Posts Tagged ‘war

22
Jul
08

Big Brother: The Indecent Assault of a Child

Note: 08/31/2008 – The title of this post has been changed.  Unfortunately, my attempt to create a provocative headline resulted in many detestable websites (of the kind I wish not to associate with) linking to this post.  Hopefully, the new headline will still make it’s point without drawing their sickly interest.  I changed the permalink too.  Sorry to those of you who used this post for it’s correct purposes.

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In 2003, Savana Redding, a 13-year old eighth-grade honor student, was forced to strip for Arizona school officials looking for 2 over-the-counter ibuprofen pills.

When the Vice Principal pulled her out of class, Savana agreed to a search of her backpack.  When nothing was found, Vice Principal Kerry Wilson ordered a female secretary and the school nurse to strip search her without bothering to even contact her mother.

The secretary had Savana take off all her clothing except her underwear. Then she told her to “pull her bra out and to the side and shake it, exposing her breasts,” and “pull her underwear out at the crotch and shake it, exposing her pelvic area.” Sometimes it’s hard to tell the difference between drug warriors and child molesters.

“I was embarrassed and scared,” Savana said in an affidavit, “but felt I would be in more trouble if I did not do what they asked. I held my head down so they could not see I was about to cry.” She called it “the most humiliating experience I have ever had.” Later, she recalled, the principal, Robert Beeman, said “he did not think the strip search was a big deal because they did not find anything.”
Source: The School Crotch Inspector

Is this what “zero tolerence” is all about?  We all know the saying, but seem to forget that it’s message holds especially true when it comes to surrendering authority to the government.

Be careful of what you wish for, you just might get it!

These school authorities clearly violated Savana and her constitutional rights, however, the courts first held that the school didn’t violate the Fourth Amendment because officials have a legitimate interest in protecting students from prescription drugs.  Luckily, a federal appellate court ruled that the school officials did violate Savana’s constitutional rights.

“A reasonable school official, seeking to protect the students in his charge, does not subject a thirteen-year-old girl to a traumatic search to ‘protect’ her from the danger of Advil,” the court wrote in today’s opinion. “We reject Safford’s effort to lump together these run-of-the-mill anti-inflammatory pills with the evocative term ‘prescription drugs,’ in a knowing effort to shield an imprudent strip search of a young girl behind a larger war against drugs.”

“It does not take a constitutional scholar to conclude that a nude search of a 13-year-old girl is an invasion of constitutional rights. More than that: it is a violation of any known principle of human dignity,” the court continued.
Source: ACLU

But it’s not over … the government and their “do-gooder” constituency aren’t going to give up, and they’ve got the Supreme Court in their back pocket!

In a 1985 decision upholding a high school principal’s perusal of a purse belonging to a freshman who was caught smoking in the girls’ room (a search that found marijuana as well as cigarettes), the Court said public school officials, as agents of the government, are bound by the Fourth Amendment’s prohibition of unreasonable searches and seizures. But given the importance of maintaining order at school, it said, officials do not need a warrant or probable cause to search a student; it’s enough that the search is “justified at its inception” and “reasonably related in scope to the circumstances which justified the interference.”

In subsequent cases, the Court has indicated that a search can be deemed reasonable even when officials have no grounds to suspect a student has done anything wrong. In 1995 it upheld random drug testing of student athletes, and in 2002 it said that requirement could be extended to all students participating in extracurricular activities.

To justify compelling a student to urinate into a cup under a teacher’s supervision and surrender the sample for laboratory analysis, the Court not only did not require any evidence that the student was using drugs; it did not require any evidence of a drug problem at the school. The fear of potential drug problem was enough, in its view, since “the nationwide drug epidemic makes the war against drugs a pressing concern in every school.”
Source: Strip for the Principal

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23
Jun
08

Obama Dreams of Disarming the United States of America

“To be prepared for war is one of the most effective means of preserving peace.” – George Washington

“The very atmosphere of firearms anywhere and everywhere restrains evil interference – they deserve a place of honor with all that’s good.” – George Washington

Obama disagrees with our first President of the United States, George Washington. Obama plans to disarm America!

Maybe Obama lives with the Care Bears in a country high in the clouds.  How else can you explain it?  These are not the statements of a serious adult who seeks the incredible responsibilities of being the President of the United States.  Nope.  These are the statements of a child who believes the Care Bears are as real as you and me.

Maybe Obama smoked a lot more weed than he has admitted.  Most likely, he was smokin’ weed before taping this video.  He had to be! How else can you explain such delusion?  A man who is serious about being the leader of the free world can’t be this disconnected from reality.

Obama not only lacks the experience it takes to be President, he also lacks the maturity to accept the world as it is, rather than what he wishes it could be.  Obama’s hallucinations make him DANGEROUS to both the American way of life, and the entire free world abroad.

I can only imagine the cheers and excitement of our enemies as they watch this video.  They’ve found a kindred spirit, and he’s a leading candidate for President to boot!

Obama lives in the fantasyland of “shoulda, woulda, coulda”…  or he desires the destruction of our great nation.  Either way, he has truly become the most dangerous man in the world!

14
Jun
08

McCain’s War on Oil

McCain's War on OilMaybe there should be a requirement that anyone who runs for office in America be required to pass a stringent economics exam. Seriously! Politicians are morons!

At a town hall meeting in the old Federal Hall (New York City) last night, Senator John McCain had this to say:

“I believe there needs to be a thorough and complete investigation of speculators to find out whether speculation has been going on and, if so, how much it has affected the price of a barrel of oil. There’s a lot of things out there that need a lot more transparency and, consequently, oversight.”

“I am very angry, frankly, at the oil companies not only because of the obscene profits they’ve made but at their failure to invest in alternate energy to help us eliminate our dependence on foreign oil. They’re making huge profits and that happens, but not to say, ‘We’re in this so we can over time eliminate America’s dependence on foreign oil,’ I think is an abrogation of their responsibilities as citizens.”

It may sound like the bumbling argument of a drunk down at the corner bar, but no, these are the words of a Presidential contender. Let’s take a closer look at McCain’s mis-education.

What is a speculator? What does a speculator do?

In the commodities market, there are two types of traders – hedgers and speculators. What hedgers do, is attempt to reduce the risk of price uncertainty. For example, Henry, a potato farmer has another six months before he can harvest his crops and take them to market. He has fixed costs, so he wants to make sure he can get a profitable price on his potatoes, otherwise he may (literally) lose the farm.

So what does he do? He buys a futures contract which guarantees him today’s market price. If the price of potatoes falls when its time to harvest, he has no worries because his price has already been guaranteed. His downside is that if the price of potatoes goes up, he doesn’t earn any additional profits, but he’s happy because he already locked-in the profit he desired.

The speculators take the opposite approach. Instead of locking in today’s price, they attempt to predict the price in the future. The speculator is willing to buy Henry’s potatoes at today’s price, EVEN IF THE PRICE OF POTATOES FALLS THROUGH THE FLOOR! In other words, the speculators guarantee Farmer Henry the price he desires, and shoulder the risk of a potential fall in price for him. Without speculators, Farmer Henry wouldn’t be able to take this risk adverse action of hedging his crops.

BOTH the hedger and speculator are buying and selling the commodity. The difference is that the hedger is selling at a fixed price, while the speculator is buying at a fixed price. Quite frankly, without speculation, ALL markets would collapse.

“I believe there needs to be a thorough and complete investigation of speculators to find out whether speculation has been going on …”

Duh! Should there be a thorough investigation of accountants, because there’s been a lot of accounting going on? Also, it should be noted that many of the speculators are the big state pension funds of teachers, police, and firefighters! This guy doesn’t have a clue of what he’s talking about.

“I am very angry … at the oil companies … failure to invest in alternate energy to help us eliminate our dependence on foreign oil.”

McCain should start a company to create this MAGIC Alternate Energy Source! Can we be candid for a moment? You, me, the guy down the street … all the CEO’s in the world, Algore, and everyone else would LOVE to discover an energy source better than oil! It’d be a bigger deal than the invention of the light bulb and the computer. You’d be able to hire Bill Gates as your butler!

War on OilRight now, however, this “alternate energy source” doesn’t exist. And all the bumbling speeches of Politicians and their accompanying Rube Goldberg regulation schemes won’t change that fact. So instead of blaming BIG OIL for our dependence on foreign tyrants for energy, Mr. McCain should look himself in the mirror, and then take a good look at his “Good ol’ Boy” network in Congress … because America needs to be producing oil!

It is YOU and your cronies in CONGRESS who keep Americans dependent on foreign oil!

The 2008 Presidential Election has set a new low in America. We have the choice between a radical socialist in Obama, and an economic dunce in McCain.

God save us all. God save the U.S.A.!