Kaepernick Defends Retired Marine From Donald Trump

Donald Trump publicly castigated San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick for Kaepernick’s refusal to stand for the National Anthem and the American flag.

“I think it’s a terrible thing, and you know, maybe he, (Kenneth Chamberlain Sr.), should find a country that works better for him, let him try, it’s not gonna happen.”  Donald Trump  (parenthesis mine)

Mr. Trump, Kenneth Chamberlain Sr. a Marine Veteran will not chamberlainstand for the National Anthem or the U.S. Flag.  Should he leave America too?  Oh ya, that’s right he physically cannot do so because he was shot and killed by White Plains police officers and is lying  six feet under at a military cemetery.  And why did these officers, one of whom who was recorded using the “N-Word” just prior to Mr. Chamberlain being shot and killed?  They killed him because Mr. Chamberlain exercised his Constitutional Right to refuse medical attention.

Because of that White Plains police officers exerted themselves for an hour breaking down Mr. Chamberlain’s door all the while Mr. Chamberlain repeatedly and clearly informed them to go away; that he was physically and mentally fine.  But rather than leave as they were required to do according the law and the Constitution they broke into Mr. Chamberlain’s private residence under color of law and killed a man for defending his freedoms; a man who defended the very freedoms that the officers themselves enjoyed, including the right of privacy; of equal protection of law; and of free speech.

These officers committed breaking and entering, assault, battery, false imprisonment, excessive force and murder yet they were never charged with a crime by local or state prosecutors.  These White Plains police officers violated the Constitution that the officers swore and oath to protect, defend and uphold but the U.S. DOJ has refused to hold them accountable.

There are many radio tower, insulated critics denigrating Kaepernaick for not honoring the flag and the National Anthem which represent the Constitution and the freedoms and liberties that the Constitution is supposed to guarantee.

When the critics refer to the flag and the National Anthem they are actually referring to the U.S. Constitution for the flag and the National Anthem are nothing more than representations of the Constitution and the guarantees contained therein, thus anything asserted to about the flag and the National Anthem is an assertion about the Constitution.

The critics claim that the flag represents veterans who have put their lives on the line; who have died for the flag and that which the flag also represents, the Constitution, the liberties bestowed upon American citizens.  If veterans represent the flag and the flag represents the Constitution and the freedoms guaranteed to American citizens than Mr. Chamberlain is a representation of the flag.

Since the National Anthem and the flag are just representations of the freedoms of America  and the sacrifices that people have made to guarantee those freedoms; what is the more egregious offense to those freedoms; to those patriots; to the flag: sitting down during the National Anthem to bring attention to the fact that the Constitution is not living up to its word or saying nothing as the government covers up its murder of one of its own citizens who represents the very same Constitutional rights and freedoms that the flag does?

When those White Plains, NY police officers murdered Kenneth Chamberlain under Color of Law they did not just sit down when the Constitution was being honored for what it claims to be; those officers murdered the Constitution for Kenneth Chamberlain is the Constitution in living form, just as all citizens are.

I find these critics’ outrage toward Kaepernick hypocritical and disingenuous, they and the media give front page attention to Kaepernick for sitting down during the playing of the National Anthem yet  I heard not one word from these same people over how the justice system has covered up the murder of Kenneth Chamberlain.  Where was their outrage over the Unconstitutional, state condoned, execution of Kenneth Chamberlain?

These critics assert with their words that the flag is sacred yet their actions, or the lack there of, reveal that they don’t believe in that which they preach.  They arbitrarily decide when they are going to defend the Constitution based upon their personal bias just as the justice system does rendering the Constitution to inferior status; to a mere tool to be used to at the dictates of personal bias and prejudice.

They claim the flag is sacred, is Mr. Chamberlain’s life not sacred?    Why is the flag sacred; is it not because it recognizes the sacredness of human life and the liberty of human life?  If the flag did not uphold the sacredness of human life and the liberty of human life the so called “unalienable rights” would it still be sacred?

These critics put more value in a flag and a song than they do the human life whose value and sacredness imbue the flag and song with value and sacredness and without would render both meaningless.

Well did Jesus say: “Woe to you, blind guides! You say, ‘If anyone swears by the temple, it means nothing; but anyone who swears by the gold of the temple is bound by that oath.’ You blind fools! Which is greater: the gold, or the temple that makes the gold sacred?” 

For the Constitution, the flag, to be what it claims to be it must first and foremost be applied equally to all.  If the Constitution is not applied equally to all than it does not exist at all, for it no longer is that what it claims to be.

The evidence is overwhelming that the Constitution is not applied equally to all and therefore is not what it claims to be.  Kaepernick is revealing to his critics that they honor a flag that does not represent that which they claim it represents.  Rather than acknowledge this truth they brow beat him with their ire generated from living in an insulated world protected from the realities of which those without such protection are subjected to on a daily basis.

The Use of Force / Two heavy users of force end group’s night out on the town

“Brooke Duthie said he has completely rethought his view of police.”  “Being a white man who doesn’t live in the inner city,” he said, “you hear stories of injustice done to minorities and about people picked on by police, but I never understood it until after that night.”

Sean Connolly, a deputy city attorney who handled the case, pointed to another factor affecting the March 2003 settlement. “Most plaintiffs who sue the cops come out of a world that usually deals with cops,” Connolly said. “These were good-looking, middle-class folk, articulate. Two of them were models.”  “You always have to assess the credibility of the witnesses and how a jury will see their testimony,” Connolly said. “This was not a run-of-the-mill case.”

Hillary Clinton has said: “We have systemic racism that is really at work inside of the criminal justice system. And, we have got to be willing…To stand up – and question these inequities, and then go about the business of ridding them.” 

“…the states have proven themselves incapable of carrying out fair trials;…that give the defendant all the rights that the defendant should have…”  Hillary Clinton

Hillary’s husband Bill had eight years to remedy these problems and did not; President Obama, Eric Holder and Loretta Lynch have had eight years to fix the justice system and have not.  Hillary Clinton is not going to fix the justice system and she couldn’t even if she wanted to.

Cops Beat Man Bloody Then Arrest Him For Bleeding On Them

Police arrest and beat wrong man; destroy video and federal judge says perjury and injuries too minor to rise to constitutional violation.

Rosa Parks refused to stand up for the Constitutionally supported law of her day and she was vilified for doing so.  When marching in protest is not enough, when calling on elected officials who pay lip service is not enough, when seeking a redress in federal court has no affect the only place left is the silent majority who are resistant to have their comfortable lives invaded by the oppression of others.

“The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression and cruelty by the bad people but the silence over that by the good people.”  Martin Luther King, Jr.

Those who have criticized Kaepernick not for his message or motivation but for the method Kaepernick used to deliver the message to them just prior to playing a game; for interrupting their party and for rocking their sphere of comfort are completely ignorant to what the Frist Amendment of free speech means and guarantees.  It does not mean that you can say whatever you want so long as you say it somewhere else, where I don’t have to hear you.  The First Amendment guarantees the right to say what you want where you want so long what you say does not incite violence.  The First Amendment guarantees the right to say to others what they don’t want to hear and for that to happen the hearers need to be in ear shot.

When the critics of Kaepernick state that he should not be using the venue of the National Anthem and a stadium full of people to make his statement they are disagreeing with the First Amendment and are opposing the Constitution, they are opposing the flag and the National Anthem which they claim to honor.

If Kaepernick’s critics demonstrated just as much public outrage as to why the government whitewashed the murder of Kenneth Chamberlain by police officers as they have about Kaepernick sitting down during the National Anthem then the government could no longer sweep under the rug the thousands of Constitutional violations committed every day.

The University of Michigan’s National Registry of Exonerations has documented 1,874 people convicted of crimes they have not committed.

A study completed by Professor Marvin Zalman concluded that 5,000 to 10,000 people a year are wrongfully convicted each year.

If a prosecutor does not want to convict an innocent person of crime is it possible for him/her to do so?   Remember to convict someone of a crime a prosecutor needs enough evidence to prove beyond a reasonable doubt.  It is obvious that the justice system relies on evidence that produces wrong convictions the same way that it uses evidence to exonerate guilty cops.

“For anyone who has practiced criminal law in the state or Federal courts, the disclosures about rampant police perjury cannot possibly come as a surprise. “Testilying” — as the police call it — has long been an open secret among prosecutors, defense lawyers and judges.”  “Without the complicity of judges, police perjury would be reduced considerably. Officers know that in many courtrooms they can get away with the most blatant perjury without judicial rebuke or prosecution.”  Alan M. Dershowitz

Kaepernick is speaking up for Mr. Chamberlain and those like Chamberlain who cannot speak for themselves for their 1st Amendments Right to free speech has been permanently stolen from them not by some other private citizens but by the government that is supposed to guarantee that freedom.

People debate back and forth whether or not Mr. Chamberlain was attacking the officers when he was shot, the evidence is coming out that he was not, but that is beside the point.  Mr. Chamberlain was never the aggressor, the police officers were.  The White Plains police officers laid siege to Mr. Chamberlain’s private property for an hour before they killed him, if any other citizens in America did what these officers did they would have been prosecuted and convicted of murder.  Mr. Chamberlain was exercising his Constitutional right to defend his life and his property and his free speech.

If these White Plains officers had done to Donald Trump or great americaMichael Jordan what they did to Mr. Chamberlain both Trump’s and Jordan’s children would ensure that the government would swiftly send the culpable officers to prison.  And it is this revelation that points to the solution.  If officers would simply enforce the law on everyone the same way they would enforce it upon Trump or Jordan the problem of bias policing, of selective enforcement and abuse would dramatically decrease.

(Police Beat Father to Death in Front of His Wife and Daughter, Steal Daughter’s Camera Afterwards)

Kaepernick’s stance most likely cost him of what remained of his NFL career.  If not, perhaps he could work with Drew Brees and others to set some goals in establishing the fundamental tenets of the flag/Constitution to the least powerful citizens of the nation.  Perhaps both could provide public attention to the Innocent Project and raise awareness about those who are unconstitutionally and wrongly convicted.

Kaepernick created a national commotion for being silent at time when everyone else expected him to speak up yet everyone else remains silent for very same reason they want Kaepernick to speak up.

The other day I heard a radio host criticize Kaepernick for his stance throwing out the challenge of just naming one person who was murdered by the police and not held accountable.  To that I say:   Kenneth Chamberlain Sr.

Kenneth Chamberlain Sr.

https://www.facebook.com/Justice4kc/

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/no-trial-white-plains-shot-marine-article-1.1072003

http://www.democracynow.org/2012/3/29/killed_at_home_white_plains_ny

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/06/nyregion/fatal-shooting-of-ex-marine-by-white-plains-police-raises-questions.html?_r=0

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shooting_of_Kenneth_Chamberlain_Sr.

http://www.lohud.com/story/news/local/westchester/white-plains/2015/09/08/explosive-claims-chamberlain-lawsuit/71901404/

http://www.lohud.com/story/news/local/westchester/white-plains/2016/02/24/white-plains-cops-seek-dismissal-chamberlain-wrongful-death-suit/80849694/

 

National Anthem

http://www.lyricsondemand.com/n/nationalanthemlyrics/usanationalanthemlyrics.html

http://edition.cnn.com/2016/08/29/sport/colin-kaepernick-flag-protest-has-history-trnd/

 

Constitution

https://www.nhbar.org/publications/display-journal-issue.asp?id=349

http://www.rbs2.com/rrmt.pdf

https://www.justia.com/constitutional-law/docs/privacy-rights.html

https://www.law.cornell.edu/supct/html/88-1503.ZO.html

https://www.fbi.gov/investigate/civil-rights/federal-civil-rights-statutes

 

Veterans

http://occupydemocrats.com/2016/08/30/veterans-across-america-take-social-media-defend-colin-kaepernick/

https://twitter.com/hashtag/VeteransForKaepernick?src=hash

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2660737-military-personnel-support-colin-kaepernick-with-veteransforkaepernick

http://www.cnn.com/2016/08/31/us/veterans-for-kaepernick-trnd/

http://popularmilitary.com/army-ranger-plays-steelers-defends-kaepernick-takingR-side-police/

 

Related Article: Grand Jury Determines Not to Bring Charges Against White Plains Officers Who Killed Kenneth Chamberlain Sr. 

Palo Alto – The Detroit of Tomorrow ?

Welcome to Palo AltoThere’s no reasonable place to rent or live in Palo Alto, that’s a fact Jack. It’s the home of the self-made rich and God help the poor. The problem is that for decades the City has allowed more office buildings and jobs to be created than housing. Businesses don’t require much in the way of Parks, Police, Fire Department or other services.

Then there were taxes

Yet businesses pay lots of taxes. So it’s been an easy decision for the City to welcome business and ignore housing which demands much more careful planning and support. Generally Palo Altans advertise themselves as caring, generous and smart thanks to the association with Stanford. But this is no college town. Hardly anyone from the university lives in town or can afford to live in town.

And the look and feel of the town is changing as streets become crowded with office buildings. Judging by the housing results, Palo Altans do not care about poor people either because there’s no place for the poor to live here. We talk about it. Yet instead of housing, we build more offices. Offices pay, poor people don’t.

But things change. For example: How did the United States thrive for 124 years with almost no Income Tax, no real estate taxes, building permits, fees, architectural review boards, planning commissions, Environmental Impact Reports, EPA and so on into the night ? You could say that the economy was much simpler in the 1800s and we didn’t need tax revenue for roads, schools, a military, but that’s not true.

The country expanded first with the construction of canals and then railroads and the growth of world straddling monopolies like Standard Oil and US Steel. In 1789 Manhattan island in New York City was a farming community with narrow winding roads, former cow paths. 124 years later, thanks to the good fortune of location and timing, by 1913 Manhattan was an international port with high-rise apartment and office buildings. Real estate values skyrocketed.

Give the land back to Native American

People fought it. But money talked. And that is what’s been happening in Palo Alto for the past 40 years. As long as people remember the past, there will be those who prefer it and resist change. But young people, new to the area and recruited for high-tech jobs, are interested in their future, not the past of Palo Alto. Heck, if we really cared about the land and were really concerned about justice, we’d give it all back to the Indians.

Wait a minute right there, I can hear the whole city shouting, ‘let’s not go crazy.’ Those of us who have property in town are doing pretty damn good, we’re way ahead of the game and we’re not giving anything back like that.

Well it’s all thanks to the good fortune of location and timing that the Palo Alto area, like Manhattan, is experiencing wild growth and land value increases. This could change tomorrow. Google, Facebook, Akami, Intel, all face competition and a series of missteps could doom any or all of them.

Could Palo Alto become Detroit?

Who knew that Chicago would become the bankrupt murder capital of the United States or that Philadelphia, practically the birthplace of the nation, would become a sprawling slum. This time, right now, may be this towns chance to become great which means it must change. Good ideas have been proposed but City politicians seem too concerned about their little careers to take a bold stand for major changes.

I’ve seen ideas in the local papers such as: A high-rise Business Park along the 101 Freeway where there is already transportation and room for parking and transit. Higher Density re-zoned areas in the city and street widening for more people and cars. Other areas of the city could remain ‘frozen’, like Greenwich Village in Manhattan. But let’s not kid ourselves, the way things are going, Palo Alto will not ever be affordable.

Fifth Avenue in New York is not affordable, The Champs d’Elyse in Paris is not affordable, so how and why can Palo Alto go back in time. If the town is to retain a spot near the top of the Tech world, the town needs to think deeper. The past was wonderful but unless you want to risk becoming another Detroit, we’re going to have to change. Get out your ‘smart phone’ and take a ‘selfie’ of your street now before it’s too late.

An Alternative to Trump and Clinton

Gary Johnson You’re a Democrat and you don’t want to vote for Clinton. You’re a Republican and you don’t want to vote for Trump. Vote for the Libertarian presidential candidate, Gary Johnson. Since both Clinton and Trump are worse, why would you vote for them instead? Johnson is picking up speed in the polls and has taken in a third party record $3 million of campaign contributions over the first two week of August.

You may not like all of Johnson’s positions; not to worry, Congress will be controlled by the Democrats and the Republicans so whatever Johnson would like to accomplish will be mitigated by the Capital Hill gauntlet.

What electing Gary Johnson president will do is send an emphatic message to Congress that they need to change; that they need to root out corruption from their own ranks; that they need to live within their means by spending less than what they take in as everyone else must do; and ultimately stay out of our lives.

Are you a Bernie supporter living in fear that Trump will be elected if you vote for someone other than Clinton? The fact is Hillary will be elected regardless of who you vote for. Trump is sliding faster and father every day. He has just rearranged the deck chairs on his own Titanic.

Bernie stabbed you in the back when he capitulated to Clinton’s nomination. Hillary claims she is going to reform the justice system and provide millions of living wage jobs. Obama did not reform the justice system; Obama did not provide millions of living wage jobs. For those of you who are clinging on, Hillary cannot do any more than what Obama attempted to do over the last eight years. Hillary is making false promises just so she can get elected.

The only thing you have to be concerned about is what kind of Supreme Court Judges Johnson will appoint. Based upon his political philosophy he will appoint judges that benefit those on the “Left” and the ”Right.” More than likely Trump will not be elected no matter who you vote for. Send a message to Hillary Clinton and the Democratic Party by voting for Johnson; in doing so you will put them on a short leash. They will know that if they do not make significant changes over the next 4 years their time will be up.

If for some reason Trump does get elected as a result of votes going to Johnson, the Democrat controlled Congress will stand in his way preventing Trump from enacting most of his policies. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain by voting for Gary Johnson for President.

Even Bill Maher gets it.

Where Johnson Stands on the Issues:

As a two term governor Johnson brought New Mexico into fiscal sustainability. He seeks to do the same for the nation. Governor Johnson seeks to eliminate all income and payroll taxes with a single consumption tax which would remove special interest tax loopholes, (think Warren Buffett paying less in taxes than his secretary), and to get rid of the double-taxation on small businesses.

Basic family necessities would be excluded in any restructured consumption tax. No more IRS. No more pay roll taxes. No more costly and time burdensome tax preparation. Clinton and Trump; The Democrats and the Republicans cannot and will not implement this reform that benefits everyone.

Johnson would seek to establish term limits freeing Republicans and Democrats to vote in favor of their constituents’ interests rather than than their party’s interests. With a democratically controlled legislature, Johnson vetoed 739 bills during his eight years in office.

Johnson is not soft on crime, however he recognizes that the “War on Drugs” has completely failed society and that hate crimes are crimes against thoughts and therefore would work to eliminate both from the nation. He has promoted private prisons to save money, asserting that whatever problems have arisen are due in large part to the over criminalization of drugs and therefore the overcrowding of prisons. Reducing the prison population would eliminate the necessity of private prisons.

Johnson is a staunch supporter of the 2nd Amendment pointing out that the founding father’s intent of the right to bear arms was not only for self-defense but also to ensure that the citizenry be well armed in order to deter any government from becoming too tyrannical.

Johnson would repeal Obamacare and overhaul Medicare and Medicaid both of which will result in the economic collapse of the country. He believes in government helping the poor and those over 65 years old, however everyone else should obtain health care from a highly competitive free market.

“Health care in this country is about as far removed from free market as it possibly can be,” Johnson said. “Government restricts the choices that we have. Government restricts the number of doctors that we have.”

“Wouldn’t we like to have a safety net for health care for those who are poor and over 65 as opposed to a monetary collapse of government where no health care would be delivered at all to those that are poor and those over 65?” he said.

Johnson is pro-choice. Johnson believes in making immigration to the U.S. easier so that not only most of the 11 million undocumented workers can stay but to motivate more people to immigrate to the U.S. Decriminalizing the immigration process while securing the border will make America safer and more prosperous overall than any proposal by Clinton or Trump.

The Motorless Electric Bike

The motorless electric bike, well not quite, but close.  “Lightweight,” a manufacturer of high pic 2quality carbon fibre bicycle wheels and components  has been working on a first of a kind electric bike, the Velocité, in which the wheel and frame act as the motor as opposed to attaching an electric motor to the transmission, (bottom bracket or hub), found on all other electric bikes.  Lightweight hasMag Lev Train Technology taken the linear technology of the Mag-Lev propulsion system found on mass transit Mag-Lev trains and incorporated it into the circular vector of the rear wheel of a bicycle.

This greatly reduces the excessive weight enabling the bike to accelerate much faster than typical e-bikes, up to a company estimated top speed of a 100 kph, (62mph).

The company has fastened dozens of permanent magnets to the rear wheel while incorporating inductive coils into a flange which wraps around the rear wheel.  During normal pedaling power the magnets and coils act as a generator storing power in a battery for later use.  Additionally the push-pull technology of the magnets and coils becomes a powerful regenerative braking system upon flipping the polarity.

pic 3Lightweight calls this “Maglev Transrapid technology”  and asserts that their Velocité ebike will produce 500 watts of power for assistance to the rider upon activation.

The greatest advantage of the Velocité over existing ebikes is the elimination of a transmission.  The power goes directly from the battery, located in the tube, to the wheel and the road.  This results in no loss of power which occurs in common electric motors that move power through gears.  The Velocité is an extremely efficient machine compared to all others of its kind.

The Electric Bike of the 21st Century, GeoOrbital, has got some serious competition.

Lightweight’s Velocité ebike has yet to hit the market but no doubt there are enthusiasts eagerly waiting to get their hands on this urban blazer as soon as it becomes available.  Once the kinks have been worked out one can imagine that this magnetic propulsion system will become the industry standard in the years to come.