User Profile: johnbarlycorn

johnbarlycorn

Member Since: February 24, 2011

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  • August 27, 2014 at 11:24am

    Sir/ Ma’m,
    We happen to be in agreement on this issue. Why is there any reaction to the situation of Mr. Sam in a locker room? Unless I am mistaken he is a self announced sexually active homosexual. Naturally, given the macabre and degenerate nature of our culture, the mindless would want to know how locker room nudity is impacting the team.
    If this is not an issue than all NFL teams should include all coaches, regardless of sex or orientation, and all cheerleaders in the use of the showers concurrently! I mean if Mr. Sam can discipline himself even though he is attracted to the male anatomy why can’t all men and women do the same. Frankly, let’s have the children of the team employees also share the showers as well. You know, I think it would be wonderful to have all of ESPN and their families and those of ABC management also join in these communal showers.This would be a great “green initiative” and demonstrate that our cultural depravity has reached its’ logical end point.
    Madness sure madness.
    Thank you.

  • [7] August 27, 2014 at 9:51am

    It is truly amazing that we can see the decline, and perhaps the end of our country, in the life of this one strong Christian man.
    Sports, football and basketball mainly, have replace civic discussion. Games have replaced the church as the place that people congregate to try and establish a connection to each other and something larger than their own life.
    As the promotion of this bizarre non culture, non religion substitute has grown our humanity and decency has receded.
    Mr. Tebow, a winning athlete and God fearing man, is removed from the glare of the spotlight while the poor and tortured sodomite, Mr. Sam, is promoted beyond his athletic value to his team.
    At some point we must and will reap the whirlwind for our sins.
    Thank you.

  • August 27, 2014 at 9:38am

    @ Patriot-Momma,
    Ma’am,
    I know not what The- Monk, you, and others here are supporting. I thought we as citizens want the legal and law enforcement system/ industry to be mature, reasonable, rational, professional, and respectful of the population that they “serve”.
    Why any thinking person would support this childish clap trap of employee Yates is beyond me. This Sunshine Crump person is not an employee of the community nor granted limited immunity and sanctioned to kill for the state. I would hope that all thinking Americans would demand more of a person granted all of this power? But, then again most here rail about the current administration’s immature, unreasonable, irrational, unprofessional, and disrespectful communications because it is beneath the office.
    I happen to agree that this administration is hurting our society and nation not just through policy but with communications. A sense of the office and commitment to the preservation of its’ legitimacy is what is lacking in DC and in Jonesboro. Thank you.

  • [5] August 27, 2014 at 8:59am

    @ makingout,
    Sir/ Ma’am,
    I think you are missing the point about this incident and the law enforcement reaction to it. The issue here is not the use of profiling or not nor the validity of this method as a policing technique.The issue is another law enforcement agency demonstrating that it is incapable of dealing with an issue in a logical, mature, and professional manner.
    MA state law enforcement, along with Boston, have well documented problems of supervision and corruption but if the ever loving PIO can’t even get a responsible message out what the heck are the tax payers of the people’s republic of MA paying for.
    In my opinion this incident provides a small window into the psychology and culture that is the government monopoly law enforcement industry.To paraphrase that great American philosopher Dean Wormer: “Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life, son.”
    Thank you.

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  • [4] August 26, 2014 at 5:05pm

    @ ModeratorMichele TheBlaze Staff
    Ma’am,
    You fulfilled your position description and got the lemmings to move on.
    If editorial policy is to keep the viewers uninformed and numb it appears you and yours are successful.
    Pay no attention to the larger question all of these incidents highlight just praise Beck Says and buy stuff.
    My week began on Sunday centered on the Lord.
    Good grief. Good luck.
    Thank you.

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  • [7] August 26, 2014 at 4:55pm

    @ disabledcovetern,
    Sir/ Ma’am, “not trained these days to respect the property of others”, is an interesting comment. Exactly when was the population asked if it was ok to lower the moral & common sense standards for law enforcement? To my knowledge we, or at least I, was not. This is not a training issue. Grown men & women that routinely destroy others property- a child learns not to do this.
    I know of no study that tabulated or estimated the damage done by law enforcement employees to property when no crime or wrong doing has taken place. I suspect everyone would be shocked to know what that sum was since we are the ones that pay for it.
    Yesterday I was at the VA; had taken an older neighbor since he needed a ride. I witnessed a man in a wheelchair & his female companion loudly abuse a pharmacy tech. A fella sitting nearer to the scene loudly told the two to stop using profanity & yelling. Sure as sugar the VA law enforcement (a total of 5 heroes) immediately had this poor guy by the short hairs and running his identity while the two profaners sauntered out of the building. A younger fella finally got fed up, told these employees harassing the man they screwed up, the couple was being abusive. What did I see? Four of the five around this young man place a hand on their weapon and all give him the get the F*** out of here look. Mistakes happen. Law enforcement appears to not give a gosh darn. When you look you see it everywhere. Thank you.

  • August 24, 2014 at 4:52pm

    Sir/ Ma’am,
    Excellent point. However, most people do not understand that the chiefs association, sheriffs association, tactical officer association, fraternal order etc.; all function as unions too. In fact all of these associations as well as unions are representing the members and they also represent management because they are one and the same.
    Have you ever considered why department policy in many cases is not available to the public. How about academies or training programs?
    All of the training and almost all of the policy that actually runs the law enforcement industry is written by, for, and implemented by all these groups.
    As a tax payer you might ask why all of this secrecy and a lack of anyone other than those directly benefiting from the policy writing and implementing it. If a large number of citizens did in fact ask for these answers the cost of and accountability of the law enforcement industry would be a) a reduction in the cost and b) an increase in department accountability.
    When the person that pays all the bills has no say and cannot even know what is going on law enforcement achieves nirvana. Million dollar payout retirements and gold plated medical plans.
    Thank you.

  • [3] August 24, 2014 at 1:06pm

    @ Tired_of_Pastels
    Sir/ Ma’am, Most people do not understand the amount of compensation that law enforcement employees receive. It is true many departments, especially in FL, do not pay basic patrolmen much. The key; special duty & special training – a bonanza for additional compensation. When you look across the country,analyze how policing & paramilitary units are used, you will begin to understand the financial incentive. You also will see why every stop is worked to create more citations/ arrests.
    DUI task forces are huge money makers for departments & those assigned to them. Employees can receive a doubling of their compensation.
    Drug task forces are the current gold mine for departments because of the legalized theft of property & revenue sharing of confiscated assets. This is why you see huge amounts of revenue generated & shared & many/ most times there are no charges against those that had their assets seized. TN, ID, UT, and CA lead the way in stealing without any crime being committed.
    Finally, the newest & coolest; paramilitary units. The reason why every one horse town is getting a paramilitary unit is the feds are giving huge grants to departments. Second, those selected (the selection criteria is at best suspect in many cases) opens the door to more compensation and potential advancement. Law enforcement is an industry. They make money just not for you. Thank you.

  • [2] August 23, 2014 at 5:09pm

    @ gigeorge
    Sir/ Ma’am,
    ” All three officers are Hispanic, but the Blaze showed a photo of a white cop writing a ticket”
    I happen to be mixed race (Asian and White). I live in south FL, have my own business and work outside most days so my skin is brown.
    Because of my gene pool and where I live many take me for Latin. When I was in the Marine Corps I was called slope or primo and latter rice paddy daddy.
    The man I am, as judged by God and should be judged by man, is found in the totality of my actions, my deeds, and my humanity. The fact that so many have put me in one pile or another based on what they thought my ethnicity/ race is has nothing to do with me and everything to do with those people and their own limitations.
    Thank you.

  • [4] August 22, 2014 at 3:20pm

    @ Red_and_Blue_make_Purple
    Sir/ Ma’am,
    First, what the law enforcement employee did was the right thing. I am mixed race (Asian and White), adopted, and brought to and grew up in this country in the late 60′s and 70′s. I had the good fortune to have a father, mother and siblings accept me into a good Christian home. My parents took me to church, participated in Cub and Boy Scouts, and I followed my father with a career in the Marine Corps.
    Why did I write all of this? Because we, the adults/ elders have screwed up the world we were raised in. When I was a boy any cub or boy scout would have helped Mr. Arnold. Heck any one would have helped him period. What law enforcement employee Benitez did was the right thing, the good thing, the human thing, the Christian thing.
    People in this country better come to terms with what they have created or allowed to be created. There is nothing heroic about helping Mr. Arnold. Helping Mr. Arnold should be routine. If anyone drove past him seeing his need and did not stop shame on you.
    We all better start relearning the Commandments and Golden Rule because everything I read, see, hear, and sense tells me we are about to be tested to our very core.
    Good bless American.
    Thank you.

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  • [24] August 22, 2014 at 11:05am

    @ turkey13,
    Sir/ Ma’am,
    Sheila Jackson Lee is a congress woman from TX 18th district.
    I have no way to judge if she is or to what extent is a racist. I will say that her policies and positions due not support/ benefit her constituents.
    I view her as a part of the barking/ screaming/ inflamers that are so prevalent in politics these days on both sides of the isle.
    Thank you.

  • [198] August 22, 2014 at 10:50am

    I think you are either laying bait or trained to take the bait. The ethnicity of these law enforcement employees is irrelevant.
    A scheme such as this cannot go on for any amount of time without the knowledge & tacit approval of others in the department – supervisors.
    I am viewed by some here as anti cop. That is not my intent nor desire to do anything other than support peace officers that keep their oath, Oath Keepers member or not, and work to serve the community.
    I have said it before and I say it again; an oath is a sacred swearing in front of God & man. If you break that oath that is a sin against God & crime against man.
    Unless a direct relationship with a law enforcement employee exists, based on what I have seen & experienced I could not & will not take any statement (official or sworn) by any law enforcement employee as true unless there is independent evidence to support that statement or testimony. This is a harsh statement – true. However, what can any reasonable law abiding person conclude when the oath that is central to the legitimacy, quality and effectiveness of government monopoly law enforcement is violated so routinely in commission or omission?
    If you lie in a report you have violated your oath & committed a crime. If you lie under oath you have violated your oath & committed a crime. If you fail to report crimes by others you have violated your oath & committed a crime.
    Pray for our country.
    Thank you.

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  • [6] August 22, 2014 at 8:37am

    If you do a search by state of law enforcement employees convicted/ arrested/ under investigation for all manner of crimes, regardless of your position on current law enforcement policies, it is shocking and should give all “GOOD” people pause. There is something fundamentally wrong with what is taking place in law enforcement when law abiding, hopefully God fearing people, especially women and children, can be in danger around these employees.
    I agree with some of the comments here with the understanding that there must be a minimum standard that must be enforced. If you vette, train, pay, protect, and grant limited immunity and authorization to kill for the state to a person and that person betrays their oath THEY MUST BE HELD TO A HIGHER STANDARD than a citizen/ member of the public.
    I had an early job this am and when I got home put on a pot of Joe and caught a bit of Fox. What is it with law enforcement union goons? They had a goon from the NYPD union, decked out in his John Gotti wannabe suit spewing lies. If law enforcement is going to return to a service to the people for the people those that control the policy/ culture/ and politicians need to be vetted as well. This pompous jerk of a union goon would be a good place to start.
    Thank you.

  • August 21, 2014 at 5:58pm

    This shows that it does not matter which nihilistic death cult you belong to. The unfortunate truth is that members of the groups on each side of this death spiral prove their evil intent when they kill puppies and domesticated dogs.
    I got a very real and close up look into the heart of a psychotic early in life when I first was adopted and came to America. A neighbors son had buried two kittens in the woods after killing them. He was cursed with a black soul and a short life of misery.
    Having chosen the profession of arms as my career I have seen that same look in many types of people in many countries. With regret I am seeing that same look more these days and I am no longer in Iraq, Afghanistan, Somalia, Djibouti, Kosovo, Kuwait, Panama, Cambodia, Lebanon, or El Salvador.
    I pray that God forgives us and spares us what the wages of sin rightly bring.
    Thank you.

  • August 21, 2014 at 5:33pm

    @ Sosalty,
    Sir,
    “There is no rational to change the training.” I respectfully disagree. Shall we dissect the engagement zone? I did not wish to get into any of this but you are clearly wrong. The average effective causality range for a male with a knife is 6 to 8 feet. The target was on a raised surface that reduced this effective causality range unless the law enforcement employees are directly inside a 6 foot radius. Please do not take these comments as being anti law or pro Mr. Powell. I believe in law and public order and despise thugs, criminals, and waste. My comments are directed at the policy that is in place and it is needless and costly and does, as in the case place bystanders place them in jeopardy.
    A primary discriminator in the legal use of lethal force between current statistics and those say of 1974-75 (another period of economic dislocation, a much higher crime rate than today, and rampant illicit drug use) is that the service weapon was a revolver.
    I think you may want to reconsider the overkill of rounds fired policy. First, there are mistaken shootings are there not? Second, there is a learning curve even among the thugs/ criminal element and the current policy will lead to preemptive shooting of law enforcement employees. At some point in all of this adults need to evaluate the policy before our society is pulled apart and down this rabbit hole to hell.
    Thank you.

  • [3] August 21, 2014 at 1:30pm

    @ Cat B,
    Sir/ Ma’am,
    I live in Collier and regularly fish off Bonita when not working. That is a heck of a Grouper. My first thought was I wonder how much that grouper would get you at any of the local fish houses.
    This video makes the case for going heavy weight rig when finishing out off shore/ drop off and new meaning to “lookie there I got a bite”
    Thank you.

  • August 21, 2014 at 1:17pm

    @ Terminator17
    You sir provide one of the most appropriate set of comments in this forum on this incident.
    Many that comment here have little understanding nor appreciation for what a fired round will do. A round and its’ fragments will not stop until it impacts an object of sufficient mass/ density to absorb both the kinetic energy and mass of the projectile(s).
    Thank you for your observations.

  • [1] August 21, 2014 at 1:03pm

    @ Sosalty,
    Sir/ Ma’am,
    You are correct. I would submit that conflating military combat shooting/ TTP’s and those of the law enforcement training industry, while the same when not considering ROE; they should not be. Why? One is combat the other is normally non extremist civil policing. Another aspect of this difference is the liability issue. In war post hostilities there is no/ usually no liability to the winning side. In civil policing liability is placed at the feet of the tax payer.
    You added the training provided to citizens/ the populous; again I think this is not apropos since even in legal defensive shootings’ the citizen/ member is subject to the full weight of the criminal and civil legal system.
    There is a line and it is situation dependent but I believe nine rounds at that range given the geometry is an execution and raises safety concerns since there were a number of bystanders in the background/ impact areas. A consequence of moving to semi automatic handguns is a lack of fire discipline and a conscious decision by the law enforcement industry not to impose that discipline that did exist when the service weapon was a revolver.
    Thank you.

  • August 21, 2014 at 12:43pm

    @ myrwo6
    Sir/ Ma’am,
    I am not quibbling with you just pointing out a fact; law enforcement unions support liberal/ statist politicians overwhelmingly throughout the country.
    I agree with your “don’t expect to live very long” comment. However, there have been a number of outrageous crimes committed by law enforcement employees here in FL, and in each and every case “stress” is the mitigating factor provided by department PIO’s and union goons. I think this is worn-out when it is used to justify everything from pedophilia to murder of a common law spouse.
    With regard to the reason why we have law enforcement employees; dealing with real threats and real crimes, I am fully in line with your statement. However, in my view, this does not remove the responsibility of every adult man and woman to defend themselves, their family, property, friends, and neighbors. Law abiding God fearing people looking out for each other is the first and best defense.
    Thank you.

  • August 21, 2014 at 12:28pm

    Gy,
    You are spot on.
    I know what law enforcement employees are taught and I know what department/ unions reinforce in terms of shooting a suspect.
    I wonder if anyone other than me sees a problem with trigger control and fire discipline?
    I am not saying what these employees did was outside of policy. What I am questioning is the validity of that policy and its’ application. A trained marksman should be able to place three rounds center mass inside 20 yards given the environment depicted in the video. Anything above three rounds, in my opinion is an execution.
    A series of decisions were made that created the shooting geometry resulting in this killing. The only area that we, the citizens, should be concerned about in terms of the decision process in this incident are those of our employees.
    It will be interesting to see how many total rounds were fired and how many hits on the target without exit occurred. From what is available in the videos a number of bystanders are in the backgrounds of the impact areas.
    I commend the department supervisor for putting all the available information out to prevent another orchestration of hate/ confrontation. I also think this supervisor once again used “officer safety” language to justify this killing. I believe law enforcement must stop being obsessed with their own safety and begin to think, act, and speak in reference to public safety.
    I pray for the soul of Mr. Powell and that our Lord comforts the pain of his family.
    Thank you.

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