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March 24, 2019

Spin vrs truth

Filed under: Cartoons, Fascism, Harm, Memes, News, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 19:34


Kitty nap time at Scottie’s place

Filed under: News — Scottie @ 16:01

Bigotry on display, it happened again!

Filed under: Bigotry, Criminal, Dealing With Abuse, Fascism, Harm, Hate, News, Political, Questions, Race — Scottie @ 08:32

ACLU: Black man detained while moving into own Kansas home

The Kansas chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union on Thursday asked state officials to investigate after a black man was detained by police while moving into his home, then allegedly harassed for weeks and blocked by the police chief from filing a racial bias complaint with the department.

Karle Robinson, a 61-year-old Marine veteran, was held at gunpoint and handcuffed in August as he was carrying a television out of a rented moving van into the home he had bought a month earlier in Tonganoxie, about 30 miles (48 kilometers) west of Kansas City.

He added that if he were white “we wouldn’t even be having this conversation right now.”

The ACLU of Kansas said in a news release that it was a case of “moving while black” …

The incident involving Robinson is one of the latest examples of situations in which law enforcement officers have had encounters or confrontations with African-Americans over their own belongings. In the Chicago suburb of Evanston, Illinois, city officials approved a $1.25 million settlement with a black man who sued after police tackled him and arrested him for stealing a car that turned out to be his own.

Around 2:30 a.m. as he was carrying in his TV, the last item out of the moving van, Robinson was approached by an officer who pulled into the driveway. During the incident, which was captured on police body camera, the officer drew his gun and told Robinson to put down the TV.

“I just bought this house,” said Robinson, who followed the officer’s order about the TV.

“You just bought this house and you’re moving in at 4 in the morning?” the officer said.

Robinson told the officer he had paperwork inside the home that would prove he was the owner.

The officer asked Robinson to walk toward the house and put his hands on his head. He then handcuffed Robinson.

Once backup arrived, the officer and a second officer entered the home, brought out the paperwork and took the handcuffs off Robinson. The officers helped Robinson carry the TV in the house after he asked them to.

Police told Robinson there had been a string of burglaries in the area. An officer can be heard on the body camera video apologizing to Robinson and saying, “If you look at the situation, I think, I think you get it.” The officers thanked Robinson for his cooperation.

Robinson, who is retired and volunteers as a radio DJ at a Kansas City radio station, told the AP on Thursday that he considered it “a half-hearted apology.”

“But I mean, that is not the point. It shouldn’t have happened in the first place,” he said.

The ACLU contends that public records show no reported burglaries in the area. And for weeks after the incident, according to Robinson, Tonganoxie police frequently patrolled around his block, parked their squad cars directly across the street almost every evening and on one occasion followed him from his home for more than 7 miles (11 kilometers) until he reached the highway. He claimed that Lawson, the police chief, also stopped him in October from filing a racial bias complaint about the Aug. 19 incident and the police presence afterward, which Robinson said amounted to surveillance.

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Milo in the window and Odis in the cat tower. Both love the sunrise in my office

Filed under: News — Scottie @ 07:28

Kids enjoying the morning air

Filed under: News — Scottie @ 07:27

Gop paid to look the other way

Filed under: Political, News, Cartoons, Questions, Memes, Fascism — Scottie @ 05:30

March 23, 2019

A North Carolina Christian church is kidnapping children

New Trump Merch Brands White House As Trump Hotel

Filed under: Asshole / Jerk, Criminal, Economics, Fascism, Greed, Harm, News, Political, Questions — Scottie @ 16:58

The Huffington Post reports:

President Donald Trump has emblazoned the “Trump” brand name on images of the White House to sell in his Trump Store and at the Trump International Hotel in the capital. The products give the bizarre impression that the White House is a Trump hotel.

Walter Shaub, who was director of the Office of Government Ethics in both the Obama and Trump administrations, sharply criticized the products as the latest move to “monetize the presidency” for private gain.

Other items in the new line slap the Trump Hotels logo above images of the Lincoln Memorial and US Capitol.

Fox news reporting on tRump corruption

Filed under: Cartoons, Fascism, Memes, News, Political, Questions — Scottie @ 12:43


What Mueller has already revealed about Trump and Russia

Filed under: Criminal, Fascism, Harm, News, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 09:15

It happened again. More toxic stuff the US exports

Costa Rica Quarantines U.S. Anti-Vaxx Missionary Family Who Brought Measles

A family of anti-vaxxer Christian missionaries from the United States is under a well-deserved quarantine after they brought measles to Costa Rica.

The 11-member family, including two parents and nine children, was placed under strict isolation orders after two of the kids tested positive for measles. Two others are still awaiting their test results, according to local reports.

In a press conference from the Presidential House the head of Health, Daniel Salas reported that the Costa Rican Institute for Research and Education in Nutrition and Health (INCIENSA) had confirmed that two children under 7 and 9 years old members of that family tested positive in measles, after receiving a few days ago the visit of another US citizen who showed symptoms of the disease.

The authorities confirmed that the 11 people of the family nucleus (father, mother and nine children) were unvaccinated, despite the fact that their home in Cóbano de Puntarenas was visited on three different occasions by Technical Assistants of Primary Health Care (ATAPS). In those visits no one was located inside the house and it was also confirmed that children between 1 and 17 years of age were not included in the Costa Rican Educational System, so they did not receive the vaccine during the periodic visit they made…

Minister Salas confirmed that the family has been living in Costa Rica for two years, they are missionaries and do not have social security. During the contagion period, they visited different locations in the Nicoya peninsula as well as in the province of Limón, forcing the authorities to expand the investigation to determine possible infections to other people without vaccination.

This is part of a larger global trend when it comes to measles cases. Earlier this month, I reported that Iceland was facing its biggest measles outbreak in decades thanks to an unvaccinated visitor. And in January, anti-vaxx beliefs were labeled a top 10 health threat by the World Health Organization.

It matters

Which Hunt

Filed under: Cartoons, Fascism, Memes, News, Political, Questions — Scottie @ 05:59

(cartoon by Tim Eagan)

Burn the report

(story here) .. (cartoon by David Horsey)

(story here) .. (cartoon by Kevin Siers)

(cartoon by Clay Jones)

Peter, Paul and Mary – Blowing in the Wind

Filed under: Music and Videos, Music Video, News, Song, Songs and Music — Scottie @ 05:45

I posted this in September 12 2015 and thought it would be nice to hear again.  Hugs


“Blowin’ In The Wind”
(originally by Bob Dylan)

How many roads must a man walk down
Before they call him a man?
How many seas must a white dove sail
Before she sleeps in the sand?
How many times must the cannon balls fly
Before they’re forever banned?

The answer, my friend, is blowin’ in the wind
The answer is blowin’ in the wind.

How many years must a mountain exist
Before it is washed to the sea?
How many years can some people exist
Before they’re allowed to be free?
How many times can a man turn his head
And pretend that he just doesn’t see?

The answer, my friend, is blowin’ in the wind
The answer is blowin’ in the wind.

How many times must a man look up
Before he can see the sky?
How many ears must one man have
Before he can hear people cry?
How many deaths will it take ’til he knows
That too many people have died?

The answer, my friend, is blowin’ in the wind
The answer is blowin’ in the wind.
The answer is blowin’ in the wind.


March 22, 2019

is like saying

Filed under: Atheism, Bigotry, Cartoons, Fascism, Harm, Hate, History, Memes, News, Political, Questions, Reason, Religion — Scottie @ 15:47


Bigotry and Irony

Filed under: Bigotry, Fascism, Harm, Hate, News, Political, Questions, Religion — Scottie @ 15:43

AFA Host Sandy Rios: Muslim Terrorists Are “Totally Islamic” But Christian Terrorists Aren’t “Real Christians”

“Even if what you said is true, that Christianity has been guilty of a lot more violence and death over the centuries than Islam, even if — let’s say that’s true. Let me just tell you that perpetrating violence and death is not Christian. Perpetrating violence and death is totally Islamic. It’s Islamic teaching to kill or convert. It includes beheadings. It’s all laid out in the Quran. Surely you must know that. Nations, tribes and people who kill in the name of Jesus are not, as David Horowitz — our guest a few days ago — would say, ‘religious Christians.’ They’re not religious Christians. They don’t adhere to the Christian faith. They don’t kill in the name of Jesus.” – American Family Association radio host Sandy Rios, responding to a caller.

getting worse

Filed under: Cartoons, Memes, News, Political, Questions — Scottie @ 06:15

from the White House

Filed under: Bigotry, Cartoons, Fascism, Harm, Hate, Memes, News, Political, Questions, Race — Scottie @ 05:49


The time

Filed under: Cartoons, Gun Control, Memes, News, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 05:40

(cartoon by Stuart Carlson)

(cartoon by Monte Wolverton)

(cartoon by Andy Marlette)

(cartoon by Jim Morin)


March 21, 2019

True Facts: The Lemur

Filed under: Animals, Education, Funny Stuff, Funny videos, News, Science, Sex — Scottie @ 16:16

I love this guy and the videos he posts.  While he is factual and gives correct information, he is hilarious.   His voice is great and his is so funny you forget your learning.   I think Inspired will love this particular one.  Hugs

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