dismissed by the terms of Donahue's global plea. Can they fucking do that? No. And yes, everyday. Municipal court despots are not accountable even to their consciences. We've seen Lindsey-Flanagan chief justice Martinez confabulate on the witness stand in federal court to suit his duplicitous machinations, and his minions embellished on his lead. Usually their victims, locked in the Van Cise-Simonet Detention Center across the plaza, are powerless to decline their sadism. Clearing up this clerical error would take until after Christmas, so it seemed more in the holiday spirit to give Denver their blood money and take the courthouse to task afterward, from the relative comfort of being out of custody. WTF.

Programmed obsolescence for iPhone? Apple has an app for that! iOS update.

Forget planned obsolescence, the digital age means manufacturers can trigger killer apps like a remote switch for the hangman's trap door. Just poke a hole in your customer’s canteen if you want to bring them back to your watering hole. Was Apple’s throttling of late model iPhones mentioned in the fine print which users approve every time they authorize a software update? I doubt it. First the suspicious timing of the dumbing of smart phones was dismissed as urban myth. Next sleuths learned that googles of “iPhone slow” spiked before launches of new models. Then someone benchmarked the IQ drops of the transformed dumb phones. Now Apple has been forced to admit it programed the slowdowns. Apple says they had to hobble your phone to go easy on its aging battery. Imagine a car dealership progressively disabling cylinders in your car engine, to secretly save you on gas. Essentially Apple is retiring your phone on a fixed income of energy while you consider its functionality still under contract to you, under your employ. Whose iPhone is it?

Al Franken’s tramping with the U.S.O. comes back to bite him in the libido.

Did Senator Al Franken try to kiss subordinates he shouldn't have? Suggesting a kiss was "my right as a celebrity" sounds like a gag, just like the photo taken during his USO tour, fondling the air around his fellow clown's breast implants. The trouble is, beside the partisan accusations from right wing bimbo Leeann Tweeden and other dubiously provable complaints from selfie partners, the other transgressions are reported anonymously. It's not accurate to say women "keep coming forward" to accuse Franken, when their identities are being shielded by media agencies hostile to Franken. The senator's resignation shows great respect to the #MeToo movement, but dishonors representational politics. Of course Franken's resignation is true to his party's character. In DC, Democrats play the ringer who capitulates. Alabama Republican Roy Moore's philandering is far more toxic, but God Bless Him, he's sticking to his guns, because he dances with them that brought him. Moore doesn't represent 13 year old girls nor victimized women. Roy Moore represents the patriarchal kleptocracy and he's got a job to do. I applaud Franken for setting a moral example, but if I was a constituent I'd be screwed. Couldn't Franken have scored higher politically by saying I'm a sexist wretch, like many men in power, but I'm not going to step down until our creepy president does.

CSPD Intelligence doesn’t have much

COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO- Like the term Military Intelligence, "police intelligence" is an oxymoron. At least that's the old joke. Wednesday's hearing about the CSPD's undercover operation against the Colo. Springs Socialists reinforced the adage. The good news is that Metro VNI, that is, Vice Narcotics & Intelligence, doesn't have much intelligence, as in smarts, haha, OR constructive data. The impetus of CSPD's efforts to infiltrate local activists has been to track ANTIFA, a nefarious worldwide anti-fascist organization apparently. Lieutenant Mark Comte, who heads Metro-VNI, testified to what they know so far. ANTIFA members wear black and cover their faces. When protesters do that, they're Antifa.

Give Trump some credit. Of course Jerusalem should be the capitol of a one state solution. Palestine.

OH BOY. It's Trump's most politically insensitive move yet, recognizing Jerusalem to be the capitol of Israel, as no other nation in the world will do because it means colluding with an illegal territorial claim. Moving the US embassy from Tel Aviv means giving official sanction to what the United Nations has declared to be against international law. Criminal insanity. But Trump wants to move the "Peace Process" forward and let's be fair, that sham has been a cover to keep shrinking the prospects for Palestinians, to the point that few dispute the eroded viability of a two state solution. So let's move this invasive "process" along. The sooner Israel crowns its land grab with a undivided Jerusalem, the sooner Israelis can be made to confront, and renounce racist Apartheid. When Israel's democracy is forced to grant equal rights to non-Jews, the theocracy of Israel will become PALESTINE. And America won't have to move its embassy. The two state solution is dead. Good riddance to that lie. Neither side wanted or believed it. Zionists have always intended a one state solution. Their ethnic cleansing of the Occupied Territories and their warmongering against Syria are designed to thin the Islamic population of Greater Israel such that it will always remain the minority, especially when Israel is forced to release its Palestinian citizens from their segregated Favelas. Israel is not finished with its "peace process" of killing or driving off the legitimate occupants of the Holy Land. Declaring the invasion a victory sooner than later will mean more Palestinians could survive to see the day they'll be given the right to vote. That's when a democratic process will decide whose Holy Lands these are, and lead their people to a post-colonial era.

Sovereign constitutional oath activist Stephen Nalty sentenced to 36 years!

DENVER, COLORADO- Judge Michael Spear came down hard on judicial reform activists Stephen Nalty and Steve Byfield, who prosecutor Robert Shapiro insisted "can't be rehabilitated." The quiet Byfield received 22 YEARS, and this afternoon, so-called ringleader Nalty was given a sentence of 36 YEARS. For insisting that holders of public office file oaths secured by bonds as required by the US and Colorado constitutions. Their victims, judges and officials who were exposed for having sworn no oaths, testified about now having nightmares about the public coming to get them with torches and pitchforks. Which is of course what ought to happen, now that the bastards have retaliated against critics who were only trying to bring them into compliance. The most severe remedy proposed by WE THE PEOPLE, the sovereign citizens organized to confront fraudulent office holders, was in fact resignation, or if necessary, banishment. Even so, the reformers were targeted by the FBI and its Colorado affiliates. A join anti-terrorism task force was deployed to infiltrate and entrap the "paper terrorists" who were then charged with criminal enterprise and racketeering, then held on quarter million dollar bonds. Now the two were given prison terms to exceed their lifetimes, ensuring both will die in jail. Because our system will not abide free men.

Springs municipal judge gives blessing to lucrative yet illegal I-25 speed trap.

COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO.- Local municipal court judge Matthew Ramirez was presented with evidence today that the city is operating an UNJUSTIFIED SPEED LIMIT TRAP in the construction zone at the intersection of Highway-24 and Interstate-25. Though drivers are regularly cited for exceeding a 30mph speed limit, the posted speed does not meet the 85% compliance rule, nor the "pedal test" for enforceable speed reductions. Both are characteristics of improper and legally unenforceable "speed traps". Plus, it turns out, 30pmh is not even the minimum speed required to cross under I-25 before the traffic light turns red. At 30pmh it takes a motorist 8.75 seconds to cross the intersection from West to East. But the traffic light allows only 2.75 seconds! No wonder drivers don't want to slow down. Upon seeing the video, instead of calling traffic engineers to set appropriate speed restrictions and adjust the timings, Judge Ramirez instead put his stamp of approval on CSPD's very lucrative speed trap. YES, I got a speeding ticket. Haha. And yes, today I was found guilty. I'm not upset so much as disappointed that the judge made himself complicit with the city's scheme. I know that "speed trap" has come to designate anywhere that police monitor traffic speeds, sometimes in hiding, and issue tickets. But I'm not using the term in the general sense. "Speed trap" has a legal definition which describes a scenario where police are ticketing motorists who have been forced, by circumstances under the control of the police, to violate the law and thus become eligible to be asked to contribute to the local administration's fee based tax. "Speed traps" are abuses by law enforcement to maximize citation revenues without having to come across and apprehend offenders operating autonomously to local fundraising schemes. On August 31 of this year, I was clocked going 43mph in a 30mph construction zone. Except for a vague feeling that I had not been "speeding", I had no intention of fighting the ticket. I support the enforcement of speed limits and I accept that being pulled over is more or less a random hazard of going with the flow. No objection. But my recent attendance at municipal cases brought against activists has meant a lot of time spent in courtrooms where I couldn't help but notice that many, many drivers were being cited for the same ticket as me, crossing the same intersection, their fines doubled because it's a construction zone, almost all of them taking a plea. My decision to plead not guilty led to a fruitful survey of legal abuses perpetrated by our traffic courts; on the part of the city attorneys, on the part of the police officers, and on the part of the judges. It was worth the fight and I assure you it's not over. Hundreds, if possibly thousands, of motorists have been ticketed, and are still being ticketed, like I was. Unless they're riding the brake as they approach the intersection, they are considered speeding. Often, hitting the brake at that approach

Storm Bastille. Load Guillotine. Done.

Tax cuts for the rich. Higher deficit interest to the bankers. Less healthcare, Social Security and safety net for you. Ceaseless war for corporate imperialists, continued resource extraction for climate depopulation, and more austerity for the middle class. 21st Century oligarchs say: let the poor eat shitcake.   D'YA THINK THE TIME TO ACT IS NOW?! You already went to the polls. You elected a democrat president who served only money lenders and warmongers. You already had a democrat majority in Congress. You already called your representative. You already sent them petitions. No matter the party, rich asshole politicians will pass laws to favor the rich. EAT THE RICH is good for laughs but first you gotta catch them. The French Revolution left us a blueprint that historians have tried to distort and blur ever since. Rise up! Overrun the security citadel. Decapitate the hydra of state. This time, spare not a single Mandarin. Minus greedy sociopaths, the average human nature is good.

Is Colo. Attorney General worried that Colorado River rights case will reduce Land of Many Uses to too few abuses?

DENVER, COLORADO- Do you know about the lawsuit brought on behalf of the COLORADO RIVER, suing the State of Colorado for interfering with its right to flow into the sea? It's a "Rights of Nature" initiative which suggests that if corporations can have rights, why shouldn't natural stakeholders? Although environmental entities have been granted recent legal protections by various progressive nations around the world, the Colorado team bringing the lawsuit is widely expected to be rebuffed. The court has already delayed the initial hearing where first arguments will be presented, but this week brought a surprise development that suggests that the lawsuit's defendants give the case better prospects. This week the Colorado Attorney General's office served a letter to the plaintiff's lead council, attorney Jason Flores-Williams, warning they would initiate sanctions against him if he did not voluntarily withdraw the lawsuit. Intimidating, but really a very good sign.

The Fourth Estate is a Fifth Column

The Premier, Seconde, and Tier Etats were pre-revolutionary constructs to harness the power dynamics of the Ançien Regime. Academics and journalists then sought to pretend impartiality by pronouncing themselves a Fourth Estate, but there is no such division. That concept is a fabrication of the press to feign independence from their bosses. If we must talk in terms of arrondissements, the Fourth Estate in reality is a Fifth Column. It acts like it seeks the truth, in the interest of the people, but in reality propagandizes for the oppressors. The conventional 1st and 2nd classes, the clergy and the nobility of all monarchies, disguise a single religious scam that presents the despot's raison d'etre. The two were only ever one. Even now that partnership persists in today's simulated democracies. The Third Estate, meant to represent the populace, is not an estate at all. It's a people deprived of unity and, literally, estate. There are only two classes: the haves and the have no estates. Schools and media indoctrinate members of the public about the inherent superiority and inevitable supremacy of their betters, and assure us that these journalistic conclusions have been independently sourced. Oscar Wilde wrote in 1891: In old days men had the rack. Now they have the Press. That is an improvement certainly. But still it is very bad, and wrong, and demoralizing. Somebody — was it Burke? — called journalism the fourth estate. That was true at the time no doubt. But at the present moment it is the only estate. It has eaten up the other three. The Lords Temporal say nothing, the Lords Spiritual have nothing to say, and the House of Commons has nothing to say and says it. We are dominated by Journalism.

Authenticity of Christ’s Tomb PROVED! If Jesus was crucified at the age 345.

National Geographic magazine has just been handed exclusive evidence apparently, confirming the authenticity of what's known as the Tomb of Christ. Thought to be a fabrication of the crusades, the tomb dates back as far as 345 AD according to carbon dating tests. This places it in the Roman Age they say, thus in the realm of possibility to be the brief burial site of the pre-ascendant deceased prophet Jesus of Nazareth. Fans are always chasing for tangible traces of the historically undocumented celebrity of biblical lore. Although his birthday remains a guesstimate, Nat Geo publicists now propose that Jesus lived to the age of 345 before he was crucified.

Iraq War embed Rob McClure, witness to war crimes he didn’t report, suffers phantom pain in gonads he never had.

DENVER, COLORADO- Today Occupy Denver political prisoner Corey Donahue was given a nine month sentence for a 2011 protest stunt. Judge Nicole Rodarte's unexpected harsh sentence came after the court read the victim statement of CBS4 cameraman Rob McClure, who said he still feels the trauma of the uninvited "cupping [of his] balls" while he was filming the 2011 protest encampment at the state capitol. Donahue admits that McClure was the target of a "nut-tap", but insists it was feigned, as occupiers demonstrated their disrespect to the corporate news crews who were intent on demonizing the homeless participants even as Denver riot police charged the park. Though a 2012 jury convicted Donahue of misdemeanor unwanted sexual contact, witnesses maintain there was no physical contact. Of course simply the implication of contact would have humiliated McClure in front of the battalion of police officers amused by the antic. That's authentic sexual trauma, just as a high school virgin is violated when a braggart falsely claims to have of engaged them in sexual congress. Donahue was wrong, but how wrong? Can professionals who dish it out claim infirmity when the tables are turned? Ultimately the joke was on Donahue, because his mark turned out to be far more vulnerable than his dirty job would have suggested. The CBS4 cameraman who Donahue picked on was a louse's louse. Off limits? While some might assert there is no context which would excuse touching a stranger's genital region, I'm not sure the rule of no hitting below the belt is a civility to which folks facing riot cops are in accord. Protesters can't shoot cops, they can't spit at cops, in fact protesters have to pull all their punches. Some would have you believe demonstrators should do no more than put daisies in police gun barrels, all the while speaking calmly with only pleasant things to say. Let me assure you, simply to defy police orders is already a humiliation for police. What's some pantomimed disrespect? Humiliating riot cops is the least unarmed demonstrators can do against batons and shields and pepper spray. Should the authorities' private parts be off limits for a public's expression of discontent? Jocks wear jock straps precisely because private parts aren't off sides. It's tempting to imagine that all cops are human beings who can be turned from following orders to joining in protestations of injustice and inequity. This is of course nonsense. But it's even more delusional to think corporate media cameras and reporters will ever take a sympathetic line to the travails of dissidents. Media crews exploit public discontent just as riot cops enjoy the overtime. Media crews gather easy stories of compelling interest from interviewees eager to have their complaints be understood. Corey Donahue On October 15, 2011, Rob McClure turned his camera off when the narrative wasn't fitting the derogatory spin he wanted to put on the homeless feeding team which manned Occupy Denver's kitchen, dubbed "The Thunderdome." Donahue observed the cameraman's deliberate black out of the savory versus the

Designate US a State Sponsor of Terror

WTF. What act of terrorism has North Korea sponsored lately or ever? Are we talking about the weird assassination of Kim Jong-Un's debauched rival heir? That was a hit, not an indiscriminate act, even as our propagandists now pretend to feel North Korea's cross hairs. It was not even peanuts compared to capitalist corporate malfeasance and western state sponsored shock doctrine. If "State Sponsor of Terrorism" designation is an appellation controlée sort of prerogative, like Public Enemy Number One, it's probably time to democratically crowd source a citizen's intervention. Designate the US a state sponsor of terrorism. Bring on all the sanctions, terms of probation, and ankle monitoring devices required by law. Disarm our terrorist mercenaries and advisors. Throw them in Guantanamo and render them to the interrogation centers of the other rogue regimes who aid and abet state terrorism. Freeze our and their assets and check Priceline for last minute bookings at the Hague.

Unexpected hagiography of pedophilic sodomy admitted by catholic priests to being “suggestive” instead of noxious.

The pedophile priest theme has been set in stone. A catholic school in Australia commissioned a statue of St Martin de Porres offering a penis sandwich to a child who stands no taller than most convenient. The child's hands are cupped as if receiving communion. Is the granite statue historically inaccurate? Probably its likeness is timeless. I'm thinking of the resignation to mechanical carnality and the stone cold gaze. De Porres was a Dominican brother in 16th Century Lima, Peru. No doubt the ritual depicted here reflects "Martin the Compassionate" at his least menacing. When he wasn't molesting children, De Porres was administrating the enslavement of South America's indigenous people for Spain's colonial silver mines.   When repulsed parents lambasted the newly installed statue at the Blackfriars Priory School in Adelaide, the priests agreed to cover it up. They conceded that the placement of the loaf of bread -in hand- was "suggestive" of a less palatable offering. While indeed the pose could be said to suggest misconduct, the adjective was paired with another term which only a pederast would be clueless enough to offer: "riské!" Yes, Father, do cover the statue if you suspect your fellow friars will find the little scene titillating. So that's the Catholic church on pedophilia: it's set in stone, and kept under wraps.

Denver used protection orders to curb mobility of Occupy protesters in 2011

DENVER, COLORADO- Activist Corey Donahue's 11-11-2011 protest case is still outstanding. The recently surrendered fugitive is charged with inciting a riot in the first months of the Occupy Denver encampment, when supporters crowded a police cruiser and began to rock it in protest of Corey's third arrest. Clouding this nostalgic look back at DPD's mishandling of mass demonstrations are the quasi-legal steps the city took to constrain the protest. It turns out Corey's felony riot charges were used to convince a Denver court to grant protection orders to two state troopers who considered themselves personal victims of Occupy Denver's assertive tactics. As a resut, Corey was prevented from leading demonstrations into areas when those officers were deployed, and he didn't know which those officers were. The measure was of dubious legality and so far remains shrouded in disinformation. Were two officers "seriously injured", as news outlets reported, in the so-called riot of Nov 11? Except for their official statement, no evidence was ever provided by DPD. What were the injuries and who were the officers? Can police invoke the protection of a blanket injunction to stop public demonstrations whenever they want? Can a police department enforce protection orders and pretend its subjects can remain anonymous? These are the questions which Denver police face as they push charges against one of their most outspoken antagonists. Can law enforcement officers unknown to a defendant file for restraining orders against the public they serve and protect? Can police require that ordinary citizens maintain a prescribed distance from them in a public space? Encamped on the grounds of the capitol, at the peak of an ongoing protest movement, Corey Donahue was in no position to push back with a legal challenge. Denver has since used an even more abusive method, designating “area restrictions” to keep active protest leaders out of places like the state capitol, Civic Center Park, and 16th Street Mall. DPD cite the arrestees' repeated arrests as justification. This probation stipulation may be applicable for criminal recidivists, in particular domestic violence abusers, but it is hardly constitutional when applied to free speech. Denver's practice hasn’t been challenged yet, for want of sympathetic plaintiffs. Giving police protection orders, to prevent specific demonstrators from assembling near police lines, would seem to fall in a similar category of judicial misconduct.

Saudi ruler of impoverished tribal lands won’t share oil riches with own cousins

Saudi Arabia is a land of abject poverty, dominated by whichever tribal warlord claimed to hold the deed when the British started tapping it for oil. While the common inhabitants are subjugated under crushing poverty, fundamentalist Islam, and repressive injustice punctuated with beheadings, Saudi "royals" require gold plated escalators to descend from their jet planes. Now the "crown prince", dubbed MbS, is consolidating power by arresting his fellow royal billionaires, accusing them of corruption. Isn't that rich? Corruption defines feudal kleptocracy. As supplies of oil near their end, the robber barons get ever greedy about the last drop. Did you wonder why the Al Saud windfall wasn't shared with the poor? Now they want to cut out their own relatives. No honor among thieves. Thereby settling the oxymoron of Saudi nobility.

Syria neoliberal invasion ad campaign casts chicks with guns but no helmets

THAT'S RICH. When they're not bombarding western viewers with contrived photo-ops of camera-facing toddlers, victimized by Asad's bombs never ours, the neoliberal propagandists are fishing for left-leaning sympathies with "Freedom Fighters" who Americans could not should not leave behind. Meet the West's own Femen ForWar, Kurdish anarchist insurgents, one even dubbed "Angelina Jolie", who are photographed in action, with wide smiles in sniper's nests, looking like they're otherwise hanging in homeroom detention. I'm surprised we never see the lighting crews or makeup artists reflected in the shattered glass, but what we don't see in plain sight are HELMETS. Apparently only real soldiers need those.   There's even a Chicks-with-Guns meme gone viral of a bareheaded Freedom Fighter breaking into a huge grin after narrowly escaping a sniper's bullet. One man's insurgent is another man's freedom fighter. Western media's freedom fighters are your Freedom Fries.

Immaturity is not a juvenile crime

Should five teenagers, who dropped rocks from an overpass until one killed a random motorist, be tried as adults? The inconceavably thoughtless act was murder, sure, or aggravated premeditated manslaughter for certain, but was it the crime of an adult? It was not. I'll concede that immaturity can be criminal as an adult, it should be impeachable for adult presidents, but not for juveniles. What is the point of differentiating juveniles from grown ups if you're going prosecute bored stone throwers as adults?

Avoid Genetically Modified Organizers

I would call them Academically Modified Organizers except that doesn't relate their haunting similarity to agricultural GMOs. University-incubated community organizers are designed to share a tragic characteristic of killer crops: the terminator gene. And it self-selects for stupid.   OF COURSE establishment-perpetuating education is going to adulterate what it's selling as liberatory ideology! For example: anti-oppression, to innoculate against leadership; safe spaces to subvert direct communication; inclusion to preempt focus; consensus to thwart decision. These are genetic modifications to the social impulse, confounding political activism with self crit therapy. The newest social studies grads have resurrected a hopeful rejoinder to repression that reeks of their generations's ubiquitous consolation prize. It goes THEY TRIED TO BURY US. THEY DIDN"T KNOW WE WERE SEEDS. Sorry, no you are not viable seeds. Poor hobbled Millennials, your miseducators and anti-social conditioners have as good as irradiated your seeds. Your enfeebled strain of resistance may be crazy infectious to systemically modified uncritical thinkers, but it's not fertile.

While he’s disinhibited, let’s ask Poppy “Cop-a-Feel” about the CIA Dallas job.

Do we simply forgive ex-presidents as they become demented dirty old men? I would guess so. Groping is probably the least of their criminal white patriarchal behavior. The formal apology explaining H. W. Bush's incapacity to interact with female guests anywhere but above the waist, which also clarifies the standby joke he makes, to excuse his move, or to illustrate his punchline: "Wanna know my favorite book? David Cop-a-Feel", would suggest that HW's lecherous groping is standard practice during his group photos. And it probably ALWAYS WAS. I say if Poppy Bush truly is disinhibited with dementia, somebody please ask him about his wildcat days of Zapata Oil and the Bay of Pigs and whatever intelligence activity he engaged in that qualified him to later be appointed director of the CIA. US intelligence agencies are stalling on the JFK document release because the revelations would still be too sensitive to parties yet to kick the bucket or curb the groping.

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