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Authorities in Massachusetts announced Thursday that a police officer has been fired after fabricating a story that shots were fired at his cruiser before the vehicle crashed and caught fire.

Millis Police Sergeant William Dwyer told reporters at a press conference that ballistics testing determined the only bullets found at the scene belonged to the officer.

 “I’m very upset and don’t know how to feel right now,” Dwyer told reporters.

You're upset?

One of your sworn officers fabricated a story that led to a manhunt for someone who didn't exist?

You created a lockdown in an entire town and their schools, you violated the constitutional rights of the residents of the entire area by searching for a phantom that never existed, city property was wantonly and recklessly destroyed by your so-called "officer" (which must now be paid for by the taxpayers of said town), said officer almost-certainly committed multiple crimes by shooting on, around or over a road (since he shot his own car) and all you have is that you're "upset"?  (For the uneducated it is typically a crime, and often a felony, to shoot on, over, or intersecting a road except as an act of lawful self-defense.  It certainly is a crime in most cases here in Florida (Sec 790.15))

Let me guess - after that you'll be surprised and unhappy if I come upon one of your officers who is on fire, I happen to have a glass of water, and I decide to drink it rather than use it to put said fire out?

That goes double for DeKalb County in Georgia, where officers fired on and shot an unarmed man after entering the wrong house for no reason other than the fact that the door was unlocked (they had received a report of a burglary but ignored the described location of the residence at which it was allegedly occurring and not only shot him, they killed his dog and shot one of their own officers as well.)

And while we're at it, let's add to the list cops in Texas who shot a man who had his hands up and was clearly surrenderingand then claimed he had a weapon in-hand and was attacking them. Their lie was discovered when not one but two videos surfaced, which the cops were unaware of at the time.  Of course the officers involved are on "paid leave" at the present time.

But yes, it's just a very few incidents, you see.... never mind that any ordinary citizen who pulled any of this crap would be instantly arrested, transported to jail, and held until they were arraigned and made bond --  and in the case in Texas, said bond would likely be denied given that the person shot is dead.

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I'll just leave this out there -- I can't vouch for it, and so far it all appears to be sourced back to one place -- here.

Just as email-gate looked to be winding down, RadarOnline.com has exclusively learned a person claiming to be a computer specialist has come forward with the stunning news that 32,000 emails from Hillary Clinton‘s private email account are up for sale. The price tag — a whopping $500,000!

I dunno..... go read the original and judge for yourself -- or just get your popcorn and wait to see if the show is really about to start.

PS: This is probably a scam, if you can't tell from my top line -- among other things there is some evidence that the "data" came from another place (smokinggun) and if it's real the person with it is probably going to get set up by the FBI and charged (since there is allegedly classified data in there.)  However, it would be amusingly funny if it does turn out to be true.....

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I'm fixing to start pruning back the bushes again...

The latest idiocy revolves around the KY Court Clerk who has refused to issue marriage licenses to gay people, despite being ordered to do so by multiple courts.

There is a meme that started being circulated around social media a couple of days ago which asked "well, if you support her, would you support a Puritan clerk who refused to issue pistol permits because she holds pacifist religious beliefs?"

Sounds interesting as a discussion point, right?

No, it's not.  It is in fact a gross insult on both points that it attempts to raise.

Folks, something that is a right cannot be conditioned on a permit or license.  Both provide you with the ability to do something that is otherwise, without same, prohibited.

It is without question that people decided who to have an intimate association with long before any government existed, say much less ours here in the United States.  Quite-clearly, this falls within the "life, liberty and pursuit of happiness" boundaries that the Declaration stated all persons are endowed with as rights simply by virtue of being human.

The Second Amendment, a declaration of a pre-existing right, is clear on it's face: You have the right to keep and bear (possess) arms.  The reason for this again flows from the unalienable rights -- specifically, the right to life.  Since you possess that right and it may not be debarred from you it is only logical that you may defend it as you determine (or not, should you so choose.)

That you, along with many others -- even millions of others, have refused to assert your fundamental human rights do not change the fact that they exist; that's the entire point of an unalienable right.  You may assert it any time you'd like -- now, tomorrow, yesterday, or never as you so choose.  That some government agency may disrespect that right changes none of this, other than your personal calculation (and that of your neighbors, associates and friends) as to whether you will make that choice to assert or not said right on any given day and the potential cost of doing so.

Why do you care about a marriage "license" when there is no law requiring you to obtain a permit to exercise a fundamental human right?  This is particularly true when the history of said laws is examined; they were originally used and enforced as explicit tools of racism and while none of those tools are still operative (by law) in some states they are still on the books.

Those who argue that the government has associated a whole host of benefits with "marriage" and this somehow justifies their angst are behaving as toddlers who engage in a bawl-fest when they cannot have a fifth candy bar.  This is a Constitutional Republic and the Constitution is a negative document.

That is, The Constitution explicitly removes rights of action from both you and other political organs (e.g. the States, your county and city government, etc) and reserves those rights of action to the Federal Government; anything not specifically delegated there remains out-of-bounds.  The States did not believe that the government would respect that fact and thus demanded as a condition of ratifying the Constitution inclusion of the 10th Amendment that makes an explicit statement on the matter:

The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.

For those of you who wish to argue over "marriage benefits" in federal law you first must find in the Constitution the power to enact a law that privileges marriage.

Such a power is not delegated in the Constitution and thus does not exist.

Let me make this clear:

When you argue for enforcement under power of alleged law, complete with criminal and civil penalties and the ability to use force, up to and including lethal force, to compel compliance when no delegation of power exists for said alleged law what you are arguing for is an explicitly unlawful act undertaken by a mob that you happen to belong to and associate with.

The solution to such "benefits" being available to some people (e.g. "marriage") and not others (e.g. "gay people who want to be married") is not to further expand the size and power of said mob nor to promulgate, egg on and commit even more unlawful acts.

It is to dismantle said unlawfully-enacted benefits so as to return (in part) our government to its Constitutional boundaries.

It is wrong and illegal to rob someone  However, the fact that if you do it anyway and get away with it once, twice, a hundred, thousand or million times does not change whether it is lawful to commit robbery. The only way to make robbery legal is to actually change the Constitution so that private property rights are removed from the people.

If your reaction to this controversy (and the related ones over the last few years) has come from a knee-jerk emotional reaction predicated on some idea of "fairness" that can be excused up to a point, since a lot of people have not considered the underlying rights (and disrespect of them) in relationship to our government when it comes to this and other matters (such as one's right to bear arms as one has a right to defend their own life.)

You might get away with arguing that you were sleeping, drunk or stoned in the required American Government class you took in High School (assuming you graduated) and that your teacher gave you a passing grade despite your failure to learn anything about the foundation on which this nation and its political system has been built.

However, if you maintain such a position once these facts have been pointed out to you as an adult then what you have declared for all to see is that you have no interest in logic nor the foundation of our country, and in fact you openly demand that our Constitution be disregarded for your emotional satisfaction.

If this is your position then I want nothing to do with you.

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2015-09-03 06:00 by Karl Denninger
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Here it comes you fools...

Kate Whyte almost got to the point where she was going to stand on a street corner with a sign stating: "Homeless: have $1 million dollars, can't find a home to buy. Please sell me your home."

She was nearing her breaking point. She sold her five-bedroom North Vancouver house in March for $1.3 million. Whyte, her husband Peter and her youngest child planned to downsize and buy a smaller house in the same area.

WHAT?!

The benchmark house in Vancouver is over $1 million?  Toronto is just under that?

Are you out of your ****ing minds?

Canada learned nothing from the United States and our housing bubble and both deserves to and will have a monstrous blow-up and crash.

As for those of you in the Canadian Real Estate Market, since you saw what happened here and know, but are involved in this anyway, perhaps those who wind up under a freeway overpass will decide that the endless excuses I'm sure you will be putting forward simply don't wash.

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