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Thursday, October 23, 2014
Posted by Chief Nose Wetter at 11:53 PM
Sometime soon Judge Julio Mendez, of New Jersey’s Superior Court, will decide whether a 67-year-old piano tuner named Charlie Birnbaum gets to keep his house.
New Jersey’s mighty Casino Reinvestment Development Authority has invoked eminent domain to take the Birnbaum property. The modest Atlantic City “three-flat” is on Oriental Avenue, a name readers will know from the board game Monopoly. But the Birnbaum home sits in the shadow of a big new mega-casino far too recent to be represented on any board game: the Revel. CRDA has claimed the Birnbaum house not for any specific purpose but just so that its land will be available for any future plans that CRDA or its business partners, which include Revel and other casinos, might dream up.
Posted by Chief Nose Wetter at 11:04 PM
There’s nothing nice about jail. The food stinks. There’s nothing to do. People are in a bad mood. The best you can hope for is to get out quickly with minimal hassle. One of the few things you have to look forward to is a visit from a friend or a loved one—a brief face-to-face connection to remind you that the world is waiting on the other side of the glass. But some Texas jails are eliminating in-person visitation and requiring instead the use of a video visitation system sold by Dallas-based Securus Technologies. Critics say it’s an outrageous profiteering scheme that has no policy rationale and could actually deteriorate security at jails.
Posted by Chief Nose Wetter at 10:49 PM
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
When most of us think of a State of Emergency, we think of isolated natural disasters like hurricanes, winter storms or a flood that passes through. In those cases it's quite obvious when the emergency is over. But what if an emergency is declared for something that hasn't happened yet? How will we know when it's over?
Both Pennsylvania and Connecticut governors recently declared a State of Emergency, not because a disaster is taking place at this moment, but because bad things may happen in the future. This is an incredible development that citizens should be concerned about.
You should know that during a state of emergency your rights are suspended along with Constitutional restraints on government.
According to Wiki, a state of emergency "means that the government can suspend and/or change some functions of the executive, the legislative and or the judiciary during this period of time," and it "can also be used as a rationale for suspending rights and freedoms, even if those rights and freedoms are guaranteed under the Constitution."
It short, a state of emergency is martial law.
Posted by Chief Nose Wetter at 6:12 PM
I know there are really sincere Americans who still believe the Republican Party is different than the Democratic/Communist Party USA. Perhaps they believe so based on their state party platform, but the GOPs "leadership" continues to have a choke hold on" their way or the highway" while stomping on true conservatives and decent Americans who belong to tea party chapters around the country:
Posted by Chief Nose Wetter at 5:27 PM
“The only biochemical imbalances in the brains of those who see a psychiatrist … are those that are put in there by a psychiatrist”
Peter R. Breggin, Psychiatrist & MD
Posted by Chief Nose Wetter at 8:28 AM