We’ve Got to Start Holding Govt & The Police Accountable And Here Is How You Do It.

October 19, 2014

The crux of the video is at about the 4:15 mark, but you really should watch the entire thing. I might add that the behavior of both the police officer and the citizen was stellar. I can imagine a way different outcome had the citizen been an in your face kinda guy or if the police officer reacted defensively or belligerently. Take a look.

The message is impactful. This video was posted 5 days ago and already has nearly half a million views. The take-away is simple.

“We the People are the sentinels of liberty. We have to hold the government and the police accountable. We see this lawlessness all across the country where government and police feel they are above the law and, they are not. We can’t allow it. We the People must hold them accountable to the law.”

Aloha, Mikie ~just a blogger (fightin’ like a girl)

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The Crème de la Crème Has Soured

October 17, 2014

The soufflé has fallen. It’s supposed to be the best of the best. Healthcare in the United States clearly once was the best in the world. We might have the know-how, but due to regulations and gatekeepers that ranking may no longer hold. But few would argue that we once had something in the Centers for Disease Control.

So what happened? I’ll venture a guess. It got too big and it tries to do too much. It’s just another bloated bureaucracy of thousands in our federal government. The CDC is supposed to focus national attention on developing and applying disease control and prevention just as the name implies. According to Michelle Maukin, the CDC has turned into the Centers for everything but disease control.

The CDC are just Govt fat-cats wasting taxpayer money

The CDC are just Govt fat-cats wasting taxpayer money

And in true lib-tard fashion, the answer to the problem is always more money. Yet they have squandered massive government subsidies (on the backs of taxpayers) on everything but their core mission. Consider these:

Mandatory motorcycle helmet laws. Another nanny state project. Director Dr. Frieden appointed a 15-member “Community Preventive Task Force” extending the agency’s reach into transportation safety. Is riding a Harley a disease? Why is this the CDC’s business?

Video & TV violence. $10 million last year was spent to study this obviously with the idea to further curb our 2nd Amendment rights. Why is this the CDC’s business?

Playground Equipment. The CDC has funded 13 Injury Centers and funded countless studies to prevent boo-boos and accidents on the nation’s playgrounds. Why is this the CDC’s business?

‘Social Norming’ in the schools, whatever the hell that means. The CDC has funded numerous studies and campaigns promoting positive community norms and safe, stable, nurturing relationships in homes & schools. Why is this the CDC’s business?

As Michelle Maukin notes,

“Too bad some of those big bucks can’t be earmarked to find a cure for bureaucratic obesity and a vaccine for mission creep.”

Oh and by the way, the CDC budget has not been cut. At $7 billion, the Centers for Disease Control 2014 budget is nearly 200% bigger now than it was in 2000. The Republicans (who rarely saw a budget increase they’d vote against) actually approved CDC funding increases in Jan of this year larger than what President Obama requested.

Aloha, Mikie ~just a blogger (fightin’ like a girl)

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Is This a Sick Way to Downsize the Military or Just More Government Incompetence?

October 15, 2014

Trained medical people, in this case now two health care workers in Dallas have been contaminated and come down with Ebola despite the assurances given by the Prez and Tommy Frieden, head of the CDC that it is very unlikely that this deadly virus is something to worry about here in the United States. Now there are reports that the dreaded virus may spread by airborne particles. The 2nd victim, Amber Vinson, 29, a nurse at Dallas Presbyterian Hospital flew on a commercial airline to Ohio on Frontier Airlines with a temperature of 99.5.

You got that?? She’d had extensive contact with Thomas Duncan and was exposed to Ebola so she was undergoing self-monitoring and decided to fly on a commercial plane. Now the CDC (getting busier by the minute) wants to interview the 132 fellow passengers on the plane with her.screw up

So what does the commander-in-chief decide to do? He’s sending up to 4,000 uniformed military personnel to West Africa to the belly of the Ebola beast! What is this, a sick, cute way to downsize the military he hates so much?? This is not their job. They are NOT trained for this mission.

When you consider that there are only four biohazard isolation units suitable for Ebola patients in the entire United States with a total bed capacity of nineteen, this is terrifying. What happens to our service personnel when they come down with the disease. Will they have to go a-wall to get out of West Africa and hope to get into one of these coveted few biohazard isolation beds?

This is nuts and still they refuse to close and secure the southern border and ban flights from West Africa. As my mother used to tell us kids, “They must have been standing behind the door when the brains were handed out!” So fracking clueless.

Aloha, Mikie ~just a blogger (fightin’ like a girl)

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11 Ways You Know You Live in a Country Run by Idiots

October 15, 2014

Reblogged from Zero Hedge and originally posted by Dr. Eowyn at Fellowship of the Minds.Barrack the idiot

1. If you can get arrested for hunting or fishing without a license, but not for being in the country illegally, you live in a country run by idiots.

2. If you have to get your parents’ permission to go on a field trip or take an aspirin in school, but not to get an abortion, you live in a country run by idiots.

3. If you have to show identification to board an airplane, cash a check, buy liquor or check out a library book, but not to vote on who runs the government, you live in a country run by idiots.

4. If the government wants to ban stable, law-abiding citizens from owning gun magazines with more than ten rounds, but gives 20 F-16 fighter jets to the crazy leaders in Egypt, you live in a country run by idiots.

5. If, in the largest city, you can buy two 16-ounce sodas, but not a 24-ounce soda because 24-ounces of a sugary drink might make you fat, you live in a country run by idiots.

6. If an 80-year-old woman can be stripped searched by the TSA but a woman in a hijab is only subject to having her neck and head searched, you live in a country run by idiots.

7. If your government believes that the best way to eradicate trillions of dollars of debt is to spend trillions more, you live in a country run by idiots.

8. If a seven-year old boy can be thrown out of grade school for saying his teacher’s “cute,” but hosting a sexual exploration or diversity class in grade school is perfectly acceptable, you live in a country run by idiots.

9. If hard work and success are met with higher taxes and more government intrusion, while not working is rewarded with EBT cards, WIC checks, Medicaid, subsidized housing and free cell phones, you live in a country run by idiots.

10. If the government’s plan for getting people back to work is to incentivize NOT working, with 99 weeks of unemployment checks and no requirement to prove they applied but can’t find work, you live in a country run by idiots.

11. If being stripped of the ability to defend yourself makes you more “safe” according to the government, you live in a country run by idiots.

 Just sayin’

Aloha, Mikie ~just a blogger (fightin’ like a girl)

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And They Wonder Why Law-Abiding Citizens Don’t Trust The Police & Our Justice System Anymore

October 12, 2014

This would be comical if it weren’t true. Civil forfeiture is legalized robbery by the police against honest, law-abiding citizens with very little recourse. Here’s pretty much how it works. If you’re pulled over by police with out-of-state tags on your car they begin the shake-down under the guise of looking for drugs. If they find cash, they seize it and you then have to hire a lawyer and try to prove it wasn’t drug money or they keep it.

According to The Heritage Foundation‘s John Oliver, since 9/11 under just one program, police have taken 2.5 billion dollars in almost 62,000 seizures from people who were not charged with a crime. Let me repeat that. 2.5 billion dollars was taken from people who were never charged with a crime! Police in Philadelphia one of the worst cities for abuse of civil forfeiture laws, in a ten-year period have seized more than 1,000 houses, nearly 3,300 vehicles and 44 million dollars in cash!

If you are stopped on the highway by police you DO NOT have to consent to any search. You must show your driver’s license and registration but beyond that you do not have to answer any questions. THE LESS YOU SAY THE BETTER! In fact according to the ACLU you have the right to remain silent. You have the right to refuse to consent to a search of yourself, your car or your home. Here is a downloadable pocket card, WHAT TO DO IF YOU’RE STOPPED BY POLICE, IMMIGRATION AGENTS OR THE FBI.

It’s getting ugly out there folks. Know your rights and hang on to our liberty!

Aloha, Mikie ~just a blogger (fightin’ like a girl)

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Stand Aside Paris & Rome, Spain Has It’s Own Arc del Triomf

October 7, 2014

Barcelona’s imposing red brick arch does not commemorate any particular military triumph and was instead built as the grand entrance for the 1888 Universal Exposition at the Barcelona World Fair. It is similar in size to the traditional arches built in ancient Rome and opens up to a beautiful wide tree-lined prominade which we followed to the zoo. There are similar structures built in other cities though built for other reasons in Paris, Rome, London, Brooklyn and Bucharest.

It’s a pretty impressive piece of art.

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Aloha, Mikie ~just a blogger (fightin’ like a girl)

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Palau Musica Catalana; Sometimes The Venue Is The Show!

October 5, 2014

Less than 500 meters (see how I’ve slipped right into that metric system?) from our temporary quarters here in the old town (Ciutat Villa) is the absolutely stunning and beautiful Palau de Musica Catalan, one of the world’s extraordinary music halls. And it’s not hard to see why it’s another of those UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The ticket window alone is a trip.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAbarcelona-musica-catalana-mosaic-columnsPalau_de_la_Música_-_des_de_l'escenaripalau-musica-5 Add to that the columns, various sculptures (busts of Palestrina, Bach, Beethoven and Wagner) and the polychrome-ceramic color & lights EVERYWHERE inside and out and it’s a veritable feast for the senses, and this is before the music starts.

Believe it or not this venue was conceived by the musical society, Orfeo Catala as a way to bring music down to a more popular level, as opposed to the Liceu Opera House which catered to the often Castilian speaking aristocracy across town.

Raimundo, our landlord at the apartment suggested that we buy tickets to one of the offered performances instead of just taking the guided tour to get a “two-fer” so to speak, seeing a show while at the same time getting inside for an up-close and personal look. On hindsight however I think the guided tour may have been better because the available performance was a combination, Opera y Flamenco and neither of us being opera or flamenco aficionados, much of it was lost on us.

There was a lot of floor pounding, twists and turns but even the costuming seemed compromised as it leaned more toward the opera than the typical tight-fitting and sexy stylishness more common to flamenco. And the opera part pfft- fagaddaboutit!

 Yes, in this case the venue was the show!

Aloha, Mikie ~just a blogger (fightin’ like a girl)

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