POLICE STATE: Police union gives payments to officers involved in fatal shootings
Yes people — there is a literal bounty on our head. When you wonder if that cop is going to shoot you, just be reminded that he’ll get paid $300 to $500 if he does kill and shoot you. As if the pigs need more incentive to shoot people. This is ridiculous.
Anyone paying a modicum of attention has seen how bounties in Afghanistan resulted in innocent people sent to Guantanamo for years (and not released for years even after the government realized they were innocent).
The amazing thing is all the comments supporting this practice. A literal bounty on the head of taxpayers. Shoot us and you get a reward. Our tax dollars at work. PUBLIC unions at work.
JOURNAL: Local Woman Applauds Husband’s Progress In Dwarf Fortress
John The Canadien’s blogpost about our long Friday hangout, which includes taco bell anecdotes, reviews of a shitload of cartoons we watched (6 hours), music, and spiel about Dwarf Fortress.
A little bit of everything!
VIDEO: MOVIE: REVIEW: Wild Wild West (1999)
With a native Netflix rating of 2.8/5 stars (Netflix guessed 3.1 for us), and 4.4/10 on IMDB, our expectations were kind of low. But It turns out this movie is better than I expected. More comedy than I thought, and better action than I thought.
Two things that made it better than if I had watched it when it came out 13 years ago: blu-ray/high-def, and the rising appreciation and popularity of Steampunk. It had never occurred to me that this was a Steampunk movie!
Clint/Carolyn: 4/5 stars, 8/10.
Parthena/Eli: 4/5 stars, 7/10.
Parthena adds, “I think it was way more funny and entertaining than people give it credit for. I think the mechanical spider and associated ridiculousness actually increased my rating of the movie, haha.”
JOURNALISM VS. WAR ON TERROR: Obama’s personal role in a journalist’s imprisonment – Salon.com
This is pretty damning. Journalist releases something USA and Yemen lied to their people about. Wikileaks then verifies it. Yemen imprisons journalist as if he’s a terrorist for saying something America doesn’t like. Local leaders and Amnesty International get mad.
Pardon is drafted up. Obama then literally called Yemen when they had the pardon written up, in order to ensure that this journalist stay in jail and the pardon disappear. Which happens after the phone call.
This is direct action. This is not Congress’s fault, this is not Obama being a puppet of vast machinery he has no control of.
And oh, we still have secret prisons just like under the Bush Administration. Obama just tricked Obama-supporters into thinking he stopped Bush’s practice. He did not. As usual, Obama continues Bush’s practices, but more secretively.
And at this point, is The New York Times even worth wiping one’s ass on? This is the paper that knew we were being wiretapped by the government, and sat on the story for a year. Among many other things, New York Times is now, to me, the least reliable major newspaper in existence.