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  • How Should the Crime of Weaponizing a Virus for Political Purposes be Punished?   2 weeks 1 day ago

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  • There's Still a Shark in the Water & Trump Wants you to Dive In & Swim a Few Laps...   2 weeks 1 day ago
  • There's Still a Shark in the Water & Trump Wants you to Dive In & Swim a Few Laps...   2 weeks 1 day ago

    I've been to Tulsa - to the aquarium. Don't know about the rest of it.

  • There's Still a Shark in the Water & Trump Wants you to Dive In & Swim a Few Laps...   2 weeks 2 days ago

    I just watched Thom's show when "Brenda" called in. Brenda sounded crazy, ranting and raving. I have been to Tulsa it is a horrible place, nothing to do. So, it is no wonder that their are no covid cases.

  • There's Still a Shark in the Water & Trump Wants you to Dive In & Swim a Few Laps...   2 weeks 2 days ago

    On Thoms show on Monday he said that if a white person was passed out drunk in the drive thru line at a Wendy's he might get a ticket and a couple of points against his drivers license. That is dead wrong. An absolute lie and should be retracted. Penalties for DWI are very high and enforced against all races. In many states such as AZ a first offense is jail time. The penalty for being wide awake driving normally but over the .08% are also enforced and very high.

    Hope that Brenda goes to Trumps campaign rally in Tulsa,

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  • Bill Barr is covering up for Donald Trump - and posing a dire threat to democracy   2 weeks 2 days ago

    Bill Barr is covering up for Donald Trump.

    Trump’s first national security adviser, General Michael Flynn, had a phone call with Russian ambassador to the U.S., Sergey Kislyak, just after President Obama had imposed sanctions on Russia for interfering in the 2016 election on behalf of Trump. Flynn “urged Mr. Kislyak in a phone call mitcham electricians not to escalate tensions with a retaliatory move against the United States—perhaps by kicking American diplomats and spies out of Russia.” Flynn denied that the call was about sanctions, but it has become pretty clear based on new reports that what took place was “a back-channel discussion with a top Russian official that might lead to the new Trump administration gutting the sanctions its predecessor put in place to punish the Russians.”

  • There's Still a Shark in the Water & Trump Wants you to Dive In & Swim a Few Laps...   2 weeks 2 days ago

    Coronavirus (COVID-19) Deaths Worldwide per One Million

    The following link has an up to date interactive map:

    https://ourworldindata.org/grapher/new-covid-deaths-per-million

  • There's Still a Shark in the Water & Trump Wants you to Dive In & Swim a Few Laps...   2 weeks 2 days ago

    700101erw, Your link is over 2 months out of date. Do not know if it was intentional or not, Kind of like posting fake news. Times have changed. Try this one near the bottom: https://coronaworld.info/

  • There's Still a Shark in the Water & Trump Wants you to Dive In & Swim a Few Laps...   2 weeks 2 days ago

    20200615 Coronavirus (COVID-19) Deaths Worldwide per One Million Population, by Country

    See:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=71R8cj1_z6M&vl=en

    The United States is the tenth from the most deaths per million.

  • Will America Go Forward or Backward?   2 weeks 2 days ago

    I hear ya. Likewise, guns are the oxygen in this neck of the woods. We should all support the good cops --- the vast majority -- who must go out in the world daily and face this insanity to protect and serve us, hoping to return home in the evening to be with their families. It is to their benefit, as well as to everyone else's, that we reform our gun laws.

    My thoughts and prayers are that Republicans and their fat daddy get creamed, never to rise again. Greg Palast and Chauncey Devega, regrettably, think that all the many ways they're cheating (past, present, and future) will be wildly successful this fall. Guess we better pray harder to whatever god turns our crank. Cerberus, the three-headed dog guarding the Gates of Hell -- Trump, the Republican Party, and their fallen angels on Wall Street -- may just "win" the day again. The horror...

  • Will America Go Forward or Backward?   2 weeks 2 days ago

    Police are heavily armed because the public is heavily armed. Goes hand in hand. There is a Cabela's about 15 miles from me (where I live that is close) that is like a ghost town except the gun department. There is always a line and many clerks. The West lives on. With concealed carry the police never know what they are facing. The cop that killed Philando Castille must of been paranoid of facing a potential gun. Looks like murder to me. It certainly is not like Atlanta. The Officer got off. Guns were deemed essential during the pandemic so gun shops and ranges stayed open. Republican response to murder is always thoughts and prayers. Wonder what the founding fathers would think of what goes on today.

  • There's Still a Shark in the Water & Trump Wants you to Dive In & Swim a Few Laps...   2 weeks 2 days ago

    Thanks for keeping this issue on the front burner, Thom. (What choice do we have?) Come November, will the electorate remember which candidate and which party are the traffickers of genocide in the service of their Wall Street masters?

  • Will America Go Forward or Backward?   2 weeks 2 days ago

    Yes, that's right. America is unique among nations in the supposedly "civilized" world because of our truly insane gun laws, institutionalized racism, lack of adequate safety nets, piss-poor education for the unwashed masses, discriminatory housing, healthcare for profit, and unregulated capitalistic greed, etc., etc.

    Really, more than anything else though (besides our empirical armies occupying most of the "free" world), our police brutality problem goes to the heart of a national attitudinal problem, which has created an extreme culture of violence. It's part of the whole package of the John Wayne type of thinking -- a mass delusion that we are most proud of (not me).

    I don't think we can ever fully resolve police brutality until we address all of the rest of our horrid systemic issues. But at least we could start by getting weapons off our civilian streets, including the weapons of war to which civilian police departments have become addicted. De-escalation must start somewhere.

    This is a good discussion.

  • Will America Go Forward or Backward?   2 weeks 2 days ago

    In my opinion there is a huge difference betwwen the cases. Floyd was handcuffed behind his back. Not much you can do. This guy had resisted then wrestled with 2 cops, overcoming them and taking ones weapon. Then aiming the weapon at the cop. He wrote his death sentence. Floyd was murdered by Cop. In England and Scotland the average person does not have access to assault rifles and semi auto hand guns. This country has allowed anyone to become armed with weapons of mass destruction. I reject comparing policing in America to policing in an unarmed country. WE (really the Republican Party) have allowed this.

  • Will America Go Forward or Backward?   2 weeks 2 days ago

    Running away from a cop should not be a death sentence in America, especially when the officers had already established beforehand and admitted later that Rayshard Brooks did not have a lethal weapon and therefore posed no threat to anyone. So far, that's what the key evidence also shows.

    As far as the officer's train of thought, his kneejerk reaction indicates a lack of training. The number one rule in the Army when you are patrolling civilian streets is not to fire unless fired upon. And even then, one must be as absolutely sure as humanly possible. Sure, adrenalin always runs high, but that's why repeated, even obsessive, training is required, which is designed to kick-in automatically under stress. Shooting first and asking questions later is a huge red flag that a person is not psychologically cut out to be a combat soldier, let alone a civilian peace officer.

    Life should always be considered more important than minor infractions of the law. European countries, such as Scotland, train extensively how to de-escalate a situation before it might turn violent. Many of the more civilized countries don't even allow their officers to carry weapons during the course of their normal duties, require a higher-education degree that focuses on social interaction, pay high salaries so that policing is a life-long respected profession to be nurtured, screen applicants for extremist views that would bias their judgment, and have unarmed social workers respond to non-criminal situations rather than have armed thugs busting down doors.

    America has a huge problem with all of the above. Amy Goodman reported out a really good segment this morning.

  • Will America Go Forward or Backward?   2 weeks 3 days ago

    Where do they draw the line. Running away with an officers Taser? After wrestling 2 cops? What is being taught is that resisting arrest is better than being arrested. Is being stupid a justifiable reason to get away? Should you not assume that you may get shot when aiming a taser at a cop with a gun? Do you not stop a criminal with a weapon? If you just let him go what other harm might he do? That and a million other thoughts has to go through that cops mind in a flash of a second. Then he was immediately fired.

  • Thursday 11 June '20 show notes   2 weeks 3 days ago

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    So sad that there is so much hate these days.

  • Will America Go Forward or Backward?   2 weeks 3 days ago

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  • Thursday 11 June '20 show notes   2 weeks 3 days ago

    Well I finally followed Thom's advice and got active with the WA State Democratic Party. I phone banked today! I was fascinated by the anger many people are regarding politics! There was this one angry republican who I was supposed to politely end the call, but I was curious what his beef was and asked him what issue he cared about: Environment, Healthcare, Civil Rights, ... Guess what I got? Hatred of Democrats. I tried to get him to name an issue and all he was about was hatred. I wish I had more time with this fellow to find out where his hate came from. He was empty of anything of substance. Only hatred. The angry Democrats on the other hand had alot to say about issues. Mainly worry for healthcare. I will phone bank again, but it is tough being a mom of a disabled kid. Best

  • Will America Go Forward or Backward?   2 weeks 3 days ago

    It almost looks like the officer was actually hit with the taser, as he slumps near the car, evidently after he had fired his own weapon, which does complicate the situation. The perpetrator certainly should not have reacted the way he did, but why not just let him run away since they had strong evidence he wasn't carrying a lethal weapon? In this day and age with everyone's identity on record one way or another (and they had his car), it shouldn't be that hard to track him down later, possibly when he sobered up and could think more rationally. I mean, is it worth a life just to get into a scuffle with police over a DUI?

  • Will America Go Forward or Backward?   2 weeks 3 days ago

    Try this one. The one thing that does bother me in the video is the number of white cops compared to black cops or any other minority. Would 2 black cops in the arrest made a difference? GA is 31% black and 60% white. I do not think the Solution is DWI offenders wrestling with cops and running away with a taser and then aiming at the officer in pursuit. What "Go ahead and tase me"? I have worked in the South. That is why I do not live there.

  • Will America Go Forward or Backward?   2 weeks 3 days ago

    @avn013: Haha... an iffy gif. Your computer and internet are okay. Both versions of the link failed on my end too. They stayed up for a while and then were delegated to the trashbin of 403 errors. It probably has to do with proprietary issues. That one was just a quickie where John Malkovich splashed the pot (against etiquette) in "Rounders." Here's another short clip of the game... Capitalism at its finest. };--))

    @Legend: Yeah, that particular police shooting, as they all do, definitely needs a full investigation before people automatically assume that the officer did not act out of fear for his life (the go-to excuse) or for innocent bystanders if any. It's not looking good though since they had already patted down Rayshard Brooks (the father of four children) and knew he didn't have a lethal weapon, at least at the time of the pat-down. He was also shot twice in the back.

    In these fraught times of heightened awareness, the BLM protests should not be weakened by possibly erroneous charges where every incident is interpreted in the same killer-cop rubric. Hopefully, the DA will get to the truth of it sooner rather than later.

    Here's some of the video evidence thus far leading up to it, which unfortunately doesn't capture the actual moment when he fired his gun: (The second link's video of interest is second from the bottom of the article.)

    Here and here...

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