The Roanoke Slant

This file is a very brief journal and scrapbook and LTEs of some examples of the Roanoke Times slant. Comments to: lbhagen@roanokeslant.org

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

 

Bernie’s Victory Speech = The Communist Manifesto

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The 30 minute Feb 9, 2016 victory speech by Bernie Sanders sounded almost word for word from Lenin reading Marx.
http://heavy.com/news/2016/02/bernie-sanders-new-hampshire-primary-victory-speech-video-watch-rally-full-youtube/
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In my time I read these words in the New Your Daily Worker and heard these same words from Khrushchev, Mao, Castro, Evita and Hugo Chavez.
As I watched Bernie, I could hear the theme song from Zhivago playing in the background.
I watched the people’s faces behind Bernie and listened to the cheer of the crowd as he poured out the Communist Manifesto, and I wondered, how did it come to this.
Then the answer became clear – we are watching the fruits of eight years of Obama’s economic policies and class, religious, race and anti-business warfare coming home to roost!
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I reflected back to the Sunday, September 04, 2011 edition of the Roanoke Times.
Roanoke Times Heralds the Communist Manifesto as THE Answer to America’s Challenges
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2011/09/roanoke-times-heralds-communist.html
Even back then, the Roanoke Times Editors were on the same page with Bernie.
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As for the Pravda Media in general, where do they go now?  They propped-up and supported and covered-up for their girl Hillary and now what?  Are they really  fellow-travelers ready to get on Bernie’s wagon, or at their core, do they really believe in the American dream and the great experiment of personal freedom and responsibility and opportunity and rewards for success?
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The next few months will determine the course of the Democrat Party and therefore the course of America.
Perhaps there is still some DNA around from the great Democrats of the Greatest Generation.  Perhaps Not!
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US Debt Hits $18 TRILLION, Your Share is $144,000
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2016/02/us-debt-hits-18-trillion-your-share-is.html
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Reflections On The Democrat CNN Hillary LoveFest
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2015/10/reflections-on-democrat-cnn-hillary.html
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Hillary's GroundHog Day
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2016/02/hillarys-groundhog-day.html
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Tuesday, February 09, 2016

 

North Korea Aggressive And Dangerous – Now What?

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Susan Rice to Obama:
Keep doing what you’ve been doing with all the big issues facing America!
Kick the can down the road – just 10 months to go and we’re out of here!
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Roanoke Times, 2-8-2016, Pg 1, 6: UN condemns North Korea rocket
World leaders denounced the banned test of a dangerous ballistic missile as another “intolerable provocation”
Pg 6 Headline:  UN may impose new sanctions
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Intelligence chief: North Korea restarts plutonium reactor
http://www.roanoke.com/news/politics/wire/intelligence-chief-north-korea-restarts-plutonium-reactor/article_8f42df01-f5bd-559b-a49f-38817b402cac.html
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A North Korean satellite flew over the Super Bowl 50 game Sunday.
http://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/north-korea-s-new-satellite-flew-over-super-bowl-50-n514081
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The specter of a North Korean satellite flying over the Super Bowl harkens back to the pivotal scene in “October Sky” showing Americans watching Sputnik streak overhead knowing that it could well be carrying a nuclear bomb and that we could not defend against it.
First Watching of Sputnik – October Sky
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zcDd6irDqvg
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Here we are, 59 years later, watching a dangerous enemy’s satellite flying overhead knowing it could well be carrying a nuclear bomb and we are still not able to defend against it. 
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Starwars and; The Anti-Missile Defense Systems:
Obama is committed to stop and scrap our anti-missile defense systems.
See his in-person video position made to his radical-left supporters on youtube:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7o84PE871BE&eurl
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But be not disparaged – our leader has declared that man-made global warming is our biggest existential threat.
With a clairvoyant leader like Obama – who needs missile defense systems?
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This blog item from 2009:
The Democrat Neville Chamberlain Appeasement Strategy For North Korea
Obama, North Korea Missiles and Nuclear Weapons
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2009/04/obama-north-korea-missiles-nuclear.html
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N. Korean Fallout From Iran Nuclear Weapons “Deal”
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2015/09/fallout-from-iran-nuclear-weapons-deal.html
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Boom! The Sound Of Appeasement Of North Korean Nuclear Weapons Program
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2013/02/boom-sound-of-appeasement-of-north.html
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North Korean Appeasement Outcomes (Incoming!)
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2012/03/north-korean-appeasement-outcomes.html
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Williamsburg Super Bowl And 9/11

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Our Roanoke Times view: Colonial Williamsburg fumbles the Super Bowl ad
http://www.roanoke.com/opinion/editorials/our-view-colonial-williamsburg-fumbles-the-super-bowl-ad/article_be14d939-427e-5d92-9c93-6688075400bf.html
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What’s with this criticism of the Colonial Williamsburg Super Bowl ad featuring Tom Brokaw narrating a rolling-back collage of major American Historical Events?
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It’s interesting that the purveyors of this disdain do not have a problem with New York City charging $24 to visit the:
9/11 Memorial Museum Tickets  -- $24
http://www.911memorial.org/
And they sure leave all their sensitivity training behind when they run to every gun related incident on the spot, blood, gore and all.
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They just have a problem with the public being reminded of the vicious attack upon our homeland by Radical Muslim Terrorists.
This Pravda Media charade is an integral component of their support for Obama’s effort to not address those who have and are waging WAR upon us by Radical Muslim Terrorists.
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The Roanoke Times Editorial vainly tries to connect this ad to “insensitivity” to this disaster and those lost.
These people weren't lost – they were MURDERED!
It wasn’t a disaster – it was an ENEMY ATTACK!
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I have two close friends who each lost a son in the towers.
One son was a fireman.
The other son was in the towers for a job interview.
These fathers will explain to you that:
Political Correctness is being used to insulate Americans from Reality!
That may be convenient for Obama and his minions but it clearly is not helpful in winning the War that has been launched and is being waged upon us.
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This Williamsburg Editorial fits well with another recent editorial:
Our view: When were we at our greatest?
http://www.roanoke.com/opinion/editorials/our-view-when-were-we-at-our-greatest/article_222aa1eb-4693-56e0-8a34-6c1a31e16111.html
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In this dissertation, the Editors skip glibly through snide examples to show us that “the past wasn’t so great – was it?”
Apparently these learned journalists haven't read Tom Brokaw’s book where they would have found a cornucopia of examples of America’s Greatness!
This fits in nicely with Obama's premise that American is NOT exceptional!
He certainly has proved that our current president isn't even marginal!
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"The Greatest Generation" is the title of Tom Brokaw's 1998 book
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greatest_Generation
Editors you can get this fine book at:
http://www.amazon.com/The-Greatest-Generation-Hardcover-Brokaw/dp/B003O47XJK
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Obama At His Mosque
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2016/02/obama-at-his-mosque.html
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Super Bowl 2016 Colgate Ad Under Appreciated

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Roanoke Times, 2-9-2016, Pg 8: Super Bowl advertising winners
Colgate not mentioned.
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The Colgate Ad was a very good public service ad that was paid for by Colgate, a good Corporate Citizen.
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Unfortunately, the ratings people missed the significance of this Corporate Responsibility contribution.
Thank You Colgate!
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Make every drop count.
You can save up to 8 gallons of water every day simply by pledging to turn off the faucet when you brush your teeth.
http://everydropcounts.colgate.com/?gclid=CMK17u_j6soCFdg6gQodoAANVQ
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I was reminded of the past focus on judicious use of water in the boy’s room at our local high school.  The sink faucets are the “old-time” spring-loaded type and they only run while you hold them open.
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Interesting flashback to days of yore when country folks had springs or shallow-dug wells and judicious use of water was a necessity.  In many homes a morning chore was to measure the water depth in the well to determine if it would be OK to do the laundry today.
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We have been adding over 2 million people per year for over 50 years.
The current California water shortage is just a hint of shortages to come.
Do we really need to consume 100 gallons of water per day per person?
Perhaps we need to get back to the spring-loaded faucets!
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WaterSense
http://www3.epa.gov/watersense/about_us/facts.html
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Brown And Obama: Water For The Delta Smelt – People And Food Not So Much
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2015/05/brown-and-obama-water-for-delta-smelt.html
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Obama: The Water Drought Hypocrite
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2014/02/obama-water-drought-hypocrite.html
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End Prayer Shaming

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"Where is God in all the tragedy in the world?”
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Click on link -- click play
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https://vimeo.com/148643920
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Friday, February 05, 2016

 

More Media Alarmist “1984 DoubleSpeak” The Toxic Waste Is Coming

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Roanoke Times AP, 1-29-2016, Pg Bus 6:
 BIG HEADLINE: Coal ash pouring into Virginia landfill
Over one million tons of “toxic waste” is being moved to a central Va landfill.
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Be Afraid!  Dreaded “toxic waste” now coming to a landfill near you!
Just two little problems with that claim:
The EPA has NOT labeled coal ash from utility power plants “toxic waste”.
https://www.duke-energy.com/pdfs/Coal-ash-toxicity.pdf
The Environmental Protection Agency has evaluated coal ash extensively and has repeatedly determined that it is not a hazardous waste.
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The landfill involved has been accepting coal ash from within Virginia and out-of-state impoundments since it opened in 1993.
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Yet more “1984 DoubleSpeak” using false scary labels and big headlines to stir-up visions of Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt FUD amongst the public.
Fits in well with the Pravda Media promotion of Obama’s War on Coal.
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2016/02/charlotte-surging-roanoke-stagnating.html
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Perhaps if one were to really worry about waste being shipped into Virginia one could focus on the inter-state massive volumes of garbage (that contains who knows what) coming into Virginia from other states by truck and ocean-barges.
http://articles.dailypress.com/2006-03-06/news/0603060045_1_covanta-energy-garbage-south-hampton-roads 
“Covanta Energy, a New Jersey-based company, is developing the garbage terminal, which would be built just north of the Jordan Bridge on the Southern Branch of the Elizabeth River, on vacant land owned by the Portsmouth Economic Development Authority.Barges carrying as many as 2,500 tons of trash a day from New York City and elsewhere would offload at the site,”

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Trash imports into Virginia increase, report says
http://pilotonline.com/news/local/environment/trash-imports-into-virginia-increase-report-says/article_bfe248a8-51c6-55b0-ae43-ed72586b1b8d.html
“About 5.5 million tons of trash and debris were imported to the Old Dominion for disposal in 2010, says the report by the state Department of Environmental Quality - up from 5.3 million tons the previous year.
Trash shipments by rail, barge and truck peaked in 2004 at more than 7.7 million tons and had been slowly ebbing since then, mostly because of a weakening economy and competition from other states hungry for disposal fees, such as Ohio and Michigan, according to records and officials.
Virginia remains the No. 2 importer of trash in the nation, behind Pennsylvania, which has seen its imports steadily drop during the past six years, slipping to 6.3 million tons in 2010, said Kevin Sunday, a state environmental spokesman there.”
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Thursday, February 04, 2016

 

Obama At His Mosque

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Roanoke Times, 2-4-2016, Pg 3: At mosque, Obama decries anti-Islamic acts.
That’s not who we are, Obama said regarding incidents targeting US Muslims.
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It’s of great significance that the Pravda Media did not mention any of the following very disturbing background items:
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Obama to Speak at Baltimore Mosque Where Imam Condoned Suicide Bombings
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2016/01/30/obama-to-speak-at-baltimore-mosque-where-imam-condoned-suicide-bombings/
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“The Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR)–which has been declared a terrorist organization in the United Arab Emirates and was named by federal prosecutors as an unindicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation’s Hamas-funding operation–welcomed Obama’s decision.”
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But critics of Obama’s decision may question his choice of the Islamic Society of Baltimore, where Mohamad Adam el-Sheikh, a native of Sudan and former member of the Muslim Brotherhood, led the institution for eighteen years as its Imam. 
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Before becoming Imam there, el-Sheikh helped found the Muslim American Society, an outfit created by Muslim Brotherhood members.
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El-Sheikh also helped found the Dar Al-Hijrah mosque, which was once led by the deceased infamous Al Qaeda terrorist Anwar Al Awlaki.
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When he left the Islamic Society of Baltimore, El Sheikh became the Imam of Dar Al-Hijrah, following Awlaki’s escape from the U.S. after the September 11 attacks.
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The Dar Al-Hijrah mosque was founded thanks, in part, to a large grant from Saudi Arabia’s Embassy in the United States, which allowed for the large facility to accommodate some 5,000 Muslims.
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Dar Al-Hijrah, which is located right outside Washington, D.C., is connected to several high-profile Islamic terrorists who prayed there, including Major Nidal Hassan – the Ft. Hood massacre jihadi, two September 11 hijackers, and an unindicted co-conspirator in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing.
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El-Sheikh was also the former Baltimore regional director of the Islamic American Relief Agency (IARA), which the U.S. Treasury Department later designated a specially designated global terrorist group for its support of Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden.”
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Understanding The Threat
http://www.understandingthethreat.com/
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What a miserable choice of Mosques for the President of the US to visit!
An apology visit to the Brothers of the Muslim Brotherhood right here at home!
Not one word about the Radical Muslim Terrorists being radicalized right here in the Mosques in our HomeLand.
Not one word of encouragement to Moderate Muslims to come out of their closet and lead a major peace movement of their people against Radicalism.
Not a word of encouragement for Muslims to assimilate into US communities and culture.
Not a word of admonishment that Sharia Law (with its abuse of women and non-Muslims) will NOT be tolerated in the US.
Instead, Obama chose to assail those who understand and recognize the risk to our people and the HomeLand from Radicalized Muslim Terrorists from abroad and those that are homegrown.
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This visit and Obama’s tirade against good Americans of good Will is on a par with his disgusting performance:
Obama At The Prayer Breakfast
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Obama Gives Warmest Wishes To Muslims, Day After Muslim Terrorist Attack
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Obama’s Reality Issues With Radical Muslim Terrorists
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Muslim Brotherhood Brothers In The White House
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Obama’s Muslim Political Correctness Doctrine; Where’s The Purple Hearts For Fort Hood Hero’s?
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Charlotte Surging -- Roanoke Stagnating

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Roanoke Times, 2-4-2016, Pg 6: Editorial: Lessons from Charlotte.
In 1950, the median family income was higher in Roanoke than in Charlotte.
Today, it’s not!
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Two BIG columns of opining about the factors involved in the rise of Charlotte and the stagnation of Roanoke.
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How could the Editors get through all this verbiage and not mention once the highly successful Obama “War on Coal”?
The headline should have read:
Obama’s Mission Accomplished:  Killing the Coal and Wounding Roanoke
Something about getting two-birds with one stone.
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In the past, the RT Editors have heralded the demise of coal and told us how scores of  high-paying “renewable” energy jobs will replace the displaced coal jobs.
Apparently, for this article the RT has chosen to disconnect coals demise from the Roanoke-decline least their readers realize the false promises made by the “renewable” charlatans that the RT has been promoting.
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The loss of jobs will soon be overshadowed by the increases in energy costs through both subsidies and direct utility expenses.
Looking forward to reading how the RT Editors will finesse that news!
Bill Gates: Renewable’s Cost Astronomical – Switch Green Subsidies To R&D
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2015/07/bill-gates-renewables-cost-astronomical.html
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Massive “Green” Utility Energy Issues
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2016/01/massive-green-utility-energy-issues.html
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Dangerously Misdirected Energy Policy: Obama vs. NASA, Science, Gates
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2015/08/dangerously-misdirected-energy-policy.html
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Are Stun Guns For Minorities?

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Roanoke Times, 1-28-2016, Pg 1, 5: Racial disparities seen in stun gun usage. 
In 2015 Conn. Officers were more likely to use stun guns on black or Hispanic suspects.
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Some “Totally Politically Incorrect” Racial Profiling Observations
that some view as a rationale for this data:
On the average Black Guys are Bigger than others.
On the average Black Guys encounter police more often than others.
On the average Black Guys tend to be more assertive than others.
On the average Black Guys tend to resist arrest more than others.
On the average Black Guys are more likely to possess a weapon than others.
On the average Police Officers don’t want to physically engage Big Black Guys.
On the average Police Officers are afraid to shoot Black Guys.
With more Small Female Police Officers there’s going to be lots more Stun Gun Usage.
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Assuming all the above is totally wrong and false and PI, perhaps the best advice to anyone, whatever your race, creed or color, when confronted by a police officer:
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1)    Keep your hands totally visible to the Police Officer
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2)    Do not make any sudden movements or run
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3)    Do exactly what the Police Officer tells you to do
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4)    Do not “mouth-off” to the Police Officer
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5)    Do not try to rush or touch the Police Officer or his Hound Dog
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6)    Do not resist arrest or handcuffing
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You will have lots of time later to have your Public Defender represent your Rights and to sue the Police Dept. for malfeasance.
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Why is this so hard to do?
Why doesn’t every parent emphasize the above items to their children?
Wouldn't it be nice and peaceful if we-all followed the above items?
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Governor McAuliffe: Share Some Good Advice With Your Kids Today
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2015/03/governor-mcauliffe-share-some-good.html
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Despicable Roanoke Times “Cartoon”
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2014/12/despicable-roanoke-times-cartoon.html
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Our Police Facing: Raging Bulls, Maniacs, Sharptonites And Vile Politicians
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Wednesday, February 03, 2016

 

New York’s Help Wanted BillBoard

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New York The Empire State  -- What Empire would that be? -- It’s The Democrat Empire!
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 Kenneth Lovett   NEW YORK DAILY NEWS  Friday, January 29, 2016, 3:26 PM
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Authorities in New York's corruption-plagued capital city of Albany are using billboards to urge citizens to report crooked politicians,
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/albany-billboards-seek-public-political-corruption-article-1.2514061
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Flash head-lights and blow horn if you escaped FROM NY!
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The Mercatus Center at George Mason University ranked
 the (NY) state’s economic health at 46th in the nation
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2016/01/fracking-gas-to-new-york-yet-more-new.html
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Fracking-Gas To New York – Yet More New York Hypocrisy
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2016/01/fracking-gas-to-new-york-yet-more-new.html
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“Empire State Manufacturing Activity Plunges
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2015/08/obama-its-still-economy-stupid.html
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