Saturday, December 26, 2020

Evil Isn’t A Sickness

Great discussion about how personal responsibility goes hand in hand with freedom.

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Media Falsely Claimed Violent Riots Were Peaceful And That Tear Gas Was Used Against Rioters

Every single major media outlet falsely reported that Park Police were unprovoked when they used "tear gas" to clear the area. If any of that were true, it might mark the first time in history that cops without gas masks launched tear gas in an area that the president of the United States easily walked through minutes later.

After thousands of false tweets, print stories, and broadcast stories to the contrary, local journalist Neal Augenstein of WTOP reported that a Park Police source said "tear gas was never used — instead smoke canisters were deployed, which don't have an uncomfortable irritant in them." Further, the source said the crowd was dispersed because of projectiles being thrown by the "peaceful protesters" at the Park Police and because "peaceful protesters" had climbed on top of a structure in Lafayette Park that had been burned the prior night.

Sgt. Eduardo Delgado, the public information officer for the Park Police, confirmed the agency did not use tear gas. And later this afternoon, United States Park Police acting Chief Gregory T. Monahan exploded the entire false narrative:

On Monday, June 1, the USPP worked with the United States Secret Service to have temporary fencing installed inside Lafayette Park. At approximately 6:33 pm, violent protestors on H Street NW began throwing projectiles including bricks, frozen water bottles and caustic liquids. The protestors also climbed onto a historic building at the north end of Lafayette Park that was destroyed by arson days prior. Intelligence had revealed calls for violence against the police, and officers found caches of glass bottles, baseball bats and metal poles hidden along the street.

You still think this is about black lives?

Riots and race

When I drove by the Columbus, Indiana Best Buy, I saw a hand-drawn message on the side of the building that said, "We are with you in this!" First of all, rioters have targeted Best Buy and Target stores. Second, who isn't for justice and racial equality? I'm tired of people saying that there is systemic racism, accusing a large group of people or an entire segment of society of being racist. In the year 2020, I don't know a single person who is racist. I'm sure that there are a few bad apples, but they don't represent the rest of us.

I'm sorry that you have drunk the liberal socialist Kool-Aid. The old socialism failed both economically and to catch the imagination of the public. The new socialism only had one resource remaining to promote its agenda, which was to divide people by ethnicity and to convince them that they are victims. As long as you think that you are a victim then you lose at least some control of your life because you think that others are responsible for what happens to you. Consequently, you will look to politicians, mostly radicals, to save you from your grievances.

The tools of the radicals are violence or the threat of violence. On the surface, they want to burn it all down. They sponsor thugs to go from city to city and from state to state to incite the mobs and to commit acts of violence. This is why shop owners, men and women, are being beaten. This is why Molotov cocktails are being thrown.  This is why buildings are being burned. This is why police cars are being overturned and burned.
The socialist left is not about helping people. It never has been because the results of socialism have always been the opposite of its goals. The socialist left is about Power and making sure that they are in control. Although they claim to give power to the people, it never turns out that way. The purpose of Power is to secure it for a small group of people.

The United States is one of the most diverse and racially harmonious places on the planet. Try going to Japan, Korea, or China, and see how racially tolerant they are.

The most prosperous and stable societies are the ones where people respect each other and the rule of law. The more we diverge from that then the more we degrade society and our common interests.

What we are seeing can bring down a society and lead to radical extremists rising up. I don't think that it will happen here, but the violence hurts the cause of the peaceful protestors who have legitimate grievances. And almost everyone wants to see justice done. We are with you in this!

Best wishes,

John Coffey

Monday, June 1, 2020

Tucker: Our leaders dither as our cities burn

Looters ATTACK husband and wife

Tucker: Media fan racial flames

Floyd's Family and Police Officers Call For Peace While Riots Continue; Shapiro Responds

The face of modern-day socialism

Time to Show up for Racial Justice - YouTube

In response to ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DTgn4mfxoDw

I wrote:

Pretentious BS. Saying Michael Brown was killed for no reason. The protestors who have been looting our local stores and burning down buildings aren't doing this for righteous reasons and serving their country. What you say about Donald Trump is completely not true. The left calls everyone they don't like a racist. A few bad apples, which have been blown out of proportion by including things like the Michael Brown incident, does not make the United States a racist nation. I personally don't know anyone who is racist in 2020. The political left uses this charge of racism to convince people that they are victims so that they will support the leftist agenda. This is total crap and it is political opportunism.

Friday, May 29, 2020

COVID-19

I was talking to my friend in Utah, and his perspective on COVID-19 was much more optimistic and mine more negative. Utah has not been impacted as much as Indiana. Their death rate is lower.

I am concerned that people are too lax or will become too lax. When I went into Sam's Club people were wearing masks and keeping their distance, but Walmart was like the wild west. People weren't wearing masks. Families were shopping together. Not enough people were being careful.

I would like nothing better than for the disease to slow down, but we aren't seeing that in Indiana.

I'm concerned that if people are too lax then we will get a surge.


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Best wishes,

John Coffey

http://www.entertainmentjourney.com

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Re: Central Park: White woman ID'ed as Amy Cooper in NYC calls police on black man over dog leash


NEW YORK, May 26, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- I want to apologize to Chris Cooper for my actions when I encountered him in Central Park yesterday.  I reacted emotionally and made false assumptions about his intentions when, in fact, I was the one who was acting inappropriately by not having my dog on a leash.  When Chris began offering treats to my dog and confronted me in an area where there was no one else nearby and said, "You're not going to like what I'm going to do next," I assumed we were being threatened when all he had intended to do was record our encounter on his phone.  He had every right to request that I leash my dog in an area where it was required.  I am well aware of the pain that misassumptions and insensitive statements about race cause and would never have imagined that I would be involved in the type of incident that occurred with Chris.  I hope that a few mortifying seconds in a lifetime of forty years will not define me in his eyes and that he will accept my sincere apology.

SOURCE Amy Cooper

https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/statement-from-amy-cooper-on-central-park-incident-301065492.html  



On Wed, May 27, 2020 at 12:12 AM John Coffey <john2001plus@gmail.com> wrote:
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Re: Central Park: White woman ID'ed as Amy Cooper in NYC calls police on black man over dog leash


On Wed, May 27, 2020 at 12:01 AM John Coffey <john2001plus@gmail.com> wrote:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lalQ3ABWIZA

Often there two sides to every story. My personal experience with the press is that they always get the details wrong. We only see her demeanor and not the demeanor of the person doing the filming, which makes this one-sided. She seems agitated that a complete stranger is giving her orders and filming her against her permission. I would certainly be upset even if I am in the wrong. I am wondering why she is so agitated, and we don't know what transpired before the filming took place. At times the way she retreats she seems frightened. However, her statement that "I'm going to tell them (the police) that an African American man is threatening my life" means that she is either delusional or just evil. That seems to be going too far. Her bad treatment of her dog doesn't help, because she comes across as aggressive.

 
Her apology indicates that she realized that she was in the wrong or is just saving face. I think that it is unfortunate that the incident happened at all, but I can't imagine going up to a complete stranger and start ordering them around, especially over something as minor as a dog leash. I have seen similar behavior in public over smoking, where people get quite upset, but this just comes across to me as rude.


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Central Park: White woman ID'ed as Amy Cooper in NYC calls police on black man over dog leash

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lalQ3ABWIZA

Often there two sides to every story. My personal experience with the press is that they always get the details wrong. We only see her demeanor and not the demeanor of the person doing the filming, which makes this one-sided. She seems agitated that a complete stranger is giving her orders and filming her against her permission. I would certainly be upset even if I am in the wrong. I am wondering why she is so agitated, and we don't know what transpired before the filming took place. At times the way she retreats she seems frightened. However, her statement that "I'm going to tell them (the police) that an African American man is threatening my life" means that she is either delusional or just evil. That seems to be going too far. Her bad treatment of her dog doesn't help, because she comes across as aggressive.

 
Her apology indicates that she realized that she was in the wrong or is just saving face. I think that it is unfortunate that the incident happened at all, but I can't imagine going up to a complete stranger and start ordering them around, especially over something as minor as a dog leash. I have seen similar behavior in public over smoking, where people get quite upset, but this just comes across to me as rude.

Sunday, May 24, 2020

COVID-19 numbers

What do the numbers tell us? The world has double the number of known cases it had one month ago. There have been half a million new cases in just the last four days. The United States has about 90% more cases in one month. Indiana has 129% more cases than one month ago, and the number in Indiana continues to rise at a linear rate.

The rate of testing is a major factor in how many cases we see. There are likely many more that we don't know about.









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The 10 States EVERYONE is LEAVING

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Trump's Biggest Failure - China

Although this video from last October is long, it gives a very detailed account of China's aggressive foreign and economic policies.  The ending is not kind to Trump.  I think that it is relevant considering that the current pandemic came from China.

https://youtu.be/hhMAt3BluAU

Various Comments from my friend Al

Good call. Keep in mind we're hunkering down to avoid getting sick. In reality, we're waiting for the vaccine. If we can stay healthy we can live long enough to get the vaccine. If there is no vaccine, it's just a matter of time before we're infected. Once infected we'll have to endure the effects of COVID-19 and hope for the best.


It surprises me when I see married couples and boyfriend & girlfriends at the supermarket. If you're married with children, only the Mom or Dad should expose themselves. They should decide who will dodge the bullets (COVID-19). There's no sense in both of them exposing themselves.


You wouldn't believe Fishers. People are wandering around like it's a regular day off. Some in pairs and some in groups of 3 or 4. No social distancing. It's hard to believe they are not watching the same news you and I watch. I guess they're bored to tears.


Ikr? It's hard for me understand people. Obviously, more people stayed home than attended Saturday's protest. So, most people understand the concept of social distancing. Unfortunately, we get reckless close to home. People somehow believe you can't get infected in a Kroger or a Walmart. Lol


How many Klingons does it take to change a light bulb?

Two. One to change the bulb and the other to insult him for being afraid of the dark.


I went to Kroger's today and I was shocked to see how people are letting their guard down. Just because the state has started to open up a little doesn't mean the pandemic is over. My local Kroger's had the largest amount of mouth-breathers I've seen in one spot since viewing The Walking Dead. People really have no regard for the safety of others or any respect for front line workers who are trying to battle COVID-19. I think as states continue to open businesses people will become victims of their own stupid decisions. Some should order a large batch of Darwin Awards this year because there are going to be a lot of deserving to win one. Lol

Best wishes,

John Coffey

This is How Easy It Is to Lie With Statistics