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"The Black Panther of Poetry" March 9, 2014 at 02:50 pm
Great read Gary and I agree with you about illegal immigration. But the key word is "illegalRead More immigration" as opposed to legal immigration. African-Americans' takes the brunt of "illegal immigration" in many ways but mostly in employment. It would behoove us to be more vocal about this matter than we are now.
Gary W Smith March 12, 2014 at 02:58 am
Well said Sir. The answers to me appear to be community involvement at all levels possible and theRead More kind of exchanges we have in places like the Patch.
"The Black Panther of Poetry" March 12, 2014 at 11:26 am
The answer is right before our faces. Take care of home first and then what ever is left over; theRead More Christian thing to do would be to share it. Imagine if India, Mexico,Iran, and other countries had a hundred plus thousand Americans within their borders. Do you think they would make an effort to change their street signs, their legal documents, their telephone prompts. Would their citizens of centuries stand ldly by and allow their jobs to be Usurped by the new populace? African Americans really need to wake up to this phenom that has been going on for the past twenty plus years or more. Yes we are a kind hearted and giving people but remember the old adages of " Too good...No good" and "No Good deed goes unpunished". I can't speak for all African-Americans but as for me, I am tired of being punished Vocationally, Economically and Socially in my own Country, because of other social stimuli of course, but also because of illegal immigration,,,,
Gary W Smith January 2, 2014 at 09:25 am
January 1, 2014 (extract from Climatedepot.com) Antarctic Sea Ice Extent Stats For 2013 2013 wasRead More a banner year for Antarctic Sea Ice Extent. I enjoy my small role in publicizing this data because the “climate science” profession prefers to ignore Antarctic Sea Ice. Of course it is a little harder for the MSM to ignore Antarctica this year when a ship of “scientists” searching for publicity about lower sea ice caused by “global warming” get stuck in the ice. The highest maximum for Antarctic Sea Ice Extent of all time was set on October 1st 2013. The highest average anomaly for a year occurred in 2013. 2013 averaged 850,000 sq km above the 1981-2010 mean. In 2013, the highest extent ever in each month occurred in July, August, September, October and November. 2013 now has the 2nd highest number of daily records (behind 2008). 2013 also has by far the most “Top 2″ days in a year. Only 1979 is left in the list of daily records from before 2000
W R Smith January 24, 2014 at 10:41 am
Climate change OFA Martinez info meeting: lecturer Prof Michael Raney-film "Chasing Ice".Read More Interesting argument made - Tryanny enforced Ptolemaic view of Earth as Center of Earth's Universe until hard science Kepler/Brahe telescope technology proved Galileo 'Sun Center of Earth's Universe'; Cigarette's were universal until hard science proved contents harmful; thus we should accept human caused 'climate change' because of fear mongering information on Polar Bears, Ice melting and 9000 scientists agree but no hard science. Interesting but false premise. Current 'climate change' proofs not based on full understanding of the Earth's temperature management system which would include volcanism, techtonic plate geology, vapor influence, ocean currents influence, sun activity and include external measurement data from orbiting science technology measurement tools. Sounds to me like human caused Climate Change is based in the same human economic and power behaviors that motivated torture of those who did not subscribe to Ptolmey's Earth Centered view.
Gary W Smith January 2, 2014 at 09:25 am
Antarctic Sea Ice Extent Stats For 2013 2013 was a banner year for Antarctic Sea Ice Extent. IRead More enjoy my small role in publicizing this data because the “climate science” profession prefers to ignore Antarctic Sea Ice. Of course it is a little harder for the MSM to ignore Antarctica this year when a ship of “scientists” searching for publicity about lower sea ice caused by “global warming” get stuck in the ice. The highest maximum for Antarctic Sea Ice Extent of all time was set on October 1st 2013. The highest average anomaly for a year occurred in 2013. 2013 averaged 850,000 sq km above the 1981-2010 mean. In 2013, the highest extent ever in each month occurred in July, August, September, October and November. 2013 now has the 2nd highest number of daily records (behind 2008). 2013 also has by far the most “Top 2″ days in a year. Only 1979 is left in the list of daily records from before 2000
Gary W Smith January 4, 2014 at 11:50 am
Michael Crichton - "Unfinished-28 Aug 2008": Perhaps the single most important lesson toRead More be learned by direct experience is that the natural world, with all its elements and interconnections, represents a complex system and therefore we cannot understand it and we cannot predicts its behavior. It is delusional to behave as if we can, as it would be delusional to behave as if we could predict the stock market, another complex system. If someone claims to predict what a stock will do in the coming days, we know that person is either a crook or a charlatan. If an environmentalist makes similar claims about the environment, or an ecosystem, we have NOT YET learned to see him as a false prophet or a fool", i.e. crook or a charlatan. "Human beings interact in complex systems very successfully. We do it all the time. But we do it by managing them, not by claiming to understand them. Managers interact with a system; they do something, watch for a response, and then do something else in an effort to get the result they want.....We may be right much of the time. But we are never certain. Indoctrinating children in proper environmental thought was a hallmark of the green movement, and so children were being instructed to protect something about which they knew nothing at all". No real life experience was involved. "It did not escape notice that this was exactly the formula that had led to well-intentioned environmental degradation in the past - the deterioration of American national parks being a prime example, and the American policy of forest fire prevention, another such policy that would never have been instituted if people really understood the environments they were trying to protect." And so they burned, and burned, and burned when our ancestors understood the concept of interact, view response, try again - not stop everything!
"The Black Panther of Poetry" October 8, 2013 at 06:44 pm
George W. Bush and his administration should be before the HAGUE right now as we speak. AnsweringRead More to war crimes!!!
Gary W Smith October 8, 2013 at 07:06 pm
Dear Mr. Panther. You bring George and I'll bring Barrack. They both deserve some attention, butRead More for right now Barrack is in charge and he isn't doing very well at war either, given the actions in Libya, the insistence then back-off on Syria, and the cozy-up to Iran. So, perhaps a walk in the here-and-now would be helpful.
"The Black Panther of Poetry" October 9, 2013 at 12:45 pm
When it comes to George W. Bush and Dick Cheney this article should be about "War Crimes andRead More Mistermeenies"!!! LOL
Tim September 21, 2013 at 05:28 pm
Congratulations! Good counter argument to the global warming hype. One also has to ask themselvesRead More what impact all the restrictions on carbon emissions will have on consumer electrical rates. Political - environmental dogma will eventually cost us a great deal.
ELL September 24, 2013 at 11:59 am
California's environmental alarmism is driving citizens in too many negative ways - taxes areRead More punitive, energy is 'chancey' and business/property owners are loaded with unnecessary and restrictive regulation. Wind and solar, immature at best, will hardly fill in for the lost fossil fuel and nuclear utility production that California has forsaken in the name of environmentalism. No warming has occurred for at least the last decade-plus suggesting the models are not validated by observable data. No evidence if fact exists to prove human interaction affects weather except in theoretical constructs which remain un-validated. Climate is cyclical; our current cycle has been developing for the last 300 years and a 'glacial age' is thousand of years in the future. Being prepared is great; doing environmental alarmism for money is robbery and fraud against California citizens, given the thousands invested in Sea Rise Plans that will never be realized.
"The Black Panther of Poetry" September 14, 2013 at 01:19 pm
THE REVOLUTION WILL NOT BE TELEVISED!!! You will not be able to stay home, brother. You will not beRead More able to plug in, turn on and cop out. You will not be able to lose yourself on skag and skip, Skip out for beer during commercials, Because the revolution will not be televised. The revolution will not be televised. The revolution will not be brought to you by Xerox In 4 parts without commercial interruptions. The revolution will not show you pictures of Obama blowing a bugle and leading a charge by Reverend Wright, General Petreaus and John Kerry to eat hog maws confiscated from a Chicago sanctuary. The revolution will not be televised. The revolution will not be brought to you by the CNN or Aljazeera and will not star Nicole Kidman and Morgan Freeman or Wolverine or Incredible Hulk. The revolution will not give your mouth sex appeal. The revolution will not get rid of the nubs. The revolution will not make you look five pounds thinner, because the revolution will not be televised, Brother. There will be no pictures of you and Rodney King pushing that shopping cart down the block on the dead run, or trying to slide that color television into a stolen ambulance. Fox News will not be able predict the winner at 8:32 or report from 29 districts. The revolution will not be televised. There will be no pictures of neighborhood security guards shooting down brothers in the instant replay. There will be no pictures of cops shooting down brothers in the instant replay. There will be no pictures of Whitney Houston singing "I will always love you". There will be no slow motion or still life of Al Sharpton strolling through D.C. in a Red, Black and Green liberation jumpsuit that he had been saving For just "Such an occasion". Reality T.V. will no longer be so damned relevant, and women will not care if Ophra and Wendy and Jane Velez Mitchel keep chastising all Heterosexual men; for Tomorrow because Black people will be in the street looking for a brighter day. The revolution will not be televised. There will be no highlights on the eleven o'clock news and no pictures of hairy armed women liberationists. The theme song will not be written by Burt Bacharach, , nor rapped by Kanye West or J.Z.. The revolution will not be televised. The revolution will not be right back after a message About a white tornado, white lightning, or white people. You will not have to worry about a dove in your bedroom, a tiger in your tank, or the giant in your toilet bowl. The revolution will not go better with Coke. The revolution will not fight the germs that may cause bad breath. The revolution will put you in the driver's seat. The revolution will not be televised, will not be televised, will not be televised, will not be televised. The revolution will be no re-run brothers; The revolution will be live.
W R Smith September 15, 2013 at 08:59 am
Mr Panther makes an interesting observation. There are two primary examples of a Revolution- thatRead More which occurred in America and that which occurred in France in 1798. In America, after the war and bloodshed, the winners took pains to organize a Government which did not rule them, but they set boundaries for and established processes to control against the ravages of the Tyranny of King George III, avoiding, also, the anarchy that occurred in the Hapsburgs, Merovingian, Tudors, Suffarid, Aghlabids and other feudal-minded or theocratic principalities in known history. It took two tries and on the second, a Constitution based on the 'ancient principles' found in Israelite and Anglo-Saxon governing principles, known as 'peoples law'. Conversely the French Revolution of 1798 was a bloody, factional, terrorist-based frothing which turned full circle to produce a Tyrannical Ruler, Napoleon, who maimed the known world until 1815; Europe still struggled under "rulers law" instead of a 'peoples law'. One would hope the Revolution will be more like the American and less like the French.
ELL September 15, 2013 at 07:17 pm
It is hard to believe the serendipity that occurred during the Revolutionary War. The AmericansRead More were highly successful in Concord and Lexington attacks on the British Regulars. That success was followed by attacks on the British in Boston. However, when it came to New York, the British pushed the American back severely. In a 'lucky' escape, Washington and his remaining troops escaped under the cover of fog and traveled South. The British, wanting to occupy the city, failed to follow. That missed opportunity emerged in the next round where Washington crossed the river and handed the German mercenaries the British were using at Trenton. Serendipity stepped in again, providing the American with a store of ammunition, weapons, cannons and other military gear that the Articles of Confederation Congress could not provide. The opportunity we possess today is more serendipity; don't discount it
Bob Rickman September 12, 2013 at 10:12 pm
Our votes are being stolen by allowing and encouraging people to vote multiple times using fakeRead More names and no IDs. some organizers were telling people that it is your duty to vote at least 14 times.
"The Black Panther of Poetry" September 13, 2013 at 12:29 pm
Why I Vote I vote for my children. I vote for my Fore Fathers and Mothers too!. I also vote for myRead More Nation, my county and my City; this is true! I vote for the overwhelming number of African-American men incarcerated that could not vote at all. I vote for all Americans' with felonies but still love this Country. May they keep standing tall. I vote for the Statue of Liberty, "Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free; The wretched refuse of your teeming shores, Send these, the homeless to thee". I vote for those Freedoms That we cherish, which are really not Free. I vote for the American way, Justice and Liberty. But ultimately I vote!!! I vote!!! Yes I VOTE!!! Because again, " Freedom isn’t Free".
ELL September 15, 2013 at 07:21 pm
Where are the policeman promised by passing Measure B. I have seen only 6 so far. With a policeRead More force of 85, adding 6 more hardly gets us to the level of 117 which was articulated as a goal. However, the goal falls short; a city of 116,000 persons should have a minimum of 1 per 1000 with a fall-back quantity of some number to meet emergent issues. And, reading the Vallejo Times Herald with the violence on the streets, there are emergent issues.
ELL September 15, 2013 at 07:26 pm
So the City of Vallejo can afford to have a TRIAD contract shredded by a previous Council and weRead More citizens pay for it. What kind of people have we elected? Incompetent? Out for who? And add to that a consideration of 'Eminent Domain" action on underwater home. What do they intend to do with the homes? Perhaps this is the outgrowth of the One Bay Area Plan in which Vallejo becomes a Priority Development Area (PDA) for low-cost homes, i.e. the rack-n-stack variety. Napa got an exemption for their PDA with the number reduced and Vallejo/Napa are only two of the 214 PDA areas that One Bay Area plans for the 9 Bay Area Counties. Thank you Supervisor Jim Speering of District 3 who sat on the MTC/ABAG Boards and approved every action taken.
ELL September 15, 2013 at 07:32 pm
Not to change the subject, but how about all those bills processing through the Congress inRead More Sacramento. The GUN GRAB BILLS are now sitting on Governor Brown's desk for signature. After Colorado, one would consider that Dear Old Jerry might think twice. Oh - you didn't know what the stack of bills were to negate your gun rights; see below: SB 47 (Sen. Leland Yee) SB 53 (Sen. Kevin de Leon) SB 108 (Sen. Leland Yee) SB 293 (Sen. Mark DeSaulnier) SB 299 (Sen. Mark DeSaulnier) SB 374 (Sen. Darrell Steinberg) SB 396 (Sen. Loni Hancock) SB 475 (Sen. Mark Leno) SB 567 (Sen. Hannah Beth Jackson) SB 683 (Sen. Marty Block) SB 755 (Sen. Lois Wolk) AB 48 (Asm. Nancy Skinner) AB 169 (Asm. Roger Dickinson) AB 170 (Asm. Steven Bradford) AB 180 (Asm. Rob Bonta) AB 231 (Asm. Philip Ting) AB 500 (Asm. Tom Ammiano) AB 711 (Asm. Anthony Rendon) AB 1131 (Asm. Nancy Skinner) These bills will criminalize and punish law-abiding gun owners. We are peaceful, law-abiding people who want simply the ability to exercise our Constitutionally-enumerated fundamental rights without fear of prosecution and harassment. Don't let California's Legislature -- openly hostile to law-abiding gun owners -- take away our rights, freedom, and property. Don't let DOJ and local law enforcement confiscate guns and put people in jail for such silliness because I believe that the Bill of Rights means what it says. Don't let these bills become law. Choose to defend our fundamental Constitutional rights. Choose liberty.
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