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When Obama sends more jobs to Asia, how will you spend your new lost wages?

Not saving for retirement?

Skipping needed health care?

Demanding teachers be fired and schools closed because of lost tax base?

Eating more highly processed, uninspected fast foods sourced from... ????

Joining the military as a job?

Working longer hours?

Not taking a vacation?

Paying predatory lending fees?

Paying predatory municipal fines?

Enjoying more polluted air and water?

TPP is a job killing sack of shit, re-branded as a sparkle-fresh Democratic Party principal.

And it signifies that Democratic Party leadership has declared war against US working families.

We worked our asses off lifting the US out of one of the worst economic disasters in world history.

But it wasn't good enough. Now, we are being punished for our success.

Unlike the large multinational banks and the CEOs who perpetrated that disaster through systemic criminal fraud.

This is what class warfare looks like.

There is nothing moderate about TPP. It is extreme. Even for Republicans.

On edit: With job loss comes an opportunity to pay for essential government services through fees and fines so I didn't want to exclude this wonderful economic benefit.
Posted by whereisjustice | Sun Apr 26, 2015, 06:47 PM (17 replies)

Clinton Cash

But “Clinton Cash” is potentially more unsettling, both because of its focused reporting and because major news organizations including The Times, The Washington Post and Fox News have exclusive agreements with the author to pursue the story lines found in the book.

You know when those of us sounded the alarm on Clinton this is EXACTLY what we didn't want to happen by having the Democratic Party putting all of OUR eggs in her basket.

Most of this was known well ahead of time. But no one would listen.

Now instead of focusing on the very important issues of the day, it's going to be the Bill and Hillary show from now til end times.

Do you understand the consequences of having her as the candidate? Can you understand the holy hell she is going to create for everyone?

What the hell is so hard to understand about not wanting this behavior associated with the Democratic Party?

The brainiacs behind her second coming better have a damn good plan b.

This all or nothing shit is patently idiotic.

Posted by whereisjustice | Mon Apr 20, 2015, 01:28 AM (128 replies)

What's a Gyrocopter?

I had an idea, but didn't know for sure, more info here:

Can a gyroplane take off vertically or hover?

Most gyroplanes require a runway for takeoff but can land with a zero to 20 foot (6 m) landing roll. A few custom-built gyroplanes have “jump takeoff capability,” meaning they can jump 25 to 50 feet (7.5 to 15 m) high to t ake off. No gyroplanes can hover because their rotor blades are not powered.

7. How fast do gyroplanes fly?

Most gyroplanes cruise at 45 mph to 60 mph (72.5 to 96.5 kph). Andrew Keech’s Little Wing LW-5 holds the 2006 world speed record of 168.29 kph (104.6 mph).

8. How high do gyroplanes fly?

Most gyroplanes fly under 3,000 feet above the ground because their pilots like the scenery at the lower altitudes. Specially modified gyroplanes have gone almost 20,000 feet (6,096 m) high.

9. Can gyroplanes do aerobatics?

Most gyroplane pilots fly sensibly without trying aerobatics. With a well-trained pilot, a gyroplane is capable of doing most positive-G aerobatic maneuvers. Negative-G maneuvers which can slow or stop the rotor blades should be avoided.

10. What makes a gyroplane fly?

Thrust from a propeller driven by an engine moves the gyroplane forward. Air coming in under the free-spinning rotor blades makes them rotate and produce lift. This is called “autorotation,” meaning they turn on their own.

11. What do rotor blades do?

Rotor blades are really wings that turn about an axis. Small gyroplanes have rotor blades about 20 feet (6 m) in diameter and about 6 inches (15 cm) front-to-back. When these rotor blades are turning several hundred RPM, they produce lift enough for sustained flight.

12. Are gyroplanes hard to fly?

Flying some older generation, less stable gyroplanes may be considerably more difficult to fly than an airplane or helicopter. Gyroplane models employing safer aerodynamic stability designs may be as easy to fly as an airplane or helicopter. More stable gyroplanes may be considerably less sensitive to wind turbulence than other aircraft. Gyroplanes fly differently than airplanes or helicopters, and flight training is required, whether you are a pilot or not.

Posted by whereisjustice | Sun Apr 19, 2015, 10:19 PM (8 replies)

The difference between yesterday and today? Corporate run government.

Even school boards are being financed by corporate interest groups. Candidates are freely bragging about how much corporate endorsement they have as a measure of merit

MBAs have taken over politics, much as they have industry. Voters play the role as expendable commodities. In the Larry Summers world of abstraction, we are no different than farm animals or natural resources. We are consumed as the market demands. Whether its war, poverty or sickness or disease, we are harvested as needed to protect/maintain the ruling class.

Profit oriented transformation has changed both parties for the worse. Viewed in context, side-by-side, both Republicans AND Democrats have never been so far (except during civil war) from the stated purpose of our national oath- liberty and justice for all. This is proven by every quality of life measure - prison population, unemployment, poverty, disparity, racism, infant mortality, etc. Every year the numbers, accumulated in total, get worse.

Why is this not just the fault of Republicans? After all, Republicans have always been on the side of the big guy.

Because the Democratic Party is run just like a for-profit corporation. I'm not going to argue the semantics of "profit or non-profit here". For example, the NFL, raking in billions per year for owners, is technically also a non-profit. Hows that for "liberty and justice"?

What people like Rahm Emanuel, Larry Summers, Wasserman-Shultz and Hillary Clinton have brought to the Democratic Party is this:

The Democratic Party corporation exists to

1 - make money to sustain and reward itself.

2 - yield results for its investors.

To the extent that the best interests of the rich and non-rich overlap, such in the case of abortion rights and gay marriage, there is an illusion that Democrats are "all fighting on the same side".

No, we aren't. Not at all.

100s of millions of people without wealth remain unrepresented. No one is fighting for them.

And least of all, Hillary is not fighting for them. Her generic deference to wealth and power avoids those important emotional issues of fairness, justice etc which interfere with corporate profits. But its our emotional senses that inform us, from an ethics and morality point of view, something is wrong and working against our collective best interests.

Take Ferguson as just one of many examples.

Thousands of lives have been ruined because of fake criminal charges in an organized crime system that should have been immediately charged under RICO (racketeer and corrupt organizations laws).

If you are a person wrongly convicted - you've paid thousands in legal fees and you will never be able to gain employment because of your criminal record. Thus starts the cycle of poverty for the current generation of your family and the next.

Now, if you've noticed a standoffish posture from the Democratic Party (about this and the never ending slaughter and violence perpetrated by police), you are not alone.

Ferguson just isn't good for Democratic Party business. And that business is getting funds from rich, mostly white, donors, the establishment elite who, to put it bluntly, despise us. They hate us.

Why? We believe in a system of basic principals that cannot be corrupted by money.

There really is an absolute right and wrong. For starters:

Starting a war based on lies is wrong.
Torture is wrong.
Stealing pension funds is wrong.
Polluting our dwindling supply of clean drinking water is wrong.
Dragnet citizen surveillance is wrong.
Sending jobs to low wage, unregulated labor markets is wrong.

Perhaps even conservative Democrats agree with these things. Where left and right differ lies in upholding these values by mandatory punishment for those who violate these principals. There must be no amnesty for wealth and/or power. This most important principal is what the right wing has no problem compromising for immediate political profit.

The MBA Democrats are winning. So much so, that a Democratic President considers torture a zealous act of patriotism, rather than a punishable criminal offense.

The growing cynicism fueled by the hypocrisy between speeches and action is corroding the nation. We lack representation. A severely compromised justice system is spreading disparity to every facet of our daily lives.

When the question comes up,time and time again, "why doesn't the Democratic Party represent us?"

The answer is rooted in the economics. Most of us can't afford to buy what they are selling - representation in Government.
Posted by whereisjustice | Sun Apr 19, 2015, 05:30 PM (23 replies)

Obama to US Workers: "Thanks for supporting me. Here's a bag of shit for you. Enjoy."

One of the most toxic anti-worker, anti-family, anti-student, pro-corporate laws in US history is being rushed through Congress.

Republicans love it. Wall Street loves it. The rich love it.

Known as TPP, it sends millions of additional jobs to Asia.

The bill, written and negotiated in secret by a consortium of corporations, is being framed as a humanitarian effort to "lift more deserving nations out of poverty".

It's nothing more than Obama's final stab in the back of US workers.

After working our asses off for the last 30 years, our productivity has been pegged to the maximum.

Our wages haven't budged. Our benefits have been slashed. Education and health care costs have soared.

Kids and teachers are being tortured as part of a cruel corporate designed experiment in standardized testing.

And the taxes we pay? It's become a slush fund as needed to rescue platinum-class citizens from their own fraud.

Just so you know, it isn't just our few remaining manufacturing jobs.

It's the jobs you busted your ass for and went into debt to prove you are capable of doing.

Here's a short list of new jobs being lined up for Vietnam, India and China.

Want fair wages and benefits? You are not qualified to apply.




Graphic Arts and Design

Editing and Journalism

Basic Research and Development

Computer Programming.

Medical Records, Imaging and Laboratory Testing





IT Management


If you want to understand the roots of apathy and lack of participation in politics, start by looking at the relentless assault against working families by corporations and their representatives in Congress and the White House.

Living in the US isn't about opportunity and an equal chance to get ahead. It's just raw survival in a class war against working families.

There must be an unwritten rule that says each president has to leave office with a giant stain on future generations.

Generations were fucked over by NAFTA and Wall Street deregulation.

Even more were fucked over with Iraq.

Now Obama seeks to soil his legacy with TPP.
Posted by whereisjustice | Sat Apr 18, 2015, 08:49 AM (327 replies)

Hillary makes them feel safe. She doesn't talk about torture or poverty or jobs to India

She doesn't talk about police violence.

She doesn't talk about Wall Street crime and amnesty for the rich and powerful.

She doesn't talk about the slaughter of thousands of civilians in Gaza, a grotesque spectacle of merciless and unnecessary killing.

She doesn't talk about drones and Iraq and an outrageously violent foreign policy inciting chaos around the world.

No, she doesn't.

It would be inconvenient to the government/corporate/police-state partnership Hillary advocates.

We've come to know this system of government as the Third Way.

Not quite Democratic or Democracy, but it sounds nicer than than what it actually is, a media friendly form of facism.

She just doesn't give a rat's ass about all that negative stuff. It doesn't affect her. Or her earnings.

This is a woman who says "it takes a village to raise a child".

To prove the point, MSNBC raised Clinton's daughter as a "special correspondent" for $600K a year.

That money could have raised a few villages, I think.

Was Chelsea qualified by way of education and experience? No.

Did more qualified women AND men get displaced because of her? Yes.

And who but the hypocrisy impaired status quo would pay Hillary $300,000 an hour to hear what needs to be fixed in our world?

Fix things? How about we start by tossing people who charge $300,000 an hour for rambling speeches stroking the egos of the super rich off the goddamn stage.

But, I digress... none of this matters to Hillary or her supporters.

She has been chosen for us. Hillary is the heir apparent. A meticulously groomed, genetically engineered organism designed to triangulate away from the hard, inconvenient choices needed to repair the gaping, abscessed fissure of disparity and injustice in America.

Hillary promises the rich, privileged and entitled a necessary comfort.

She is one of them. The status quo.

Supporting Hillary?

That's not making hard choices.

That's hiding the ordinary cowardice associated with privilege and entitlement.
Posted by whereisjustice | Mon Apr 13, 2015, 12:02 AM (19 replies)

2011 - Police in Germany only fired 85 times at or in the vicinity of criminal suspects

Police in Germany only fired 85 times at or in the vicinity of criminal suspects during the course of 2011, according to a government-commissioned report.

Statistics compiled by the German Police University show that German police officers fired a total of 49 warning shots and 36 shots aimed at individuals while pursuing suspects last year. From those incidents, 15 people were injured, and six were killed.

Those numbers are actually down from the previous year, when police expended 96 bullets in the line of duty, resulting in the death of seven suspects.

Germany, the EU's most populous member state, is home to over 80 million inhabitants.

It is worth noting that an additional 8812 bullets were employed in the handling of "dangerous, sick, or injured animals" (down 5% from 2010's 9336), but most of those situations involved "freeing animals from their suffering" following a traffic accident.


"It is gratifying that the tendency of all forms of use of firearms by police officers against people is diminishing," Caffier said. It is important that the Minister of the Interior and Interior Senators showed the public that the police officers exercising the constitutional right of state's monopoly of legitimate. (google translate, but you get the drift)


You can compare this to 1100 police shooting deaths in US during 2014.

Posted by whereisjustice | Sun Apr 12, 2015, 09:46 PM (8 replies)

This murderous cop is just fucking evil, we need to call cops what they are - death squads

Mearkle shot Kassick as he laid face down on the ground in the snow, unarmed, during a routine traffic stop gone awryMearkle had attempted to pull Kassick over for an expired inspection sticker, but the situation escalated when Kassick attempted to flee from the officer.

Eventually Mearkle caught up to the motorist close to his sister’s home where he was staying, but Kassick got out of the vehicle and fled on foot. As he was attempting to run away, he was incapacitated by the officer’s taser which she held in her left hand. With her right hand, she unnecessarily pulled out her service gun and shot the unarmed man twice in the back as he lay face-down on the ground.

Read more at http://thefreethoughtproject.com/pa-officer-charged-criminal-homicide-shooting-unarmed-man/#fWE2gHH4eDgK5Uj6.99

Posted by whereisjustice | Sun Apr 12, 2015, 09:11 PM (15 replies)
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