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Coal Is The New Black?

Posted in Politics on September 20th, 2014

You may have heard, and even thought – if you’re not one of impis of the “Black Community”, that Queer was the new Black. This is untrue, however, at least in Bristol County, Massachusetts. In that area of the country coal is the new Black.

Recently, District Attorney Sam Sutter of Bristol, Massachusetts, used his prosecutorial discretion to drop all criminal charges against two eco-terrorists – Jay O’Hara and Ken Ward, who were set to go on trial Monday for blocking a shipment of 40,000 tons of coal because of…Global Warming. Sutter chose to drop the charges solely because he believed in- and supported O’Hara’s and Ward’s actions and position, as he made explicitly in two separate statements to the media.

Climate change is one of the gravest crises our planet has ever faced. In my humble opinion, the political leadership on this issue has been sorely lacking…. This symbolizes our commitment, at the Bristol County district attorney’s office, to take a leadership role on this issue.

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As in all instances, I first had to consider the people of Bristol county. In addition to that, I had to give strong consideration to the cause that led to the act of civil disobedience. And I agree that climate change is one of the greatest crisis the planet has ever faced and that we have to act more boldly now.

– Sam Sutter

This moral, if not legalistic, crime is nothing new. Both before and during the “Civil Rights” era it was not uncommon in some areas for prosecutors to refuse to bring charges against Whites who committed crimes against Blacks, even when the evidence in favor of prosecution was both clear and overwhelming, solely because those prosecutors, just like Sutter, believed that the criminals’ behavior was justified and necessary.

So forget the Queers. In the ways that really matter, it’s coal, not them, which is the new Black.

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Eco-Freak
Mr. Tea and the Traveling Teacup: A Madeline's Teahouse Mystery
Law For Dummies
Global Warming: A Very Short Introduction
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The Bloodied NFL

Posted in Politics, Society on September 18th, 2014

The National Football League (NFL) isn’t having a good season so far and the season has just begun. This certainly doesn’t bode especially well the national organization.

Bloodied and Battered NFL Logo
A Bloodied and Battered NFL

Hellfire! Even Congress and the White House has laid into them lately over Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice beating his fiance in an elevator.

This quote seems to sum up the issues that NFL is currently experiencing. It equally well sums up one of America’s more self-destructive flaws of character and thinking.

The season hasn’t exactly gotten off to a roaring start for the National Football League. With the release of the infamous Ray Rice elevator video, questions about whether the NFL properly investigated the Rice incident and treated other domestic violence incidents with the seriousness, concern and respect they deserve, and more recently the disclosures about Adrian Peterson’s treatment of his son, the NFL has been battered by bad news.

– Bob Webner
“The Bloodied NFL Shield”

One – We have the tendency to make role models out athletes even though athletic ability has no moral or ethical component and the majority of professional athletes, especially in football, come from backgrounds that never fostered any sort of proper behavior in them. And, of course, when our false gods of sports celebritydom disappoint us by reverting to form, we rant and rail at their employers to punish them harshly – less because of what they did then that they betrayed the image we painted of them.

Two – Our society has reached the point where we want employers to be accountable for the actions of their employees off the job and to harshly punish those employees – termination of their livelihood being the preferred punishment – who violate public sensibilities on their own time.

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I don’t think it possible to overly stressed just how bad and how societally destructive these two belief structure are to our nation.

Related Reading:

Violence: Reflections on a National Epidemic
Society: The Basics (13th Edition)
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
League of Denial: The NFL, Concussions, and the Battle for Truth
The Heroes

Modern Economics

Posted in Humor, Politics, Society on September 17th, 2014

While Obama’s legacy will be both limited and unflattering, the boy has been significant in some ways. Obama’s installation as POTUS in 2008 ushered in a new, modern school of economics…

Chimp Relaxing - Waiting on EBT and his new Obama Phone
Modern School of Economics

Apparently, in a total departure from all previous Western schools of economic though, this modern, Obama-inspired set of economic theories is predicated upon completely separating remunerations from labor effort or worth. This is a new and significant economic idea and one that Obama and the Congressional Democrats should be given full credit- and remembered for.

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Economics in One Lesson: The Shortest and Surest Way to Understand Basic Economics
The Causes of Structural Unemployment: Four Factors that Keep People from the Jobs they Deserve (Work & Society)
An Obama's Journey: My Odyssey of Self-Discovery across Three Cultures
Justice League of America Vol. 2: Survivors of Evil (The New 52) (Jla (Justice League of America))
Economics For Dummies