Brazil Police Killed More Than 11,000

Before you make plans to attend the 2016 Summer Games in Brazil, you probably ought to see what a unique place Rio de Janeiro is, skimpy bathing suits aside.

Police in Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo have killed more than 11,000 people in the past six years, many execution-style, according to a report released Tuesday by Human Rights Watch.

And whatever you do, don’t break the law there. Law enforcement there seems to have a good way to keep the court system from getting backlogged. Take no prisoners, just shoot them.  From 2003 to 2009, over 11,000 killings in Rio and Sao Paulo alone and a ‘significant portion’ of 48,000 ‘slayings’ in the country.

  • The São Paulo Shock Police Command killed 305 people from 2004 through 2008 yet left only 20 injured. In all of these alleged “shootouts,” the police suffered one death;
  • In Rio, police in 10 military policing zones were responsible for 825 “resistance” killings in 2008 while suffering a total of 12 police fatalities;
  • Rio police arrested 23 people for every person they killed in 2008, and São Paulo police arrested 348 for every kill. By contrast, police in the United States arrested over 37,000 for every person they killed in alleged confrontations that year.


Give Them All Medals

Without a doubt, the U.S. Military Court qualifies for the MRIOTD Award for bringing to trial three Navy SEALs for allegedly punching a piece of human debris named Ahmed Hashim Abed. Abed was sought, and captured, for being responsible for the murder, mutilation, burning, and hanging from a bridge, of four American civilian contractors.

The charges stem from an alleged assault after the SEALs captured Ahmed Hashim Abed in early September. Abed is believed to be connected to the killings of four Blackwater security guards who were protecting a convoy when they were attacked by Iraqi insurgents. Their burned corpses were dragged through the city, and two of them were hung from a bridge over the Euphrates River.

These Navy SEALS are facing courts-martial. Instead, they should be given a combat medal for snatching the piece of garbage.

The judge scheduled courts-martial next month for Petty Officer 2nd Class Matthew McCabe of Perrysburg, Ohio, and Petty Officer 1st Class Julio Huertas of Blue Island, Ill. A third SEAL, Petty Officer Jonathan Keefe of Yorktown, Va., is charged with dereliction of duty and making a false official statement. His arraignment has not been scheduled.

This is no way to fight a war. The military courts should have these guys’ back. Not charge them like criminals. No charges should have ever been brought against these heroes.

Aside from all the above, look what the terrorists are trained to say if captured.   Check out items 1 and 2 of Lesson Eighteen in the al Qaeda training manual. This was released by the Justice Department on December 6, 2001.

1. At the beginning of the trial, once more the brothers must insist on proving that torture was inflicted on them by State Security [investigators] before the judge.

2. Complain [to the court] of mistreatment while in prison.

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Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) Throws The Race Card

I have to hand it to Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV). That Democrats like him use the race card whenever their political campaigns get tough can be expected. But race_cardwho knew that he would find a way to use the race card over efforts to keep the government from taking over a sixth of the private sector economy with his government run health care turned health insurance plan?

The guy is a disgrace for a politician, let alone as the leader of the Senate. And to try comparing opponents of this government takeover to those who opposed the abolition of slavery is preposterous. On the contrary, opponents of this government takeover want to preserve that freedom for all people.

Let me remind Harry Reid of some historical facts. It was Republican Abraham Lincoln that fought for the abolition of slavery and got it. And 100 years later it was Republicans that carried the Civil Rights Act of 1964, where most of the opposition to the Civil Rights Act came from Democrats, including Al Gore Sr.

All of which makes Harry Reid look like a blooming idiot in every one’s mind but the media and others in his party. I hope I’m wrong about this, but you can expect them to circle the wagons around him.

Dec 7, 1941, Japan Raids Pearl Harbor

The attack that brought the United States fully into WWII. As costly as it was, the war did end. The United States and its allies did prevail. The country re-tooled, re-built, the economy recovered and the world became a better place. God bless those who served and died fighting for our country.

And everyone thought that we would never see an attack on U.S. soil again.

related links: Naval History & Heritage Commandh/t  Black & Right

The Meeting On Openness Is Closed

In a move befitting candidate Obama’s campaign promises for openness, or not, a workshop on government openness is closed to the public.

Remember how candidate Obama ranted and raved about how the Bush administration claimed ‘separation of powers’ when there was all this great interest in the prosecution of the war on terror, conversations with communication companies over wiretapping,  and the so-called torture of KSM? Clearly, real national security issues were at stake and clearly needed to be preserved under the separation of powers. That was Bush’s position. And, that’s what candidate Obama said needed to change in Washington.

Look at how the Obama administration has changed things in Washington. Oh wait. Scratch that. Seems the President is taking the whole separation of powers thing to include parties and dinners held at The White House.

Fast forward to the two gate crashers that were allowed to get into a State dinner hosted by the President for the Prime Minister of India, His Excellency Dr. Manmohan Singh. How does the President react to calls in Congress for an investigation as to how that security breach happened, including wanting to hear from the person responsible for the evening, White House Social Secretary Desiree Rogers? Sorry, she’s not talking to Congress. Separation of powers you know.

When Scientists Get Political

Weeks after climate-gate breaks the man-made global warming farce, or from their perspective, the man-made global thermostat adjustment plan, the focus turns to Copenhagen. All this as the Marxists of the world see their last best chance to cripple capitalist societies (mainly the United States of America) about to come tumbling down around them.

Delegates converged Sunday for the grand finale of two years of tough, sometimes bitter negotiations on a climate change treaty, as U.N. officials calculated that pledges offered in the last few weeks to reduce greenhouse gases put the world within reach of keeping global warming under control.
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despite unprecedented unity and concessions, industrial countries and emerging nations need to dig deeper. “Time is up,” de Boer said. “Over the next two weeks governments have to deliver.”

Translation, all the non-industrialized countries are doing fine in their pledge to reduce emissions, now all the UN needs is hundreds of billions of dollars out of the rest of us.

Other highlights of the upcoming conference are . . .

Some were arriving to the summit on trains splashed with a green stripe to symbolize efforts to reduce the convention’s carbon footprint. One train carried 450 U.N. officials, delegates, climate activists and journalists from Brussels and more trains were leaving from other European capitals.

Environmentalists have warned that emissions commitments were dangerously short of what U.N. scientists have said were needed to keep average temperatures from rising more than 2 degrees C (3.6F).      {emphasis added}

It’s not just a matter of the scientists getting political or being influenced by this environmental movement. It’s that the genesis behind the so-called environmental movement as pertains to ‘man-made,’ and ostensibly man-correctable, ‘global warming’ is the anti-capitalist Marxists left over from the Cold War. Well, that other people that think that, for the right price, they can lower sea level and global temperature.

Things like that are best left to the Almighty. And I don’t mean Barack Obama.

I think the person who obtained and leaked those emails should get the Nobel Peace Prize for Science next year for all the lives he will have saved by stopping this global transfer of wealth from happening.

If the peoples’ welfare were their paramount motivation, then they would be calling for the spreading of freedom around the world, replacing the despots and dictators that feed off of their people.

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Did You Mean Caviar?

Well, no. What I was searching for was all I could find in the Pensacola News Journal on a candidate for Governor of the State of Florida, Farid Khavari. Instead, what I got was, ‘Did you mean caviar?’

Dr. Farid Khavari is a candidate for Governor of the State of Florida. Like most serious candidates, they will travel the state and visit the folks, and issue press releases, all in an attempt to get the word out about their platform and to gain some name recognition, and ultimately your vote.

Isn’t it the role of the media to pass along information about such folks? It’s called news. It’s called informing the public, for the public good, and with the public trust, so that the electorate can be as well informed as possible when it comes time to exercise our right to vote.

You will be surprised to know that Khavari has visited the Pensacola area twice in the last month, has issued press releases, and was interviewed by another media outlet after he visited with the Democratic Executive Committee.

That’s why I was disappointed to learn that, aside from my own input in the online comment area of a few relevant newspaper articles, there is no mention about candidate Khavari in the Pensacola News Journal, our predominant and only local daily newspaper, or any other local media.

I happen to support him in his efforts. Yeah, I know, a conservative supporting a democrat. What’s that about? It’s about issues, that’s what.

For a quick primmer about Khavari and his platform for the State of Florida, check these links. You’ll be glad you did.

related links: Khavari for Governor | ‘Khavari’ on The Lunch Counter

Home Mortgage Crisis, Part 2

Remember how the home mortgage crisis became the reason the Obama administration wanted to apply $350 billion to, allegedly, provide a financial bailout, rescuing the economy and the suffering homeowners who fell (as the story goes) victim to Wall Street? That represents the second half of TARP that Bush started, and Obama continued in a re-branded form.

Only about 20% of that $700 billion of that ‘stimulus’ money has been spent, and only a fraction of the $785 billion ‘economic stimulus’ package that followed has been spent, creating instead a slush fund that would make Bernie Madoff jealous. But back to the mortgage ‘crisis.’ $75 billion was to be for solving that problem. To date, only a fraction of that has been spent, and what has been spent has gone to . . . Wall Street. Not main street.

The ‘cure rate’ for the troubled mortgages is getting worse, not better. And there are more foreclosures to come. Way more. Now there is another alleged  ‘stimulus’ program coming to do what the first stimulus didn’t. They want to give more money to Wall Street.

Somewhere along the line, I missed the part where the administration admitted that what they’ve done has not worked. No, that won’t happen. Doing so would not exactly exude public confidence about the administration’s ability to control health care, almost 20% of the private sector economy. How many times must we hear the President say how saving these homeowners is his top priority before we start laughing at him?

The Market Ticker calls it what it is, a scam.

None? Out of 651,000 “trial” modifications none have turned into a permanent repayment plan?

What’s worse, Bank of America has only 14% of their “eligible” loans in a trial modification. Citibank has 40% under trial, and JP Morgan/Chase 32%.

All in all, only 20% of those “eligible” have been offered, accepted, and are in a trial but zero percent – zero – have actually turned into a permanent loan modification that the homeowner can count on.

The administration program requires banks that received federal aid from the Treasury’s Troubled Asset Relief Program, or TARP, as well as mortgage-finance companies Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to lower monthly payments for borrowers at “imminent risk” of default.

That’s some “requirement” eh? Zero percent completion from June to October? That’s five months, and the “trial” period is supposedly 90 days, so this means that either (1) nobody did anything for the first two months, or (2) not one borrower successfully completed a trial between June and now.

If the Obama Administration and Treasury was serious about this “help” they would be seeking indictments.

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