One morning, as my wife’s Buddhist group was engaged in its weekly food distribution to the houseless residents of north Sacramento, I decided to interview a few of those who were willing to talk. I didn’t have much luck until Darryl Jefferson rode by on a bike and asked him if he’d considered telling a little about his world.
Please listen to what Darryl has to say about homelessness and living on the street:
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Economy, General, Health, Money, Spirituality, Philosophy, Ethics
Repeatedly, police and their apologists insist that police are held accountable regularly, and in fact are held to a “higher” standard than ordinary people. This simply isn’t the case, according to the law (and don’t police and their supporters care about the law?) Below are several provisions of the California Government Code, which are relevant to the police state, governmental lack of accountability, and why government services in this area are so poor. Similar provisions likely exist in other jurisdictions, and are supported by Supreme Court case law.
Let’s start with the police –
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General, Spirituality, Philosophy, Ethics, Transparency
President Barack Obama faced a civil liberties backlash today after he signed a law that will allow terror suspects to be held indefinitely- even raising the prospects of U.S. citizens being sent to Guantanamo Bay.
The controversial move, revealed last night, effectively extends the laws of the battlefield to American soil. The move shows a clear hardening of Mr Obama’s anti-terror policies, and a major shift from the liberal stance that helped him sweep into power three years ago. After campaigning heavily on the need to close the controversial terrorist detention base at Guantanamo Bay, he failed to deliver when met with legal obstacles.
Now, showing that he has truly moved to the opposite end of the spectrum, he is endorsing the tools and civil powers that he once rallied against. “It’s something so radical that it would have been considered crazy had it been pushed by the Bush administration,” said Human Rights Watch spokesman Tom Malinowski. “It establishes precisely the kind of system that the United States has consistently urged other countries not to adopt. At a time when the United States is urging Egypt, for example, to scrap its emergency law and military courts, this is not consistent,” Mr Malinowski continued.
Considering he is now in the midst of running for re-election, comparisons between Mr Obama and Mr Bush are certainly not something the President wants going into the 2012 race. Civil rights groups are outraged after he dropped the threat of a veto Wednesday, meaning the bill will become a law and implement several controversial provisions, like the ability to keep all terror suspects imprisoned.
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Copblock posted a quote by Becky Akers on the Facebook page recently –
”We all need to recognize cops are the enemy. They’re not just the enemy of the black guy. They’re not just the enemy of Miguel who came across the border without a bureaucrats permission first. They are our enemy too, they will pick on us as well. When we allow government to prey on societies least liked memebers, it’s only a matter of time before they prey on us too” – Becky Akers
In response, one reader replied, “They are your neighbors and the person your standing in line with at the grocery store. Educate yourself and get to know them and we can all be on the same page. Have you ever taken a ride along with your local PD? Have you ever went to a pancake breakfast and learned what they talk about? Do you even know one personally? Didn’t think so. You are depending on a story or some third party blurb to make drastic decisions about your viewpoints are without taking the time to form your own opinions with real data imo. I have some of those things planned in the near future to learn about them. I don’t know enough yet to form a valid firm opinion but plan on learning and talking with them.”
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Columns, General, Homeland "Security", Transparency
Police and their supporters always talk about how policing is such a difficult and dangerous job. As with most things related to police, this attitude is derived from general misconception, ignorance, and a tendency of people to arbitrarily worship those in fancy uniforms. Year after year, policing fails to make the top ten list of most dangerous professions. The dangers they face on the job consistently fall below that of pilots, loggers, sanitation workers, farmers, fishers, etc.
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George Sand received her B.A. from UCLA and her J.D. from the University of San Diego School of Law. She enjoys beer, jogging, the beach and music in her spare time. Contact the author at email@example.com
Columns, News media
- Ken Jenkins
The Truth is not Enough: How to overcome emotional barriers to 9/11 truth
by Ken Jenkins
9/11 Activist and Video Producer
Pioneering 9/11 activist and video producer Ken Jenkins has a degree in electrical engineering from Carnegie-Mellon University, and has done extensive postgraduate study in psychology.
He has worked as a video professional for over 40 years, including 7 years at Hewlett-Packard in their state-of-the-art broadcast video facility HPTV.
Ken completed awakening to 9/11 truth by November of 2001 and started presenting his PowerPoint and video productions on 9/11 truth in 2002. He has since spoken at six international 9/11 conferences and at numerous other 9/11 events and on many radio programs. His first video release, Perspective on 9/11 was originally made for the early live presentations. He has since produced dozens of 9/11 DVDs – nine with leading 9/11 Truth author David Ray Griffin, including 9/11–The Myth and the Reality. More recently he co-produced, directed and edited architect Richard Gage’s 9/11: Blueprint for Truth and SF Press Conference DVDs for AE911Truth.
Ken is also a founder of 9/11TV.org, which has documented speakers from many 9/11 conferences and events. The resulting DVDs, as well as those produced by others, are distributed in part through cable public access channels nationwide. He also helped co-found one of the first 9/11 local groups, The Northern California 9/11 Truth Alliance, and co-produced many events with them, including, in March of 2004, the first major 9/11 conference, the San Francisco International Inquiry into 9/11.
He authored an article featured in Global Outlook titled “The Truth is not Enough: How to overcome emotional barriers to 9/11 truth.”
Ken also designed, with help, the popular 11 Remarkable Facts About 9/11 card.
He is currently working with Senator Mike Gravel on the Citizens’ 9/11 Commission Campaign. The goal is to create an independent, citizen based investigation, through state ballot initiatives.
By revealing the “false flag” nature of the 9/11 attacks, it is Ken’s intention to not only help end the current bogus “war on terror” but to also help open the way to ending war as a political option on this planet.
911, General, History, News media