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  • wendydavis commented on the diary post VIDEO: Chipmunks Shut Down Utah Tar Sands by Kit OConnell.

    2014-10-01 19:23:16View | Delete

    Ach, they are able to be activists on the ground; me? Nada, Zip any longer. But (note to self: ping!) Pasta-fedup has been here to visit (great guy), I will try to email him and ask. ‘Little Book Cliffs’ are west of Grand Junction, CO. Utes are mainly in CO, one band in Utah (Northern [...]

  • wendydavis commented on the diary post VIDEO: Chipmunks Shut Down Utah Tar Sands by Kit OConnell.

    2014-10-01 17:35:58View | Delete

    I’d wondered the same when I’d seen it at Indigenous Resistance, C Turtle; he’d been active there.

  • wendydavis commented on the diary post Police Killed vs. Killed by Police: a Statistical Perspective by wendydavis.

    2014-10-01 16:31:46View | Delete

    ‘For the hell of it’; day-um, how many videos have we watched of cops tasing old women on the highways? All of this keeps on rolling, and no, not abstract w/the NYPD and many other law enforcement agencies. Border Patrol has almost no scrutiny, and many egregious deeds are committed in virtual darkness. One trouble [...]

  • wendydavis commented on the diary post Police Killed vs. Killed by Police: a Statistical Perspective by wendydavis.

    2014-10-01 11:43:54View | Delete

    Well, Yes. I mean No. < I mean….<

  • wendydavis commented on the blog post US To Stay In Afghanistan Indefinitely

    2014-10-01 10:59:22View | Delete

    In yet another version of ‘Sometimes the satire just writes itself’ comes this announcement from the State Department on the ‘Bilateral
    Security Agreement’ (it will take effect immediately on Jan. 1, 2015:

    SECURITY

    The best guarantee of Afghanistan’s security is a capable and confident Afghan National Security Force (ANSF). Afghan forces are already providing for Afghanistan’s security and will be fully responsible by the end of this year never-ever. The BSA is the clearest possible expression of a U.S. commitment to a security partnership with Afghanistan. It provides a legal framework that allows the United States to continue to train, advise and assist the ANSF and further develop its capabilities. The BSA will also help the U.S. and international partners to continue providing necessary financial support to sustain the ANSF.

    By setting forth the privileges, exemptions, and authorizations for United States forces, the BSA enables the continued presence of U.S. forces in support of Afghanistan. This legal framework applies to all members of the United States Armed Forces and all persons employed by the Department of Defense at all times and places in Afghanistan.

    POLITICAL

    The BSA signals that the political and military partnership between the United States and Afghanistan remains strong now and in the future.

    The entry into force of the BSA will give the United States and other nations the confidence to continue to provide security and development assistance to Afghanistan. It will allow the United States to continue its work with the ANSF to preserve the gains of the past and to build on them for the future. The BSA will also give investors more confidence in Afghanistan’s future.”

    What we need here, folks is Moar har har!

  • wendydavis commented on the diary post Police Killed vs. Killed by Police: a Statistical Perspective by wendydavis.

    2014-10-01 09:27:11View | Delete

    Hallo, jane24, and welcome. Another case of ‘Sometimes the satire just writes itself’, like Obomba’s recent speech to the UN General Assembly. Three notches past ‘Orwellian’, two notches past ‘Through the Looking Glass’.

    All I can do now is try to dig up a transcript or read the *important bits* at Whitehouse.gov; cannae watch.

  • wendydavis commented on the diary post Police Killed vs. Killed by Police: a Statistical Perspective by wendydavis.

    2014-10-01 09:07:11View | Delete

    Yes, Palli; thank you. Fatal Encounters . Highlight the words you want to hyperlink with your cursor, click the chain graphic on the far right in the menu choices, either delete the ‘http’ then paste in the url of your choie, or past atop it. A couple other crowd-sourcing effort besides that one and Killed by [...]

  • wendydavis commented on the diary post Police Killed vs. Killed by Police: a Statistical Perspective by wendydavis.

    2014-10-01 08:21:37View | Delete

    If I suspect ahead of time that I might be about to write a longish comment, I compose it on a Word doc (Macs must have something similar), then if I lose it, I can paste it in again. Not that I always *know* ahead of time… Thank you, arrow, and I’d add that while [...]

  • wendydavis commented on the diary post Police Killed vs. Killed by Police: a Statistical Perspective by wendydavis.

    2014-10-01 07:10:04View | Delete

    Gads, sorry to have been so behind and clueles, bgrothus. ” The Albuquerque Police Department maintains that instead of saying “For this f***ing lunatic? I’m going to shoot him in the penis with a shotgun here in a second,” Officer Keith Sandy said, “For this f***ing lunatic? I’m going to shoot him with a Taser shotgun [...]

  • wendydavis commented on the diary post Police Killed vs. Killed by Police: a Statistical Perspective by wendydavis.

    2014-10-01 06:18:38View | Delete

    That ‘case’ is unknown to me, but the missing video footage is becoming a feature, not a bug, imo, as are covered name tags during protests. On edit: Killed By Police September 30, 2014 A witness told Local 10 News that he saw the officer fire three shots at a man in the area. He said before [...]

  • wendydavis commented on the diary post Police Killed vs. Killed by Police: a Statistical Perspective by wendydavis.

    2014-10-01 06:13:43View | Delete

    Beyond my abilities, CTurtle, but thanks for the idea. Hell, I can’t even read your posts with all their quotes and pale blues. Barely can read a book salon even *after the fact*. My eyes spin like pinwheels. ;)

  • wendydavis commented on the diary post On National Day Of Maize In Mexico, Protecting The Sacred Plant by Other Worlds.

    2014-10-01 06:07:53View | Delete

    You’ll enjoy: ‘Mayan People’s Movement Defeats Monsanto Law in Guatemala’.

    UpsidedownWorld.org has this post of yours as well. Thank you.

  • wendydavis commented on the diary post Police Killed vs. Killed by Police: a Statistical Perspective by wendydavis.

    2014-10-01 06:02:18View | Delete

    Yes, Mary Hawkes, Barbara. Oopsie; ‘APD chief: No lapel video available in fatal shooting of Mary Hawkes

    And Alan Gomez, shot dead (in the back) while holding a plastic spoon mistaken for a gun.

    Here’s hoping that you are well, amiga.

  • wendydavis commented on the diary post Police Killed vs. Killed by Police: a Statistical Perspective by wendydavis.

    2014-10-01 05:38:26View | Delete

    May I try one more time to get through to you, justasking? Then I will ‘shut up’. The sole statistic I wanted to show was 79: 79 cops who died ‘in the line of duty’ so far this year . 79. My post was meant to show that being a cop isn’t the potentially lethal profession that many are [...]

  • wendydavis commented on the diary post Police Killed vs. Killed by Police: a Statistical Perspective by wendydavis.

    2014-10-01 05:29:31View | Delete

    A clickable link to that, Palli. Thanks.

  • wendydavis commented on the diary post Police Killed vs. Killed by Police: a Statistical Perspective by wendydavis.

    2014-09-30 20:41:12View | Delete

    Night everyone; sleep is callin’ my name.

  • wendydavis commented on the diary post Police Killed vs. Killed by Police: a Statistical Perspective by wendydavis.

    2014-09-30 20:34:55View | Delete

    He emailed today with a screen shot of an interview he did with William Binney, ‘ great American patriot’. He said it will be part of a new Indegogo crowd-sourced film ‘Behind Truth, Art’ . I did like this short he produced. :) He and his wife and son lived quite close to the Twin Towers, and their [...]

  • wendydavis commented on the diary post Police Killed vs. Killed by Police: a Statistical Perspective by wendydavis.

    2014-09-30 19:48:27View | Delete

    My goodness, C Turtle; thank you for the heads-up.

    And thank you for front-paging my post, mods.

    Contrary to one dissenter’s viewpoint, I truly do believe that the numbers speak clearly as a bell.

  • wendydavis commented on the diary post Police Killed v. Killed by Police: a Statistical Perspective by wendydavis.

    2014-09-30 18:25:35View | Delete

    You seem to mean *FBI* statistics, yes? Those are the real facts our friend seems to look for as The Truth. ;) Sorry; I inadvertently crippled Mr. wd’s laptop, and need to share mine now. But as to your #42: those examples are ubiquitous, as I hope I’d said in the OP. Wallets, spoons, cell [...]

  • wendydavis commented on the diary post Police Killed v. Killed by Police: a Statistical Perspective by wendydavis.

    2014-09-30 17:24:10View | Delete

    I haven’t been able to get into FDl or My.fdl for a couple hours on any of my browsers. Maybe y’all have been able to? Time for dinner, and I hope to be back (goddess willin’ and the creeks don’t rise…again).

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