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In An Age Of Universal Deceit, Telling The Truth Is A Revolutionary Act.......George Orwell

Thursday, February 15, 2018

School Shootings And Northeast Kansas

Marshall County, Kentucky; January 24......16 children shot by someone outside the school, 2 of them were killed. Here's a letter written by a child who witnesses the shooting and buried a friend, as a result.

Broward County Florida, February 14.....17 children killed by a former student, who had been expelled because he enjoyed taking guns to school.

Marshall County Kansas, Frankfort, March thru May of eighteen year old high school senior who was out of jail on bond and on probation for a previous crime took a gun to school with him. While he was expelled, he was allowed back into the building seven weeks later for commencement, in violations of the Gun Free School Zones Act, which mandates that such a student be barred from entering the building for an entire year. Dean Dalinghaus, the principal, has a habit of rudely accusing anyone who does not want guns inside of Frankfort School of wanting the school to be like "an inner city school"! He then proceeds to all of the other parents and children with derisive comments about the parent who wishes to ban guns from the school. As it happens, Dalinghaus neglected to make the proper reports about the incident in 2014 to the FBI, and had not even told the Kansas Department of Education that an arrest had been made at Frankfort High School involving a student and a gun. That's how well some schools enforce the law.

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Imbolc Dreams

Candlemas, or Imbolc, is here, once again. It is time to respectfully burn all of last year's magic and plan new magic. The Earth begins to awaken.

Saturday, January 27, 2018

The Cop Who Pulled The Trigger

As discussed previously on this site, a young man by the name of Andrew Finch was shot, for no reason, by a police officer in Wichita, Kansas, on December 28 of last year. As it happened, the police had been responding to false information from a gamer in California, and had not made any attempt to discover the actual circumstances, that night. Tyler Bariss, the prank caller, has been arrested and extradited to Kansas and awaits further court dates in the Sedgwick County jail. For a long while, the only piece of the puzzle that was missing, aside from the reason for all of this police brutality in the first place, was the name of the murderer. It appears that we now have it.

It was reported by the San Jose Mercury that the pig who shot Mr. Finch was hired in 2010, and has appeared in several episodes of COPS. That, in your faithful blogger's research, narrowed the list down to two possible candidates. Further information, courtesy of The Daily Haze, has narrowed the list down to one possible person: an immature, unthinking thirty-three year old moron by the name of Justin Rapp.

Justin Rapp was hired in March of 2010, was present at the scene when Andrew Finch was fatally shot, and is now on paid leave. Chief Gordon Ramsey, of the Wichita Police Department, has tried very hard to hide Rapp's identity. In fact, he appears to think that if a cop murders someone in cold blood, the family of the victim should just accept it, and move on. Gordon Ramsey does not think that any murder victim of a police officer deserves justice, but he and all Kansas police departments have no problem with the concept or the reality of smearing the reputations of other defendants in criminal cases, prior to trial.

The family of Andrew Finch is now filing suit against the Wichita Police Department.

Monday, January 15, 2018

Abbie Hoffman Moment

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Click Your Heels Three Times, Tyler Barriss!

Welcome to Kansas, Tyler Barriss! You now get to wake up in the land of tornados, flying monkeys, and the yellow brick road! You never thought it would happen, did you? Even if your mommy comes up with the money to pay your $500,000 bail and flies to Kansas to bail you out of jail in Sedgwick County, you'll just go to jail in Canada, where you called in a false police report on someone else you didn't like.

Today, inclement weather notwithstanding, Tyler Barriss, the California man who got angry with Andrew Finch, of Wichita, Kansas, and made a false report that sent a SWAT team to Finch's home; where a trigger happy cop shot and killed Finch; was picked up in Los Angeles and flown to Kansas. He is now in the Sedgwick County Detention Center, all 125 pounds of him, on charges of involuntary manslaughter, giving false alarm, and falsely reporting a felony.

While it is wonderful to see accountability in Barriss's case, the police officer who actually committed the murder of Andrew Finch still deserves to be held accountable, as well. We need this officer's name.

Monday, January 8, 2018

Fire, Fury, And The First Amendment

We have a new presidential biography on the market, called, Fire And Fury, by Michael Wolff. Donald Trump, styling himself as the forty-fifth president of the United States, has reportedly reacted badly to this book. At this point, Trump should know a few things about elected officials and publicly spoken and written words: primarily that after winning an election, the official is no longer a private person and therefore no longer protected by state and federal laws pertaining to libel and slander. Such an individual is still entitled to a certain amount of privacy, and making threats of violence against an elected official is unlawful in most cases, but satire and whistle blowing are fair game; more so than in the case of a private person. An elected official in northeast Kansas discovered this for herself in 2013. Satire and whistle blowing are still very acceptable under the First Amendment of the United States Constitution.

Another very important aspect of the laws about libel and slander concerns specific losses that can be ascertained by the court. If one does not have those, one's case will generally be dismissed. Since we have laws about the types of income a United States president may rake in while in office, declaring a loss might be difficult for Mr. Trump. Using the White House for financial gain is legally defined as a conflict of interest for a president, and if published, written material impedes a president's ability to commit a civil tort, the president scarcely has legal recourse!

Donald Trump has been in office long enough to understand the legalities of satire and financial conflicts of interest involving elected officials, so it appears that he is only running his yap in an ongoing effort to distract the American public from matters that are more important that Fire And Fury. It is nice to see Americans take a renewed interest in reading books, though.

Friday, January 5, 2018

You're A Mean One, Ajit Pai

At the request of my two youngest children, I am posting this message to Ajit Pai, the Chairman if the Federal Communications Commission who would rather feed corporate greed than protect the internet for all of us. This is what many, many people, especially young people, think of you, Ajit Pai.