User Profile: RajCaj

RajCaj

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  • [2] August 19, 2014 at 4:05pm

    My cousin was a local beat cop and he didn’t make 40k a year…more like 30-35k. That isn’t a lot of money to put up with the BS police have to put up with (one being threat of loss of life).

    Also, regarding pensions…..the government is trillions in debt for unpaid liabilities. The government guarantees the pensions, and the government can take them away in a SHTF scenario (See Greece)

  • [7] August 19, 2014 at 4:01pm

    In addition, the inner city black communities (at large) despise the police, and don’t trust them as far as they could throw a squad car.

    For the folks that can’t achieve vertical mobility out of the ghetto (lack of education & absent parents) gang / thug life is an easier sell. Gang / thug life runs directly in opposition to law enforcement.

  • [4] August 19, 2014 at 1:32pm

    Pot was NOT the culprit. And for people that use MJ on the regular, the more extreme effects of marijuana tend to fade (paranoia, giggles, etc.) and becomes more of just a numbing effect…kind of like a pain killer.

    Trust me on this, alcohol is a FAR bigger culprit in the “10ft tall & bullet proof” mentality than weed…which actually tend to make most people more risk adverse.

    The fact that he had pot in his system probably has more to do with the common place usage of it within inner city pop black culture, and less to do with a reason why he was a violent person.

    A more likely explanation is that he obviously has a disregard for the rules of law & authority for any one of several demographic & cultural issues.

  • [12] August 19, 2014 at 1:22pm

    @ChiefGeorge

    I attended a middle school, in a predominately black neighborhood, during the OJ trial and there were race riot threats if OJ was found guilty….and blacks in the school celebrated when he was acquitted.

    These were middle school aged kids who only knew OJ from the Naked Gun movies, yet they were HIGHLY invested in the outcome of this case because OJ was black and the judge / prosecutor & “system” is White.

    Why on earth would you threaten to beat up white kids in the middle school because a black guy was convicted of murdering his wife if it weren’t about a racist approach to racial justice?

  • August 18, 2014 at 12:18pm

    No sure if the schematic shown above necessarily proves, or disproves, if his arms were raised.

    The bullet entry points in the schematic could also indicate a close grouping just to the right of Brown’s head.

    Notice on your arm where those entry points are, and then raise it. The bullet wound across from the peck is now just to he right of your cheek / jaw. The second lowest bullet wound on the lower bicep is now just to the right of the bullet wound to the right eye. The lowest bullet wound on the forearm is now just right of the bullet wound on the top of his head.

    What the schematic doesn’t show is where on the arm the bullet entered / exited. Hands raised would have meant the bullets should have entered the underside of the arm. If he were charging the cop, with arms bent in a running motion, the bullets should have entered the front side of his arms.

  • [9] August 14, 2014 at 9:59am

    While that might be true, you don’t throw a person against a soda machine for seeking clarifying information on which door to use to exit, in effort to comply with police orders to leave a private establishment.

    How do you arrest someone for trespassing at public restaurant, where you are a paying customer? Failure to comply with police orders, or something like that, but trespassing?

    And the police chief’s excuse was that the offending officers “probably didn’t know better”!?!?

    We don’t know all the details yet with the shooting, but that statement certainly doesn’t bode well for the case that the police officer involved in the shooting followed legal protocol.

  • [12] August 14, 2014 at 9:51am

    @ModRepublican

    True, there is a history of riots & excessive use of force by police officials.

    BUT, this is 2014. We have the advantage of hindsight, and yet these things are still happening, under the leadership of a president that supposedly comes from the anti-establishment / police state party.

    Also, under our current president’s leadership, department heads of government offices have purchased millions of rounds of ammunition, built up SWAT teams in departments that have no business with paramilitary forces (BLM, FDA, EPA, etc), geared up local police departments with equipment meant for armed revolution, and has pushed out training material & instruction to Sheriff offices around the country regarding threats from the local populous & domestic terrorism.

    There is plenty of culpability to spread around for all of this, but the buck stops at the chief executive’s office.

    If this were happening under a Republican president (you know…the guys that you’d expect this kind of thing from) the media would have been all over this a long time ago.

    All that said, the behavior of the Ferguson PD does not excuse in any way the behavior of the trouble makers there.

    Whats that saying? Two wrongs don’t make a right.

  • [7] August 12, 2014 at 4:19pm

    There is a personal quote attributed to Williams – “I used to think the worst thing in life was to end up all alone. It’s not. The worst thing in life is to end up with people that make you feel all alone”

    Seems about right for the rich & famous…..always surrounded by too many “yes-men” and not enough people that will tell you “No”, or the honest truth. Having to always second guess people’s motives….whether they are being nice to self promote, or genuinely being kind. Folks like that can fill a ballroom full of people, at a minutes notice, for a party….but out of the whole bunch, only a few that would come if he weren’t celebrity.

  • [1] August 12, 2014 at 12:50pm

    This is something I also didn’t understand. What is the point of raising your hands, while you run away? “I’m going to run away from threat of being arrested for wrestling with a police officer and trying to take their gun, but don’t shoot me” ?

    Also, reports are coming out that the police initially stopped him after receiving a call from the convenience store that got torched that Michael took cigars without paying for them.

    The store got looted, sacked & burned for snitching on Michael (in the words of Lil Wayne…Snitches end up in ditches)

    It’s a wonder businesses don’t set up shop in violent neighborhoods, and it’s a wonder there are limited employment opportunities in violent neighborhoods.

  • [5] August 7, 2014 at 12:02pm

    Or why not just approach the table of people that do show their appreciation for the blessings that allow them to eat the food, and personally thank them & offer verbal support for what they are doing?

    It’s no different than a group of people that told their waiter that they REALLY appreciated the food & service, and the owner / manager goes to them to personally thank them for their patronage.

    This way, you lessen the legal leg these FFRF groups have when claiming discrimination, and you also avoid people “fake praying” to get discounts. (that’s what happens when you offer tangible rewards for stuff)

  • [4] August 7, 2014 at 11:52am

    Perhaps the owners could show their appreciation for those that appreciate the fortunes of being able to eat that meal in another way.

    They could make it a point to walk over to the table of folks that do pay homage for the blessings of being able to eat their food, and personally thank them and verbalize their support of the people publicly praying.

    I contend that the FFRF types might still have their panties in a wad about that, but I think they would have a much weaker legal leg to stand on if there were no tangible financial benefit given to one group over another.

  • [17] August 7, 2014 at 11:46am

    I suppose the legal precedent, or analog, that can be cited is whether or not it would be legal / illegal for a restaurant owner to give discounts to people of a particular race, gender.

    There are examples of both. Of course, it was made illegal to refuse service, or charge more for goods / services based on the color of someone’s skin. That said, it’s perfectly legal to charge women less for food / alcohol at bars during “ladies night”.

    The reality is that this has been an inconsistent standard applied over the years, and the cases of not allowing, or allowing, a private establishment to determine it’s own criteria on who & how it serves is based on the benefit to minority groups.

    It should be left up to free markets to decide these things. If treating certain groups of people in a preferential way is so outrageous, they would suffer financially…and have to change their policy.

    However, you could also make the argument that business establishments that discriminated against blacks, during the civil rights era, would have been MUCH slower to equally serve them if it weren’t legally compelled to. Some would say that the law was needed to accelerate the social acceptance that would be required in a free market solution.

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  • August 6, 2014 at 9:19am

    I wouldn’t be so sure. Thad’s election in Mississippi proved that (because politicians have created so much hardship in people’s lives) people who are desperate for things will vote for handouts over principle.

  • August 6, 2014 at 9:09am

    Absolutely right, which just highlights the fact of how powerful money is in winning elections. You literally have to bombard people with TV ads, flyers & other advertising to get people to notice you…given so many are too lazy / distracted / disinterested in seeking information for themselves.

    I fashion myself a libertarian, and a part of me believes that people should be able to donate as much money as they want to political campaigns, but I cannot deny the negative effects money has on politics.

  • [3] August 6, 2014 at 9:04am

    It also doesn’t help when you have 2-4 other candidates running on similar anti-establishment platforms, and take up 10-15% of the vote away from the leading TEA party candidate.

    I know folks don’t like the idea of having to choose between only 2 candidates (leading to a lesser of two evils scenario), but you cannot deny the impact 3rd wheels have on elections.

  • [1] August 6, 2014 at 12:50am

    you can’t just take an average and make a determination like that. You don’t know the distribution of passwords for each website.

    What if 80% of those passwords come from a small percentage of the websites (like the top financial institutions, retailers)?

    And how many people use the same password for multiple accounts? You don’t need to break into the other accounts when you can leverage the same username / pass for well known banks, credit agencies and retailers?

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  • [1] August 6, 2014 at 12:32am

    What the government is banking on is that those Fortune 500 companies will stay because they are dependent on having a US presence to capitalize on the heavy consumer market here.

    In some cases, it may make sense to just move your main office out of the US (See Halliburton) However, for many Fortune 500 companies….even with the high tax rates, cutting bait and leaving the US market altogether would have higher financial consequences than having to pay US corp tax rates.

    There is, however a break even point….where tax rates can get to the point to where it will be more economic to leave the US. Me thinks the Fed government believes that they can squeeze the juice a bit more before that reality happens.

    But that’s just for the businesses that are already established and have some sunk cost in their US operations.

    A move like that by the US government would just create additional barriers to entry, by making it more difficult people starting new businesses within the US, and deterring any foreign companies from potentially moving here.

    This is part & parcel with the whole “You didn’t build that” mantra. They obviously feel that the US gov deserves more compensation for the gov funded infrastructure (which has already been paid for by tax payers)

  • [1] August 6, 2014 at 12:12am

    Yeeeaa, i get the sentiment, but anyone that stops paying their taxes is a fool. They will tack on interest, and will just draft it from your paycheck if it comes down to it. Worst case scenario, you go into bankruptcy and can’t buy a home / car, or do anything that requires at least a modest credit rating for 7 years.

    Short of a complete economic / social meltdown, the only way to change this is to educate the people and kick the sorry SOBs out of their currently held office through elections.

  • [10] August 6, 2014 at 12:06am

    It’s just the first step to getting their foot in the door on being able to mandate assets do not leave the US. Once they have legal precedence there, then they can continue to jack up the corp tax rate, and spend the windfall profits (while they have it)

    Businesses will out & out relocate their operations fully to other countries, costing more jobs for US citizens.

    If only economics & finance had the priority & focus that literature has in our highschool education system…then maybe people would be able to see what the heck is going on here.

  • [3] August 5, 2014 at 2:20pm

    Isn’t it funny, when militant FFR types try to equate Islam with other religions (in their bid to rid the world of them all) by comparing things Muslims do today to things Christians & Jews did over a thousand years ago?

    There is a fundamental difference between Islam & other widely practiced religions…..The word of Mohammad is to be taken literally & Islamic law IS state law. This means, that while Christians, Jews, Hindus & Buddhists are able to live peacefully in modern Western & Eastern societies, many Muslims in the Middle East are still living in the same ancient period when the Koran was written.

    You can reject deity based religions all you want, but you have to at least acknowledge that distinction, and recognize it as one of the root causes of the kind of barbaric violence we see in that part of the world.

    Even the crazy Westboro Baptists don’t strap dynamite & marbles to their body, for the express purposes of taking out as many people that they disagree with as possible.

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