Saturday, December 26, 2020

Evil Isn’t A Sickness

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

Sunday, July 12, 2020

Indy mother becomes 2nd homicide along downtown canal in 1 week | Fox 59

they were sitting on St. Clair waiting for us to come under the bridge and that's when she got shot," said the victim's fiancé Jose Ramirez.

Jose admits he returned fire, but didn't hit anyone. He says explaining to Jessica's son Greyson that he'll never see his mom again has been the hardest part for the family.

"It's hard to tell him his mom is in heaven and if you want to talk to her you have to look up and say, 'I love you mom,'" said Ramirez.

Just one week earlier, two people were shot on the same part of canal. During one of those shootings, a 14-year-old identified as Curtis White Junior died during what police describe as an attempted armed robbery.

"Our message is that the canal is still a safe to go," said IMPD Capt. Jerry Leary.

Young mother, 24, is 'shot dead in front of her fiancé after saying "all lives matter"'

Jessica Doty Whitaker, 24, was shot dead on July 5 in Indianapolis, Indiana

Why You Shouldn't Trust the Left | Ben Shapiro LIVE at University of Southern California

https://youtu.be/ugOcczsR6Us?t=342

The actual speech is about 32 minutes.

Thursday, July 9, 2020

Bobby Green brought his father on camera and spoke passionately about his beliefs after UFC

IT'S ALL BLMS FAULT

We Need Jordan Peterson and Atheism Isn't Enough

A Letter on Justice and Open Debate | Harper's Magazine

The free exchange of information and ideas, the lifeblood of a liberal society, is daily becoming more constricted. ... censoriousness is also spreading more widely in our culture: an intolerance of opposing views, a vogue for public shaming and ostracism, and the tendency to dissolve complex policy issues in a blinding moral certainty. We uphold the value of robust and even caustic counter-speech from all quarters. But it is now all too common to hear calls for swift and severe retribution in response to perceived transgressions of speech and thought. More troubling still, institutional leaders, in a spirit of panicked damage control, are delivering hasty and disproportionate punishments instead of considered reforms. Editors are fired for running controversial pieces; books are withdrawn for alleged inauthenticity; journalists are barred from writing on certain topics; professors are investigated for quoting works of literature in class; a researcher is fired for circulating a peer-reviewed academic study; and the heads of organizations are ousted for what are sometimes just clumsy mistakes. Whatever the arguments around each particular incident, the result has been to steadily narrow the boundaries of what can be said without the threat of reprisal

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

The IQ Problem | Jordan Peterson & Stefan Molyneux

Stefan Molyneux's channel has recently been banned from youtube, which is a pity because I like listening to a few of his videos.  Unfortunately, he seems to have an obsession with Race and average IQ differences.  Where I disagree with him is that I think that culture is a major factor in academic performance.  Also, the science of epigenetics says that our genes are turned on and off by our environment.  It has been shown that bad and stressful environments in childhood have a profound effect on cognitive development.


Your Oppression Is Imaginary | The Matt Walsh Show Ep. 516

The Case against Revolution with Ayaan Hirsi Ali - YouTube

Sucker Punch Teen = 2 Felony Charges



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From: Albert Nelms

If people can stop doing stupid sh*t, they would spend less time with the police, less time in jail and less time looking like a horses ass.

https://apple.news/A-osvQqduTlKD3V6XDeYM4A

Sunday, July 5, 2020

The Mikhaila Peterson Podcast #9 - Jordan B. Peterson - Family Update June 2020

Jordon Peterson rose to great fame as a speaker and then was out of commission for at least a year and nearly died due to benzodiazepine dependence and withdrawal.  

https://youtu.be/HLWgVpmo1e0

Saturday, July 4, 2020

COVID-19 death rate

Certain skeptics have been claiming that the death rate from COVID-19 is only around 0.2%. I tried to confirm this, but the information is all over the place. Some articles are reporting a 5% death rate worldwide and a 4.8% death rate in the U.S.

If I look at the known cases versus known deaths, we get 4.5% for the U.S. and 4.7% for the world. However, some are claiming that there are ten times as many cases that we don't know about, meaning that the death rate is actually much lower. On the other hand, one source said that we might be underestimating COVID-19 deaths because the people were never tested.

I also saw one article that said that the death rate has been going up worldwide:  



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http://www.entertainmentjourney.com

California man who posted regret for attending party died a day later of coronavirus

Why have deaths stayed steady while Covid-19 infections are spiking?

The Pandemic’s Big Mystery: How Deadly Is the Coronavirus? - The New York Times

Although she did not note this, 0.6 percent of the world's population is 47 million people, and 0.6 percent of the American population is 2 million people. The virus remains a major threat.

According to data gathered by The New York Times, China had reported 90,294 cases as of Friday and 4,634 deaths, which is a C.F.R. of 5 percent. The United States was very close to that mark. It has had 2,811,447 cases and 129,403 deaths, about 4.6 percent.

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/04/health/coronavirus-death-rate.html

Comedians CALL OUT PC Culture (Ricky Gervais, Bill Burr and more..) - YouTube

Hydroxychloroquine can help save hospitalized coronavirus patients, study finds

"Our results do differ from some other studies," Zervos told a news conference. "What we think was important in ours … is that patients were treated early. For hydroxychloroquine to have a benefit, it needs to begin before the patients begin to suffer some of the severe immune reactions that patients can have with Covid," he added.

Life in The New Abnormal World

In response to ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qne4YAAqGL8

I wrote...

I used to like this channel, but I don't find this useful at all. It is all conspiracy theories. The virus is real. People dying is real. You can argue over the details, but we need better treatments and vaccines. Things will return to normal, maybe in 6 months to a year.

For me, I'm afraid. I'm more at risk. My 80-year-old leukemia patient mother has been told that she would die from this disease if she were to catch it. Her health is frail already.

We have only been social distancing for barely over 3 months. I started on March 21st. Most of what has transpired has done so in a single season. What will things be like in another 3 months? I don't know, but one possible outcome is that things get much worse. People need to take steps now to prevent a much worse outcome for the remainder of the year.

This is all very inconvenient I know. We are in the middle of a worldwide crisis. We have to act accordingly.

Friday, July 3, 2020

Did You Know There is a Black National Anthem?

On Fri, Jul 3, 2020 at 3:13 PM Albert Nelms wrote:
Just watch NFL football. The NFL is planning to play the black national anthem before the real national anthem on their opening week. This is a big turn-off for me. I look at the NFL as a sports entertainment venue. I go there to get away from it all. I don't want to see or listen to their political rhetoric. So, I say goodbye to the NFL. NFL call me when you're ready to be a sports entertainment venue again.

Btw, the black national anthem as a piece of music is not that great. Thank goodness it's short. Lol


There should be no such thing as a Black National Anthem.  To say that such a thing exists is to say that the United States National Anthem, the one that is supposed to be for everyone, is really just the White National Anthem.  I am discouraged by this.

What we have is a political movement that is trying to play us.  It is trying to leverage race in order to advance far-left political agendas that have much more to do with inequity and power than they do with race.

I think that race is an arbitrary social concept that we made up and it should not have much meaning.  We are all the human race, and that is what matters.

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Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Saving Private Property


The Monument to the American Empire

Fwd: Acknowledging the Past | Columbus in Context



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From: Larry Trout <>
Date: Tue, Jun 30, 2020 at 12:47 PM
Subject: Re: Acknowledging the Past | Columbus in Context
To: John Coffey <john2001plus@gmail.com>


Here are the links in this video, to someone who really didn't like the first video and spends an hour and 22 minutes rebutting it....

BadEmpanada's Response, "The Truth About Columbus - Knowing Better Refuted" https://youtu.be/OaJDc85h3ME My Reddit Response, "My Thoughts on BadEmpanada's Columbus Response - and Actions Taken" https://www.reddit.com/r/KnowingBette... BadEmpanada's Response to the Reddit Thread (Username: u/NotArgentinian) https://www.reddit.com/r/KnowingBette... Livestream with Central_Committee and Kormantine https://www.twitch.tv/videos/50838573... [Unfortunately, I didn't know the VOD would be deleted after 60 days, which lapsed during the making of this video.]

On Mon, Jun 29, 2020 at 11:10 AM John Coffey <john2001plus@gmail.com> wrote:


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Fwd: Motorists Now Being Targeted "Literally" By "Peaceful Protesters" When Trapped In Traffic

" If you're a pacifist show them your coexist sign and count the seconds of your remaining life. "

LOL.

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Date: Wed, Jul 1, 2020 at 5:04 PM
Subject: Re: Motorists Now Being Targeted "Literally" By "Peaceful Protesters" When Trapped In Traffic
To: John Coffey <john2001plus@gmail.com>


This is happening all over the country. Stay away from protestors. If necessary, make a u-turn. If you get trapped, die like a p*ssy or fight back guns blazing. If you are a pacifist show them your coexist sign and count the seconds of your remaining life. John Doe, died at crosswalk today by letting a bunch SJWs shoot and beat him. John Doe did nothing to defend himself. Say nothing, do nothing, be nothing.

If you're going to drive into those situations you better be prepared and loaded for bear. If you're going to fight back, you need to prepare yourself. When you fight back, you give it everything you got. Otherwise, avoid the fight. Stay away from the protestors. You know my second motto: don't do stupid sh*t.

On Wed, Jul 1, 2020 at 3:34 PM John Coffey <john2001plus@gmail.com> wrote:


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Motorists Now Being Targeted "Literally" By "Peaceful Protesters" When Trapped In Traffic

Jimmy Carter: Investigation would show Trump lost 2016 election

Monday, June 29, 2020

Victor Davis Hanson: Anger, not Trump vs. Biden, now driving 2020 election

Much of the country believes that America is racist, cruel and incapable of self-correction of its so-called original sins — without a radical erasure of much of its past history, traditions and customs.
It sees occasional violence as a necessary stimulant of long-overdue change. It argues that the American founding focus on liberty and freedom as increasingly selfish and incompatible with social justice and equality.

Racism, the protesting left says, is in the American DNA. It finally requires massive cutting, chemotherapy and radiation — treatment that deservedly will sicken and may even kill the host.

The other half of the country will vote to preserve what is under attack. They feel that the dreamy world of the demonstrators and rioters is an Orwellian vision far worse than the present reality that they are protesting.

America in their view is the world's only large, successful multiracial democracy. It is the dream destination of the world's immigrants — precisely because its ancient institutions adapt and change for the better, but only if they are preserved and allowed to work.

The angry and the demonstrating are loud and visible; their opponents are angry and quiet.

The election will reveal not just who is more numerous — but sadly also who is the angriest.

Acknowledging the Past | Columbus in Context

In Defense of Columbus: An Exaggerated Evil

Friday, June 26, 2020

Movie theaters, AMC and streaming.

A large number of movies were supposed to be out by now or were going to come out soon, but have been postponed. This makes sense.

My problem is that I don't want to go back to the movie theater any time soon, if ever. AMC, the nation's largest movie chain, is reopening on July 15th, and by all accounts, they are on the brink of bankruptcy. How many people are going to rush back to the movie theaters on July 15th?

This crisis has made me think that movie theaters are now redundant. They were in trouble before the pandemic. They should give as a way to stream all movies at home.  

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http://www.entertainmentjourney.com

Seattle's "Summer Of Love" Quickly Turned Into The "Summer Of Lawsuits"

Jordan Peterson: Marxism is Partly TRUE

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Tucker: The people pulling down statues are idiots

Jet stream - Wikipedia

Unpowered aerial attack

Near the end of World War II, from late 1944 until early 1945 the Japanese Fu-Go balloon bomb a type of fire balloon was designed as a cheap weapon intended to make use of the jet stream over the Pacific Ocean to reach the west coast of Canada and the United States. They were relatively ineffective as weapons, but they were used in one of the few attacks on North America during World War II, causing six deaths and a small amount of damage.[42] However, the Japanese were world leaders in biological weapons research at this time. Unit 731 had killed many hundreds of thousands of people in China with biological weapons, developed by conducting experiments on live human subjects that were as appalling as those conducted by Nazi Germany in Jewish concentration camps. The Japanese Imperial Army's Noborito Institute cultivated anthrax and plague Yersinia pestis; furthermore, it produced enough cowpox viruses to infect the entire United States.[43] The deployment of these biological weapons on fire balloons was planned in 1944.[44] The Emperor Hirohito did not permit deployment of biological weapons on the basis of a report of President Staff Officer Umezu on October 25, 1944. Consequently, biological warfare using Fu-Go balloons was not implemented.[45]

Between November 1944 and April 1945, the Japanese Navy launched over 9,000 fire balloons toward North America. Carried by the recently discovered Pacific jet stream, they were to sail over the Pacific Ocean and land in North America, where the Japanese hoped they would start forest fires and cause other damage. About three hundred were reported as reaching North America, but little damage was caused.

Near Bly, Oregon, six people (five children and a woman) became the only deaths due to an enemy balloon bomb attack in the United States when a balloon bomb exploded.[43] The site is marked by a stone monument at the Mitchell Recreation Area in the Fremont-Winema National Forest.

A fire balloon is also considered to be a possible cause of the third fire in the Tillamook Burn in Oregon. One member of the 555th Parachute Infantry Battalion died while responding to a fire in the Umpqua National Forest near Roseburg, Oregon, on August 6, 1945; other casualties of the 555th were two fractures and 20 other injuries.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jet_stream

BLACK PEOPLE ARE NOT OPPRESSED IN AMERICA - YouTube

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Tucker: Google tries to censor content it disagrees with

Ashley StClair on Instagram: “Lays down the cold, hard truth about the issues facing the black community.”

President Trump Restored my hope in America Today

Dershowitz On Statues: Liberals Are Doing What Stalin Did, "Erasing History"

I do not think that we should be tearing down statues unless those statues were put there for over racist reasons. In some cases, it is not clear, and maybe some statues should come down. However, this country fought a terrible war with two sides, and part of our history is those people on both sides who fought that war. We should not try to erase that history. We should instead use these statues as a teaching tool about our history and the reasons why that war was fought.


Imagine

Imagine a science fiction novel written 20 years ago, where every person infected with a deadly virus infects two other people, and the carriers are asymptomatic, and up to 5% of the known cases die. Imagine a story where people can't interact with each other. People can't visit their parents. Movie theaters and other public events are canceled. The economy shuts down. And people get so agitated that there are riots in the streets.

It certainly would have seemed like science fiction.

Actually, the 2011 movie Contagion had every detail spot on except for the deadliness of the disease.

  

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Huckabee rips officials' response to Seattle CHAZ: It's a 'hostage situation'

Sunday, June 14, 2020

The Mainstream Media Will Not Tell the Truth About Black Lives Matter

John McWhorter: America Has Never Been Less Racist

How Anti Racism Hurts Black People - John McWhorter

Bird's eye clip of Collin Raye concert as part of Business Revival in Cedar City, Utah

Maybe this will be the next outbreak of COVID-19.

Thanks to Brenda Ahlemann for the quote from Men in Black: "A person is smart. People are dumb, panicky dangerous animals and you know it."

https://youtu.be/wz3CGERjhN4

insanity

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From: Larry 

Led by a media that is at once delusional and cynical—an eye-rolling combination—America is in the throes of a national madness.

Few are able to tell the truth—and when they do, they are attacked by the mob, not only in the street, but also in the board room.

Just the other day, talk show host Tucker Carlson opened his mouth about the well-documented dishonest origins (the lie about Michael Brown) of Black Lives Matter and sent advertisers skittering like so many scared rabbits.

You have the sensation that people across the country are hiding what they really think for fear of repercussions—retribution that will destroy their lives and livelihood.

And they're not being stupid. It could—and has.

If Nathaniel Hawthorne were alive today, he could write a new masterpiece with faux racism as the offense warranting the scarlet letter, but no one would publish it, certainly not one of our mainstream publishers who would rather flunk their Wasserman tests.

Is this the way to run a democracy?

Of course not, but that's where we are in America 2020, when putative "autonomous zones" are being set up across the land by groups espousing the overthrow of the U.S. government, violently or otherwise, under the guise of a brainless anarchism that Peter Kropotkin would never recognize.





Saturday, June 13, 2020

Titus O'Neil gets fired up calling for peace, honest dialogue

Ben Shapiro DEBUNKS Viral 'Systemic Racism Explained' Video

Generations of Democratic Rule Have Ruined Our Once Fine Cities

Conversation with Norm

10:26 AM

Norm Jenson

Just wondering if you're still a Trumper?

2:03 PM

John

I trust that you and I will never see eye to eye on this. Trump can't do one single thing without the left spinning it in the worst possible way claiming the most evil things about Trump.


I'm sure will never see eye to eye. Perhaps we can agree he's not doing a good job with the virus. Just setting a bad example by not wearing a mask. Resisting social distancing at press conferences. Planning rallies masks not required. I know you're taking the pandemic the pandemic seriously but some of his supporters are following his bad example and risking us all. It's hard to know how many have died due to his cavalier attitude but it is substantial that alone to my mind is reason enough not to vote for him. Members of the Lincoln Project are conservative like you but they see the harm he's caused.

5:01 PM

John

I think that this is a fine example of what I am talking about. Trump has been at the forefront of fighting this virus. He saved lives, possibly millions, with his travel ban. Biden immediately called Trump an hysterical xenophobe. As much as 3 to 4 weeks later public officials were still saying that the virus is not much of a threat. So was almost everybody in the press. (They were telling us to worry about the flu.) Trump made getting the resources we need to fight the virus a huge priority. Saying that Trump killed people is the kind of thing that I think is wrong and makes me very angry.

When the far left is trying to burn down our cities, beating up men and women, attacking cops, throwing Molotov cocktails trying to impose communism on us, trying to take away our freedom, trying to impose a completely false narrative of a racist America, claiming that good people who are not racist are actually racist, exploiting a completely and provable false narrative of police racism and genocide against Black people, did you really think that I was going to abandon Trump amidst all this?

With all the lies against Trump, and the attempts to tear down our society and take away our freedom, the people who love freedom in this country have taken notice. When our cities are in flames then you are going to see a repeat of 1968 where the silent majority is going to vote in the candidate who most represents law and order. It is going to be the biggest backlash in history. (If this doesn't happen then I will think that my birthright to live in a free country has been stolen from me. The United States has already gone way past constitutional limits on government power.)

Just my opinion, but I think this is correct.

Best wishes,

John Coffey
Norm Jenson

Wow




Friday, June 12, 2020

UNBELIEVABLE "Summer of Love" That's Seattle Mayor's Description Of Her City's Condition

WALSH: The United States of America No Longer Exists

Dave Filoni continues to prove why he’s as close to George Lucas as we'll likely ever get again

https://youtu.be/DbDS6y0jbTs

Human beings are complex creatures with complex needs.  Just being self-sacrificing all the time isn't necessarily the best path for a person.  We get some satisfaction from giving because we are social animals that form bonds with other people.  Even if we give to someone who we don't know and will never meet, we get some satisfaction knowing that we helped another person.  

On the other hand, our lives are made better by owning things and making attachments, and these are necessary for our survival.  Humans labor to provide for their own needs, and to be productive people need incentives that they are benefiting themselves.

Everything You've Ever Seen About Cuba Is A Lie

Saturday, June 6, 2020

Ben Shapiro DEBUNKS The Myth Of Systemic Police Racism - YouTube

Tucker: Kneeling will never be enough for the mob

Ben Shapiro DEBUNKS The Myth Of Systemic Police Racism

Tucker: Kneeling will never be enough for the mob

Candace Owens: "I DO NOT support George Floyd!" & Here's Why!

Who is Hurt the Most by Riots and Looting?

Fwd: Blurred Justice: Army veteran arrested after disarming gunman, saving fr...

I'm not sure the police mishandled the situation.  The first thing they have to do is determine what happened.  Pray that you never have to shoot someone, because the police and prosecutor will assume that you are guilty until you prove otherwise.

I don't think that he should have been thrown in jail for 35 hours.  I think that they should have made a better effort at the scene to find out what happened.

From: Albert 

Watch as much of this as you can stomach. It occurred a couple of years ago. The police totally mishandled the situation. It's events like this which give people pause about policemen in general. It's the reason why people are so mad at the police all over the country. It's the reason why Black Lives Matter, SJWs, and mainstream media can inflame and enrage a nation. It's the reason why gun sales are through the roof. It's the reason why George Floyd and so many others are dead. Just imagine, if 7 out of 10 Americans ages 18 -24 can't meet the requirements necessary to enter the military, who are the police departments hiring?


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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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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>> 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.
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>> 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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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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