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Should there be a kind of draft for the police nationwide?

Actual patrolling by those who'd not thought of being in the police force, but could be drafted, trained at the federal level and disbursed to their own communities for service.

There has been talk about some form of service to be performed by all Americans. Sadly, left to volunteerism or career choices, too often white supremacists wind up in local police departments.

This would be a huge lift, but it ought to be discussed.
Posted by SleeplessinSoCal | Thu Oct 6, 2022, 06:12 PM (9 replies)

OPEC to weigh in to aid Putin and hurt US.

OPEC+ Weighs Large Oil Cutback That Could Scramble Midterms, Boost Russia


https://www.huffpost.com/entry/ap-opec-oil-prices_n_633d8471e4b0e376dbfcd8aa

How on earth do we save the planet with overlords like these guys messing with it?
Posted by SleeplessinSoCal | Wed Oct 5, 2022, 10:22 AM (4 replies)

What to do about GOP Predators?

Al Franken got booted for practically nothing. But Gaetz may get off entirely to cheers from the worst of us.

TALLAHASSEE - The Washington Post reported Friday that U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., is unlikely to be charged after a federal investigation that focused on allegations he had sex with a 17-year-old girl.


https://www.cbsnews.com/miami/news/report-matt-gaetz-unlikely-to-face-charges-sex-trafficking-probe/
Posted by SleeplessinSoCal | Fri Sep 23, 2022, 03:37 PM (4 replies)

Are these guys going to prison going to come out even more militarized?

A Jan. 6 rioter and alleged Nazi sympathizer who once likened the attack on the U.S. Capitol to the Civil War has been sentenced to four years behind bars, according to CNN.

Timothy Hale-Cusanelli, an ex-U.S. Army reserve officer, was convicted this past May of five charges related to the events of Jan. 6, including a felony obstruction charge. In addition, Hale-Cusanelli will serve three years of supervised release following his sentence, and must also pay $2,000 in restitution.

During the sentencing, Hale-Cusanelli begged the judge for forgiveness, according to CNN, saying that he had "disrespected my uniform," and that the judge would "never see [his] face again."


Seems to me he has to admit tfg is a con man and has done great harm to our country and its Constitution. Then, maybe, he could be believed.

https://www.rawstory.com/timothy-hale-cusanelli-sentenced/
Posted by SleeplessinSoCal | Thu Sep 22, 2022, 06:31 PM (12 replies)

What to make of expatriot millionaires?

MAGA violence' and 'domestic terrorism' are driving 'dual citizenships' among America's wealthy: report

"...... Mechanic, in an article published by Mother Jones on September 21, reports that the United States’ “societal dysfunction has progressed to the point where many well-heeled Americans are looking for an escape hatch.”

https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2022/09/trumpism-maga-midterms-elections-2022-2024-wealthy-americans-dual-citizenship-escape-expatriation/

https://www.alternet.org/2022/09/maga-violence-and-domestic-terrorism/
Posted by SleeplessinSoCal | Wed Sep 21, 2022, 07:24 PM (9 replies)

Renegade L.A. Sheriff vying for Putin-like status

When sheriff's deputies Wednesday morning carried boxes and paperwork out of the Santa Monica home of Los Angeles County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl, the search reignited claims of Sheriff Alex Villanueva using the powers of his office to target his critics....."


More at: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/crime/la-county-supervisor-sheila-kuehl-criticizes-sheriff-villanueva-over-lasd-search-of-her-home/ar-AA11SZuQ

Sheila Kuehl, for those boomers who recall "Dobie Gillis" played Zelda Gilroy. A part she was brilliantly suited for. Such a trailblazer. Needs her own documentary/movie.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sheila_Kuehl?wprov=sfla1

Meanwhile, this arsehole...
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alex_Villanueva?wprov=sfla1
Posted by SleeplessinSoCal | Fri Sep 16, 2022, 11:09 AM (3 replies)

A delightful win in Alaska

Democrat Mary Peltola Makes History As First Alaska Native Elected To Congress
https://www.huffpost.com/entry/mary-peltola-alaska-congress-special-election-democrat_n_630e6fdae4b0da54bae37dda

And she beat Palin!
Posted by SleeplessinSoCal | Thu Sep 1, 2022, 01:20 AM (3 replies)

Crimea tourists helping Ukraine

This war makes "Doctor Strangelove" seem old fashioned. Truly horrific and yet filled with weirdness

It's rather amazing how helpful Russian tourists in Crimea have been - for Ukraine. This man's snapshot in front of a S-400 Triumph mobile missile system likely resulted in the loss of a piece of high-tech military equipment that costs around $400m USD to produce.


More...
https://crooksandliars.com/2022/08/russian-tourist-helpfully-gives-location-s
Posted by SleeplessinSoCal | Tue Aug 23, 2022, 05:51 AM (0 replies)

Ukrainian long game includes taking back Crimea

BBC News - Ukraine's Crimean fightback having 'psychological impact' on Russia

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-62608526

God, I hope this helps jettison Puty-put.









Posted by SleeplessinSoCal | Fri Aug 19, 2022, 04:33 PM (10 replies)

Al Franken hosting Jimmy Kimmel's show...







Posted by SleeplessinSoCal | Wed Aug 17, 2022, 03:54 AM (2 replies)
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