Category Archives: Politics

Gas Crisis 2.0?

thoughts

Biden on day 1 cancels new fracking, new leases, offshore drilling,  stops production in anwar. we go from exporting gas to importing, cancels the pipeline. then we get the hack of the pipeline by whom? they say a group out of russia??? and now we have gas up over a dollar since jan 20, gas lines, stations out of gas.

what is the plan? under trump oil was at 32$/bbl right now it is 65$/bbl and going up. are we going to see 1972 replayed? gas shortages, odd even fueling.  something does not feel right.prices increasing over 100% all over.an yet, we are still locked down and dependant on the govt for money. something is not right.

 

 

A Change Is Needed

I was sitting here thinking, never a good thing.

as I was thinking, it occurred to me that the states do not need the popular vote, as they have in fact enacted it. Think about it, if a President gets the most votes in a state, they award the total electors to that person.

Is this what the founders thought when they designed the system? I don’t think so. I believe they imagined that each elector would represent the district’s votes. thus a state like NY could have say 20 electors, and not all 20 would go to that person, But would go as each legislative district voted. so say the city could not tell the whole of the sate how to vote.

I am calling for a change in all the states electoral colleges. That of, each elector would actually represent their legislative district and would vote as that district voted. This would take us back to the way the founders wants. If you look at the current system we basically have 8 states that decide the election. is that right??? so lets go back and change states laws from winner takes all to proper representation.

Glenn

Can We Overturn The 2020 Election?

As we scan all the usual places, we are hearing people that are saying that Trump will be back as the President by such and such a date. I hate to be the water on their great fire. However, alas, I must be.

You see there is this pesky little document called the constitution. And it tells us how the President is elected. A hint? It is NOT by the people. The states and their legislatures select the President. How they get there is up to them.  Their legislatures could simply say, here vote this way.  Or they could let the various house representatives choose. There is NOTHING in the constitution that says the people elect the President. (believe it or not, the President is supposed to be the least among the branches. he is only supposed to be the executive officer).

The constitution says the electors of the various states will elect the president by a majority of qualified electors.(it doesnt have to be 270 either). Then the senate will accept those votes from the electors and verify they are legal (no more) and declare the President. The senate is no more than that of your local electoral board. UNLESS, there is an issue where the electors can not come to a majority.(odd statement that huh???) It is at that point the house and the senate pick and choose the President and Vice President.

So given all this, there is no way to invalidate the selection of the President after the senate has approved it. (that I know of constitutionally).

Now would I like to get back to what the founders wanted? Yes I would love to get rid of this winner takes all from the states, and go back to each legislative district chooses their own electors. This may have the effect of disarming states that have cities that control the vote of the state. ex: NJ, where we have 5 or 6 districts that outnumber the votes from the rest of the state deciding NJ’s total vote. Yes the framers wanted this, why do you think we have the electoral college? they could have said each state gets 1 vote. No, they created the electors so that smaller areas would have the same say as larger ones. Parties get to control states by clumping all into one. I wish this would change. I know it wont.

Oh yeah,  let me answer the original question. Can we overturn the 2020 election? NO!

However if fraud is determined in the elections, congress and local representation could be changed and that might be more important.

 

Article. II.

Section. 1.

The executive Power shall be vested in a President of the United States of America. He shall hold his Office during the Term of four Years, and, together with the Vice President, chosen for the same Term, be elected, as follows

Each State shall appoint, in such Manner as the Legislature thereof may direct, a Number of Electors, equal to the whole Number of Senators and Representatives to which the State may be entitled in the Congress: but no Senator or Representative, or Person holding an Office of Trust or Profit under the United States, shall be appointed an Elector.

The Electors shall meet in their respective States, and vote by Ballot for two Persons, of whom one at least shall not be an Inhabitant of the same State with themselves. And they shall make a List of all the Persons voted for, and of the Number of Votes for each; which List they shall sign and certify, and transmit sealed to the Seat of the Government of the United States, directed to the President of the Senate. The President of the Senate shall, in the Presence of the Senate and House of Representatives, open all the Certificates, and the Votes shall then be counted. The Person having the greatest Number of Votes shall be the President, if such Number be a Majority of the whole Number of Electors appointed; and if there be more than one who have such Majority, and have an equal Number of Votes, then the House of Representatives shall immediately chuse by Ballot one of them for President; and if no Person have a Majority, then from the five highest on the List the said House shall in like Manner chuse the President. But in chusing the President, the Votes shall be taken by States, the Representation from each State having one Vote; A quorum for this Purpose shall consist of a Member or Members from two thirds of the States, and a Majority of all the States shall be necessary to a Choice. In every Case, after the Choice of the President, the Person having the greatest Number of Votes of the Electors shall be the Vice President. But if there should remain two or more who have equal Votes, the Senate shall chuse from them by Ballot the Vice President.

The Congress may determine the Time of chusing the Electors, and the Day on which they shall give their Votes; which Day shall be the same throughout the United States.

No Person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President; neither shall any Person be eligible to that Office who shall not have attained to the Age of thirty five Years, and been fourteen Years a Resident within the United States.

Atlanta Shooting

Well, here we go again.

watching the news on the Atlanta shooter, after hearing the presser from the sheriff, I say , Wow, just wow.

We are in for another false race card being played. The shooter was a psycho, who got crazy about his sex addiction and guilt about it. He admitted that. He admitted that he went in there to take out the cause of his guilt. It was NOT a racial motive.

Who here missed this point? That of the fact those were houses of prostitution? That they were all asian “employees” except a few? That this is an indication that there is an asian mob? That these may have been a sign of sex trafficking? That there is everything there, EXCEPT racism? There is so much to this story that appears to be hidden, or at least not being talked about. Did anyone miss the fact that he used those “massage parlors” in the past? or the fact that he got his gun unlawfully?  Or that these places were apparently able to provide these services for so long?

Then we see tweets like. “the shooter said it wasn’t racist, but he just doesn’t know it was yet” saying that even if it wasn’t racist, we will make it so. Is this what we are going to be seeing in the years to come? Where a heinious crime is put on the back burner and the worst part is said to be a case of racism? Is this really what we want to teach?  That the crime of murder and psychosis is to take a back seat to an imagined crime of racism? Or that we are not to worry about sex trafficking and prostitution are not a problem?

Where did we go wrong?

Glenn

HR-5

Here we go again.

it seems the democrats have decided to throw out the constitution again.  After reading this bill I found that they are trying to throw out a scotus ruling (colorado baker religious freedom case) by making it unlawful to not do something based on your religious beliefs.

“The Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993 (42 U.S.C. 2000bb et seq.) shall not provide a claim concerning, or a defense to a claim under, a covered title, or provide a basis for challenging the application or enforcement of a covered title.”.

This says the baker would have no choice but to bake the cake that he refused to based on his religious beliefs. this is clearly unconstitutional as the 1st says congress shall make no laws on religion.

Amendment I

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

The democratic party clearly no longer believes that the constitution exists, nor that it applies to them.

For this reason, and the travesty of HR-1 which itself is unconstitutional, any congressman or President that allows this bill to pass should be thrown out of office and charged with violations of their oath to protect the constitution.

Is HR-1 constitutional?

we are all hearing how congress is attempting to make major changes to the form of elections. to the point they are taking over elections.  This maybe unconstitutional. as so far as the vote for President goes.

yes, article 1 section 4 does specify that congress can make election rules. however after reading it closer, those rules only apply to the congressional elections.

here is the text from article1 section 4.

The Times, Places and Manner of holding Elections for Senators and Representatives, shall be prescribed in each State by the Legislature thereof; but the Congress may at any time by Law make or alter such Regulations, except as to the Places of chusing Senators.

See how it directly specifies only senator and representatives? that is a limiting modifier. means they can only change their level. NOT state level elections or the Presidential election.

next we go to article 2 section 1 that says it is up to the state and the states legislatures to choose who gets to be President. Its a weird way around . but its there.  heres article 2 section 1

Each State shall appoint, in such Manner as the Legislature thereof may direct, a Number of Electors, equal to the whole Number of Senators and Representatives to which the State may be entitled in the Congress: but no Senator or Representative, or Person holding an Office of Trust or Profit under the United States, shall be appointed an Elector.

You see by stating that the state is to choose how it selects its electors it is saying it is up to the state to choose how to set up the poll that would select the electors.

so in conclusion, If the congress attempts to change presidential or state elections , that runs contrary to the constitution and according to marbury is unconstitutional and therefore null and void.

But this is a simple opinion of a high school graduate on a blog site no one will see.

Glenn

post script: some stuff I found in hr-1 that should be of concern

hr1
internet voter registration
online registration has little security of signature(including same day registration)
allows for registration via telephone (call in registration)
they can verify your signature on a ballot with the ballot signature.
allows no protection from non citizens voting if they simply say they are a citizen
allows someone to steal your ballot by changing your voter record by internet.
motor voter registration and worse,
any state or federal agency or even colleges on their forms will automatically register you to vote giving the option to opt out not in
requires grade schools to educate on voter registration
same day registration
same day at the poll changes to registration information.
allow political campaigns access to voter roles
pays states for all voting activies
allows for 3rd party collection of voter data
takes away states ability to delete records based on change of adress cards
approriates at least 25m$ for state voting efforts
gives money to states to get minors registered to vote
16 year olds registration to vote
voting by felons that judicial took away
what the ballot should look like
vote by mail
if you vote absentee you will always vote absentee(auto mail of ballots)
changes laws for native american voters
drop boxes for voting
national emergency all bets are off
mandates how states will redistrict(changes?)
dekletes year 05 redistricting
makes it harder to eliminate a voter from the roles (great for mutli state voting)
in jail you can vote
campaign finance changes
government contractors no longer have to declare
over rule citizens united???
campaign finance matching
spend as much as you want with no reporting
enhancement of PACs
wont allow candidate to tell pacs what he wants
changes code of conduct for federal judges (interfers with article 3)
campaign managers cant use donations to travel in airplanes
changes congressional conflict of interest rules
*house cant serve on boards of for profit companies.
forces any appeals to this bill to go to 1 court (DC) (bypassing article 3)

 

George Floyd Autopsy

The Hennepin County, Minn. Medical Examiner’s Office on Wednesday evening released its complete 20-page autopsy report detailing the death of George Floyd.  The report was released the same day three former officers were accused by prosecutors of playing a role in Floyd’s alleged murder.  Prosecutors also on Wednesday upgraded charges against former officer Derek Chauvin, who now faces a new count of second-degree felony murder.  Chauvin had previously been charged with third-degree murder.

The medical examiner’s report lists Floyd’s death as having occurred May 25 at 9:25 p.m.; the autopsy was conducted exactly twelve hours later at 9:25 a.m. on May 26.

As was released earlier by the medical examiner’s office, Floyd’s cause of death is listed officially as “cardiopulmonary arrest complicating law enforcement subdual, restrain, and neck compression.”  The full autopsy report states further that “no life-threatening injuries [were] identified.”  The medical examiner’s office had also previously deemed the manner of Floyd’s death a “homicide.”

The report describes Floyd as a “46-year-old man who became unresponsive while being restrained by law enforcement officers; he received emergency medical care in the field and subsequently in the Hennepin HealthCare (HHC) Emergency Department, but could not be resuscitated.”

Novel Coronavirus

Floyd had contracted the novel coronavirus, sometimes called COVID-19 or 2019-nCoV.  A postmortem nasal swab collected on the day of the autopsy turned out to be “positive for 2019-nCoV,” the report says.  However, the medical examiner’s findings suggest that the actual infection probably occurred nearly two months earlier.

“The decedent was known to be positive for 2019-nCoV RNA on 4/3/2020,” the report goes on to say.  “Since PCR positivity for 2019-nCoV RNA can persist for weeks after the onset and resolution of clinical disease, the autopsy result most likely reflects asymptomatic but persistent PCR positivity from previous infection.”

In other words, the medical examiner’s office believes that Floyd would not have been suffering from symptoms when he died.

Elsewhere, the report says Floyd’s lungs “show[ed] generally normal overall architecture, without malignancy, pneumonia, granulomatous inflammation, or polarizable intravascular foreign material.”

Injuries

The report explains, in detail, injuries to Floyd’s body.  “Blunt force injuries” included “cutaneous blunt force injuries of the forehead, face, and upper lip” (those are injuries affecting the skin); “mucosal injuries of the lips” (that’s generally the skin inside the lips); “cutaneous blunt force injuries of the shoulders, hands, elbows, and legs,” and “patterned contusions (in some areas abraded) of the wrists, consistent with restraints (handcuffs).”

Underlying Conditions

The report says Floyd’s autopsy revealed three “natural diseases:”  (1) “arteriosclerotic heart disease,” which it described as “multifocal, severe;” (2) “hypertensive heart disease,” which included a “clinical history of hypertension,” and (3) a left pelvic tumor, which it described as “incidental.”  (Incidental tumors are generally benign.)

The report elsewhere said that a “cross sections of coronary arteries, though not all ideally oriented, confirm the gross impression of atherosclerotic narrowing.”

Toxicology Findings

Blood samples collected at 9:00 p.m. on May 25th, before Floyd died, tested positive for the following, the autopsy report states.  (Quantities are given for those who are medically inclined.)

  • Fentanyl 11 ng/mL
  • Norfentanyl 5.6 ng/mL
  • 4-ANPP 0.65 ng/mL
  • Methamphetamine 19 ng/mL
  • Various types of THC:  11-Hydroxy Delta-9 THC 1.2 ng/mL; Delta-9 Carboxy THC 42 ng/mL; Delta-9 THC 2.9 ng/mL
  • Cotinine positive
  • Caffeine positive

A urine drug screen tested positive for presumptive positive for cannabinoids, amphetamines, and fentanyl/metabolite.

A urine drug screen also confirmed free morphine of 86 ng/mL.

Here is a chart of the positive findings taken from the report itself:

The full document contains detailed findings about the quantities of each of these substances and what they may mean.

RELATED:  Lawyers for George Floyd’s Family Say He Died of ‘Mechanical Asphyxia,’ Dismiss Claim of Underlying Conditions

Floyd’s body was accompanied to the morgue by a pair of XXL blue Nike track pants, a black ribbed sleeveless tee shirt, a pair of 3XL “Starting 5” brand black and gray sweatpants, and a pair of black dress socks:  one of the socks had a gray heel and a gray toe box.

The medical examiner’s office said it released the report “with the consent and cooperation of Mr. George Floyd’s family and their legal representatives” and pursuant to Minnesota law, “which requires a court order to release an autopsy report to the public.”

READ the complete report below:

George Floyd Autopsy (FULL REPORT) by Law&Crime on Scribd

Editor’s note:  this piece began as a breaking news report and has been updated several times.

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