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I Visit A Psychic – INTP

I didn’t actually visit a psychic. I heard reference to the MMPI-2 and fell down the rabbit hole. One thing led to another and I found myself taking a personality profile.

I have taken these before, professionally. The military required a psych/type profile upon initial indoc. Delta Airlines did as well. The results of today’s profile were spot on. This is no wonder, since I answered the questions honestly. There is no trick to it. Your answers will indicate which type of person you are. It’s not rocket-surgery.

I have an Assertive INTP personality type which is Introverted (intuitive) with a strong focus on Thinking (logic over feelings). When I’ve taken these previously (Myers-Briggs Type Indicator), the results have been the same.

I found the results and the supplemental information provided (today), quite helpful in understanding my type and others, and also helpful for assisting in dealing with others.

After you take the 10 minute profile, you will see the results. The accompanying information shows up as links at the bottom of each page:

    EXPLORE THIS TYPE

INTRODUCTION
Strengths & Weaknesses
Romantic Relationships
Friendships
Parenthood
Career Paths
Workplace Habits
Conclusion

Try it and feel free to share the results with us.

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Kurds: Taking It To ISIS In Syria

In lighter news, the two Austrian Jihad Barbie’s are now married, impregnated, and regretting their decision to live as worthless lumps of 2nd class flesh in the Islamic State. Heh.

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Sloe Joe: Someone Needs To Shoot Another White House Aide?

Stupid so thick, you’d need a chainsaw to cut through it:

Speaking at a Washington memorial service for the late James Brady — former White House press secretary who was wounded in the March 1981 assassination attempt against President Reagan — Mr. Biden said the fight to stop gun violence must never end.

“What we need is another Jim Brady, who has the skill and the ability to convince those who are afraid, who walk the halls of Congress, to step up and do what they know is right. One will come along. It will happen. I pray God it is sooner rather than later,” the vice president said.

Brady died Aug 4. Medical examiners ruled it a homicide, the direct result of the wounds he sustained in the 1981 assassination attempt.

Following that shooting, Brady went on to lead national campaign against gun violence. One of the most significant gun-control restrictions in recent history, the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act or “Brady Bill,” bears his name.

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FBI On Trial For Use Of NSL’s

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I don’t remember which part of the U.S. Constitution specifically allows law enforcement to use secret letters to spy on Americans, maybe I missed that day in Civics class. Here’s hoping that liberty prevails.

A federal appeals court this week will review whether the government can secretly conduct electronic surveillance on Americans without first obtaining a warrant.

The case, to be brought before a panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit on Wednesday, could have sweeping digital-privacy implications, and it represents one of the most direct challenges to the legal authority for government spying in the post-Snowden era. Many observers expect the case to ultimately reach the Supreme Court.

At issue is whether the FBI can use so-called national security letters, or NSLs, to compel companies to hand over communications data or financial records of certain users for the purposes of a national security investigation. These letters permit the FBI to collect telephone and Internet data of suspects without court approval and they often place a gag order on companies, which prevents them from disclosing the government order.

National security letters have been around since the late 1970s but have grown in importance and frequency in recent years. Hundreds of thousands of such letters have been issued since the post-9/11 USA Patriot Act expanded their authority, and an overwhelming majority have been accompanied by gag orders. The Justice Department argues that NSLs are necessary to protect national security and thwart terrorist attacks.

But in 2011, an unidentified telecommunications company, represented by open-Internet activists with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, challenged the authority of an NSL it received, as well as the gag order preventing public disclosure.

Last year, the case landed in front of U.S. District Judge Susan Illston, who ruled that the FBI’s use of NSLs represented an unconstitutional breach of the First Amendment. She found the limited, after-the-fact judicial oversight of NSLs insufficient and ordered the government to cease using them and, additionally, to halt enforcement of their gag orders.

But Illston allowed the government 90 days to appeal, and because of “significant constitutional and national security issues at stake,” enforcement of her ruling was stayed.

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More Bad Cops Abusing People

Not the first time he’s been accused of abuse.

In 2009, Afanador was one of five officers who were defendants in a lawsuit against the NYPD. According to the complaint, Afanador and four of his colleagues were strip-searching a suspect on the street when plaintiff Ranique Williams walked by. For whatever reason—legally, he never needed one—Williams whipped out his camera and started snapping pictures.

Bad idea. Immediately, Williams was detained. He tried to call 911 to complain and asked for their badge numbers. They didn’t give any. Instead, they roughed him up, “slapping” the phone from his hand, “striking” him in the face and head, then “punching” him in the face while he was still handcuffed in the back of a police cruiser, never telling him he was under arrest. They also took his camera and his flash drive without a warrant.

As if that weren’t enough, the complaint alleges, Afanador and his colleagues initiated a malicious prosecution against Williams in an attempt to cover up the violent false arrest and the illegal search-and-seizure. (That prosecution was dismissed in 2009.)

Williams’ lawsuit against Afanador and the other cops cost the city a $37,500 settlement.

Whether or not Afanador’s arrest in 2008 went down exactly they way the complaint alleges—we’ll never know, since the case never went to trial—in hindsight the lawsuit stands in the record as a red flag that the NYPD ignored.

I defend cops all the time, reminding people that context matters. Circumstances matter. Most accusations of abuse never go anywhere, because if people aren’t accusing you of abuse, you aren’t having to go hands-on. There is no excuse to pistol whip a man in his face. The new video is pure, unadulterated, abuse. The cop should go to prison.

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NSA: Recruiting 13 Year Old Kids

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https://firstlook.org/theintercept/2014/10/09/nsa-plans-recruit-teenagers/”>How the NSA is recruiting your children, and creating the “unintended” consequence of encouraging future hackers, which will create a need for even more invasive government surveillance.

Kids across America no longer have to wait until college to plan on being a part of the National Security Agency. In fact, they could start preparing for their NSA careers as early as age 13.

The NSA has begun sponsoring cybersecurity camps for middle and high school students, agency recruiter Steven LaFountain told CNBC’s Eamon Javers in a recent interview. Six prototype camps launched this past summer, and the NSA hopes to eventually have a presence in schools in all 50 states.

The camps, LaFountain told CNBC, teach “low-level programming… where most cybersecurity vulnerabilities are” and sponsor activities like a “wireless scavenger hunt” in which 10th graders were dispatched to hunt down “rogue access points.” The general idea is to eliminate “threats out there on the Internet”

“The students are really, really into it,” LaFountain added.

This isn’t the first time the NSA has reached out to the youth of America. In 2010, the NSA introduced CryptoKids, animated characters tasked with the vital mission of informing kids about cybersecurity. And unlike Saturday morning cartoons, the CryptoKids are still going strong.

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Obama Openly Waiting For Elections On Immigration Executive Order

It’s such an important issue, that the people “want”, that they are openly admitting to waiting until it’s not going to hurt them politically, before they break the law.

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Mooch Supports Abortion Candidate “For The Kids”

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Unfortunately, you can’t make this mess up:

Michelle Obama joined a campaign rally for a pro-abortion Democratic gubernatorial candidate in the state of Maine.

… Just before saying this, “And here is what I want you to remember: Those kids, our kids, are counting on us to stand up for them this November. And there are so many of these kids all over the country who I meet every day who are counting on us. Kids like a young man named Lawrence Lawson who I met earlier this year.“

Apparently to Michelle Obama, supporting pro-abortion candidates such as her husband and Mike Michaud is somehow supporting kids.

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Target Panders To Less Than 2% Of Their Target Market

Yeah, I’m going there again. Much like Burger King, Target is casting their net in a cynical attempt to get dollars based on lifestyle loyalty marketing model. This model works for niche product providers, not mega-corporations with broad appeal to multiple demographics. Burger King’s gay whopper worked wonders for about a week. They then changed their motto again to “Your Way”. I told you so.

Target will waste a bunch of money on this campaign and gain 0% market share as a result. Fail.

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Nebraska Teachers: Use Gender Neutral “Purple Penguins” Instead Of “Boys & Girls”

This jack-assery is beyond the pale. We have gone full-retard as a society.

Nebraska school district has instructed its teachers to stop referring to students by “gendered expressions” such as “boys and girls,” and use “gender inclusive” ones such as “purple penguins” instead.

“Don’t use phrases such as ‘boys and girls,’ ‘you guys,’ ‘ladies and gentlemen,’ and similarly gendered expressions to get kids’ attention,” instructs a training document given to middle-school teachers at the Lincoln Public Schools.

“Create classroom names and then ask all of the ‘purple penguins’ to meet on the rug,” it advises.

The document also warns against asking students to “line up as boys or girls,” and suggests asking them to line up by whether they prefer “skateboards or bikes/milk or juice/dogs or cats/summer or winter/talking or listening.”

“Always ask yourself . . . ‘Will this configuration create a gendered space?’” the document says.

The instructions were part of a list called “12 steps on the way to gender inclusiveness” developed by Gender Spectrum, an organization that “provides education, training and support to help create a gender sensitive and inclusive environment for children of all ages.”

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Hey Millenial, The White House Thinks You’re A Dumbass!

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BuzzFeed:

The White House is preparing a new emoji-based social media campaign to make it’s economic pitch to young people, BuzzFeed News has learned.

Starting Thursday, White House social media accounts will blast out charts, graphs, and yes, emojis, aimed at catching the eye of young voters weeks before the November elections.

Even the staid administration report illustrating administration efforts to reduce student loan costs and boost enrollment in the Affordable Care Act for younger Americans — both of which contribute to improved economic opportunity for those starting careers, according to the White House — has a youthful flavor. “15 ECONOMIC FACTS ABOUT MILLENNIALS,” reads the cover of the White House Council Of Economic Advisors report.

If the portion of millenials I have to deal with is representative of the whole demographic – I’m actually inclined to agree.

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Kerry: If Climate Change Skeptics Are Wrong, “Life As You Know It On Earth Ends”

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And if they are wrong, we hobble every advanced economy, spending trillions of dollars and giving unprecedented power to the all=pervasive state who has proven that they can’t even deliver the mail correctly.

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Proof That Monkeys Can Become People?

If you have ever wondered if there are limits to stupidity, the answer is no. If the chimp is granted personhood, wouldn’t that preclude anyone owning him, since it’s illegal to own another person?

We have gone completely off the rails as a society. We need an era of hardship, so people have to focus on real problems instead of being able to spend 3 decades trying to make monkeys into people.

A New York appeals court will consider this week whether chimpanzees are entitled to “legal personhood” in what experts say is the first case of its kind.

For Steven Wise, the lawyer behind the case involving a chimp named Tommy, it is the culmination of three decades of seeking to extend rights historically reserved for humans to other intelligent animals.

On Wednesday, a mid-level state appeals court in Albany will hear the case of the 26-year-old Tommy, who is owned by a human and lives alone in what Wise describes as a “dark, dank shed” in upstate New York.

Wise is seeking a ruling that Tommy has been unlawfully imprisoned and should be released to a chimp sanctuary in Florida.

A victory in the case could lead to a further expansion of rights for chimps and other higher-order animals, including elephants, dolphins, orcas and other non-human primates, Wise said.

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FBI Seeks Help To Identify English Speaking ISIS Fighter

It’s weird that a “non-muslim” issues the usual Islamic praises before executing his enemies. I’m sure the two things are unrelated.

I’m really surprised at the quality of the videos they are putting out. It’s very professional propaganda.

CNN:

The FBI on Tuesday asked for the public’s help in identifying an English-speaking militant who appeared to help execute Syrian soldiers in an ISIS recruitment video released last month.

In the 55-minute video titled “Flames of War,” the jihadist switches from classical Arabic to perfect English with a North American accent, and appears to orchestrate a mass execution of Syrian soldiers.

The FBI reached out to the public on its website Tuesday, posting a portion of the video and asking whether anyone has information about the jihadist’s identity. […]

Officials see the killer’s appearance in the video as significant because he comes across, they say, as articulate and persuasive, a person of influence within the terror group.

In the video, there are a number of men digging a ditch behind him. The jihadist, whose face is covered except for his eyes, claims they are Syrian soldiers assigned to a 17th Division military base near the Syrian city of Raqqa, and who, after an ISIS attack, were “digging their own graves in the very place where they were stationed.”
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“Clearly ISIS had a calculated step to be able to put this guy on camera,” said Frank Cilluffo, a security analyst at George Washington University. “Why? Because he seems American. The message is aimed at a Western audience.”

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Losing Piers Morgan: All Is Lost

I even heard Tingles ditched Obola.

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American Badass: Putting Your Money Where Your Mouth Is

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Like many Americans, Jordan Matson is outraged by the brutality of the Islamic State. But unlike virtually every other American, he decided to take on the militants head-on.

Now, the 28-year-old Racine, Wis., man is recovering in a hospital here in northeastern Syria from a shrapnel wound in his foot, the result of a mortar attack by Islamic State fighters in Jazaa, along the Iraqi border.

Tall with slightly graying hair, Matson conceded that people back home might call him crazy for joining Kurdish forces three weeks ago to help end the Islamic State’s reign of terror.

“I couldn’t just sit and watch Christians being slaughtered anymore,” he said in an interview with USA TODAY. “I got sick of giving online sympathy. Five minutes of lip service does nothing. These people are fighting for their homes, for everything they have.”…

“It wasn’t until an American was beheaded did we do anything,” he said of the execution of journalist James Foley in August. “We just let the monster grow and grow.

“For the U.S. government, it’s not about human life. It’s about how they look in the opinion polls,” added Matson, who was wearing a military uniform and a traditional Kurdish black and white scarf across his shoulders.

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Russia Has More Deployed Nukes Than Us… By One

I sure am glad that reset button worked. We are being led by utter nincompoops.

For the first time, Russia, which is in the midst of a major strategic nuclear modernization, has more deployed nuclear warheads than the United States, according to the latest numbers released by the State Department.

Russia now has 1,643 warheads deployed on intercontinental ballistic missiles, submarine-launched ballistic missiles and heavy bombers. The United States has 1,642, said the fact sheet released Wednesday[...]

“While so little information is released under New START that there is no way to say for sure, the Russian increases appears to reflect the arming of the two new Borey class ballistic missile submarines,” Mr. Schneider said.

“All U.S. numbers have declined since New START entry into force,” he added. “The fact that this is happening reflects the ineffectiveness of the Obama administration’s approach to New START.”

Sen. James Inhofe of Oklahoma, ranking Republican on the Senate Committee on Armed Services, called for a new U.S. policy aimed at halting Moscow’s nuclear arms buildup.

“Not only did Russia violate the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, signed by President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev in 1987, it did so while negotiating with the Obama administration over New START, a 2010 arms reduction treaty,” Mr. Inhofe stated in a recent op-ed in Foreign Policy. “The White House was at best nave to Russian duplicity; at worst it was complicit.”

Mr. Inhofe stated that Russian deception in negotiating an arms reduction treaty while building up nuclear arms “poses a direct threat to the United States.”

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Harry Reid’s “Negro Dialect”: Dat Sh*t Be Crazy Yo

Ebonics is a direct result of the soft bigotry of low expectations.

The article I linked to, takes the position that Ebonics is a legitimate sub-dialect in certain social settings. I agree. The author points to the girl in the video and says that she is likely being picked on because she doesn’t use the relaxed vernacular (“negro dialect”), in non-formal settings. He fails his target audience, in not pointing out that his audience may be experiencing undue discrimination (non-racial) because they refuse to use the more-formal “Standard English”, in the appropriate settings.

It’s a very interesting read, where the author does his best to take a balanced approach to the subject matter. I think he just needs a wider lens.

“All right, hear me out,” begins the young black woman in a video uploaded to the website LiveLeak last Friday. “There is no such thing as ‘talking white,’ … it’s actually called ‘speaking fluently,’ speaking your language correctly. I don’t know why we’ve gotten to a place where as a culture—as a race—if you sound as though you have more than a fifth-grade education, it’s a bad thing.”

She continues like this for nearly two more minutes, emphasizing the point that her speech reflects proper English and attacking the idea that it’s a deviation from black identity.

If she was hoping for a positive response, she got it. In addition to thousands of shares and tweets, it reached more than 560,000 views andmade the front page of Reddit.

Not that this was a surprise. The main ideas—that black Americans disparage “proper English” and education and use a “broken” version of the language—have wide currency among many Americans, including blacks.

“Ebonics” is mocked as a fake language, and efforts to use it in schools have sparked vocal opposition. When the Oakland, California, school board approved Ebonics for use in its schools in 1996, a flurry of public figures condemned the decision. “I understand the attempt to reach out to these children, but this is an unacceptable surrender, bordering on disgrace,” said the Rev. Jesse Jackson, who later reversed his stance, but not before he was endorsed by a wide range of people.

 

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Unintended Consequences: Texting Ban Fail

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My recent copy of Reason Magazine had a blurb in it about the increased occurrence of accidents caused by texting-while-driving. While not conclusive, this study tends to indicate that bans on texting while driving force people to hide their behavior, which increases the amount of time spent looking away from the road.

When safety-obsessed legislators ban texting from the driver’s seat, the roads don’t get any safer. Or at least they didn’t in Michigan, where the rate of serious automobile accidents actually increased slightly after a ban on texting while driving went into effect in July 2010, according to a study in the May 2014 Journal of Adolescent Health.

Oddly, there was a decline in the rate of less serious accidents involving minor property damage and no injuries. This finding contradicted the researchers’ hypothesis that the introduction of the texting restriction for all drivers would be followed by a reduction in crashes of all severities.

What’s going on? Previous studies have found that drivers try to evade enforcement efforts by holding their phones below the line of sight of other drivers. If Michigan drivers are doing this, the researchers suggest, “This may have resulted in a shift in the severity of texting-related crashes, where previously minor crashes became more severe, due to longer durations of eye glance behavior away from the forward roadway.”

Before anyone gets their panties in a wad, I’m not saying that texting-while-driving should be allowed. I’m just pointing out that creating another law, doesn’t appear to reduce the number of accidents. It seems to increase the incidence rate of higher risk accidents.

It’ll be interesting to see the long term evidence on this.

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Ebola: The Govt Is Preparing, Are You?

The federal government has been preparing for the eventual outbreak of communicable disease in the U.S. If you look at the origins of this Executive Order, you will see that it was written in 2003. This is typical preparedness by the government. A cynic would say that the President including SARS, was a direct response to his open borders policy.

The CDC has issued guidance on how to handle ebola patients. This is SOP for emergency response.
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Then, we have the possibility of mutation and airborne transmission, from a hyper-evolving ebola virus (< --read this NYT Article):

The second possibility is one that virologists are loath to discuss openly but are definitely considering in private: that an Ebola virus could mutate to become transmissible through the air. You can now get Ebola only through direct contact with bodily fluids. But viruses like Ebola are notoriously sloppy in replicating, meaning the virus entering one person may be genetically different from the virus entering the next. The current Ebola virus’s hyper-evolution is unprecedented; there has been more human-to-human transmission in the past four months than most likely occurred in the last 500 to 1,000 years. Each new infection represents trillions of throws of the genetic dice.

If certain mutations occurred, it would mean that just breathing would put one at risk of contracting Ebola. Infections could spread quickly to every part of the globe, as the H1N1 influenza virus did in 2009, after its birth in Mexico.

Then, we see that Congress has deployed viral hemorrhagic fever detection units to all 50 states:

The Chemical and Biological Defense Program has sharpened the DoD diagnostics portfolio by increasing the capability of our fielded system, some 340 of which have been provided to the Military Services.

The Joint Biological Agent Identification and Diagnostic System is a portable system capable of rapid, reliable, and simultaneous identification of specific biological agents and pathogens. By partnering with the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command and the Food and Drug Administration, we have made accessible additional diagnostic assays for high consequence, low probability biological threat agents for use during declared public health emergencies.

This collaboration has facilitated the availability of viral hemorrhagic fever diagnostic assays for use during a declared emergency and adds previously unavailable preparedness capabilities to this fielded system.

To address the need for a near term capability to combat emerging threat materials, we have already provided Domestic Response Capability kits to the National Guard weapons of mass destruction civil support teams resident in all 50 states.

These kits provide emerging threat mitigation capability that includes detection, personnel protection, and decontamination.

Full Congressional Report via POTR 

Leading suppliers of hazmat suits are already filling orders for 160,000 suits (as far back as 3 weeks ago).

The following video’s source – New England Complex Systems Institute:

The CDC predicts that uncontained, ebola totals in Sierra Leone will reach 1.4 million by January, 2015.

I’m not trying to scare people, or anything close to that. I just ant you to have good information and be prepared. Think of the outbreak type movies you’ve seen, where the worlds populations are decimated. The gov’ts of the world try to keep people calm until the wheels fall off. Then, a year later, they have lost control and life is forever altered. That is Hollywood, but even the CDC warns that the 5% die-off from the Spanish Influenza would pale in comparison to a full-blown, airborne ebola pandemic. Semper Peratus.

Interesting fiction from our very own R.D. Walker.

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Ebola Hits Dallas! Thank You Homeland Security!

Can’t say we didn’t see this coming…

Officials with the Centers for Disease Control have confirmed that a person in Dallas definitely has the Ebola virus. Tuesday’s official determination makes the Dallas patient the first diagnosed Ebola case in the United States.

Officials with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention held an afternoon press conference. CDC Director Thomas Frieden related the information that the individual who tested positive had traveled to Liberia. The person left Liberia on September 19 and arrived in the United States on September 20 with no virus symptoms. Frieden said it was four or five days later that the patient, who is believed to be male, began developing symptoms and was ultimately admitted to Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas on Sunday, September 28.

“We received in our laboratory today specimens from the individual, tested them and they tested positive for Ebola. The State of Texas also operates a laboratory that found the same results,” Frieden said. After the confirmation statement Frieden went on to stress that the testing for Ebola is very accurate, saying that it’s a PCR test of blood.

Now that the virus is confirmed Frieden said the next steps are three-fold. “First, to care for the patient… to provide the most effective care possible, as safely as possible, to keep to an absolute minimum the likelihood or possibility that anyone would become infected. And second, to maximize the chances that the patient might recover.”

I feel so safe with children leading our country. Oh yeah, before I forget, the Secret Service let an armed man into the elevator with President Obama when he went to the CDC for an Ebola briefing. Yes, that “ebola”, which is now apparently in Dallas. Guess he should have paid attention during the briefing.

The incident, which took place three days before an intruder jumped a fence and sprinted inside the White House, involved a failure in Secret Service advance work to prevent an armed man from coming into close proximity with Obama while he was visiting the CDC to receive a briefing about the Ebola threat.

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County Commissioner Karen Valenzuela (D) Costs Taxpayers $12M; Doesn’t Care

Negligence, political vindictiveness, abuse of authority, violation of property rights, and violation of due process rights.

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Commissioner Karen Valenzuela (D), of Thurston County, WA was deposed in a $30M law suit against the county. Her and the other commissioners were found guilty on all counts.

They interfered with commerce, by using the specious application of the Critical Area Ordinance (CRA). The CRA allows the county to violate your property rights by invading your land, cordoning off sections, and dedicating them as pocket gopher habitat. Once this occurs, you no longer have open access to this portion of your property – except, that you are forced (as slaves are) to “hand remove” a noxious weed called “Scots Broom”. The guilty verdict and $12M award appears to be the largest land-use verdict ever won in Washington State history.

That’s right. Their plan was approved, and all activities deemed legal. This commission appears to have used the force of law to prevent a private property owner from using the land they bought, for the purpose which they bought it. When deposed on the matter, Ms Valenzuela said, in essence, that she didn’t care what the people wanted, what it cost the taxpayers, just that her agenda be achieved. This type of abuse is destroying commerce, across this great nation and the jury seems to agree.

Attorney Jed Powell of the Seattle law firm Cairncross & Hempelmann, which represented Maytown, alleged politically motivated commissioners attempted to apply new rules to the mine, which was in compliance with the rules in effect when the permit was issued.

The Maytown project had already proved to be a political hot coal for the Port of Tacoma, which bought the tract with the plan to build a railroad marshalingyard and a gravel mine there.

Local residents argued that the land was best suited to become a wildlife refuge, not an industrial tract.

When strong political opposition developed challenging the port’s plan at every turn, the port in 2010 put the 745-acre tract up for sale and sold most of it to Maytown Sand & Gravel.

The additional delay and uncertainty generated by the extra review cast doubt on Maytown’s long-term ability to mine the site and caused it to miss opportunities to land multiyear contracts to supply gravel to construction projects, its lawyers contended.

That lack of long-term contracts caused the gravel mining consortium to miss payments due to the Port of Tacoma for purchase of the site and ultimately led to Maytown’s return of the property to the port last year. Since the property’s return, the port has continued to mine gravel on the site but on a small-scale basis.

The gravel company’s lawyers said the jury verdict supported every claim: negligence, negligent misrepresentation, tortious interference with a business expectancy, tortious interference with a contract, and violation of Maytown’s constitutional right to substantive due process.

 

 

So, upon a little more digging, it seems that Thurston County Commissioners have a long history of using LARGE-PENISED GOPHERS to abuse the county’s citizens. The abusers from the county even sent 5 police officers to arrest the son of their target for trapping the well-endowed gopher. This is the type of abuse that costs jobs. When apparatchiks are allowed to violate rights, by mis-using regulatory diktats to suit their own agenda, commerce is stifled and rights are violated.

I imagine that this type of abuse is rampant, around the country. When you give petty people the force of law, they twist their authority to suit their own agenda.

First, as Commissioner Valenzuela knows, the Insurance Risk Pool covers only the first $10 million of the verdict. The additional $2 million comes out of the general budget – mostly public safety.

If you’d like to contact Ms. Valenzuela, I have conveniently added her contact info.

Commission Chair, District Three
Commissioner, Board of Health
Thurston County Washington
2000 Lakeridge Drive, SW
Building 1, Room 269
Olympia, WA 98502-6045
(360) 786-5440
Send an e-mail to Karen
Commissioner Staff: Danielle Westbrook
(360) 786-5414

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Ted Cruz For President?

Ted Cruz is running for president. The only thing left for him to do is say so.

According to sources close to the Texas senator, Cruz could be preparing for an end-of-year announcement and is now dedicating considerable time and effort to cultivating a foreign-policy foundation that might help his candidacy stand out in what is guaranteed to be a crowded field.

“At this point it’s 90/10 he’s in,” one Cruz adviser said. “And honestly, 90 is lowballing it.”

The senator’s choreography since arriving in Washington has long pointed to a presidential run. His office meticulously documents the details of his meetings and events to guard against opposition research. He has aggressively pursued visits to important primary states, including Iowa, New Hampshire, and South Carolina. Late last month Cruz hired three prominent consultants with experience in national campaigns and extensive contacts in early nominating states. And he recently moved his chief of staff, Chip Roy, from his congressional office to the campaign operation, sending the clearest signal yet to allies inside and outside the Capitol that a bid for the White House is imminent.

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Workplace Violence: Another Oklahoma Beheading Threat

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Also a Muslim, but I’m sure his faith had nothing to do with it. Right, Melissa Harris-Perry?

Jacob Mugambi Muriithi, 30, is being held in the Oklahoma County jail on a terrorism complaint. His bail is set at $1 million.

“We take these threats very seriously,” Oklahoma County District Attorney David Prater said.

The arrest came on the same day police in Moore revealed fired Vaughan Foods worker Alton Alexander Nolen beheaded a co-worker after he was fired Thursday. Nolen is a Muslim convert.

Muriithi was identified as a native of Kenya who is living in Oklahoma City. He worked at Bellevue Nursing Home in northwest Oklahoma City, police reported.

The co-worker reported Muriithi threatened her while they were both working at the nursing home Sept. 19, a police detective wrote in an arrest warrant affidavit.

The woman was not identified.

She said Muriithi identified himself as a Muslim and said he “represented ISIS and that ISIS kills Christians,” the detective told a judge in the affidavit. The two had not worked together before.

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The Revolution Continues In Fergudishu

Revolutionary.

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