Not much has changed since I left. Same people spouting the same stuff. Didn't see Freddie the Entertainer guess his TPS job quieted him down.
Everybody's upset with Obama, but they seem to love this guy.
Oh, my! The NYPD is virtually on strike. Arrests for minor crimes are down 94%, and overall they are down 66%. You have to be careful what you ask for--you just might get it. Criminals in this country should incorporate, and then sell shares to the public!
I was wondering why we haven't heard from this gentleman for a while.
I wonder how much of this goes on at TU? Anyone know of any incidents?
The Ferguson, Missouri policeman who shot convenience store robber Michael Brown suffered an orbital blowout fracture to his eye socket. Isn't it odd how, according to Al (I speak for all blacks) Sharpton, Brown was just minding his own business when the police officer started shooting at him--and somehow the officer ends up with a broken eye socket?
Governor Nixon, of Missouri has signed an executive order to deploy the National guard to Ferguson. That will also mean more serious military equipment is on its' way. Hopefully they will also be able to train local PD officers as far as military hardware use is concerned.
Although I don't have a gun, this advice might persuade me to get one!
As of 11:45 August 16, the following crimes have been committed in Toledo:
~Anthony Horton was badly beaten on Buckingham Street
~Hakeem Johnson was shot on Nevada Street
~A teenager was shot on Chestnut and Noble Streets
~Tyrell Jones was shot on Franklin Street and Woodruff Avenue
There was a time in the City's history, before undesirables inhabited many of its neighborhoods, that just one of these occurrences in the course of a day would be big news. Now it's met with a yawn.
What happened? In the 50s, 60s, and 70s, Toledo was a manufacturing hub where people were able to get secure factory jobs with just a high school diploma. The City attracted low/no-skill workers from lower-class backgrounds who didn't possess any burning desire to better themselves--just to get a paycheck and head to the bar after work.
"A Travis County grand jury Friday indicted Gov. Rick Perry on two charges related to his effort last year to force District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg to resign after her drunken driving arrest.
Grand jurors charged Perry, 64, with abuse of official capacity, a first-degree felony, and coercion of a public servant, a third-degree felony. The first charge carries a punishment of 5-99 years and a fine of up to $10,000. The second charge is punishable by 2-10 years and a fine of up to $10,000.
The indictment stems from Perry’s threat last summer to withhold $7.5 million in state money from Lehmberg’s office unless she step down – a threat he later carried out by vetoing an appropriation in the state budget."
This is getting bad! I've seen state police wearing paramilitary gear, on Lagrange Street.
A Black Man in LA was shot and killed for walking down the street.
I try to stay west of Talmadge Road as much as possible. But a family member was in town and from her days in Toledo, she was familiar with the layout of the Kroger store on Monroe and Secor. So I took her over and waited in the car, Wow--talk about your sociological experience!
First, I see this interesting fellow in a pimped-out Mercedes (gold trim, fancy rims) pull up to a spot in the far reaches of the lot. Sure enough--a woman who looked like she would be more at home on a section of Monroe Street in the heart of downtown--gets out of her car. The Mercedes dude, wearing his rust-colored zoot suit (with matching shoes), gets out of his car. They embrace, she gets into his car--and off they go into the night. I felt the need to immerse myself in a vat of antibacterial soap.
Then there was the beggar at the traffic light exiting the parking lot. Her sign said she was a mother of two and "anything would be appreciated." My friend was shocked to see this. People weren't begging on street corners when she left Toledo 8 years ago (yeah, and Obama wasn't President then either).
As we left, there was a homeless man with all his worldly belongs strapped to his back walking down Monroe headed for Secor.
back in the 1950's?? This is 2014 - YEARS after this technology was perfected - and YET...
what we get in any given international "crisis" - artificially created or not - is a PHOTOGRAPH of our prez on the phone - to whoever they say he is on the phone to. And we are expected to accept this, from the "ministry of truth".
A similar photograph could have been taken of President Taft, around 100 years ago. So 2014 crises are treated as though the only technology at hand for public inspection is 100 years old, AND are expected to be ignorant of things like this:
In another most excellent liberal-run city, New Orleans, former liberal mayor Ray "school bus" Nagin gets ten LONG years in federal lockup. Oh, my!
On a similar note, in a Katrina type case, you-know-who is having a ball, in a billiard parlor. Go figure.
It's hard to believe this magnificent creature was kept in barbed chains, for FIFTY YEARS! And he cried when his chains were removed.
I don't have a video link, but the scene on television of a woman in California getting beaten by a White cop, is truly disgusting. Nobody deserves that. I thought cops are told to subdue the suspect with the LEAST force necessary, is the rule. I hope she gets a good lawyer.
After reading this story, I thought the above title might be a good way to get the NSA to waste some time by tracking me and everyone else who visits Swampbubbles to comment or just read posts. Understand that in no way am I implying that anyone on this board is a militant Islamist (wink, wink). Allahu Akbar!
In its series on blight in Toledo, The Blade offered up such solutions as encouraging more downtown residential opportunities--wow, we've never tried that. Clueless.
If The Blade can come up with a list of solutions, we all might as well give it a try. Here are my suggestions:
1. Turn the blighted areas and known gang territories into police states. Assign a cop to every 4 blocks in the deteriorating neighborhoods. Arrest thugs for every reason you can come up with--jaywalking, littering, etc. Blight occurs because either the people who own the houses don't keep them up or the people who would keep them up have moved because they don't want to live among the crime and the losers who commit the crime. You have to make it uncomfortable enough for the thugs to motivate them to move out.
2. How do you afford to employ the needed police suggested in #1? Privatize all city and county services. When government workers' contracts expire, don't renew them. Hire private companies for everything. This eliminates many direct costs like health insurance, vacation/sick time, and retirement benefits.