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#FreddieGray dies after cops severed 80 percent of his spine

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 A man injured after being arrested by the Baltimore police died today, according to the Baltimore Sun.

Freddie Gray had to undergo a double surgery on three broken vertebrae and an injured voice box on Tuesday, after he was released by the police. He died today after days of remaining in a coma.

The 27-year old was arrested last week for an undisclosed violation. The police said that he was restrained on the ground by an officer during the arrest, but appeared to be fine when he was taken to the district station. However, a cell phone video shows that the arresting officers used force that some may seen as “brutal.”

Protests have broken out in his neighborhood since Gray was sent to the hospital.

“What happened to Freddie was unnecessary and uncalled for,” the Rev. Jamal Harrison Bryant of the Empowerment Temple said to protestors on Saturday. “All of those police officers involved need to be held accountable and answer for what they did, and need to be terminated from their positions,” he urged.

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Poster of the day

Who would have thu’nk it?

Eideard

Republican sleaze
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Thanks, SmartAlix

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Posted by on April 18, 2015 in freedom

 

Why We Aren’t In Step With Die Deutschen?

Eideard

Eideard

This is a comment by a reader of the previous article on Eideard’s site.

None of this requires extra smarts. The broad core of the German Left ain’t different from ours. They just sweep opportunist wimps to one side. The broad core of German Conservatives accept class collaboration instead of religion-based 19th Century economic myth as their guide. Both sides put national progress ahead of superstition and greed. Even their (successful) improvements over unemployment insurance during the Bush Great Recession required cooperation and both classes improved their lot. Compare this to birdbrain Democrats and turdbrain Republicans.”

Angryman says:

I have been listening to the bullshit coming from the fossil fuel industry for 40 years. That was the year of the “First Arab Oil Embargo”.
It was being strongly suggested that we begin to switch our nation to renewable and perpetual energy sources and  the same rhetoric was spewing from their lying mouths then; as now.

Too expensive to implement.
Not efficient enough.
Take too long to make it profitable. (A telling phrase)
Take too long to build the industry.

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Posted by on April 18, 2015 in freedom

 

The other day, the electric meter for all of Germany ran backwards for 8 hours!

 

Thanks Eideard for the good news. The nation of Hitler and Goering has beaten us to self sufficiency. No offense to Germany but isn’t this just a little embarrassing for us?

 

Eideard

Germany’s electricity traders may face busy weekends as sunny weather positions the nation for a season of solar power records.

After Wednesday’s all-time high of 27.7 gigawatts, Europe’s biggest electricity market is poised for new highs in the next few days or weeks, according to group meteorologist Marcus Boljahn at MeteoGroup. The previous record of 24.2 gigawatts was set on June 6, 2014, when fewer solar panels were installed, the weather forecaster said. One gigawatt is about equal to the capacity of a nuclear reactor…

Germany’s planned decade-long, 120 billion-euro ($127 billion) shift to cleaner energy from fossil fuels has made the nation the biggest economy in the world to rely so heavily on renewable power. Unpredictable solar and wind energy can flood the grid, resulting in negative power prices, when generators must pay consumers to take electricity. The risk is higher at weekends, when usage slows as offices and…

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Posted by on April 18, 2015 in freedom, freedom of speech

 

White Pride; Celebrate it?

white pride drivingEvery day I get up and eat breakfast; go to the store; shop; drive my car; go home to my family; and sleep through the night without fear of being harassed or arrested; beaten; shot; or misidentified because I look like every other white guy on the street.

 

How much more can I celebrate my “Whiteness”? Just doing these things is celebration enough.

 

If I was Black; all of those things would be a risk to my life and freedom.

 

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Posted by on April 17, 2015 in freedom

 

Montezuma’s revenge:

Looks like Fidel got the best of us after-all. Thanks Walt,

Bell Book Candle

Diarrhea

Castro’s revenge:

Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio

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Posted by on April 16, 2015 in freedom

 

Poem To A Friend I Almost Forgot.

You may wish I had. But good or bad and just for kicks; I’ll take the licks.

Hey! Hey! Ms. K;
How you doing this fine day?

I read the post about the Pres.
The Canadians like him better;
Than all the Republican Right-Wing Freaks
and Theocrats put together.

The Racists call him N-N-Not American
They say he was born abroad.
But I say No Way he’s a chick;
I’m sure I’d see the fraud.

The Republicans want their god;
To tell us how to live.
But he tells Them to take-take-take
And Us to just give-give-give

I say Church and State;
Should never have relations.
Like brother/sister intercourse;
The results; abominations

But there I go again;
My mind running off on a spree.
When I started simply to share this link;
Of a letter to Boehner;
From ME!

https://angrymanspeaks.wordpress.com/2011/10/20/an-open-letter-to-speaker-of-the-house-of-representatives-john-boehner/#more-396

 
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Posted by on April 14, 2015 in freedom

 

Truth Comes In Larger Doses. Who Will Ever tell It Like This Again?

 

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No Reading; Just Watch And Listen; Do You Hear The Little “DING” Of Truth?

 
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Posted by on April 14, 2015 in freedom

 

Dixon D. White; American; A Simple Man With A Simple Plan

I must be forgiven for applauding what we should be able to take for granted but the truth is; we can’t and so; This man makes me proud to be human again. Not something to be taken for granted in this time of social turmoil.

If you have read this site before, you will know that I come from a Right-Wing, Racist background. You will know that as a child, I flung the word N_ _ _ _ r around very freely; without so much as a thought to whose feelings I might hurt. Not to even mention whose hatred I might have engendered. I never really hated Black people. Hell; until I was in high school I hardly knew any.

No; I, like so many White kids are raised from infancy to think of Black people as something just a bit less. When they get you at birth and then spend the next 13 years re-enforcing those ideas, it’s like humidity. You know it’s there but you don’t normally think about it. You just keep breathing it in.

Then; if you follow the program, you are enveloped in a Right-Wing world of financial achievement and success. Your every move and choice seems to once again re-enforce those ideas about race. Why are there so few Black millionaires? They don’t work for it. They don’t want it. They aren’t smart enough to attain it. They wouldn’t appreciate it. etc. But you do, and the system is working fine for you. Those ideas must be right. Right?

A very difficult spiral to escape unless you really want to. You would think that advantage would make it easy to see but in fact, it blinds you. It blinds you to the truth by the simple mechanism of the cloud of money and the fear of it disappearing. The fear that knowledge of the truth will make you feel morally responsible for changing it and in one of a hundred ways; might cause you to lose your standing and reputation among the Right-Wing Phonies you are surrounded by.

And it might. 

That is not why I wound up less than prosperous but it is something I ponder from time to time.

If I had followed the plan and become an attorney or gone into business with my brother would I ever have come to the realization that something is very wrong with the notions I was taught?

I suppose I’ll never know now. I do know that even the poor White people are inundated with negative stereotypes and ideas about Black people. So, it may be impossible to escape if you are “Lucky” enough to be born White; in America.

I am more than just a little thankful that I was able to cut through the bullshit and see the truth.

Not that it makes me superior somehow but it does make me lucky; regardless of the other circumstances of my life.

Many Americans go through there whole lives; unable to see the suffering and pain of anyone but themselves and their narrow group of acquaintances.

 
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Posted by on April 14, 2015 in freedom

 
 
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