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  • Behind Every Terrible Police Officer Is An Even Worse Police Union Rep

    tz1 ( profile ), 11 Jun, 2020 @ 01:50pm

    You exhonerate Chauvin

    The Minneapolis PD or their union trained officer Chauvin in "neck restraint" technique. He will be found not guilty because he did exactly what he was trained to do in the way he was trained with the "I was in fear of my life" excuse. Apparently this is what cops sent to Israel for training learn, among other things. Whom does the Police Union support in the Minnesota and Local elections? Don't expect the city council or mayor to really do anything. Kroll may be for Trump but for far longer (maybe check the FEC database if you want to do journalism) simply decided to be the Democrats' mercenary. Local policing is, well, local. Which means you just need to go along with the local corrupt political machine. MN did elect Jesse Ventura many years ago. I think they need more WWE stars on all levels instead of the politicians. I've been shouting about the problem with Cops "killology" maybe for longer than you have lived, but no one cares. It is either "all cops are devils" or "all cops are angels", identity politics. Even now no one really wants to fix anything, just assign blame.

  • Behind Every Terrible Police Officer Is An Even Worse Police Union Rep

    tz1 ( profile ), 11 Jun, 2020 @ 01:50pm

    You exhonerate Chauvin

    The Minneapolis PD or their union trained officer Chauvin in "neck restraint" technique. He will be found not guilty because he did exactly what he was trained to do in the way he was trained with the "I was in fear of my life" excuse. Apparently this is what cops sent to Israel for training learn, among other things. Whom does the Police Union support in the Minnesota and Local elections? Don't expect the city council or mayor to really do anything. Kroll may be for Trump but for far longer (maybe check the FEC database if you want to do journalism) simply decided to be the Democrats' mercenary. Local policing is, well, local. Which means you just need to go along with the local corrupt political machine. MN did elect Jesse Ventura many years ago. I think they need more WWE stars on all levels instead of the politicians. I've been shouting about the problem with Cops "killology" maybe for longer than you have lived, but no one cares. It is either "all cops are devils" or "all cops are angels", identity politics. Even now no one really wants to fix anything, just assign blame.

  • Interoperability And Privacy: Squaring The Circle

    tz1 ( profile ), 10 Jun, 2020 @ 07:24pm

    Zuck - Mephistopheles Faustian bargain

    The problem is the binary nature. You can get facebook without paying a dime but costing your privacy. You can't pay them anything to have a pesence and NOT be privacy raped. There are no gradations. Facebook Hell or not.

  • Interoperability And Privacy: Squaring The Circle

    tz1 ( profile ), 10 Jun, 2020 @ 07:24pm

    Zuck - Mephistopheles Faustian bargain

    The problem is the binary nature. You can get facebook without paying a dime but costing your privacy. You can't pay them anything to have a pesence and NOT be privacy raped. There are no gradations. Facebook Hell or not.

  • Peaceful Protests Around The Nation Are Being Greeted By Police Violence. Remind Me Again How Peaceful Protests Are Better?

    tz1 ( profile ), 09 Jun, 2020 @ 12:44pm

    Chicago PD is one of the worst

    But the deadliest weekend was the end of may https://chicago.suntimes.com/crime/2020/6/8/21281998/chicago-violence-murder-history-homicide-police-crime None involving police. But any attempts at solving the problem run into the Democratic machine politics which include the police union and the entrenched incumbents that are never voted out. I think dissolving the police - and the city council - would be like the right electing Trump after the RINOs did nothing for decades (the big F-U as Michael Moore said). That does make some sense.

  • Peaceful Protests Around The Nation Are Being Greeted By Police Violence. Remind Me Again How Peaceful Protests Are Better?

    tz1 ( profile ), 09 Jun, 2020 @ 12:44pm

    Chicago PD is one of the worst

    But the deadliest weekend was the end of may https://chicago.suntimes.com/crime/2020/6/8/21281998/chicago-violence-murder-history-homicide-police-crime None involving police. But any attempts at solving the problem run into the Democratic machine politics which include the police union and the entrenched incumbents that are never voted out. I think dissolving the police - and the city council - would be like the right electing Trump after the RINOs did nothing for decades (the big F-U as Michael Moore said). That does make some sense.

  • Peaceful Protests Around The Nation Are Being Greeted By Police Violence. Remind Me Again How Peaceful Protests Are Better?

    tz1 ( profile ), 09 Jun, 2020 @ 12:26pm

    The Millenial attention span.

    The toddler wants his candy now or he will throw a tantrum. The first question is whether you want to vent your feelings or actually have something change. This is not a rhetorical question. Too many people complain, then do something THEY want to do and screech when it fails. I remember a sad example where someone created a spam-fax your congressman portal, then was suprised that the congressmen ignored the faxes. There were effective things he could have done instead. But he never changed tactics. Churchill said "Sometimes we must not do our best, we must do what is necessary". Ghandi said "an eye for an eye makes the whole world blind". The reason MLK/Ghandi style protests are important is in a democracy you need to get the majority on your side. You show the injustice. That those saying they are enforcing the law are just lawless thugs. When you resort to violence or vandalism, you lose all moral authority. This is 4th Generation Warfare. War has several levels. The physical (blowing things up), the mental (causing fear), and the moral (who is acting justly, rightly). 4GW is won at the moral level. The day after the vid of Floyd's death was shown, I can't think of anyone even saying wait for due process, for more information. The marches started and were joined in. Also Breonna Talylor (oh, you forgot her?). Then the looting and burning started. Whatever damage the police have caused over the last 10 years from their evils was doubled and doubled again by the rioters and looters. They burned the police station, but also Target, and that black owned sports bar (after looting it). Macys was looted in NYC. Now it has devolved into SJW virtue signalling. How many blacks are employed by Apple, Google, Facebook, and Amazon? In mid level or above positions? H1Bs from India don't count. Who cares about the police, just kneel while wearing some african scarf and its fine? As "wokeness" spirals ever upwards. Do they want justice or a check for $1 trillion? I can't tell anymore. I've been reasoning with many about finding solutions. If your opening remark is "I just want to see the world burn", there isn't much more to discuss after the incendiary remark.

  • Peaceful Protests Around The Nation Are Being Greeted By Police Violence. Remind Me Again How Peaceful Protests Are Better?

    tz1 ( profile ), 09 Jun, 2020 @ 12:26pm

    The Millenial attention span.

    The toddler wants his candy now or he will throw a tantrum. The first question is whether you want to vent your feelings or actually have something change. This is not a rhetorical question. Too many people complain, then do something THEY want to do and screech when it fails. I remember a sad example where someone created a spam-fax your congressman portal, then was suprised that the congressmen ignored the faxes. There were effective things he could have done instead. But he never changed tactics. Churchill said "Sometimes we must not do our best, we must do what is necessary". Ghandi said "an eye for an eye makes the whole world blind". The reason MLK/Ghandi style protests are important is in a democracy you need to get the majority on your side. You show the injustice. That those saying they are enforcing the law are just lawless thugs. When you resort to violence or vandalism, you lose all moral authority. This is 4th Generation Warfare. War has several levels. The physical (blowing things up), the mental (causing fear), and the moral (who is acting justly, rightly). 4GW is won at the moral level. The day after the vid of Floyd's death was shown, I can't think of anyone even saying wait for due process, for more information. The marches started and were joined in. Also Breonna Talylor (oh, you forgot her?). Then the looting and burning started. Whatever damage the police have caused over the last 10 years from their evils was doubled and doubled again by the rioters and looters. They burned the police station, but also Target, and that black owned sports bar (after looting it). Macys was looted in NYC. Now it has devolved into SJW virtue signalling. How many blacks are employed by Apple, Google, Facebook, and Amazon? In mid level or above positions? H1Bs from India don't count. Who cares about the police, just kneel while wearing some african scarf and its fine? As "wokeness" spirals ever upwards. Do they want justice or a check for $1 trillion? I can't tell anymore. I've been reasoning with many about finding solutions. If your opening remark is "I just want to see the world burn", there isn't much more to discuss after the incendiary remark.

  • Don Henley Tells Senators: We Must Change Copyright Law… Because The People Like TikTok?

    tz1 ( profile ), 08 Jun, 2020 @ 03:38pm

    Pushing Play...

    "This is the end... of the innocence."

  • Sheriff Goes All In On Violating The First Amendment After Assaulting A Protester For Carrying A 'F*CK TRUMP' Sign

    tz1 ( profile ), 08 Jun, 2020 @ 03:37pm

    So you would be fine with...

    F- Blacks, F- Jews, F- Journalists? The first two, s/id/epithet/, i.e. the N and K words. You would demand the sheriff arrest if not shoot someone that did so. Welcome to the post free speech world.

  • Sheriff Goes All In On Violating The First Amendment After Assaulting A Protester For Carrying A 'F*CK TRUMP' Sign

    tz1 ( profile ), 08 Jun, 2020 @ 03:37pm

    So you would be fine with...

    F- Blacks, F- Jews, F- Journalists? The first two, s/id/epithet/, i.e. the N and K words. You would demand the sheriff arrest if not shoot someone that did so. Welcome to the post free speech world.

  • Protecting Privacy While Promoting Innovation And Competition

    tz1 ( profile ), 08 Jun, 2020 @ 03:28pm

    And Ill

    Which Crowdstrike ran afoul of. We have an EPA, why should CARB have special rules, and why should California be allowed to violate the clean air act and clean water act otherwise and be more polluted than other states? Glad the Feds are finally enforcing it. There is no reason except violating the privacy there should be any data outside the transaction with the small business. Or the upstream data vacuuming providers doing the shopping cart and check out can be hit. Beyond that, maybe the solution is persistent pseudonyms with compartmentalized data. My online identity almost always doesn't need my physical address.

  • Protecting Privacy While Promoting Innovation And Competition

    tz1 ( profile ), 08 Jun, 2020 @ 03:28pm

    And Ill

    Which Crowdstrike ran afoul of. We have an EPA, why should CARB have special rules, and why should California be allowed to violate the clean air act and clean water act otherwise and be more polluted than other states? Glad the Feds are finally enforcing it. There is no reason except violating the privacy there should be any data outside the transaction with the small business. Or the upstream data vacuuming providers doing the shopping cart and check out can be hit. Beyond that, maybe the solution is persistent pseudonyms with compartmentalized data. My online identity almost always doesn't need my physical address.

  • John Oliver Says What Needs To Be Said About Why Defunding The Police Is The Right Thing Right Now

    tz1 ( profile ), 08 Jun, 2020 @ 03:20pm

    To quote Oliver earlier, "Do It!"!

    https://money.cnn.com/2016/11/07/media/john-oliver-donald-trump-election/index.html I couldn't think of any way Trump could win all 50 states, but I didn't expect the Hillary archipelago ( https://vividmaps.com/trumpland-and-clinton-archipelago/ ) would create "The Purge" in their areas, but not only for a few hours. It can go nationwide. I'm in a small town where flyover country flys over and ignores (literally, I've seen "the first state to..." no, we are, but don't tell them). I leave my truck unlocked. Lost wallets are turned over to the police, so if they go we can have a municipal lost and found. That said, while we have "Officer Friendly" (and officer unfriendly will soon have to find another state to oppress), I agree with Oliver. The DEMOCRAT Identity politics game supports the police union blue gang as merely another they pander to and perhaps the Apex predator. Does the south side of Chicago - 30 deaths this weekend - think the police are needed? This is a very specific problem (I've been complaining about, perhaps longer than you've been alive). Blue PRIVILEGE. Paranoia training so they are in fear of their life during their whole shift so it's justified to shoot anyone https://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/02/us/training-officers-to-shoot-first-and-he-will-answer-questions-later.html You will hate what I say next but I don't see that Chauvin is guilty of anything except doing exactly what he was trained to do. But that emphasizes the point of this article. The system that taught Chauvin to use neck restraints, as "less than lethal force", not unlike tasers that also can cause heart attacks. https://www.policeone.com/defensive-tactics/articles/4-reasons-every-cop-should-be-trained-in-lateral-vascular-neck-restraint-q5Ic6fvDg9hyMSvG/ Apparently the same neck restraint was used over 200 times by the Minneapolis police and over 40 times resulted in unconsciousness, but no deaths before Floyd (who was fragile, but not visibly so). So if they go back to shooting people instead of the "less than lethal"? Yes, defund and dissolve THAT police department. The difference 50 years ago and before and small towns is that the police are your neighbors. I know them; they know me. Anything will make the local paper (someone going off the main road into the irrigation channel does). We used to have neighborhood cops. We need to return to community, not the anonymous city. Then we can have community policing. Or perhaps the 2nd amendment has an application.

  • John Oliver Says What Needs To Be Said About Why Defunding The Police Is The Right Thing Right Now

    tz1 ( profile ), 08 Jun, 2020 @ 03:20pm

    To quote Oliver earlier, "Do It!"!

    https://money.cnn.com/2016/11/07/media/john-oliver-donald-trump-election/index.html I couldn't think of any way Trump could win all 50 states, but I didn't expect the Hillary archipelago ( https://vividmaps.com/trumpland-and-clinton-archipelago/ ) would create "The Purge" in their areas, but not only for a few hours. It can go nationwide. I'm in a small town where flyover country flys over and ignores (literally, I've seen "the first state to..." no, we are, but don't tell them). I leave my truck unlocked. Lost wallets are turned over to the police, so if they go we can have a municipal lost and found. That said, while we have "Officer Friendly" (and officer unfriendly will soon have to find another state to oppress), I agree with Oliver. The DEMOCRAT Identity politics game supports the police union blue gang as merely another they pander to and perhaps the Apex predator. Does the south side of Chicago - 30 deaths this weekend - think the police are needed? This is a very specific problem (I've been complaining about, perhaps longer than you've been alive). Blue PRIVILEGE. Paranoia training so they are in fear of their life during their whole shift so it's justified to shoot anyone https://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/02/us/training-officers-to-shoot-first-and-he-will-answer-questions-later.html You will hate what I say next but I don't see that Chauvin is guilty of anything except doing exactly what he was trained to do. But that emphasizes the point of this article. The system that taught Chauvin to use neck restraints, as "less than lethal force", not unlike tasers that also can cause heart attacks. https://www.policeone.com/defensive-tactics/articles/4-reasons-every-cop-should-be-trained-in-lateral-vascular-neck-restraint-q5Ic6fvDg9hyMSvG/ Apparently the same neck restraint was used over 200 times by the Minneapolis police and over 40 times resulted in unconsciousness, but no deaths before Floyd (who was fragile, but not visibly so). So if they go back to shooting people instead of the "less than lethal"? Yes, defund and dissolve THAT police department. The difference 50 years ago and before and small towns is that the police are your neighbors. I know them; they know me. Anything will make the local paper (someone going off the main road into the irrigation channel does). We used to have neighborhood cops. We need to return to community, not the anonymous city. Then we can have community policing. Or perhaps the 2nd amendment has an application.

  • Trump Campaign Non-Disclosure Agreements Again Being Challenged In Court

    tz1 ( profile ), 05 Jun, 2020 @ 02:02pm

    There's the Tech platform argument

    Muh private company. If you don't like it, then don't "agree" to it. The government can't limit your speech, but you can agree to do so voluntarily. I would like this can of worms opened though. All the forced arbitrations, all the lawsuits like Bill O'Reilly's harassment settlements, the Planned Parenthood wrongful death settlements. All are hush money. They agree not to discuss the details of the settlement, often how much they got to drop the case. Sunshine is the best disinfectant and the crony corruption court "agreements" are more sickening than Covid.

  • Trump Campaign Non-Disclosure Agreements Again Being Challenged In Court

    tz1 ( profile ), 05 Jun, 2020 @ 02:02pm

    There's the Tech platform argument

    Muh private company. If you don't like it, then don't "agree" to it. The government can't limit your speech, but you can agree to do so voluntarily. I would like this can of worms opened though. All the forced arbitrations, all the lawsuits like Bill O'Reilly's harassment settlements, the Planned Parenthood wrongful death settlements. All are hush money. They agree not to discuss the details of the settlement, often how much they got to drop the case. Sunshine is the best disinfectant and the crony corruption court "agreements" are more sickening than Covid.

  • Coronavirus Surveillance Is Far Too Important, And Far Too Dangerous, To Be Left Up To The Private Sector

    tz1 ( profile ), 05 Jun, 2020 @ 01:49pm

    There wont be any accountability

    In the Green Privacy thing I posted about HIPPA - those are your MEDICAL records. A hospital system (Ascension?) is sharing them with Google. The IRS seized 60 million records. There are more records. The DEA has surveiled people and allowed parallel construction where the local cops just happen to pull over the right truck at the right time, and discover drugs. The most intimate details you share with your doctor are already not safe. What makes you think you can hold anyone accountable - They are not nice people. Do whatever you want but first assume Trump will be reelected and the apps will be under his control.

  • Coronavirus Surveillance Is Far Too Important, And Far Too Dangerous, To Be Left Up To The Private Sector

    tz1 ( profile ), 05 Jun, 2020 @ 01:49pm

    There wont be any accountability

    In the Green Privacy thing I posted about HIPPA - those are your MEDICAL records. A hospital system (Ascension?) is sharing them with Google. The IRS seized 60 million records. There are more records. The DEA has surveiled people and allowed parallel construction where the local cops just happen to pull over the right truck at the right time, and discover drugs. The most intimate details you share with your doctor are already not safe. What makes you think you can hold anyone accountable - They are not nice people. Do whatever you want but first assume Trump will be reelected and the apps will be under his control.

  • Let's Stop Pretending Peaceful Demonstrations Will Fix The System. 'Peace Officers' Don't Give A Shit About Peace.

    tz1 ( profile ), 03 Jun, 2020 @ 04:06pm

    Re: Re: An even more egregious case

    Evidence is against you. Media was continually calling Obama a saint and covering for his evil (GITMO wasn't closed, Fast and Furious, Bengazi, Even Ferguson and Boston). He got the Nobel Peace Prize. Trump was described as a racist "literally a Nazi" before he was elected. There was a violent "protest" on the day of his inaugural. The rest has been a chant of Russia!. You might be able to make a case something boiled over, but everything is NEVER focused on anything to do with Police Brutality or violence as such. Instead it is racism and white supremacy. There is an opportunity to have the tyrants in blue fixed because during the lockdowns they were oppressive to everyone. Instead it has been hijacked. It is now a grievance industrial complex that alleges everything bad blacks experienced since 1600 needs to be laid on the USA now.

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