WA Delegate (non-executive): The United Provinces of Conservalandem (elected 26 days ago)
Founder: The Democratic Republic of Xyanth
Embassies: Capitalist Paradise, Citadel of New Richmond, Conservatopia, World Economic Alliance, The Ascendancy, United Republic of Nations, Cashnatchee, Eladen, Coalition of Democratic States, Platonic Praxis, The United League, Laissez Faireholm, New Republica, The Alliance Pocket Universe, Darwin Allied Republics, The United Confederation of 9, and 10 others.League of Christian Nations, Unitarian Union, Reaganomic Paradise, The Autocratic Imperium of Nations, The Darwin Allied Republics, Union of Nationalists, Alliance of Bearded Men, The Seafield Islands, Libertarian Party libertarians, and the Land of Power.
Regional Power: Moderate
Today's World Census Report
The Most Dedicated Public Healthcare in Capitalist Libertarian Freedom Region
The following nations have the most extensive public healthcare facilities.
As a region, Capitalist Libertarian Freedom Region is ranked 16,945th in the world for Most Dedicated Public Healthcare.
|1.||The People's Republic of Hastia||Right-wing Utopia||“Hastia omnes vincit”|
|2.||The Nation has the Deacon Blues of Aja||Left-wing Utopia||“I've got the news!”|
|3.||The Free Land of Quirkyone||Civil Rights Lovefest||“He who dares has a mild chance of success ”|
|4.||The Democratic States of Sosialis Malaysia||Authoritarian Democracy||“Good Intentions, Harmful Outcomes”|
|5.||The Armed Republic of Lodricar||Capitalist Paradise||“We serve to protect: we fight to win.”|
|6.||The Free Land of DidjaHaveAnItchyBum||Inoffensive Centrist Democracy||“Good thanks”|
|7.||The United Provinces of Conservalandem||Corporate Bordello||“May Our Leaders Fear Naught, But The People's Wrath!”|
|8.||The Confederacy of Cashville||Civil Rights Lovefest||“Do what thou wilt”|
|9.||The Armed Republic of Cuera||Father Knows Best State||“We serve to protect: we fight to win.”|
|10.||The Federal Republic of The RSL Republic||Corporate Police State||“For Glory, For Life For the RSL !!!!!!”|
- 11 hours ago: The Federal Republic of Masonomics departed this region for New Republica.
- 1 day 14 hours ago: The Republic of Frihed ceased to exist.
- 1 day 14 hours ago: The Federation of Libertarian Malaysia departed this region for Federation of Malaysia.
- 1 day 14 hours ago: The Federation of Libertarian Malaysia arrived from India.
- 2 days 7 hours ago: The Federal Republic of Masonomics arrived from New Republica.
- 2 days 7 hours ago: The Federal Republic of Masonomics departed this region for New Republica.
- 2 days 11 hours ago: The Federal Republic of Masonomics arrived from The Pacific.
- 3 days 6 hours ago: The Federal Republic of Venta departed this region for International Western Union.
- 3 days 17 hours ago: The Republic of Obfensus arrived from The South Pacific.
- 4 days ago: The Free Land of Quirkyone arrived from Capitalist Paradise.
Capitalist Libertarian Freedom Region Regional Message Board
I grew up in two small towns one where the cop in town made sure his family never saw a court room for what they did, and now his brother is the mayor and has started harassing my mother and step father because he's the only one I town with the balls to stand up to him. Another where the cop was always drunk and pulling over people he didn't like without cause. The second was forced to resign by people who ran for city council for the express purpose of firing him. Now in my town of silvis the police department is overstaffed to the point of using traffic violations to pay for most of the officers writing people for as little as one mph over. Also when my car broke down I parked it on the shoulder and when I returned 15!minutes later there were three cars two of them K-9 units around my vehicle with lights flashing and made me move it because it was supposedly blocking the lane. It was completely on the shoulder out of the way. I have had almost no good experiences with cops in my life so I may be biased, but it seems every time you turn around there is an unjustified shooting or a fourth amendment violation. Oh and the first town before the corrupt douche that covered up his family's illegal activity there was a drunk that pulled out his firearm during a talk he was giving at my preschool class and passed it around loaded. I didn't realize until later how irresponsible he was. Other than that he wa alright though.
It is very rare that someone can get me to click on the web site change.org primarily because of things like the link you referenced above.
There are several things wrong with that tape leading it to be inconclusive evidence... At least as far as I am concerned:
- No sound. We do not have clue what was being said to the prisoner. Most jails require prisoners to move away from the door and face the opposite wall with their hands behind their back when officers are going to enter the cell. Sometimes even when simply opening the cell door if the prisoner is rowdy enough. This is for everyone's safety. Clearly the prisoner was not facing away from the door. Without sound we do not know if he was defying orders to turn and face the wall. Since the prisoner already has a face full of pepper spray, it is clear he came with authority problems already on board.
- The video is very short. There is no context. We have no idea what led up to that take down. Was this guy violent in booking? Perhaps he has a history of assaulting officers. There may be a really good reason the officers felt the need to take no chances while handling this particular prisoner.
- More then one officer entered the cell, yet only the officer that executed the take down was disciplined. They cannot have that both ways. If all three entered the cell and participated in the take down, all three should have been on the chopping block.
Here's the problem with being a cop. If cops stop a female DUI and she becomes combative when that part about being arrested comes up, no matter what they do from that point on, it is going to look bad to passing motorists and pedestrians. Might even get on YouTube. But the part that we won't see is where the ruckus began when she reached out with her left foot and rang the officers family bells.
I understand that you do not like police. I hear that part about police abuse in your corner of the world. But that is the exception, not the rule.
It is also clear you are quick to believe anything bad if it involves police officers. After seeing the things I've personally witnessed over the years, I am more inclined to give the police the benefit of a doubt the first time around. There are way too many people willing to yell "abuse" simply because they got arrested and/or got out of line and got their tail kicked for it.
Never forget, even for a minute that the only reason you can live without too much fear of being beaten, raped and robbed in your own home is those police are the reason fro that.
 The fact is, cops do not pepper spray lightly. The paperwork alone is a pain in the neck. The liability is problematic. Aside from that, letting the pepper spray out of the can usually gets a little of that on everyone, friend and foe alike.
One of my lieutenants who is Sheriff Dept. SWAT and my Staff Sergeant who is Police Dept SWAT disagreed recently over the ethics of a raid that occurred a few years ago in Arizona. The lieutenant claimed it was a justified shooting, whereas myself and the Staff Sergeant disagreed and said that the situation was handled with neglect. The scenario is this:
-A man who was suspected of criminal activity (including drug-trafficking and home invasions) due to his familial affiliations was slotted for a raid by Pima County SWAT.
-The man, a former Marine, was asleep after working a night shift when the Sheriffs arrived. His wife & 4 year old son were in the house with him.
-He was awoken by his wife who said she'd seen men in their yard and thought they were intruders.
-The man retrieved his AR-15 and began to make his way to the door.
-The Sheriff's breached and one of the first men went through the door, he slipped/tripped and fell, negligently discharging his firearm.
-The other deputies assumed he had been shot by the occupant and proceeded to open fire 77 times, striking the occupant 22 times.
-The occupant never fired a round.
-After the erroneous shooting, the officers waited over an hour before attempting to give the occupant medical attention.
Now, the Lieutenant's claim was that in that situation, the officers were merely following their training. An armed man was facing them, so they neutralized the threat as they saw it.
The Staff Sergeant and myself made the following observations:
A) They did not appear to properly identify themselves. They sounded the siren for too short a period of time and then breached.
B) The officer who slipped negligently discharged his weapon, which sparked the shoot-fest that followed.
C) Officers ignored their training and succumbed to an urge to "get in on the action" as can be seen in the video.
D) Their actions showed a complete disregard for any other occupants of the house.
Later investigations showed that there was little evidence to suggest that he was involved in his relative's criminal activity. After two years of legal battles, the Pima County Sheriff's office and other agencies involved paid the family a $3.4 million settlement. They still assert that their officer behaved in accordance with standard procedures but that "...legal advisers and insurers recognize the unpredictable resolution of disputes at trial regarding police conduct and even well-accepted police tactics. As a result, well-established business and insurance principles call for compromise and the resolution of disputed cases to mitigate risk and avoid the expense of a trial."
Needless to say, I agree with the settlement, and that's pretty rare. The reason I feel this way is because that occupant could have been anyone, and most people would have reacted as he did. If I heard intruders and had no reason to suspect the police would be conducting a raid against me, the fist thing I would do would be to grab my gun.
This is the kind of "police brutality" I'm down with. Nothing more relaxing than hippies catching beat-downs to the Glenn Miller Orchestra. :)
I am sorry I carelessly used the term IFV for APC the modern MRAP is much much much improved from the M113. Are the local & State police equipped to handle the modern criminal, or over equipped? Will drones with: parabolic ears, remote facial recognition w/ veracity facial micro gesture recognition, laser hearing through glass; telescopic gen 3 low-light vision, & infrared sight be used soon? Where is the 4th amendment then? Americans will not know there rights have been violated! I am only a partial luddite, I have no cell-pohne or tablet. I do not fear technology, only its application & immoral use. If the above equipped drone with cell tower spoofing; were used to find a young girl kidnapped by a molester, fine it was used well; [unfortunately thousands of unrelated messages were be sifted through latter for illegality (In itself illegal), but the Department knows who to keep an eye upon thereafter]. Once the equipment is bought; it must be justified & at least exercised for training, there will be the temptation for continual use. I do not want to live in a Cyberpunk world where life is cheap; (V for Vendetta or Judge Dredd for example).
I agree. There is a fine line between reasonable expectation of privacy and public. That line is growing more and more crooked and blurred as technology advances. It will be kind of interesting and a little scary to see where it ends up in the next ten years.
Check out the latest in Obama's healthcare debacle. Near as I can tell, HHS went live with an e-commerce web site that had no check out function. Now that the government has patched one in, it is not working well. Read this exchange between Rep. Michael Burgess (R-TX) and HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius:
Burgess: Do you know how hard it is to actually make that payment, hold your billfold out and actually make that payment? Have you done that yourself?
Sebelius: I have not.
Burgess: Well Iíll tell you, itís almost impossible. Iíve never seen a business where you get to the point in the fundamental business transaction where youíre gonna make the payment, and you canít do it. That is a flawed system.
What is this? Amateur hour? What kind of idiot makes any kind of an e-commerce web page without a method of collecting the money?
Here's another secret people are going to be discovering right before Christmas: If you haven't paid for your policy, you are not covered.
Remove the space to make the link work.
 http://www.nationalreview.com/campaign-spot/366130/ oh-hey-minor-detail-almost-nobodys-paid-their-new-insurance-yet-jim-geraghty
Hey everybody if you would do me the favour of checking out no bashing movies on Facebook, I would appreciate it.