Meeting Yourself Coming and Going

A Potpourri of things.

These last few months caused me to think about the old Dunkin’ Donuts commercial.  It’s been a time when as soon as I think I’ve completed one thing, something else comes up.   There are times when I long for the old days.  Then, you could go to a general practitioner for almost any ailment, and almost every cure.   There was no need to make an appointment for a blood test because they drew it right there in the office and sent it to the lab.

Truly, I don’t if it’s corporate business or medical malpractice insurance companies that caused the changes, but they are drooling on people who are already ill.   I’ve probably put over a hundred miles on my car in the last few months running to this office, and that office, and back again.

 

Thinking about the old Dunkin’ Donuts commercials caused me to think about the Baby ETrade commercials.  Remember those?

Updates in the News

Dillon Taylor

Cody Taylor

Cody Taylor, brother to Dillon Taylor, hugs his wife Kate after talking with the media in Salt Lake City, Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014

Back in June, we reported on the killing of Dillon Taylor.  It was a case where the police responded based on a call about a man who might have had a gun.   The officer arrived with his gun drawn and aimed, and shot Dillon dead on camera.  The Salt Lake County District Attorney’s Office determined the shooting to be justified.  The Deseret News reports that Dillon’s estate has filed a civil lawsuit in federal court against the Salt Lake City Police Department.  The allegations include that the officer who shot Dillon as well as the others who responded;

 “were improperly trained and groomed through a vicious culture and cycle of shoot-to-kill-first, avoid questions and accountability later, beginning at the start of their careers and reinforced throughout,” and alleged that the police department has “an entrenched departmental detachment from human life and the consequences of excessive deadly force.”

St. Louis Church Fires

You might have heard that there have been 7 church fires in St. Louis, MO this month.  Yesterday, the police arrested a man for setting 2 of the fires.

David Lopez Jackson, 35, was charged with two counts of second-degree arson.  He is held in lieu of $75,000 bail.  Jackson was linked to one fire based on a video, and by his car being near another church.  A container of gasoline and a thermos bottle that smelled of gasoline were found in his car.  Some originally thought that the church fires were racially linked, but Jackson is Black, and has an extensive history of violence, including arson.

Hillary Clinton Supports The Death Penalty

Clinton’s position on the death penalty made up my mind.  I will not vote for her if she is nominated to run on the Democratic ticket.  I will vote for an independent instead.  The States with the death penalty are having problems getting the drugs for lethal injection.  There have been more than a few botched killings in the name of the government using that cocktail of drugs. Lethal injection is also how the federal death penalty is carried out.  Even without the problems caused by lethal injection, I am opposed to the death penalty.

Fall Back in Time

Don’t forget to set your clocks back one hour at 2 a.m. Sunday.   If you’re not up at that hour, set them back before going to bed.  Remember to change the clock in your vehicle.

Open Discussion

Since I’m still meeting myself going and coming, I might not write again soon, so feel free to use this thread to share whatever is on your mind.

Peace and love

Posted on 10/31/2015, in Potpourri, Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 23 Comments.

  1. Go Bernie!!

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  2. yahtzeebutterfly

    Happy Halloween Everyone! 🙂

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  3. yahtzeebutterfly

    I love this boy’s costume:

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  4. chuquestaquenumber1

    Get better for all of us.

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    • Thanks Chuquest. There is such a long wait between appointments and referrals. The next hurdle is getting through so much paperwork. Each referral requires filling-out another health history. Hurdle 3 is organization. The health organization sends me absolutely too much mail, from verifying appointments to announcing upcoming health fairs, surveys, etc. It’s ridiculous.

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  5. yahtzeebutterfly

    Treats for you:

    Enjoy 🙂

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  6. yahtzeebutterfly

    deray mckesson ‏@deray 33m33 minutes ago
    “Black LAPD officer sues city, says white officer wrongly followed and stopped him”
    http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-lapd-officer-sues-20151027-story.html

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  7. yahtzeebutterfly

    Keegan Stephan ‏@KeeganNYC
    “The @MTA paid $1.2M in lawsuit over condoning discrimination in its police department:”

    http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/exclusive-mta-pays-1-2m-bias-lawsuit-article-1.2418997

    Excerpt:

    The MTA quietly paid $1.2 million to settle a lawsuit brought by a group of black and Hispanic transit cops who accused the agency of condoning and encouraging racial discrimination.

    The 10 plaintiffs — current and former officers, detectives and sergeants — argued that they were regularly subjected to racial slurs, skipped over for promotions, and blocked from getting prized overtime assignments.

    The suit said 96% of the agency’s captains and other supervisors are white.

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    • Sounds like they went into a time machine and returned to the late 1960’s. Then, they hired “quotas” and subjected them to so much hate that they quit.

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      • yahtzeebutterfly

        Yes, and one has to wonder how the white MTA officers treat Black and Latino passengers using the MTA if they treat their fellow officers who are Black and Hispanic with such racial discrimination.

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        • They no doubt see themselves as overseers for passengers, which is opposite of seeing minorities earn a decent living.

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  8. yahtzeebutterfly

    “Retired police captain who shot dead father in movie theater during texting argument will use controversial ‘Stand your ground’ defense”

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3294921/Retired-captain-invoke-stand-ground-shooting.html


    (Published on Youtube on February 7, 2014)

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    • IMO, I don’t think that Reeves will prevail on a SYG. If this case does go to trial, I can’t see him prevailing either. It’s pretty obvious that he was in no danger.

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  9. yahtzeebutterfly

    Remember that officer who shot an unarmed man at a gas station when the unarmed man was reaching in his car for the requested ID ?

    “Former Cop Who Shot Unarmed Black Man Arrested For Shoplifting”
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/south-carolina-cop-shot-man-shoplifting_5638e34de4b00a4d2e0bf40d?ncid=tweetlnkushpmg00000024

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    • Well, well. Groubert faces up to 20 years in prison if convicted for the felony charges stemming from the shooting, and is on house arrest for the shoplifting charges. Looks like he’s proven himself unworthy to be deputized to serve and protect.

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  10. yahtzeebutterfly

    A U.S. judge on Wednesday declared a second mistrial when a jury deadlocked again in the case of an Alabama police officer accused of throwing an Indian man to the ground, according to federal prosecutors.

    Eric Parker, 27, was retried on accusations that he used unreasonable force while working as a Madison, Alabama, police officer. During his first trial in September, another jury in Huntsville, Alabama, federal court also deadlocked, resulting in the first mistrial.

    http://news.yahoo.com/mistrial-alabama-police-officer-charged-throwing-indian-man-215350870.html

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  11. yahtzeebutterfly

    “Sandra Bland’s Sister Calls on Loretta Lynch to Take Action”
    http://www.theroot.com/articles/culture/2015/11/sandra_bland_s_sister_to_ag_loretta_lynch_take_action.html?sp_ref=159835878.176.16668.t.69937.2&source=tw_sp

    Excerpt:

    In her letter to Attorney General Lynch, Sandra’s sister writes:

    Our confidence in the local investigation to date has been shaken by numerous inconsistencies. Our family has been given limited information about the case, while Waller County, Texas, jailers have had unfettered access to the crime scene. Almost everything we know about what happened to my sister has come from the media, not the prosecutor’s office that is responsible for helping to ensure justice for my family.

    It is hard to describe the frustration of these past two months. Texas State Trooper Brian Encinia has yet to be fired or prosecuted, despite an infuriating video that shows him violently arresting my sister, which he later denied in a falsified police report.

    My sister shouldn’t have been stopped or arrested in the first place. She was pulled over for a petty, routine traffic issue and should have been sent on her way. Instead, Officer Encinia felt his ego was bruised and decided to escalate rather than de-escalate the situation.

    Furthermore, pre-existing professional ties among officials leading the investigation into her death reveal serious conflicts of interest that prevent a fair and independent investigation. Waller County Judge Carbett Duhon III held a press conference with Waller County District Attorney Elton Mathis where they released disparaging information about Sandy in an effort to sully her name. We were forced to file our civil suit in federal court because we were too troubled by the above and multitude of questions we still have even months after Sandy’s death.

    On behalf of my family, I ask you to take action.

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  12. yahtzeebutterfly

    Curtis Reeve’s attorneys have now filed a motion to dismiss based on SGY.
    http://www.fox13news.com/news/local-news/46487317-story

    According to the Curtis Reeves docket page, the SYG motion is set for Jan. 25, 2016 (scheduled for 5 days)

    http://curtisreevestrial.com

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