Friday, September 11, 2009
The Key to Win an Army of Allies, The Souls of Two Cultures Embodied in One Legend, The Insatiable Parasite’s Reach for Yet More: Sat. Sept.12, 09
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People all over the country come together today, to stop the massive expansion, the runaway train, of BIG GOVERNMENT, from Washington D.C. to your local city and town, across the nation. Bravo!
On the program, Bob Bowdon, Director of the powerful film, The Cartel, takes a break from the set of a shoot for the satire news website, The Onion, to talk with us, about his new film, (not a satire), and the real outrage over Obama's speech to children in public schools across the land this past Tuesday. A WSJ editorial called it a missed opportunity for conservatives, who were reduced to looking foolish for their complaints about Obama's address to the kids. When and if conservatives pointedly, intentionally, and substantively take on the Cartel of public education, whoa! The political playing field will be transformed! The jig will be up! Let's do it. Start by tuning in, and checking out this film.
Film star & Santa Ana, CA lawyer, Jess Araujos, drops by to invite everyone in Southern California, this Saturday, to the premiere of the indy movie, The Cowboy’s Tragedy La Trajeria del Vaquero. He plays the town Sheriff, in the film, and accepted the role because it "depicts some of the most nobel and admirable qualities of the people of rural Mexico. Using the law to achieve justice is something that has been my profession and my life for over thirty years and town Sheriff was a natural fit for me" said Araujo. Conservatives and limited government activists, share a powerful connection, inherent in traditional Mexican culture depicted in this film; here's a window into that perspective and understanding.
The legend and spirit of the Cowboy, is deep with in them, with in us, forever and always. It's a connection of our souls that is inextricable.
Jack Dean, big taxpayer's hero, editor and publisher of Pension Tsunami , and founding board member of California Pension Reform, he has lots to talk about with us. We'll get an update on the lists of Calpers and CALstrs $100,000 Pension Clubs--Calpers' own actuary says the system is not sustainable.
He'll also talk about Southern CA's Metropolitan Water District's (MWD) vote next week to give its employees a 25% pension boost. If you live in So Cal, YOU're the sucker who will pay the tab. Better stop them now, or switch to sponge baths and cactus and rock landscapes for your yards. The fee hikes will blow your mind, and blow up your budget.
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Botched Paramilitary Police Raids: An Epidemic of "Isolated Incidents"
"If a widespread pattern of [knock-and-announce] violations were shown . . . there would be reason for grave concern." —Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, in Hudson v. Michigan, June 15, 2006. An interactive map of botched SWAT and paramilitary police raids, released in conjunction with the Cato policy paper "Overkill: The Rise of Paramilitary Police Raids," by Radley Balko. What does this map mean? How to use this map View Original Map and Database
The proliferation of SWAT teams, police militarization, and the Drug War have given rise to a dramatic increase in the number of "no-knock" or "quick-knock" raids on suspected drug offenders. Because these raids are often conducted based on tips from notoriously unreliable confidential informants, police sometimes conduct SWAT-style raids on the wrong home, or on the homes of nonviolent, misdemeanor drug users. Such highly-volatile, overly confrontational tactics are bad enough when no one is hurt -- it's difficult to imagine the terror an innocent suspect or family faces when a SWAT team mistakenly breaks down their door in the middle of the night.
But even more disturbing are the number of times such "wrong door" raids unnecessarily lead to the injury or death of suspects, bystanders, and police officers. Defenders of SWAT teams and paramilitary tactics say such incidents are isolated and rare. The map above aims to refute that notion.
|Death of an innocent.||Death or injury of a police officer.||Death of a nonviolent offender.|
|Raid on an innocent suspect.||Other examples of paramilitary police excess.||Unnecessary raids on doctors and sick people.|
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