Category Archives: Down the drain

Regarding the McMichael/Bryan Trial Jury

According to our paper, the jury+alternates is made up of four white men, eleven white women and one black person. While I personally think they are guilty of killing Arbery, the law’s requiring of intent is a problem. These three are dangerous, mainly because the do not think. Which does not mean they do not connive and plot and deceive. Instinct handles that. As a lawman pointed out, these guys are like the fellows who hunt from trucks along the highways, waiting to shoot what the dogs flush.
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Leaders

What are they good for? From a practical perspective, the promise of leadership seems designed to compensate for the insecurity that flows from doing what one is told. “If you are a good follower, then one day you will get to lead (all of your followers right over a cliff).” That leaders are patsies, scapegoats or sacrificial lambs is never admitted. Just another example of intent being used to disguise what really is. Leadership training is a scam. The verbiage says as much.

Harris Teeter in our Community

Harris Teeter, a grocery chain supposedly owned by Kroger, announces on its community page:

The tragedies that so many families across our country have experienced for many years and are experiencing right now is unacceptable. The senseless killing of George Floyd. Ahmaud Arbery. Breonna Taylor. And so many more – too many more across our country – has shaken us to our core. We share in our feelings of sadness, fear and outrage.

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Forget?

‘Twas a terrible day, worse that the message was not understood even after the World Trade Center was hit twice. That the use of money to extort the natural resources and labor of the people’s of the world and leave them with barely enough to survive is wrong simply does not register with a commercial class that sees only profit for itself.
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Commerce is King

It has taken me a long time to understand that because I have no interest in commerce (moving things around to nab a share) or ruling. The wedding of church and chamber is quite an innovation, more practical than selling indulgences. Though the latter is obviously antecedent. Jesus drove the money changers out of the temple, but not for good. The Almighty Dollar is not ironic. The deification of the currency makes it hard to see it as just a tool.

FBI looking for the would-be bomber in D.C.

https://www.fbi.gov/contact-us/field-offices/washingtondc/news/press-releases/fbi-washington-field-office-releases-video-and-additional-information-regarding-pipe-bomb-investigation
After looking at the video, my take-away is that it is of a female. A friend suggests Ashli Babbitt, which would explain both the military stride and the inability to find a living person.
Presumably, the backpack has DNA.

Brereton Report on Australian war crimes in Afghanistan

“Culture” is identified as a cause. However, not as an inherent problem aiming to coerce. Bad culture, lack of command and reporting failures are identified as systemic, but not that a standing military is basically wrong.

There is also a new flavor of triangulation–“blooding” which involves new arrivals committing a random killing to validate themselves as part of the team. Guilt as a bond.