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So sorry. You all are public servants. All bets are off. There is no prohibition on filming law enforcement and using it on media. News companies do it everyday for profit. So what now? Are the capitol police going to sue Fox, CNN, MSNBC and others across the globe for using film footage in their broadcasts for profit?

I saw it time I glanced. I saw the eyes sticking out. If I can't find anything else I can find the cat. It's my specialty. Meow!!  :tongue2:

General Discussion Forum / Re: Trade vs College
« on: March 24, 2023, 04:46:52 PM »
There are people who own HVAC companies that ere millionaires. In fact I went to school with three of them. I use to work at Boeing and Raytheon who were engineers. They went back got HVAC certified that own their own companies. One has a contract with two local builders installing HVAC on new homes and the other one has DoD contracts lined up. The same with plumbing. Not all cases are the same. Yes some in fact many will be worker bee's, but there will be many who go on to own their own companies in plumbing, hvac, construction, roofing and so on. Punching a time clock is not for everyone.
Trade vs. College?  I say college.  Trade school for those who are not interested in going to college.  In other words, if not college, trade school.

People with trades pay less for college and many earn three to four times the amount of a college educated person unless it's a stem degree.

A person with a trade skill might make more for the time being, but most are not too flexible. A person with a college degree are way more flexible.  College teaches critical thinking, whereas trade schools do not. For example, due to the increase popularity of EVs, combustion engine mechanics will soon be a thing of the past.  It's similar to blacksmith jobs when the horse and buggy became a thing of the past.  The difference in trade school and college is like the biblical saying that says, "If you give a man a fish, you feed him for a day. If you teach a man to fish, you feed him for a lifetime.”  College not only teaches one how to fish, but it provide one the critical thinking abilities to be a better fisherman, which says, there ALWAYS room for improvement.  Most trade schools don't teach individuals how to make improvements on existing technology.

Cee, the thing is many plumbers and electricians will tell you that they don't care for doing new construction unless it's a large commercial job. Residential plumbing and electrical repair work is where the money is. Same with remodeling and masonry.


Russia could have its most powerful and quiet nuclear attack submarines on persistent patrols off either U.S. Coast in the next two years, the head of U.S. Northern Command told the Senate Armed Services Committee on Thursday.

In response to questions from Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) on the threat of Chinese and Russian cruise missile submarines operating close to the U.S., NORTHCOM commander Gen. Glen VanHerck said that the deployments of the Russian Yasen-class nuclear cruise missile attack boats have been deploying more frequently.

“[The risk is] absolutely increasing. Within the last year, Russia has also placed their [Yasens] in the Pacific,” he said.
“Now not only the Atlantic, but we also have them in the Pacific and it’s just a matter of time – probably a year or two – before that’s a persistent threat, 24 hours a day. … That impact has reduced decision space for a national senior leader in a time of crisis.”

Also known by their NATO reporting name Severodvinsk class, the 13,800-ton Yasen-class attack boats are among the most capable submarines in the world. In particular, the three current boats in the class are capable of a special quiet operations mode that make them difficult to detect in the open ocean. In 2018, the lead boat in the class, Severodvinsk, evaded U.S. efforts to find it for weeks, according to press reports.

Navy officials have told USNI News that the service has become increasingly concerned with the efficacy of the Russian submarine force.

The growing ability of Russian submarines to operate undetected in the Atlantic pushed the Navy to reactivate U.S. 2nd Fleet and create a command for anti-submarine warfare across the Atlantic in 2018.

The Russian Navy has planned to build ten Yasen-class attack boats, with the fourth to commission later this year, according to Russian press reports.

The Russians have also recently delivered two new strategic nuclear submarines.

In January, the Russian Navy commissioned the 24,000-ton Borey-class nuclear ballistic missile submarine Generalissimus Suvorov. In July, the Russian Navy delivered Belgorod – a strategic weapons platform fitted with school bus sized nuclear torpedoes that can be fitted with a 100-megaton nuclear warhead.

VanHerck also emphasized the need for the U.S. to expand its operations in the Arctic, as Russia has modernized its assets in the region and China continues to push farther north.

“Russia has modernized their fleet of icebreakers. They’ve modernized their strategic defense along with their submarine forces. China is sailing into the Arctic under the guise of research [missions] and we know they’re doing military operations, surveying the seabed.”

VanHerck said the U.S. is short of assets in the Arctic as Russia and China continue to expand operations.

“We’re not organized, trained and equipped to operate and respond in the Arctic. Infrastructure is a big concern for me, whether that be runway links, whether that be buildings, whether that be weapons storage, whether that be fuel storage,” he said.
“We need persistence that requires icebreakers. We as a nation are in bad shape regarding icebreakers, and I fully support the Coast Guard’s plan. We need to go faster.”

It's not like the U.S. hasn't been doing this to them for years in the Arctic, Baltic, and Berents Seas. So... :shrug:

General Discussion Forum / Re: Another CARVANA Horror Purchase
« on: March 24, 2023, 10:32:31 AM »
I told yall, last yr about the trouble folks were having in the A with CarVana. Not getting their titles etc. Justin Gray( WSBTV), who broke the story. Found out Drivetime is owned by the same company.
Gave me bad vibes from the time I saw their first commercial pitch. :nod:

Songs of Solomon 1 whole chapter

Chapt. 4:5 Your two breasts are like two fawns,
Twins of a gazelle,
Which feed among the lilies.

Chapt. 5:3-5 I have taken off my robe;
How can I put it on again?
I have washed my feet;
How can I defile them?
4 My beloved put his hand
By the latch of the door,
And my heart yearned for him.
5 I arose to open for my beloved,
And my hands dripped with myrrh,
My fingers with liquid myrrh,
On the handles of the lock.

Chapt 7 whole chapt.

 :shrug: The book of Solomon will do it. :nod:

General Discussion Forum / Re: Trade vs College
« on: March 24, 2023, 09:32:53 AM »
It's okay. All good conversation.  :nod:

General Discussion Forum / Re: Another CARVANA Horror Purchase
« on: March 24, 2023, 09:30:20 AM »
Something similar to this happened to one of our older daughters. Years ago, her cousin (our career criminal nephew) got her a "deal" on a BMW 325I. When she took it in for servicing, they found that the engine was from a stolen BMW. It was a mess. :no:

Politics / Re: THE HONEY TRAP
« on: March 24, 2023, 09:20:16 AM »
So-called law enforcement does this all over the country where protests are involved. I would bet that 99% of the violence and destruction during protests are caused by these perps. It's an old playbook still in use. :nod:

« on: March 24, 2023, 09:17:47 AM »
This is what I've been saying has been happening all this time. >:(

🚨 EMERGENCY: The white woman on the left with the pink hair at a Black Lives Matter protest is an UNDERCOVER POLICE OFFICER from Colorado Springs named April Rogers.

With the help of the FBI, she created a fake identity named Chelsie, and pretended to be a sex worker that was disturbed by police brutality. It was all a lie.

Once she infiltrated local groups in Colorado, she started trying to get peaceful Black leaders to commit a slew of gun crimes. Which they thankfully refused. Over and over again she tried to get people to break the law.

This right here is what we are up against. She's still employed by the Colorado Springs Police.

.pod did the hard work to uncover this. Grateful for the team there.

The FBI Used an Undercover Cop With Pink Hair to Spy on Activists and Manufacture Crimes

HE YOUNG WOMAN with long pink hair claimed to be from Washington state. One day during the summer of 2020, she walked into the Chinook Center, a community space for left-wing activists in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and offered to volunteer.

“She dressed in a way that was sort of noticeable,” said Samantha Christiansen, a co-founder of the Chinook Center. But no one among the activists found that unusual or alarming; everyone has their own style. They accepted her into the community.

The pink-haired woman said her name was Chelsie. She also dropped regular hints about her chosen profession.

“She implied over the course of getting to know her that she was a sex worker,” said Jon Christiansen, Samantha’s husband and another co-founder of the Chinook Center.

“I think somebody else had told me that, and I just was like, ‘Oh, OK. That makes sense,’” said Autum Carter-Wallace, an activist in Colorado Springs. “I never questioned it.”

But Chelsie’s identity was as fake as her long pink hair. The young woman, whose real name is April Rogers, is a detective at the Colorado Springs Police Department. The FBI enlisted her to infiltrate and spy on racial justice groups during the summer of 2020.

MUST read much more:

Should all be paid for with proceeds from the Russian oil revenues and Russian oligarchs assets.

"Full blown coon"  :lmao: :lmao: :lmao:

Clarence Thomas opposes a 'landmark precedent' guaranteeing defendants the right to counsel: legal columnist

One of the most influential Republicans of the 20th Century was U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice Earl Warren, appointed by GOP President Dwight D. Eisenhower. One landmark ruling after another was handed down by the Warren Court, from New York Times v. Sullivan (1964) to Griswold v. Connecticut (1965) to Stanley v. Georgia (1969) to Brown v. the Board of Education (1954).

Another was Gideon v. Wainwright, a 1963 decision guaranteeing criminal defendants the right to legal counsel. Three years later, the protections of Gideon grew even stronger thanks to the Warren Court's 1966 ruling in Miranda v. Arizona. The Miranda warning famously recited in countless police dramas includes elements of both Gideon v. Wainwright and Miranda v. Arizona, including, "If you cannot afford an attorney, one will be appointed to you."

Far-right Justice Clarence Thomas, during his 32 years on the High Court, has made no secret of his disdain for the Warren Court. And that includes Gideon v. Wainwright.

In an opinion column published by MSNBC's website on March 19, legal blogger Jordan Rubin explains, "In a 2019 dissent, in which he was joined by Donald Trump appointee Neil Gorsuch, Thomas wrote that the justices who decided Gideon decades ago didn't attempt 'to square the expansive rights they recognized with the original meaning of' the Constitution. Of course, we've seen this GOP Court trample rights under the guise of originalism. And while this was only two justices calling Gideon into question, we've learned that precedent only means what the Court's current majority wants it to mean. I recently noted the irony of Thomas and Gorsuch wanting to revisit a landmark defamation precedent, given that doing so could hurt Fox News."

The "landmark defamation precedent" that Rubin is referring to is New York Times v. Sullivan. In that case, the Warren Court unanimously ruled that in defamation lawsuits, the defendant has to prove "actual malice" — the thing that Dominion Voting Systems is trying to prove in its $1.6 billion lawsuit against Fox News. Dominion, thanks to Sullivan, has a huge burden of proof in that case. And Fox News' legal team is — ironically, as Rubin points out — using, in its defense, a legal precedent that Thomas dislikes.

"But when it comes to further weakening the right to counsel," Rubin observes, "a majority latching on to that idea would be more than ironic: It would be tragic."

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