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Archive for January, 2016

… the Brelo Case [#why the verdict]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,January 12th,2016

.. many people are wondering ? ..

.. why the verdict ?

.. to be honest , so am I …

.. [h/t — Twitchy.com]..
.. [link] to the tweets / blog post ..

.. the first and biggest hurdle is whether the use of force is reasonable , under the circumstances . Under common law , it would normally be what is known as the ” reasonable man ” standard . In statutory law [at least in Ohio] , it would be likely known as the ” reasonable ordinary police officer ” standard . It would also apply the training and experience of the police officer in question . That is the legal question that the judge faced .

.. Most cases would normally be done as a trial by jury . In some cases , the defendant chooses the option of a trial by the bench judge . That what was done in this case …

.. Judge John P. O ‘ Donnell decided [after all of the testimony and rulings] that Officer Brelo was not guilty of the crimes . Why ? He decided that the use of force by Brelo [while debatable] was reasonable under the legal standard ..

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… This One Could Be a Game Changer [#Labour Law case][#Friedrichs v C.T.A.]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Monday,January 11th,2016

.. yes , this one could really be a doozy ..

.. I think that there could be as many 6 votes for this one , possibly 7 …

.. well , start at the beginning . Lori Friedrichs is a schoolteacher in California . She resigned for her union , the C.T.A . This union is , to be specific , the California Teachers Association ..

.. California is not a union – friendly state . Since the latter part of the 1970s , the reigning SCOTUS precedent , Abood v Detroit Bd of Ed , has allowed unions to collect fees [agency fees , to be exact] from non – members of the union . These people are required by law , however , to be members of the collective bargaining unit , no matter what ..

.. [h/t — Politico.com]..
.. [link] to the blog article …

.. like many who resign from the union , Friederichs endured quite a bit . Teachers who resign from their union get a large amount of professional shunning and personal abuse from their fellow teachers . Yet she endured , as did several dozen others ..

.. now SCOTUS has offered certiorari on these folks appeal from their loss at the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals . Given the rulings and precedents of recent years , such as Beck v CWA , Ferris State Teachers , and Knox v CTA, the ground could be extremely dangerous for the AFL – CIO and their member unions ..

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… Gee , Isn’t Bill Cosby ‘ s Antics come up as Bad News for [#Miz Hillary]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Saturday,January 9th,2016

.. yup , Miz Hillary ..

.. It is abundantly clear that Bill Cosby ‘ s public and private reputations have now been totally ripped to shreds . One , Two , even three women with allegations , that might be disregarded . But 50 ?? ..

.. It is clear now that the Cos is going to be dragged into the dock for his actions . He has been indicted for aggravated sexual conduct in the case with one woman that has not reached the expiration with the statue of limitations . Now that it is the Age of the Internet , IT will make the O.J. Simpson case look like a walk in the park by comparison . may Godin Heaven help up all ..

.. [h/t — newsmax.com/tv]..
.. [link] to the TV clip ..

.. now it hits Mr. Bill . Miz Hillary wants mr. Bill to help campaign for her out on the campaign trail . Well, there are these nasty allegations from Mr. Bill ‘ s past … Oops ! ..

.. now the GOP [including the Donald] are attacking Miz Hillary thru mr. Bill . It really hurts Miz Hillary , especially on women ‘ s issues . She is going to have a real problem on the campaign trail , no matter what happens …

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… Of So Many OC Exec Actions , This is [#mental health][#guns]….

Posted by paulfromwloh on Saturday,January 9th,2016

.. the worst ..

.. a doctor has a duty to his / her patient , first and foremost . In medicine , there is no crime / fraud exception . The doctor ‘ s duty is to his / her patient only , and to no one else . Not even to the government ..

.. yes , the government has a need and a duty to find out if people have mental health issues . One does that thru the court system , not thru one ‘ s doctor …

.. [h/t — politico.com]..
.. [link] to the blog post ..

.. this kind of rule proposed by the OCs is waaaaay beyond idiotic …

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… what might happen with interest rates ?? [#2016]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Friday,January 8th,2016

.. several increases are well overdue , to say the least ..

.. bringing the interest rate environment back to normal is only part of the objective . You also have a crowd that still believes in Keynsian economics . Why they still do [now] is beyond me , though ..

.. [h/t — Newsmax.com/Finance]..
.. [link] to the blog post ..

.. for those of you diehards , hope for a recession . It will help make it much easier for the GOP [yes , even with Trump on the ticket] to smash the Left to bits …

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… I have heard of News Management [#Miz Hillary campaign]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Thursday,January 7th,2016

.. but this is outrageous ..

.. [h/t — theRightScoop.com]..
.. [link] to the news story …

.. the Clintonoids may want to control the news , yes . But micromanage it ? They have to be crazy . They may be able to do it for a while , though . But not for very long , though ..

.. the national news corpse will rebel , in time …. the White House Press Corpse has been for the better part of two and a half years …

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… We do business With These Damn Idiots [#OC][#mullahs][#Qum]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Thursday,January 7th,2016

.. right now , unfortunately , the answer is yes ..

.. I wonder , why ?!?!? …

.. [h/t — BloombergView.com]..
.. [link] to the blog post ..

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… You’re Damn Right [#CIA re evaluation][#ISIL]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Thursday,January 7th,2016

.. given the results of Bloody Friday , we should all be re – evaluating the threat that I.S.I.L. presents . They are not a bunch of choirboys . They are Islamic militants of the worst order , determined to do their worst to attempt to bring down Israel and Western Civilization [and the U.S. , as well] . So they are not someone to take idly ..

.. they are active in the Middle East . The ObamaCraps have taken the threat far too lightly . As a result , ISIL has grown far too large in order to play ” tiddlywinks ” with . You have to evaluate the threat realistically , then confront it with all force that is needed and that is necessary ..

.. [h/t — Newsmax.com]..
.. [link] to the blog news post ..

.. You are not going to get an honest evaluation from the ObamaCraps . They have their collective heads in the clouds , with their minds in fantasyland . They are so convinced of their own approach [their arrogance] , they will not take criticism from anyone else . So is Miz Hillary . So electing her is harly an improvement …

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… It is the ” Right to Keep and Bear Arms , Dummies ” [#Second Amendment]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,January 6th,2016

.. pro – gun candidates won all around the country , folks …

.. it is an undeniable facts . People believe in the right to self – defense , and they want it to be with a firearm of their choice — not the government ‘ s to proscribe , either …

.. [h/t — m.NationalReview.com]..
.. [link] to the blog column …

… it is that simple …

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… And then There is This [#guns][#Social Security][#patient file][#background check]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,January 6th,2016

.. where some is adjudicated incompetent and / or mentally impaired , then even that person has had due process . Then it is morally acceptable to report their patient file to the background check file system ..

.. but this ?? ..

.. [h/t — Breitbart.com(BigGovernment)]..
.. [link] to the blog post …

.. using even the patient records of the Social Security Administration to raid information for the background check process is the height of outrageous …

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… Earl Ray Tomblin is an Endangered Species [#DemoCrap][#West Virginia]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,January 5th,2016

.. Earl Ray who ? ..

.. he is the current Governor of West Virginia .

.. he has something that no Gv has had to deal with in three quarters of a century : a GOP – controlled legislature …

.. for West Virginians , that will take some getting used to . Tomblin has to get used to it now , and in the near future …

.. [h/t — hotAir.com]..
.. [link] to the news piece …

.. Tomblin probably wants to run for re – election . One big problem : he is a DEmoCrap in what is now a Red State . Whoever he faces in 2016 , he is going to have Barack Obama and his ” War on Coal ” policies wrapped around his neck like a millstone …

.. Tomblin is a bit of a klutz of a politician . Joe Manchin , he is not . So , the environment is going to be a tad challenging . So will the legislature . Especially the legislature …

.. the GOP – controlled legislature is going to want to start to rip out the legacy of the last three – quarters of a century , while giving coal and fracking a chance to rebuild and build [respectively] …

.. there are 6 major shale gas formations in the U.S. . In the east , Ohio and West Virginia sit on top of two of them : the Marcellus and the Utica . So , energy will be a part of WVa ‘ s future . But how ….

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… SCOTUS is going to love This [#Wrenn v DC][#Palmer v DC]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Sunday,January 3rd,2016

.. well , the loons at the D.C. Circuit have stuck their noses into things again . Will they ever learn …

.. the D.C. Circuit has issued a stay in the court case Wrenn v DC . This court case is the follow – on to Palmer v DC , about DC gun rights . Yep , the same judge [Frederick Scullin] is still hearing the case …

.. this one smacks of the similar monkeyshines in the current SCOTUS case King v Burwell [and its companion , Halbig v Sebelius]. The Circuit screwed around with Halbig in order to stop SCOTUS review of the case . Those dummies tended to forget one thing — they are in D.C. as well ..

.. [h/t — HotAir.com]..
.. [link] to the blog post ..

.. you can bet that SCOTUS is watching this . Especially with Moore v Madigan hanging over the gun grabbers collective heads , they have to know that an opposing circuit ruling will bring either case forward to SCOTUS , and …

.. instant Doom !! .. those previous precedents [such as Heller v DC] are 6 to 3 decisions . They cannot avoid them . SCOTUS just might reach down and grab this one in time for next year ‘ s term , and stay the stay none the less …

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… No , Chuck , The Prognosis is Worse [#Obama foreign policy]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Saturday,January 2nd,2016

.. POTUS is making good ol’ Jimmy Cahtah look like both a choirboy and a genius , by comparison …

.. yea , you can bet he and the gang are doing grievous damage to the DummyCraps reputation , especially on foreign policy …

.. [h/t — HotAir.com]..
.. [link] to the comments …

.. things are so bad , immigration has flipped from being a Democrap – favoured issue [D + 8] to a Republican one [R + 7] … Ouch ! … so , the effects are spreading to other issues …

.. it could gradually eat away at Democrap advantages in other areas . If immigration has flipped as an issue , then others can too ….

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… Financial instability in the Banks is Going to Drive This [#Greece][#financial crisis]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Friday,January 1st,2016

.. it is the instability of the financial system , and that of the banks , which is going to drive this financial crisis …

.. why ? the outflows from the banks . The banks cannot sustain this for very long . With that comes pressure on the Greek Government from ” behind its lines …”

.. [h/t — Reuters.com]..
.. [link] to the blog news post ..

.. the Euro carries a deep well of popular support . It is a great deal more than the Greek drachma ever has had . So , it is in the Greek Government ‘ s interest to eventually make a deal …

— [update] — that it did .. the crisis was eventually settled after a  couple of weeks , but at a high cost .. several major Greek banks collapsed as a result of this brawl … also , Syriza [Greece ‘  s  current governing majority party] may well have won a majority again at an  election , but they  have the task  now of reviving  the economy ..

.. the business community will not be happy with radical leftists at the controls . They will be the ones picked on by the government for tax revenue .. Well , the business will not  be too  cooperative with investment unless Syriza agrees to play ball on spending ..  the EU and the ECB should be of help …

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… Nicely Done , Marco Rubio !! [#ObamaCrapCare][#risk corridors][#death spiral]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Friday,January 1st,2016

.. you really have to admit , Sen. Rubio really did his homework on this ..

.. he slipped in this provision into the federal budget [yes , two years ago] that makes any spending by the Feds on the so – called risk corridors ” budget – neutral . I am really surprised that the ObamaCraps let this thing get thru in the first place . Amazed would be a better guess . Another would be the height of arrogance and narcissism , that would make them overlook this …

.. huh ?!?! ..

.. in plain English , the ” risk corridors ” are designed to protect the insurance companies [and the co – ops] from the fallout from excessive #s of claims during the early years of OCC . Making this budget – neutral means that the Obamacraps cannot do a backdoor bailout of the companies , using federal funds ..

.. [h/t — HotAir.com]..
.. [link] to the blog post …

.. so , what has been the fallout from this ?? ..

.. many of the health insurance co – ops have collapsed . Most of the others are on the brink of collapse . Also , insurance companies [large and small] are beginning to pull out of the state OCC cooperatives . This is really putting the states [and their creations] in a financial bind . Also , it could and will get much worse ..

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… The F.C.C. has not Gotten the Message [#internet regulation]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Friday,January 1st,2016

.. you would think that the Federal Communications Commission [the F.C.C.] would have gotten the message , by now .

.. Congress has said no to ” Net neutraility . ” Twice . Also , the federal appeals courts [the D.C. Circuit Court , to be specific] has also SAID ” no ” to ” Net Neutrality . ” Twice more …

.. well , I guess that it is time for Round 3 …

.. [h/t — CNSNews.com]..
.. [link] to the news article ..

.. ISPs and other companies will not stand for this . There will be a huge bi – partisan majority in Congress to overrule the F.C.C. . Not only that , they will act to amend federal law to specifically state that the Internet is NOT a public utility , and that ” Net Neutrality ” is not the will of Congress …

.. either this bill or the Iran Sanctions bill will be the first one in which His Lordship ‘ s veto is overridden …

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