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There is a scene in the movie “A Bronx tale” where the father of a young man counsels his son not to attack another young man over a $20.00 debt which has gone unpaid for too long. The father explains this is a small price to discover that someone is not trustworthy. He tells his son to be glad he has been shown how untrustworthy the other man is in this minor matter. “Now you know not to trust him in the future in bigger things,” he says.
This small lesson begs the question: Why would we trust school administrators who cannot tell the difference between an imaginary “weapon” fashioned out of a cupcake and something that is genuinely dangerous?
The stories of idiots suspending second graders for pointing a finger at a playmate and saying, “Bang” were funny the first dozen times we heard them, but not anymore.
When I was 12 years old, I used to play tennis at a certain public park in the Bronx. One day it got back to me that a black fellow at the courts, whose name I forget, said, “Selwyn doesn’t like black people.” This raised my eyebrows.
You see, I had never really thought about the man one way or the other. And what occupied my mind were forehands, backhands, topspin, and volleys, not race. So the only thing I could figure was that I was probably in a funk one day and didn’t hear and acknowledge a greeting he might have extended. Whatever the perceived slight, race was a factor. After all, imagine the reaction if he had been white. At worst, he might have thought, “Selwyn is a self-absorbed brat,” which would have been closer to the truth.
IS “OBAMA’S” TRUE PAST UNFOLDING?
by Martha Trowbridge, blogging at MarthaTrowbridgeTerribleTruth
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(Jan. 7, 2012) — If you’ve been wondering why New Yorker Jo Ann Newman – the mother of “Barack Obama” – was cloaked in the synthetic identity of a girl from Kansas, then transplanted to America’s farthest western reaches, wonder no more.
It wasn’t just to hide her sexual relationship with Malcolm X.
The Obama Campaign plunked Jo Ann Newman – disguised as “Stanley Ann Dunham” – in America’s Heartland to conceal her close biological relationship with Frederick “Delano” Newman, PhD – a.k.a. Fred Newman.
“Uncle Fred”, that is.
Oh-oh. I’d better ssssh – Fred’s a closely guarded family secret.
Once you meet him, you’ll see why.
“Uncle Fred” is politically toxic to “Barack Obama”.
So toxic, that when he was steppin’ out, if America met his “Uncle Fred”, “Barack Obama” would never have become a story.
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What do you get when a leftist political hack is elected to the United States Presidency and appoints another leftist political hack as his Attorney General? The quick answer is that you get Barack Obama and Eric Holder. The lengthy answer is much worse.
Federal agency caves to public outrage
Paul Joseph Watson
Friday, October 28, 2011
In a rare example of the federal agency caving to public outrage, the TSA has been forced to fire the screener who left a lewd message in lawyer Jill Filipovic’s checked bag after conducting an inspection and finding a sex toy.
After arriving at her hotel, Filipovic discovered that her bag had been searched and a TSA inspection form had been amended with the words “GET YOUR FREAK ON GIRL” written on the reverse side.
Having initially only suspended the TSA screener responsible, the federal agency was forced to go a step further only after the story went viral and caused substantial public outrage.
“[The TSA] has initiated action to remove the individual from federal service,” a TSA spokesperson said. “Like all federal employees, this individual is entitled to due process and protected by the Privacy Act. During the removal action process, the employee will not perform any screening duties.”
Ironically, the TSA refuses to reveal the name or gender of the culprit, citing the Privacy Act.
Filipovic rightly suggests that the TSA’s decision to lay the blame on one person only serves to hide the all-pervading disregard for privacy within the whole agency.
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“It’s easy to scape-goat one individual here, but the problem with the note is that it’s representative of the bigger privacy intrusions that the U.S. government, through the TSA and other sources, levels every day,” wrote Filipovic. “The invasion is inherent to the TSA’s mission, regardless of whether a funny note is left behind — the note only serves to highlight the absurdity of all this security theater. As much as this is a funny and titillating story, when I put the note on Twitter for what I thought was a relatively limited audience I was hoping it would open up a bigger conversation about privacy rights (or lack thereof) in post-9/11 America.”
44-year-old Coumar Persad, of Queens, and 31-year-old Davon Webb, of the Bronx, pleaded guilty to grand larceny yesterday after admitting to stealing $40,000 dollars after spotting the cash in a bag that was being X-rayed.
As we have documented, the overwhelming instances of unlawful activity on behalf of TSA agents that have been made public clearly indicates that crooks are being attracted to the job because it gives them ample opportunity to satisfy their criminal tendencies, particularly in the context of theft and sexual molestation.