Pepper Spray Peaceful Students?

November 23, 2011 on 1:27 am | In Uncategorized | No Comments

I am sure everyone has seen the video of the UC Police Officer that pepper sprayed the peaceful UC Davis protesters. These were students, on campus, demonstrating peacefully and this officer walks uo and down the line spraying everyone of them with pepper spray.

I absolutely could not believe this happened. Thankfully I was not there. I do not believe I would have remained peaceful. I would have beat the hell out of that fat, doughnut eating, slob. He has been put on administrative leave. He needs to be arrested for assault. Every officer there needs to be disciplined in some way as they did nothing to stop this.

The Police Chief and the college’s chancellor need to be fired. Not asked to resign, fired. This is The United States of America and this is not to be done here. These people ordered this to happen, so they need to go.

The media continues to tell us that The Occupy Movement has no direction, they have no goals, we do not know what they stand for. Perhaps the media needs to do a better job of listening, I know what the goals and purpose are. The number one purpose is to stop government from using the police to attack our citizens. These officers were not doing their jobs, they were attacking peaceful American citizens.

These officers became criminals when they chose to attack these students. These students became heroes when they stood their ground and remained calm and peaceful.

Say it ain’t so JoePa

November 14, 2011 on 3:57 am | In Uncategorized | No Comments

The big news this week seems to be the pedophile sex scandal that has rocked Penn State University. I have been a football fan since before I was born and my college football allegiance has always been to The Ohio State University Buckeyes. I always admired and respected Penn State and their legendary coach Joe Paterno.

Joe Paterno was always one of the good guys. We never heard anything about Penn State breaking the rules. They were always at the top of the polls and they graduated their players. This current situation causes me to wonder how clean the Penn State program really is. If this coaching staff is willing to cover up the actions of a pedophile for this many years, I just have to ask, what else have they done.

Quite honestly, to me, it does not matter what else they did or did not do, this is bad enough. I can understand reporting the crime in the way it was reported and I can make an argument for not following up on it. I cannot, however, fathom just how anyone can allow Mr. Sandusky to continue bringing young boys to the Penn State football facilities. Knowing what they knew they had to know what was going to happen to every boy Mr. Sandusky brought to campus.

It disturbs me in ways I never knew I could be disturbed that a person so highly regarded as Joe Paterno could allow young boys to be raped. I can no longer come to think of Mr. Paterno as one of the good guys. It pains me to come to the opinion that he is one of the worst possible. He is a man that is willing to look the other way while people are being harmed just so his football program will not be harmed.

It is my personal opinion that every single person that had knowledge of Mr. Sandusky’s actions needs to be prosecuted as an accessory. If convicted they need to be locked in a jail cell. There is no worse crime in this world than a crime that harms children and there is no punishment to harsh.

More Occupy News

November 9, 2011 on 2:10 am | In Uncategorized | No Comments

For those not following the Occupy Movement, start. This is an important movement and a historic time. If we stop paying attention now we may never again get a chance to make a change. For those that are paying attention, I hope you are getting involved. The more people getting involved now the more people that will be getting involved in the future.

For those that are wondering what this is about, there is no easy answer. One of the criticisms about this movement is a lack of defined goals and purpose. To a point this is true but at this time there does not need to be defined goals and purpose. I have been to two Occupy Orlando events and I have been impressed with what I have seen and heard.

Many of the protesters are young and the news tends to look down on them as naive. They may be naive but they are not stupid. They may not have the answers but for now they are simply asking questions. They see it as their job to inform of us of the inequities of the system. For now this is their defined goal and purpose. For now they are doing a great job.

I have heard that people are trying to equate the Occupy Movement with the Tea Party. We can compare and contrast them but as for now they are not equal. The Tea Party has labeled themselves a political party the Occupy Movement has not. There should be differences is our expectations from them because they are intentionally trying to be different. A political party does in fact need a defined platform a movement might move toward that in time, or it might not. For those that still want them to fulfill a clear agenda I might suggest going to an Occupy Event and pick up a microphone. Throw some ideas out there for everyone to hear and think about.

I have spoken my peace/piece twice now and I plan on going back. I will keep speaking and sharing my thoughts. I am older and more experienced so perhaps I might have some advice that can be useful. The young people that are the base of this movement do not have my experience but from what I have seen many of them are much smarter than I am. With a little luck one of these young people can turn my experiences into a practical part of the movement.

Last week I took some food and water for those that are actually staying in the park. The next time I go I will take more for them. They are doing this for all of us. Well actually they are doing it for 99% of us but we will all benefit if they are successful and in my opinion they have already been successful. They have gotten not only this country talking about the problem but the entire world has taken notice. Knowing that there is a problem is the first step and all movements begin with a first step. I am looking forward to the next steps and I want to be one of the people taking the steps. I hope the people reading this will also choose to take part and walk with us.

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