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Corporate News Streetwalker Didn’t See That Coming

Local news reporter Alex Bozarjian felt “violated, objectified, and embarrassed” when a passing marathon runner grabbed her butt on live TV. Hopefully we’ll be seeing more of that! Corporate media INDULGES in disrespect and objectification, shouldn’t their representatives be braced for the consequence? Was it a sexual assault? The grinning runner did that FOR THE CAMERA! A slap aimed to denigrate and disrespect should greet every mainstream news hack who presumes their victimized public cannot strike back. Bozarjian’s station says “No woman should have to endure that abuse simply doing her job.” Doing THAT job –how about ALL of them? Male AND female! Whether fool or knave, unknowing or mendacious, media whores deserve a slap whenever they surface in public. Though that slap would probably be more effective delivered in the face. Bozarjian got off easy.

Wife of US spy Jonathan Sacoolas on the lam after world record hit and run

The US Air Force flew one of its intelligence workers’ wives out of the UK after she committed vehicular homicide, then claimed diplomatic immunity. The British press reports that the whereabouts of Anne Sacoolas are being concealed from journalists and investigators. The US media is conspiring to keep all personal details being made public. Freedom the the Press does not protect your freedom to know.

Anne Sacoolas, 42, wife of US “diplomat” Jonathan Sacoolas (reportedly an intelligence officer with the NSA), fled the UK after killing Harry Dunn, 19, when her Volvo collided with his motorbike while she was driving on wrong side of road. Sacoolas had just exited the RAF Croughton base in Northamptonshire, which is leased to the US and called the Joint Intelligence Analysis Centre (JIAC). Sacoolas’ eldest of three children was in the car at the time of the accident. Usually diplomatic immunity only covers diplomats in London, but a special deal signed as early at 1994 includes this particular base. US media is reporting the story, without mentioning her name, or that her “diplomatic immunity” is a cover for intelligence work.

Curious things, these media moratoriums.

Just when you’ve supposedly seen it all… yes, it’s Trump again.

This will make the Alt-White people scream like a monkey being sodomized with a shovel.Trump promised to Make Ecology Great Again. It’s like constipation… ‘No Shit’ I’ve a feverish imagination but don’t inflict it on civilians. I couldn’t make this up if I dropped all my scruples. And took a bunch of drugs. He said it while looking around at the California Fires, the parts where he could stand without being incinerated. Which begs the question, why is this bastard not in a cell awaiting justice? The guy contracted AT GOVERNMENT EXPENSE (taxpayers, not tax and draft dodgers like You Know Who…) to build a ‘resort’ meaning ‘casino’ in Puerto Rico and couldn’t complete the task. Now, I know he didn’t ever put his tiny hands to shovel, hammer or military rifle but he was The Leader/Boss whatever excuses for himself getting more money from ‘his’ projects than all the people who DID work on ‘his’ projects… Come on, this guy went bankrupt on CASINOS which are infamous for getting the last laugh consistently. Does any sane person really believe he should be allowed to give his infamous s..t midas touch to all life on our increasingly fragile world? it ties in neatly with the following paragraph.

And in the past month he ordered the BLM to give federal lands to ‘energy’ meaning ONLY fossil fuels. What was quietly not discussed was and still is giving all the Tribal water rights, ordered by the Supreme Court when Roosevelt was president, as being the right and first consideration to the Tribes… 110 years ago and that’s Teddy Roosevelt. So the Natives and everybody in America gets to drink mining and oil company waste forever.

Trump has crossed a line I would never have thought possible. I could expect and explain it if what was tweeted had been said by somebody in the terminal stages of alcoholism.

Snapchats Austin Forget and Lauren Combs rescued a pet pig, then ate her.


MOLLY was a 3-year-old pot-bellied pig rescued from an abusive home. After nursing her back to health, a “no-kill” shelter in British Columbia adopted Molly to a creepy young couple in Duncan, Vancouver Island, who signed papers agreeing they wouldn’t eat her. Then Snapchat pics turned up celebrating Molly being seasoned, cooked and served. The shelter sent constables to investigate but learned no laws had been broken because Austin Forget and Lauren Combs assured them that Molly had been killed humanely. Forget was more descriptive on Facebook where he declared “hahahahahah I killed the fucking pig” with a gun apparently. The public outcry has prompted both to delete their social media accounts and Forget is apologizing for his insensitivity which he blames on his youth. Trolls are weighing in that it’s just bacon. And while we can condemn Austin and Lauren for being souless gourmands, they’re no more inhuman than anyone who eats the intelligent and sentient pig, whether family pet or terrorized industrial farm internee.

Canadian pharmaceutical billionaires executed. Can Americans import that?

William Jennings Bryan said “No one can earn a million dollars honestly.” He was riffing Balzac: “Behind every great fortune is a great crime.” Big Pharma billionaires Barry and Honey Sherman stole $3.2 billion via a string of great crimes. Last month the unfortunate couple was found bound and strangled in their home in an apparent murder suicide. Investigators have now concluded it was an execution, the work of a “group”. A people’s revolutionary tribunal maybe? That idea could be another Canadian import that the One Percent are probably anxious to keep out of the American public’s grubby hands.

Junior Netanyahu’s strip club banter exposes father’s graft -TRANSCRIPT


Three twentysomething douches sit in an armored limo parked in front on a strip club. They’re arguing about who paid for whose prostitutes. Benjamin Netanyahu’s son wants the son of gas tycoon Kobi Maimon to spot him $115 because his father the prime minister just directed $20B his way. Someone recorded the conversation. The third douche, a playfriend hired by Australian billionaire James Packer to lobby Netanyahu’s son, says “God help us if this gets out!” So they threaten to kill both the bodyguard and the driver. The driver who taped the conversation is being accused of indiscretion, not self defense. Check out the transcript below. Annotated.

The English transcript has been softened by the censors and comprises only a portion of the conversation, which apparently was too explicit. Here’s what is pubic so far, with Google addresses so you’re right there: Clara, Pussycat, Benedict, and more!

Yair Netanyahu: I’ll text her to come “takeaway” with me bro … she’s coming with me as “takeaway.”

He thinks the stripper is coming with him, what a dumbass.

Can you tell him the stripper isn’t coming? Forget it.

Bodyguard: Forget it, he’s drunk. Where’s the lady?

Roman Abramov: Bro, she pulled a fast one on you, she wanted you to take her to a room and give her 800 shekels like an idiot … you’re dumbasses, if someone had photographed you outside a strip club, do you realize what that would have looked like?

Son of Kobi Maimon: Do you know how much I’ve spent today? It wasn’t even for me, I spent 400 shekels on him.

Netanyahu: No, it’s all right, he paid you back.

Abramov: No, I used cash as well.

Maimon: 2,000 at the strip club.

Bodyguard: Tomorrow morning you’ll wake up and remember nothing.

Abramov: No, I spent 400 in cash then as well.

Maimon: So you’re exactly at 100.

Netanyahu: I’m a little in overdraft, bro. Dudu stung us.

Maimon: I’ve spent 3,000 today.

Netanyahu: I don’t know how we’re going to Ibiza.

Abramov: On what?

Maimon: 3,000 shekels I wasted.

Abramov: On what?

Maimon: I spent 300 at Clara and I gave Netanyahu 400.

Abramov: He also gave you 400 shekels.

Netanyahu: No, that was for the whore.

Abramov: No, he wanted to show Maimon how much he’s spending, like he deserves respect.

Maimon: Dudu ran off on us, bro.

Netanyahu: But if you want, I’ll fix you up with [Lee Levi, his girlfriend at the time].

Maimon (laughing): How is that?

Netanyahu: I have to fix her up with everyone, I’m paying off my debts.

Maimon: You can’t get her for yourself. I want that stripper – that will settle my debt.

Netanyahu: But bro, Jackie is the best.

Abramov: What do you mean, she’ll come, you dumbass? Bro, he’s tripping but he thinks it’s real. He’s tripping.

Netanyahu: I took her phone number but I don’t think it’s real.

Abramov: Bro, think about it. Do you know how many strippers I have on my phone that I had.

Maimon: Bro, I have the number of a stripper.

Abramov: It’s about time, half of my phone numbers are of strippers.

Maimon: But I brought you the stripper, I paid for her first.

Nu, you jerk, it was my money.

Abramov: Your money, you jerk?

Netanyahu: Bro, that Sophie, she was the hottest.

Abramov: Me first, listen. I had like 2,000 shekels for the dances, I’m not kidding, I had two lap dances.

Netanyahu: But where’s all the rest?

Maimon: No, it was three dances.

Netanyahu: Where’s the rest?

Maimon: ‘Cause I spent it on you, on him, every second I was like, ‘Go dance on his lap,’ I paid for your dance, bro.

Netanyahu: You paid for Jackie too.

Abramov: Wow, bro, we have to go back there.

(The bodyguard laughs)

Maimon: Look, even the bodyguard is laughing at you. You saw her kissing me, didn’t you?

Bodyguard: I saw her shoving you away the whole time, that’s what I saw.

Abramov: Bro, do you know how many girls I was with at Pussycat, you dumbass?

Did they kiss you?

Yes.

Bro, what’s the big deal?

Bro, she’ll drive you nuts.

You’re not even on her radar, tomorrow it’ll be someone else.

Yes.

Abramov: What’s your problem, you dumbass, she’s a hooker, like, a hooker par excellence.

Netanyahu: It’s my mother on the phone? My mom is calling, how embarrassing, my mom, wow how embarrassing that she’s calling

Abramov: Your mom, is your mom awake at these hours on Friday?

Maimon: Is she cool with leaving the house?

Abramov: At this hour?

Netanyahu: Why don’t you get the Japanese girls

(One of the three, to the bodyguards): If he quits, bro, we’ll to murder him … When you quit, be careful because you’ll die, too bad for the kids.

Netanyahu: Dudu stung us.

Abramov: Now, bro, he’s opening Leviathan [natural gas field], now we’re living off that, for two years, bro. What about Leviathan, tell us.

Netanyahu: My dad got a great deal for your dad.

(Laughter)

Netanyahu: Bro, you have to be nice to me. Bro, my dad got your dad a sweet deal, he fought for it at the Knesset, bro.

Maimon: What?

Netanyahu: My father really fought for it. I remember.

Abramov You owe us, you owe us 125 thousand.

Netanyahu: Bro, my dad just got you a 20 billion dollar deal and you can’t spot me 400 shekels?

Maimon: Are we talking about Sheshinski [head of commission on natural gas royalties]?

Netanyahu: Not this time, now it’s the new one.

Abramov: Sheshinski is hell.

Netanyahu: He screwed you on that, but then he made up for it. He just got you 20 billion dollars.

(Laughter)

Netanyahu: You’re crying over 400 shekels, my father arranged 20 billion dollars for your father and you’re crying over 400 shekels for me, you son of a bitch.

Abramov: I don’t want this conversation getting out, God help us. God, if this gets out…

Bodyguard: Where are we going, where do we drop him off?

Netanyahu: Can you put on Waze for a minute? Rothschild Boulevard, number 30 [Maimon’s Tel Aviv apartment] and then to the apartment [of billionaire Packer at the Royal Beach Hotel in Tel Aviv].

Netanyahu: If we’re already talking hookers, what’s open at this hour?

Maimon: Benedict.

Netanyahu: Wow.

Maimon: Are you coming to Benedict? It’s on Yair.

Netanyahu: It’s on me, despite the 400 … He needs to get out.

Bodyguard: No, no one is coming to replace me, don’t worry.

Maimon: Let’s go to Benedict, as long as Yair is paying.

Abramov: As long as Yair is paying I’m happy.

Netanyahu: Do you think the waitress will play along?

I don’t know, let’s check her out.

I don’t know…

Maimon: I’m going to sleep.

Come on.

Maimon: I’m going to sleep.

Abramov: Come on Yair, it’s on Yair, let’s go … he didn’t have money for a hooker, it was on Yair, it’s on me, you just got 20 billion and you’re crying.

Netanyahu: Son of a bitch, my father got you 20 billion.

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

Gag photo from Al Franken USO tour
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.

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.

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 unsavory and reciprocated with the crowd pleasing nut-tap. In the midst of this circus, Colorado State Troopers, METRO SWAT, and city riot police charged the encampment and made two dozen arrests.

It was hours later, perhaps after reviewing police surveillance footage, that McClure conferred with police commanders and agreed to press charges for the nut-tap. Corey Donahue was one of the high visibility leaders of the crowd. He’d been involved in multiple arrests, but this time his bond would be higher and harder to post because instead of the usual anti-protest violations, Donahue would be charged with sex crime.

Ultimately Donahue sought political asylum in South America rather than face having to report for the rest of his life as a sex offender. The offense was only a misdemeanor and his trial was a miscarriage of justice. Attorney friends later convinced Donahue to return to the US because this crime was arguably not sex related and was likely to be overturned on appeal. Likewise, a sentence was unlikely to exceed time served as the “nut-tap” paled in comparison to the police brutality and excessive force which has since ensued. Neither Judge Rodarte or victim Rob McClure got the memo, and it wasn’t the first time McClure failed to frame public outcry in the context of brutal militarized repression.

It turns out McClure’s own self respect was probably way too fragile to have ventured to cast stones at the slovenly homeless occupiers.

Rob McClure
Cameraman Robert McClure had been an embedded reporter in Iraq in 2004. You might expect such a experience to have toughened him up, or expanded his empathy for critics of US authoritarian brutality, but that is to underestimate the culpability of the corporate media war drum beaters.

And McClure’s guilt ran deeper that that. According to his CBS4 bio, McClure was reporting from a major military detention center. It turns out McClure covered Abu Fucking Ghraib. In 2004 McClure’s assignment was to distort what happened there as rogue misconduct. No thanks to fuckers like McClure, the Abu Ghraib techniques were later confirmed to be standard protocol. The US torture and humiliation of prisoners was systemic.

McClure’s coverage for CBS4 specifically glorified Dr. Dave Hnida, otherwise a family physician from Littleton, but in the service of the military as a battlefield surgeon assigned to treat prisoners of war. While it sounds commendatory to attend to the health of our sworn adversaries, in practice that job involves most commonly reviving prisoners being subjected to interrogation. Hnida’s task was to keep subjects conscious for our extended depredations. Medical colleagues call those practitioners “torture docs”. They shouldn’t be celebrated. They should lose their medical licenses.

So that’s the Rob McClure who wrote Judge Rodarte to say that after all these years, having witnessed unthinkable horror and sadistic injustice, while still spinning stories to glorify American soldiers and killer cops and power-tripping jailers, the memory of Corey Donahue’s prank made his balls hurt.

US & Israel leave UNESCO, cite its bias against heritage of invasive cultures.

The U.S. and Israel exploit UNESCO when they want academic cover to extend their authority over cultural heritage sites, to legitimize their spheres of interest in lands they don’t belong. Now that Palestinians are poised to use UNESCO to protect and preserve their own patently obvious ancestral claims, in contradiction to those of usurpers, the bullies want to take their ball and go home.

Trump trolls Puerto Rico, wants storm victims to clean up the mess by hand


If President Trump is as dumb as you’re sure he is, who is writing his brilliant shtick? Could the capitalist cretin in chief have projected less empathy for victims of Hurrican Maria when he responded to calls for federal disaster relief by tossing rolls of paper towels to beleaguered Puerto Ricans? These gags don’t write themselves!
 
Next Trump posed with military brass and told reporters the caption should be “the calm before the storm.” Asked to explain, Trump replied “you’ll see.” The phrasing is cliche, but the mise-en-scene is must see TV.

Referendums threaten non democracy

So the referendum in Catalonia is unconstitutional? A vote for Kurdish sovereignty is illegal? A collective initiative can be UNILATERAL?! These complaints don’t sound very democratic… Communities wanting the right to self determination is the point of governments from the people’s point of view. Rulers only care about taxes and fealty, but have to sell it like their population’s consensus. Brexit was xenophobic and retrograde apparently, not the desire for emmancipation.

Racists don’t care about hurricanes in Puerto Rico or typhoons hitting Guam

American viewers saw no coverage of Hurricane Irma as it hit Cuba, even as Irma was the 24/7 headline story. Instead we watched live feeds from Florida as TV crews braved the wind and wet to report on preparations there. It was boring stuff compared to what we could surmise was being blacked out from Cuba. The understanding was clear: Americans only care about natural disasters as they impact Americans. Perhaps it’s more accurate to say, by America we mean the United States of America. When Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico, our news networks ignored it like a disaster befalling any other third world republic of colored people. Puerto Rico is a US territory. We deny Puerto Rico statehood or representation in Congress –essentially the protections stateside citizens enjoy against unfettered free trade capitalism– but Puerto Ricans are Americans. Viewers apparently also don’t care about typhoons which hit Guam or American Samoa in the Pacific for the same reason. So while Puerto Ricans suffer, domestic news coverage is dominated by the NFL taking a knew, or football players linking arms to prevent spoilers taking a knee. And the media make that about the flag and the anthem instead of about the protest’s original focus, police brutality against dark skinned people. Point fingers at your insufficiently schooled allies or at southern rebels or at white pride weirdos, but whose racism surpasses them all is America’s corporate media.

Trump conjures COVFEFE, Kim Jong-Un coins DOTARD. Who’s the madman?

Turns out much-maligned bad guy Kim Jong-Un has upped the Western media’s very best efforts to lampoon our imbecile madman-in-chief. Is North Korea’s dictator an immature despotic bumbling statesman? Hardly. What happened the last time the US accused an adversary of having nuclear weapons, then make them disarm until they hadn’t so much as a SCUD left? Once fully de-horned, we invade them. Rivals to US hegemony have only one option. Kim Jong-Un’s.

Police body cameras reveal Colorado Springs law enforcement used arrests to infiltrate a student socialist group.


COLORADO SPRINGS, COLORADO- Police body worn camera footage accidentally discovered to defendants in the March 26, 2017, protest cases, has revealed a mysterious side story at the Colorado Springs Socialists’ “March Against Imperialism”. At that march, six participants were cited for marching in the street. Meanwhile, a curious seventh was detained, driven off, but not cited. CSPD Officer Krueger’s body-cam recorded what happened and more.

What happened at the March 26 rally, beside the police dispersing a fully legal assembly? This video documents that the CSPD tried to give deeper cover to a team of El Paso County Sheriff’s plainclothes operatives, by giving one of them the credibility of an arrest. In truth, it worked for three weeks and several socialist actions, until the undercover team spooked everyone with their excessively sketchy zeal. As the March 26 evidence was released to defendants, the contradictory police reports began to accrue. Then a file labeled KRUEGER BODY-CAM emerged.

1. Krueger-cam
The first thing you see is the twenty or so protesters, clad in black, waving red flags, rallying on the steps of Colorado Springs City Hall. Speakers are railing against capitalism and imperialism. CSPD Officer Krueger comes upon this scene, among the reinforcements called, because fourteen of the protesters, mostly masked, were observed to have marched on the street.

(Marchers had followed Nevada to Bijou to Tejon to Colorado back to Nevada, trailed by the cruisers of CSPD Officers Mark Keller and Roberto Williamson. Returning to City Hall, participants were told by CSPD Sergeant Clayton Blackwell that they could protest on the sidewalk but would be ticketed if they stepped back into the street.)

As the rally goes on, the officers hear that orders have changed and everyone is going to be ticketed. On camera, Officer Keller relates a possible motive: “LT wants everyone identified.”

(Most of the protesters are masked. Arrests will give police the pretext to register everyone’s identity, whether the person walked in the street or not. By “LT”, Keller may be refering to Lieutenant Webber, who dispatched officers to the scene, or Lieutenant Mark Comte, in charge of CSPD intelligence.)

As officers discuss whether to rush the group or detain two or three protesters at a time, CSPD Sergeant Blackwell discloses to his men: “There’s two UCs in there, and they’ll just take a ticket like everybody else.” Blackwell adds, jokingly: “So hopefully we don’t have to start spraying ‘cause I don’t know which ones they are.”

Officer Keller tells Krueger and Canaan he thinks one of the protesters is concealing a knife. He fingers a masked protester wearing a Carhartt jacket.

CSPD Officer Dustin Canaan knew nothing about the undercover scheme.Though Krueger and his partner, CSPD Officer Dustin Canaan, were informed about undercovers, they don’t know that they are being tasked with arresting one.

Officers Krueger and Canaan are formally instructed that when the move is made to issue citations to the protesters, they are to apprehend “Carhartt”.

In fact, the first planned arrestee of March 26 is “Carhartt”. Aka the sheriff’s undercover.

Officers encircle the rally as Sergeants Ingram and Blackwell tell the socialists that “Everyone is getting a ticket!”

When the officers confront “Carhartt” he loudly abuses them with expletives proclaiming his innocence. He does this to incite fellow protesters to resist the police effort to detain him. Everybody else however is either walking swiftly away or calmly accepting their citations for Pedestrian-in-the-Roadway and Failure-to-Disperse.

City police unknowingly encircle sheriffs undercovers

Officers Krueger and Canaan ask “Carhartt” whether he has a weapon. The suspect responds with a strange command, voiced between clenched teeth: “Pat me down at the car.”

CSPD Office Krueger escorts detainee Mark JacksonThey don’t hear his response and so repeat their question. “Carhartt” sticks to his odd refrain: “Pat me down at the car!”

Krueger and Canaan walk “Carhartt” to their cruiser where he admits he has a weapon, a “M&P Shield 9mm”. He alerts the officers that his gun is tucked into his front waistline, with the safety off. In his pocket the officers find an additional magazine clip.

(Let us reflect for a moment, that only Officer Keller knew about this undercover. Imagine if events had escalated and any of the other dozens of police officers had caught a glimpse of the undercover’s gun. What kind of trigger-happy confrontation could have resulted with the socialist marchers caught in the middle? We might also wonder what Carhartt intended to do with two magazines full of bullets.)

Officer Canaan unloads the 9mm, removes the bullet from the chamber, and places everything on the front seat.

Sheriffs undercover Mark Jackson concealed a loaded 9mm

The officers ask “Carhartt” whether he wants to be cited and released on the spot, or taken to be booked at the station? The detainee responds he wants to go wherever the other arrestees are being processed.

Asked whether he has a concealed carry permit “Carhartt” replies no.

It occurs to the officers that they can’t catch and release someone, however cooperative, if they’ve apprehended you carrying a concealed weapon without a permit.

Officer Krueger leaves to consult his supervisor Sergeant Blackwell about this arrestee who is carrying a gun without a permit.

Blackwell asks Krueger: “Is he one of our UCs?” He explains again: “We have two UCs. Do you recognize him?”

Krueger says no.

Blackwell comes to the cruiser to see for himself.

Sergeant Clayton Blackwell and Officer Dustin Canaan look at their unfamiliar detainee.

Blackwell doesn’t recognize the detainee either.

As Sergeant Blackwell walks away from the cruiser, he tells Krueger the suspect is not one of their UCs, then he ponders: “…unless he’s with the sheriff’s office?”

The suspect gives his name as Mark Jackson, d.o.b. 7/20/75, last digits of SS# 1033, phone number (281) 606-0532. All of which is probably phony.

Undercover Amy Walter speaks with an Eastern European accent.His partner “Amy Walter” has been sitting nearby on the curb. She didn’t flee like the other participants, but oddly, was neither cited nor unmasked like all those who remained.

(“Amy Walter” kept her cover for months after the arrests. She claimed to drive up from Pueblo and only appeared fully bloc’d up. She’s gregarious and eager, and speaks with an Eastern European accent.)

Jackson remains detained in the back seat. After a few minutes CSPD Officer Mark Keller comes to the window to look at the suspect. He walks off camera, probably to tell Sergeant Blackwell that he can confirm the detainee is indeed an undercover.

Blackwell returns shortly to the cruiser to tell Krueger “We’re good.” Lowering his voice, he adds: “He’s UC.”

After some thought, Krueger turns to Jackson and asks in a whisper: ”Are you with the Sheriffs?” The undercover answers in the affirmative.

Krueger turns off his body-cam.

2. Canaan-cam
The body-cam worn by Krueger’s partner, Officer Canaan, has all the while recorded the same sequence of events, but he wasn’t paying attention to the whispers, so his camera continues to record.

Officer Keller walks back to the cruiser, this time to tease the undercover. Keller leans in and jokes about the arrest he arranged by pretending to suspect that Jackson had a knife.

Keller begins: “You really should hang out with a better crowd.”

Mocks Jackson: “I know. ‘Fuck the Police’. Ha ha.”

Keller goes on: “Hey, youse in the street, I figured you should get a ticket like everybody else.”

The undercover then says: “That’s why I yelled ‘COME FUCKING ARREST ME!’”

The two then discuss whether the undercover’s female partner should also be ticketed. Jackson theorizes that one ticket is enough.

Meanwhile an unspoken decision is made not to carry through with Jackson’s citation. This disturbs the undercover. He asks “How will it look when I don’t get a ticket?”


As Officer Mark Keller leaves the conversation at the cruiser, he looks directly at Canaan’s body-cam.

Undercover Jackson then notices that Officer Canaan did not grasp the development. He tells Krueger “You better tell your partner what’s going on.” Canaan turns off the audio on his body-cam.

ANALYSIS
To recap. Sergeant Blackwell revealed that the city had two UCs planted in the Socialist march. Officer Keller knew of the undercover Sheriff’s deputies “Jackson” and “Walter”. An effort was orchestrated to give a citation to “Jackson” but that plan was aborted. Wouldn’t it be interesting to know why?

Jackson’s detainment did not generate officer reports from either Krueger or Canaan, but the alias “Mark Jackson” was listed in three places. 1) on the March 26 police blotter, 2) in the radio log as “Mark Jackson in custody”, and 3) mentioned in passing in the report filed by Officer Roberto Williamson.

For three weeks “Mark Jackson” continued to infiltrate the socialist group, participating in several counterprotests, until everyone gave him the cold shoulder. His partner “Amy Walter” continues to contact group members.

The infiltration operation is extraordinary when you consider that the “Colorado Springs Socialists” essentially comprises the UCCS Socialist Discussion Group, a year-old student club chartered at the school. Though the students sometimes conceal themselves bandanas and hoodies when they attend social justice protests, they’ve committed zero acts of rioting, violence, or property destruction.

Once the video files had been released to the March 26 defendants, city prosecutors fought tooth and nail to quash the defendants’ subpoenas to the officers involved. The judge refused to review the body-cam footage, explaining that the El Paso Sheriffs Office had the discretion to refuse to provide further information.

Defendants insisted the prosecution was obligated to produce all the witnesses it knew to be on the scene of the alleged offenses, whether the witnesses were uniformed police or undercover. But the court won’t concede that the undercover operation merits looking into. The city stresses the importance of detectives being able to remain undercover to monitor ongoing crimes, in this case, jaywalking. The defendants are charged with obstruction and failure to disperse. If those are the crimes worth embedding undercovers, then the officers ought to be summoned to the trial to testify and secure convictions.

The defendants risked just that by insisting that the undercovers come forward as witnesses, but that risk was worth what the defendants were really after. What were those undercovers doing at the rally and at the march? Were they leading marchers into the street? Were undercovers taunting the cops as a demonstration that the protesters heard police orders to get off the street. Most marchers did not hear any orders, nor see police do much other than block traffic for their procession, contrary to the tone set by undercover Mark Jackson’s “COME FUCKING ARREST ME”. To prove the charge of Failure to Disperse” the prosecution has to prove that the accused wilfully defied the police. Jackson’s words seem meant to stand in for that proof.

Likewise, was Jackson’s belligerant response to police trying to arrest him meant to spark more resistance? Very often, riot cops target their own infiltrators who know to act outraged and resistive so that the crowd responds protectively. Jackson was clearly trying to do that.

Most of all, defendants wanted to get to the bottom of CSPD’s complicated operation to set their undercovers up to “take a ticket like everybody else.” How many officer were involved, and why didn’t officers recognize each other? Are the undercovers in fact with the El Paso Sheriffs Office or are they intelligence contractors or government agents? Who was coordinating this infiltration operation and who decided to call off issuing the ticket?

Who above all, thought they needed to insert an armed undercover, or two, possibly four, in the midst of a peaceful anti-imperialism march? Could a socialist group’s reckless co-opting of city streets warrant an undercover team’s reckless endangerment of unsuspecting activists surounded by very likley PTSD-addled police officers?

Jackson’s jittery behavior while detained in the back of the police cruiser hardly gives you confidence that even he should be trusted to wield a gun.

APPENDIX
The Krueger and Canaan body cam videos are circulating online. We’ll link to them as we locate stable copies. Below is an index of the events described above.

On the KRUEGER body-cam:

[0:45] Officer Mark Keller: “L.T. wants everyone identified.”

[3:05] Sergeant Clayton Blackwell: “There’s two UCs in there, and they’ll just take a ticket like everybody else. So hopefully we don’t have to start spraying ‘cause I don’t know which ones they are.”

[3:50] Off-camera officer: “Guy in the Carhartt [jacket] has a knife in his pocket.”

[9:00] Officers Krueger and Canaan discuss orders to arrest “Carhartt” suspected of carrying a knife.

[14:02] Sergeant John Ingram shouts: “Everyone is going to get a ticket!”

[15:20] Krueger and Canaan contact “Carhartt” who responds in a hostile and provocative manner. Unlike the other arrestees who are fully cooperative, he objects with loud profanity and derision.

[18:05] Krueger and Canaan discover “Carhartt” is armed with a 9mm handgun, tucked in his front waistband, and no concealed carry permit.

[20:04] Suspect gives his name as “Mark Jackson, d.o.b. 7/20/75”, and asks: “How do you know I was in the street?” Officer Canaan replies “An officer pointed you out. He’s been watching you the whole time.”

[23:38] Krueger consults Sgt. Blackwell who determines that “Jackson” is not one of their two UCs embedded in the march.

[28:56] Off camera Sgt. Blackwell tells Krueger “He’s U.C.”

[29:20] “Mark Jackson” admits he is with Sheriff’s Office.

[29:50] Krueger turns off body-cam.

On the CANAAN body-cam:

[16:41] Officer Dustin Canaan unloads the detainee’s “M&P Shield 9mm” and places gun, magazines, and extra bullet on front seat.

[22:02] Officer Mark Keller approaches cruiser to take a look at the detainee’s face.

[24:52] Sergeant Blackwell taps on cruiser window, says “We’re good.” Whispers to Krueger (inaudible, but it’s on the Krueger cam where we hear: “He’s UC”)

[25:03] Officer Keller returns to cruiser to joke with “Mark Jackson” about having arranged his fake arrest. Says Keller: “Hey, you’se in the street, I figured you should get a ticket like everybody else.” To which Jackson replies: “That’s why I said ‘Come fucking arrest me!’”

[25:25] Keller discusses with Jackson whether or not to ticket his female partner.

[26:27] Canaan turns off the audio of his body-cam.

Stop politicizing murder of Seth Rich?! Tell that to DNC goons who killed him.

Apparently the family of slain DNC email leaker Seth Rich says his late night two bullets in the back had nothing to do with politics, AS IF they know anything about what happened! They don’t even admit that their son sent the files received by a Wikileaks worker. The family denies it based upon the fact that his laptop is law enforcement hands, inaccessible to investigators, ignoring of course that the receiving laptop has the evidence. But the media is backing the family’s fallacious proof because there’s a full court press on drumming for a proxy war with Russia. Ergo anything that diverts their fingerpointing at Russia is conspiracy theory presently being derided as “fake news.” News flash: everything coming from the corporate media war machine is fake news. It takes a real idot to deny that. That’s no conspiracy theory.

As homeless defendants face camping charges, Denver courts lie to jurors.


DENVER, COLORADO- Trial began yesterday for three homeless activists charged with violating Denver’s Unauthorized Camping Law. An ordinance enacted in 2012 partly as a coordinated response to Occupy Wall Street encampments across the country, partly to smooth the city’s gentrification plans. Though six years old, the ordinance has escaped judicial scrutiny by DPD’s careful avoidance of citing only homeless victims in no position to fight the charges in court. Deliberate civil disobedience attempts have been thwarted by the city bringing other charges in lieu of the “Urban Camping Ban” for which police threatened arrests. Thus Denver Homeless Out Loud’s coup of at last dragging this sham into the Lindsey Flanigan Courthouse has generated plenty of interest. I counted four print reporters and three municipal court judges in the audience! From a jury pool of forty, city prosecutors were able to reject the many who stated outright they could not condemn the homeless defendants for the mere act of trying to survive. At one point the jury selection process was stymied for an hour trying to fill one remaining alternate seat because each successive candidate would not “check their social values at the door.” One potential juror, a hairdresser, became alarmed that all the sympathetic candidates would be purged and so she refused to say how she felt about the homeless. She was removed and they were. As usual jurors were told it was not their place to decide against enforcing bad law. Only those who agreed were allowed to stay. And of course that’s a lie. The only way bad laws are struck down, besides an act of congress, a please reflect how that near impossibility has spawned its own idiom, is when good jurors search their conscience and stand up for defendants.

For those who might have wanted to get out of jury duty, it was an easy day. Show some humanity, provoke authentic laughter of agreement by declaring “Ain’t no way I’m convicting people for camping.” The jury pool heard that Denver’s definition of camping is “to dwell in place with ANY FORM OF SHELTER” which could be a tent, sleeping bag, blanket, even newspaper.

Several jury candidates stated they had relatives who were homeless. Another suggested it would be an injustice to press charges such as these.

“So this isn’t a case for you” the city lawyer asked.

“This isn’t a case for anyone” the prospective juror exclaimed, to a wave of enthusiam from the jury pool and audience.

Another prospect said she didn’t think this case should be prosecuted. The city attorney then asked, “so you couldn’t be fair?”

“I am being fair” she answered. All of these juror prospects were eliminated.

What remained of the jury pool were citizens who swear to uphold whatever law, however vile. One juror that remained even said she gives the benefit of the doubt to police officers. Not removed.

But there is hope because they couldn’t remove everyone. Of the six that remain, one juror agreed to follow the law, even if it was a law which he knew was wrong. That juror works in the legal cannabis industry. He admits he breaks federal law every day. That law is worng he says, but if he has to, he’ll abide by this one.

He admitted, “I can find them guilty. But I’ll have to live with that guilt for the rest of my life.” Ha. Technically the city had to live with that answer.

Another juror recognized that this case was about more than the three homeless defendants. “This case affects not just these three, but the countless homeless outside” gesturing to the whole of downtown Denver.

4/5 UPDATE:
In closing arguments the city lawyers reminded the jury that they swore to uphold the law. No they didn’t, but we’ll see what verdict emerges. After only a couple minutes from beginning deliberations, a juror emerged with this question: if the defendants are found guilty, can the juror pay their fine?

EPILOG:
Well the City of Denver breathes a sign of relief tonight. By which I mean, Denver’s injustice system, Denver’s cops, Denver’s gentrifiers and ordinary residents who are uncomfortable with sharing their streets with the city’s homeless. Today’s offenders were CONVICTED of violating the ordinance that criminalizes the poor for merely trying to shelter from the elements. Today the police and prosecutors and judge and jury acted as one to deliver a message to Denver homeless: no matter the hour, no matter how cold, pick up your things and move along.

This time it wasn’t a jury of yuppy realtors and business consultants that wiped their feet on homeless defendants. It was a cross section of a jury pool that yesterday looked promising.

Today when the jury entered with their verdict the courtroom audience was able to see which juror had been appointed the jury foreman. The revelation wasn’t comforting. Though not the typically dominating white male, this foreman was a female Air Force officer who had declared during voir dire that she had no greater loyalty than law and order. As the jury pool overflowed that first day with professions of sympathy for the homeless, it was the Air Force office, Juror Number Two, who grabbed the microphone to assert that rule of law must always prevail.

Yes, in the interest of optimism I had glossed over those lesser interesting juror statements, in hope that they were only playing to what prosecutors wanted to hear. Left on the jury was a domineering older woman who had said she gives police officers the benefit of the doubt.

An older man, an organist, whose father had been the CEO of a major Fortune 500 company, actually thought that homeless people should be arrested.

I’ll admit now that everyone’s hopes had been pinned on the pot guy who swore he’d have to live with his guilt forever. And so now it’s come to pass.

When those very small people of the jury go home tonight, and eventually read what they’ve done, upheld Denver’s odious, UN-condemned anti-homeless law, they’re going to figure out that they were made to administer the system’s final blow. And Denver couldn’t have done it without them.

The prosecutor had told the jury in her closing statement, that despite the tragic circumstances, everyone was doing their job, the police, the city attorneys, and the judge, and now the jury was expected to do its job. Except that was another lie. It wasn’t the jury’s “job”. They didn’t enlist and they weren’t paid to be executors of the city’s inhuman injustice machine. Whether by ignorance, poor education, or the courtroom team’s duplicity, this jury chose to do it.

But the ignorance runs deep. Judge Lombardi, in her closing remarks to the defendants, reiterated that all the elements had been proved and that justice was served. She praised the jury’s verdict and explained that the only way they could have found otherwise was through “jury nullification”. She said those words after the jury had been dismissed, but she said them on the record, two words that lawyers and defendants are forbidden to utter. In full Judge Lombardi added “and juries are not allowed to do jury nullification.” As if we all can be misled by that lie.

Amazon.com is BURNING BOOKS.

That’s right. Amazon, the world’s largest online bookseller, is effectively BURNING BOOKS by making them unfindable. Whether you consider Amazon.com a monopoly or not, they are regarded as the go-to source for everything online. If it exists, Amazon has it. This is especially true of books. You can find books cheaper or better elsewhere, but as a rule, if it’s in print or out-of-print, it’s on Amazon. Except when Amazon doesn’t want to carry it. Then it doesn’t exist. It won’t come up while browsing categories, and it won’t generate a note of explanation for why it’s not on their shelf. The title simply fails to register. How is that unlike the burning of books which institutions of authority consider unacceptable?

Last cruise of pirate chasers Juergen Kantner and Sabine Merz, a geography

Lapu-Lapu beats Magellan
There’s something fishy about the story of German sailor Juergen Gustav Kantner, whose beheading video was just released by Abu Sayyaf rebels (ASG). Apparently Kantner, 70, had been kidnapped by Somali pirates before this. What are the chances, considering all the gin joints and circumnavigators these days? In a further coincidence, the umpteen sensational articles are all short on details, including the dead woman found on Kantner’s boat, her identity discarded by even the media. Why? Her name was Sabine Isne Merz, 59, sometimes cited as Sabina Wetch. She and husband Kantner were ransomed in Somalia in August 2008 after 52 days in captivity. This time Merz’s body was found aboard the Bermuda-rigged “Rockall”, but a whole Sulu Sea away from where the couple was allegedly captured.

I’d like to lay out the geography of what’s been revealed so far, so emerging facts will more easily shake themselves out online.

According to the ASG, the Germans were seized in November 2016 while sailing on Tanjong Luok Pisuk (spelled Luuk in media reports), an inlet on the Northwest coast of Borneo, in the state of Sabah, Malaysia. Then, halfway down Sabah, Merz was purportedly killed in a shootout with her captors off Tawi-Tawi Isand in the Pangutaran province of Western Mindanao, the Philippines. Her body was found beside a shotgun on the Rockall, abandoned off Laparan Island in Sulu province. Some reports say the sailboat was moored, some say adrift. Though Tawi-Tawi and Sulu belong to the Philippines, they are governed by the Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao (ARMM), from which today’s gruesome video is thought to originate.

Juergen Kantner met his end at the edge of a curved blade wielded by Muslim rebels in the Philippines’ long contested province of Mindanao. A nearby indigenous resistance in Cebu, under the leadership of Lapu-Lapu five hundred years ago, stopped explorer Ferdinand Magellan halfway round the circumnavigation for which he’s given credit because on a previous trip he’d come around from the other direction to “discover” the Malay Archipelago. By coincidence, Kanter and Merz almost bridged the gap.

Denver judge rules BEING HOMELESS IS IRRELEVANT to defendants charged with violating city’s urban camping ban

DHOL defendants with attorney Jason Flores-Williams
DENVER, COLORADO- A hearing was held today to review motions submitted before the criminal trial of three homeless activists arrested last November for violating Denver’s Urban Camping Ban. Terese Howard, Jerry Burton, and Randy Russel featured in the infamous 2016 video that showed Denver police officers confiscating their sleeping bags and blankets on the snowy steps of city hall. Through attorney Jason Flores-Williams, fellow Denver Homeless Out Loud (DHOL) activists have filed a civil lawsuit to halt the city’s homeless sweeps. In municipal court DHOL hopes to challenge the ordinance being used to harass, displace and imprison the downtown homeless. Already the city’s case appears to be derailing based on developments at the motions hearing. Denver municipal court judge Kerri Lombardi approved all the city’s motions and none for the defense. Lombardi approved the use of 404B evidence for the city, but simultaneously restricted Res Gestae evidence for the defense. In particular, she refused to qualify two experts on homelessness, precluding the accused from arguing a “necessity defense”. Judge Lombardi stated that being homeless was irrelevant to whether they were violating the urban camping ban. When asked to recuse herself, the judge declined, so attorney Flores-Williams declared his intent to file an interlocutory appeal to bump the case to district court. Meanwhile speedy trial was waived and a new court date was set for April 5th.

DHOL’s 2/17 press release:

Yesterday there was a dispositive motions hearing in the Camping Ban criminal cases where homeless and poor people are being charged with crimes for sleeping on the streets with blankets and shelter in Winter. The hearing was noteworthy for the bias and prejudice shown toward Defendants by the Court.

1) At the start of the hearing, prior to any argument, the Judge looked at Defense counsel and said: “The one thing I don’t want is any drama from you, Mr. Flores-Williams.” Defense counsel had never practiced in this court.

2) Without allowing any substantive legal argument, the Court ruled that it was permissible for theProsecution to file a 34-person witness list eight days after the court’s deadline and only two weeks prior to trial.

3) The Court then Excluded all of Defense’s expert witnesses without hearing or testimony, saying that “Homelessness has nothing to do with this case.”

4) The Court then ordered Defense counsel to limit all arguments so that no argument or line of questioning could be construed at trial as an attempt to persuade the jury that the Camping Ban ordinance is itself unjust.

5) At this juncture, defense counsel cited to Fed R. 37(c)and its CO equivalent concerning the prejudice resulting from late disclosure of witnesses. No court response. Defense counsel then quoted from sections from Chambers v. Mississippi, a landmark 1973 civil rights case concerned with due process in which the overall prejudice to defendants becomes so cumulative and egregious that defendants fair trial rights are eviscerated. No response.

6) The Court then took up a Motion from the prosecution that does not exist. A “Res Gestae/404(b) Motion” that wrongfully conflates two different types of evidentiary concepts and underlying analyses. Res Gestae is concerned with the natural narrative of a case. Example: someone robs a liquor store, the fact that they stopped at two bars and to pick up their weapon on the way to the robbery. 404(b)has to do with a very specific set of factors that a defendant leaves at various crime scenes as identifiers. Not to be rude, but the classic example is when serial killer leaves identifiers at numerous crime scenes showing his m.o. The court conflated these two very different legal concepts and construed the “Res Gestae/404b” motion as allowing the prosecution to offer proof of Defendants’ mental states, but not the fact that defendants were homeless. (If this seems like 2+2=5, Wintston, they are….)(The court also disregarded that the motion was filed late and that it was amended without leave of court.)

7) Defense counsel then objected to the fact that the court had asked the prosecution for their jury instructions without asking defense for their jury instructions, and now was reverse injuring the court’s ruling from the prosecutions jury instructions. Objection overruled.

8) Defense counsel made oral motion for the judge to recuse, i.e. that he Judge take herself off the case for bias against defendants. Denied.

9) Defense counsel cited to several cases concerning due process rights, wrongful exclusion of defense witnesses, and the right to fairly address criminal accusations. No response.

10) Defense requested findings of law and fact – none given.

11) Defense counsel asked for a stay of the proceeding to file an interlocutory appeal regarding the court’s rulings.

12) Court stated that interlocutory orders cannot be appealed from municipal court so that none of the court’s decisions are reviewable.

13) Court ruled that the prosecution’s disclosure of 95 police body cameras three days prior to the hearing was permissible, then scolded defense for not reviewing the 95 videos prior to hearing. Defense counsel, concerned that the court would issue sanctions if he responded, had no comment.

We are now seeking an interlocutory appeal of the Court’s rulings.

The trial is scheduled for April 5th, 2017. Mark your calendar.

I’m told it’s a good day when you get to say “motherfucker” in federal court

The Colorado Springs Gazette was not amused. Nor was the Denverite about my testimony yesterday in US district court, seeking an injunction against the Denver International Airport’s free speech permit. The city attorney tried to discredit me by forcing me to recite for the federal judge the full unabridge text of the sign I held at DIA. It was a riff on anti-Nazi cleric Martin Niemöller’s oft-paraphrased parable: “First they came for the Socialists, but I said nothing, etc”, this time foreshortened as a visceral response to Trump’s Muslim Ban: “-and we said NOT TODAY [strong expletive]!” We argued about whether my message was “welcoming”. I assured her that it was very warmly received and could not be interpreted as anything but uniquivocal solidarity. So I read it forcefully, resisting the inclination to lean into the microphone on the last word. Afterward my attorneys assured me it’s a good day in their line of work when you get to say MOTHERFUCKER in court! Judge William Martinez restricted hearing testimony to the single day (Wednesday) and promised to rule on the preliminary injunction by Friday, February 17.

Fukishima aka Japan’s Chenyobl… and what does it mean for Colorado?

Well, it’s heating up. With the easiest way to measure and describe “radiation” : Heat. Temperature. Caloric Index. Right now it’s at the level to actually light concrete on fire. I was going to subtitle The Japan Syndrome but that whole China Syndrome schtick is outdated by several decades. Melt a hole through to China, yeah. So I restrained myself from including it. There’s amerikkka’s very own ticking time bomb right outside of Dallas. At Glen Rose. You might say, as I sometimes do when I forget to use quantum logic, you know, the core of any unit of mass, time, space and energy being at the same place at the same time (it just seems redundant) and to mangle a line from Huxley, everything belongs to everything else. But I digress. The fastest shorcut not involving quantum theory is there are no significant mountains between here and there. The Rolling Hills, the exact name thereof, is where the reactor is, at Comanche Peak. If you go southwest you have Ranger Peak, the highest geologic feature in Texas east of the Pecos and named after the Texas Rangers, cops not baseball, had an incident with the Comanches in which for a change didn’t involve getting the Rangers slaughtered. They’re not as bad-ass as they portray themselves. And that’s not in the way. The Llano Estacado, “Staked Plains” but they’re no barrier. Maybe for riding a horse or walking, but for airborne fallout, nah. And Comanche Peak has started experiencing seismic events. This was discussed when several events happened, Haiti, Fukishima, Deepwater Horizon,and the Upper Big Branch Corporate Mass Murder of 29 miners. All of which, including the Comanche Peak reactor, have ties to Halliburton, Bush and Donald Trump, the Koch family and the Corporate Big Pigs are talking much smack about releasing all of these bastards from the fetters of “unwarranted safety regulations” including and especially for the Fracking companies… who apparently broke the substrate in North Central Texas to the point there is measurable and sometimes palpable (no need to get out your dictionary it’s “able to be felt by the human body”) earthquake activity all over North Texas. Which the Frackers say is impossible. They simply have to lie.

And their Big Pig comrades like Trump and Don Blankenship and Bush and Cheney and Perry and Doug Lamborn and basically their entire rat-bastard families tell us that it’s none of our business and included in the proposed destruction of all regulatory measures, they’ll have police and courts prosecuting and imprisoning citizens who dare ask for details of what is done to our water, air, basic ability to walk outside without getting radiation poisoning… Just like they’ve been doing, essentially, only now it’s on the way to being official. We’ll be prosecuted for exposing or trying to expose THEIR crimes. They all try to act all “tough” and “macho” about it but they’re essentially coward bitches who hide behind the Peasant Army and the fascist police and courts.

The richest bitches in America are poised to make it illegal to even ask for information on the pollution they’re spreading into our air soil and water. Deregulation, it’s called. While Fukeshima burns, and everywhere between Comanche Peak to Cheyenne Mountain is about to become an uninhabitable desert for millions of years. All to make a profit for them.

Their deep bunkers won’t do them a bit of good either. They’ll get their Roentgens rationed and die more slowly and in a lot more pain.

That isn’t a good thing, because we’ll be subjected to it too.

While I’m in a corrective mood, you might have noticed that I have different spellings for the Russian (Ukrainian)  and Japanese reactors because they’re not english words and you get to read it as phonetics, you lucky persons you. The alternative option is to learn Japanese and Russian. Which I haven’t.

The Jihad in Mumbai

Some are more familiar with the way the British occupiers pronounced it “Bombay”. It’s got a huge Muslim presence, so does India in general. Under the British “protectorate” because it’s not polite to call them Imperialists anymore. Even though the Queen does still hold the title of Empress. That’s beside the point. Under the protectorate Britain called the following “India”; Iran, Pakistan, Burma, Thailand, Cambodia, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka which used to be Ceylon, there’s been a lot of name changes, Thailand was Siam until I was 11 years old, you know, and knowing the younger readers think I’m ancient… but no, these changes were pretty much around my lifetime. But there’s a Church in Mumbai. No big deal, right? Before the English took possession of the entire region after the Napoleonic wars, we are taught in Merka are used to calling it the War of 1812, which “our” participation was mainly getting stomped by the British a few times and calling it a draw, and Andrew Jackson simply taking Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, Missouri, the Mega-Rez called Indiana, Minnesota, Iowa, Kansas, in case you’re not paying attention you notice that there’s a lot of native names, and Indiana was ceded to the Tribes “for as long as grass grows” you know the lying spiel…

The British and their allies took a lot more than that. Like India. The “French and Indian War” was referred to as the 7 Years War and still is called that everywhere except to our bumpkin backwater podunk pseudo-democracy ‘merka. Even Canada refers to the proper name.

Churchill called it the “REAL” first world war. It was that big. So were the Napoleonic Wars. /history lesson, for now.

Anyhoo…  this church surrounded by a huge Muslim majority, and a lot of Hindu and Buddhist populations, is the Church of St Thomas.

The Thomas who refused to recognize Jesus resurrected. Doubting Thomas. That St Thomas, yeah. He founded the church in Mumbai. It’s first century CE or AD whichever floats you boat. There’s a lot of hoo-haw about Muslims burning churches and the people of those churches. Like the Church in Antioch which was pretty much destroyed by U.S. bombing raids. There’s a big lie making the scene, has been since the Crusades, that all Arabians and Turks and Persians (Iran, Afghanistan…) are forced to be Muslim. Which is Bullshit.

The Abyssinian Catholic Church in Iraq, you remember Iraq, right? “Our” country tore the place apart and are forcing the people of Iraq to pay for the damages. For Real. Ten percent of the pre-ameriklan conquest population were Christian, AND there are synagogues in most of the countries especially the Big 7 that are banned from immigration, the ones where Donald Trump and his asshole Wall Street Comrades don’t own the entire country, And Churches. The Church of St Thomas has been in operation for 2000 years and likewise in Syria (Antioch) and this puts the lie to the lips of those who claim a huge persecution against Christians and Jews.

How many churches in America have been torched by Muslim Jihadi? Well, there’s the two which were torched in Texas just in the past three weeks, oh, wait, Those Were Two Mosques Torched By People Who Call Themselves CHRISTIAN.

The KKK and other right wing extremists have been burning Black churches since the end of the civil war. They’ve attacked Catholic Churches HERE. So who are the REAL American Jihadim? Our punk-ass representative Doug Lamborn is a member of the Heritage Foundation, a Klan front group. Quite a few “christian” Terrorist Bitches, including the New Fuhrer Trump. Right Wing Talk Radio and FOX News spend a whole lot of time praising these Murderous Coward Punks as “heroes of the faith”

Not done calling out names. Bill O’Reilly, Douche Limbaugh, Ollie North, The Bush Family of seriously inbred congenital liars and thieves, round up the usual suspects. I would puke just thinking of it but it would be a waste of a good breakfast. Bottom Line, we has met the enemy and they is U.S.

The United States is the foremost purveyor of Terrorism and Totalitarian philosophy and actions in the entire world. The cowardly punk assholes who believe they have a right to own the entire country think they have a right to own the entire world and they blasphemously say it in the name of Christ. As an American and as a Christian I’m deeply offended.

Just how much do you “christian” coward ass pukes, disciples of Trump, how much do you think Jesus must be offended? I pity you.

The stench of your evil reaches to heaven.

A gratuitous snarky product review.

Google, who invade every part of your computers and shopping and personal behavior and then sell it to whichever government or other corporation who has the bread to buy it, has a new version of Geany or Siri which controls Every FUCKING Bit Of Your Life if you buy it. It also costs you a hundred bux real yankee money. Say what? You don’t have any profit of your own for giving the data somebody sinister, anonymous far more efficiently than the Anonymous movement.. is PAYING Google for YOUR data which YOU not only provided for free but actually PAID Google for the privilege of Making More Money For Google?
If you’re especially wealthy and pay even more for Google to NOT sell your data to anybody except for some government or other corporation who can over-ride the agreement (hereafter referred to as “blackmail”) to just anybody Google decides is worthy of YOUR private information.
Sideways talking Yoda-wise am I, but surprised seriously sold life of yours has been by Google?

Further, and this is creepy beyond belief, unless you’re granted the gift to figure this or believe somebody you may or not trust. But if you try to contact Google Help you get shunted to a forum of peers, and the ones who are supposedly expert in diagnosing problems with YouTube or Facebook etc…
admittedly (by the same experts) are volunteers. So, in real English, that means Google, arguably the richest corporation In The World, doesn’t actually PAY their workers. Between that and selling the personal data of everybody who uses any of their services, especially the ones for “free” that would explain why they’re so rich. I mean, sell data they didn’t generate or buy from anybody, and have millions (Maybe) of the software version of Unpaid Slaves doing all the maintenance … a Virtual Reality Sweatshop…

Then, there’s (you can find this on a Google Forums thread called “Fuck Google”, go ahead… google it)
a small group of people who write english with a slighly Indus Valley flavor, and only one name apiece, and can all be contacted 24 hours a day. Seriously. That’s the claim they make. I guess their brief moments not chained to their computers would be spent in meditation on the Great and Wonderful Google ohmm ohmmm ohhmmmmm…

On the other hand they’re actually computer generated personalities. Which is the probable next name for Artificial Intelligence.
If you don’t sign out entirely from say, youtube, which is no longer automatic, they took away the button that says “Sign Out” so what you do is go to your browser preferences and erase History and Cookies and be thorough about it… Because you don’t actually know which google properties don’t have the word “google” in the names… If you don’t do that you’re giving them your information Even If You Never Use Google Again…

Meanwhile, the device that’s uploading all this neat-o shit that they value enough to harvest and get all pissy about you NOT giving your data to them for free or more like YOU PAY THEM TO TAKE YOUR DATA.. Even if you don’t buy their crappy and creepy Hundred Dollar Personal Assistant Device, you bought your computer, internet connection and electricity, didn’t you? If you have a Microsoft or Apple or Android device, you paid for the Operating System and they have restrictions on how you use the software you bought.

They’re considered to be the AntiChrist which isn’t actually called AntiChrist in the book of The Revelation to Saint John the Divine.