Good Morning Campers and Happy Columbus Day!
My calendar app tells me that it is also Indigenous People’s Day. Okay, I understand that Columbus was an asshole and there is certain history that says that he wasn’t even the first European to discover America and he raped and enslaved the people that he found here, but still and all and yet, why not give the Native American’s their own day? Why hijack Columbus Day? Doesn’t that kind of make it a little more … I don’t know, worth less somehow? Or maybe it’s just me.
Let’s just not start any riots or anything over it, okay?
Regardless, Happy Indigenous Columbus People’s Day. It’s a day off for me, so I’m friggin’ happy.
Although, can I make just one little point…it happened 528 years ago, it’s highly unlikely that anyone is still alive now who was alive then, or their children, or grandchildren, or great, great, great grandchildren, so the idea that anyone is still affected by what may or may not have happened is a most a history lesson and not ANYTHING to take personally or get upset about. That’s the only point I want to make.
Now, it’s time to laugh, cause we got enough shit going on in 2020 to get upset about that we need laughter to fight without worrying about shit that happened way before any of our grandparents were born.
An Interesting Bit of History
Donald Rumsfeld’s biography of Gerald Ford, titled ”When the Center Held”, was written in 2018. The book clearly articulates that President Ford was a thoroughly good man, a special American, and a greatly underrated President. HOWEVER, there was a story in the book that was startling.
In 1975, President Ford was left to manage the difficult ending of the Vietnam War. As North Vietnam seized on the opportunity to test American resolve following President Nixon’s resignation, President Ford went to Congress to ask for a relief package to push back on the North Vietnamese to allow American personnel and our allies to evacuate. However, there was one US Senator who opposed any such support. The result was the embarrassing and hurried evacuation from the roof of the American embassy in Saigon. This senator reviled in the embarrassment and did everything he could to leverage it politically against Ford.
Despite the efforts of this U.S .Senator–President Ford managed to rescue 1,500 South Vietnamese allies prior to the country’s fall. Had President Ford not acted quickly, these people would have been targeted and slaughtered for their support for America. Saving them was a moral obligation.
When they arrived in America, President Ford asked Congress for a package to assist these refugees integrate into American society. But that troublesome US Senator showed up again and torpedoed any support for these shell shocked refugees. Instead, President Ford had to recruit Christian organizations to offer assistance on a voluntary basis. As he did so, the aforementioned Senator belittled those efforts.
What kind of person would oppose President Ford’s tireless work to do the right and humanitarian thing? Who would want to play politics with the well-being of innocent people who stood by America in the tragic Vietnam War?
That US Senator? Joe Biden.
I got a comment from Dave that leads right into a set from Sasquatch …
Stephanie missed a real important one. . .A group of baboons is called a “Congress”
And as I said, Sasquatch sent …
Something to take your mind of the daily mindless protest marches and riots. And they’re interesting too.
“Throwing like a girl” is a real phenomenon. The ability to throw overhand is one of the largest biological differences between the sexes. In fact, the world record for the fastest overhand baseball throw by a woman is just 69mph, a speed regularly exceeded by 12 year old Little League players.
Every U.S. state except one has recorded a temperature of at least 100° F. The one exception? Hawaii.
The entire state of Wyoming only has two escalators.
Martin Van Buren was the only U.S. President whose first language was not English. He grew up speaking Dutch.
Middle names weren’t always common in the United States. Only three of the eighteen Presidents that served prior to 1868 had middle names.
There are over 5000 people in the United States whose first name is “Unique”.
Technically speaking, Alaska is both the westernmost and the easternmost U.S. state. Some of the Aleutian Islands are so far west that they extend into the Eastern Hemisphere.
Parts of Canada are further south than parts of California.
As the crow flies, Atlanta is closer to Canada than it is to Miami.
The easternmost part of Tennessee is closer to Canada than it is to Memphis.
We’ll throw some more of these INTERESTING FACTS in later
Believe it or not, Maine is the U.S. state that is geographically closest to Africa.
Cuba is further west than Peru.
Rome is further north than New York City
Spaghetti is plural. A single strand of spaghetti is a spaghetto.
The plural of the word octopus is octopuses, not octopi.
Cows kill more people than sharks.
The Secret Service that protects the U.S. President used to be part of the Department of the the Treasury. Their original mission was to stop the spread of counterfeit money, a function which they still serve today.
On a rotary phone, some numbers were much faster to dial than others. So when the U.S. created area codes in the 1940s, it gave the major cities “quicker” area codes. This is why New York City is 212, Chicago is 312, and Los Angeles is 213.
According to some estimates, up to 90% of the adult male population of Paraguay was killed during the Paraguayan War, fought between 1864 and 1870
More than 6 times as many Soviet soldiers died in WWII as American soldiers that died in all wars combined.
During WWII, Japan launched over 9000 balloons with incendiary bombs attached to them. They hoped that the bombs would cross the Pacific to the United States, start massive forest fires, and sow panic. The project was a colossal failure. However, in 1945, one balloon did kill six picnickers in Oregon. Those six people were the only deaths caused by enemy action in the continental U.S. during WWII.
In Vietnam, the Vietnam War is known as the American War.
Only about 3% of the soldiers who died in the Vietnam War were American.
Ireland still has a lower population today than it did in the 1800s before the Irish Potato Famine.
Since 1980, India has only won 1 Olympic gold medal
Lemons float, but limes sink.
The color orange was not used in the English language until 1512. And in case you’re wondering, the color was named after the fruit.
The guys that were drinking should’ve just checked the book out of the library.
An elderly lady checks into a motel on her 70th birthday, but was a bit lonely. She thought, “I’ll call one of those men you see advertised in phone booths for escorts and sensual massages.” She looked through the phone book, found a full-page ad for a guy calling himself Tender Tony – a very handsome man with assorted skills flexing in the mirror. He had all the right muscles in all the right places, thick wavy hair, long powerful legs, a dazzling smile, six-pack abs and she felt quite certain she could bounce a quarter off his butt.
The old lady figures, what the heck, nobody will ever know. She gave him a call. “Hello,” the man says. He sounded sexy.
“Hi. I hear you give a great massage and I’d like you to come to my room and give me one. No, wait. I should be straight with you. I’m in town all alone and what I really want is sex. I want it hard I want it hot, and I want it now. Bring implements, toys, leather, whips, everything y0u’ve got in your bag of tricks … We’ll go hot and heavy all night; time me up, cover me in chocolate syrup and whipped cream, anything you want! Now, how does that sound?”
He replied, “That sounds fantastic, but you need to press 9 four an outside line.”
They say “The Truth Will Set You Free”, but I’m afraid in this case it’s going to blow this country to bits. Thanks to Sasquatch for sending this to me and it’s about what I figured was going to happen, but not really how I thought it would. I was sure the officers involved would get off, through some technicality, but this throws a whole new light on the subject. Read on dear campers, read on:
An assessment below from a US Navy JAG officer. Well worth the read.
I had read the official autopsy report some time ago. This confirms 100% that it was true and adds FACTS that heretofore were never revealed as the media, as always, rushed to a judgment that fit their narrative. This travesty by the media has cost the American people billions of dollars in damage, lost lives and people maimed for the rest of their lives. Too bad they can’t be held accountable like the millions Nick Sandman has recovered in quiet settlements with 2 media outlets for their INTENTIONAL mischaracterization of his situation. Now, imagine the riots when the jury follows the law and acquits these police officers because the facts aren’t there. How many more billions and lives?? Thanks, media.
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Who Killed George Floyd?
By Don Brown
September 18, 2020
If they get a fair trial, a questionable proposition at best, Minneapolis police officers charged with murdering George Floyd should be acquitted.
Let’s consider new, undisputed evidence, beyond the initial bystander’s video that we’ve all seen, to understand why.
On Memorial Day, around 8 PM, Minneapolis Police are called to a local convenience store. Two suspects passed a fake $20 bill to buy cigarettes. When police arrived, the shop manager pointed across the street, where three suspects sat in a parked vehicle. George Floyd sat behind the wheel.
When the officers crossed the street to investigate, two other suspects, another man, and a woman, both black, stepped from the car and politely cooperated.
But George argued and disobeyed ten separate commands from officers to keep his hands up. After the tenth order, he finally put his hands on the steering wheel as instructed.
As George protested, police walked him across the street to the police cruiser, the vehicle shown in the bystander’s video.
That bystander’s video, isolated alone, implies that the officer cruelly forced George onto the ground, then callously put his knee on George’s neck, causing George to cry out, pitifully, “I can’t breathe.”
But when a Minnesota judge authorized the release of police body cam footage, a completer and more different story emerged. First, the police never wanted George on the ground at all, and frantically tried getting him into the back of their squad car.
But Floyd, a strong six-feet-eight-inches tall, fought police every second, and tried pushing his way out. Police video shows George repeatedly saying, “I can’t breathe” long before he was on the ground, and before Officer Chauvin employed the infamous knee-restraint tactic.
This is crucial.
Claiming to be “claustrophobic” as they ordered him into the back seat, George Floyd demanded to be placed on the ground. So, the officers did not thrust him down to the ground and then put their knee on George’s neck, as the bystander’s video suggests.
Let’s delve into the evidence.
From Officer Thomas Lane’s body camera, at 8:09 PM, officers approached George’s vehicle, tapped on the window, instructing him to either put his hands up or put his hands on the steering wheel. But George refuses.
Ten separate times, police either instructed George to let them see his hands, or to put his hands on the wheel. Finally, George puts his hands on the wheel, protesting he had “not done anything.”
At 8:17 PM, officers walk George across the street. He keeps arguing, as they order him into the back of the squad car.
“I’m claustrophobic,” he claims, twice, resisting as they again order him to sit in the back seat. He screams, fights and resists getting in the squad car.
At 8:18:08, still standing beside the car and fighting the officers, he says, for the first time, with no knee on his neck, “I can’t breathe, officer!” At this point, police are still ordering him into the back seat.
A bystander urges George to stop fighting. “You can’t win,” the bystander says.
George fights anyway.
Police push him in the back seat. He keeps resisting.
Nine seconds later, fighting from the backseat of the police car, George says three times, in rapid succession, beginning at 8:18:19, “I want to lay on the ground! I want to lay on the ground! I want to lay on the ground!” He repeats it a fourth time, five seconds later, “I want to lay on the ground!”
Then, as if he knows he is dying, says, “I’m going down.”
At 8:18:39, fighting in the backseat, he again says, three times in rapid succession, “I can’t breathe!” Then again,” I can’t breathe.” And then, again, at 8:18:50 repeats, “I can’t breathe!”
At this point, George had demanded to be laid on the ground four times and said “I can’t breathe” at least six times, while in the back seat of the squad car, with no knee on his neck.
At 8:19:06, he again says, “I can’t breathe,” for the seventh time.
Of course he can’t breathe. A fentanyl overdose stops a man from breathing.
George fought the officers non-stop for over ten minutes before officers finally removed him from the car and put him down on the ground, beside the squad car, as George himself demanded.
Bystanders then film George on the ground, declaring, “I can’t breathe,” as if this was the first time George said, “I can’t breathe,” and as if Officer Chauvin’s knee (not the fentanyl) caused George’s breathing problems.
Fox 9 in Minneapolis reported that Chief Hennepin County Medical Examiner Dr. Andrew Baker, in a memorandum filed May 26 concluded, “The autopsy revealed no physical evidence suggesting that Mr. Floyd died of asphyxiation.”
In other words, Dr. Baker initially ruled out Chauvin’s knee as causing George’s death.
In a second memorandum filed June 1, Baker described Floyd’s fentanyl level as “pretty high,” and a potentially “fatal level.”
Dr. Baker reported Floyd had 11 ng/mL of fentanyl in his blood, adding, “If he were found dead at home alone and no other apparent causes, this could be acceptable to call an OD. Deaths have been certified with levels of 3.”
In other words, while levels of 3 ng/mL have caused fatal fentanyl overdoses. George ingested nearly four times that amount, or 11 ng/mL of fentanyl, in his bloodstream. In another document, Dr. Baker said, “That is a fatal level of fentanyl under normal circumstances.”
Granted, mounting political pressure led to subsequent private autopsy reports, paid for by the family, showing the cause of death as a combination of both fentanyl and asphyxiation from the officer’s knee.
Of course they do.
But the prosecution, to obtain a conviction, must prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.. They must prove that the officer’s knee, and not the massive fentanyl dosage, killed George Floyd.
That’s a tall order.
Not only that, but the infamous, “knee-technique,” which should be banned, was authorized by the Minneapolis PD. Officer Chauvin followed authorized procedure, a technique for keeping a suspect on the ground, after George Floyd had fought officers for over ten minutes, and after, only — and this is the kicker — George requested, repeatedly, to lay on the ground.
But Chauvin’s knee is a red herring. The issue here is fentanyl.
Here’s how the respected website, WebMD, describes the effects of fentanyl:
“[F]entanyl has rapid and potent effects on the brain and body, and even very small amounts can be extremely dangerous.
“It only takes a tiny amount of the drug to cause a deadly reaction,” “Fentanyl can depress breathing and lead to death. The risk of overdose is high with fentanyl.”
Here’s what the CDC says about fentanyl. “It is 50 to 100 times more potent than morphine.”
Of course George couldn’t breathe — because fentanyl, mixed with methamphetamines, kills breathing. Despite the bad optics, “I can’t breathe” was not because of the officer’s knee.
The medical examiner’s statement on lethal fentanyl, and the previous protestations of “I can’t breathe,” even before he got into the back seat of the squad car, and long before Chauvin applied the notorious “knee” technique, shows that George was already dying from the lethal fentanyl overdose before officers put him in the back seat of the car. That fentanyl, with methamphetamine ingestion, and cannabinoids — that’s right, George popped some meth alongside the fentanyl, plus a little reefer too — raises more than a reasonable doubt in favor of these policemen.
Here’s the prosecution’s problem – proving beyond a reasonable doubt that it was the officer’s knee, and not the massive fentanyl overdose, that killed George.
No one can prove, beyond a reasonable doubt, not in this case, that Chauvin killed Floyd, not with any intellectual honesty. George overdosed on fentanyl, and mixed it with meth, and reefer. That’s why he’s dead. Without the overdose, George Floyd would still be alive. The officers should be acquitted.
Which begs the question, who killed George Floyd?
Sadly, George Floyd killed himself.
Don Brown, a former U.S. Navy JAG officer,
And when the officers get acquitted … the riots will be the likes of which we have never seen before. Because people are basically stupid.
My cousin Guido when he was a baby.
I wanna be 14 again and ruin my life differently. I have new ideas.
Is it any wonder why the country is the way it is?
I don’t know how to act my age, I’ve never been this age before.
Knowing who you are voting for is important
Coffee is vital for survival.
Dinosaurs didn’t have coffee, and look how they turned out.
You can leave $5,000 unattended in a room with me and every dime is gonna be there. Now, if you leave M&Ms or something, that’s your fault.
A vote is not a valentine, you aren’t confessing your love for the candidate. It’s a chess move for the world you want to live in.
This one has been around for a while, but it’s worth repeating. Sent to me by Papa Dragon Most Senior and a couple of his buddies.
When I was a kid, I couldn’t understand why Eisenhower was so popular. Maybe this will explain why
General Eisenhower Warned Us.
It is a matter of history that when the Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces, General Dwight Eisenhower, found the victims of the death camps he ordered all possible photographs to be taken, and for the German people from surrounding villages to be ushered through the camps and even made to bury the dead.
He did this because he said in words to this effect …
‘Get it all on record now – get the films – get the witnesses – because somewhere down the road of history some b*st*rd will get up and say that this never happened’
This week, the UK debated whether to remove The Holocaust from its school curriculum because it ‘offends’ the Muslim population which claims it never occurred. It is not removed as yet. However, this is a frightening portent of the fear that is gripping the world and how easily each country is giving into it.
It is now more than 70 years after the Second World War in Europe ended. This e-mail is being sent as a memorial chain, in memory of the, six million Jews, 20 million Russians, 10 million Christians, and 1,900 Catholic priests Who were ‘murdered, raped, burned, starved, beaten, experimented on and humiliated’ while many in the world looked the other way!
Now, more than ever, with Iran, among others, claiming the Holocaust to be ‘a myth,’ it is imperative to make sure the world never forgets.
This e-mail is intended to reach 400 million people!m Be a link in the memorial chain and help distribute this around the world.
How many years will it be before the attack on the World Trade Center ‘NEVER HAPPENED’?
Because it offends some Muslims???
Do not just delete this message; it will take only a minute to pass this along.
Remember when all classrooms had an American flag in them?
Do they even teach our children about the World Trade Center attacks in 1993 and 2001, or did it go the way of Pearl Harbor and Veterans Day?
Don’t even mention Christmas or prayers in school. Many schools no longer recite the Pledge of Allegiance and many children do not know the words to our National Anthem, or that we even have one!
I’m not adding this year to my age, I did not use it.
The best car safety device is a rear-view mirror with a cop in it.”
– Dudley Moore – (1935-2002)
But there are, apparently, short underpasses.
Yup, that’s 2020 for you.
Yeah, we need some of these next …
I’m not sure if I’m more impressed with the wind or the root system.
When Beethoven passed away, he was buried in a churchyard.
A couple days later, the town drunk was walking through the cemetery and heard some strange noise coming from the area where Beethoven was buried.
Terrified, the drunk ran and got the priest to come and listen to it.
The priest bent close to the grave and heard some faint, unrecognizable music coming from the grave.
Frightened, the priest ran and got the town magistrate.
When the magistrate arrived, he bent his ear to the grave, listened for a moment, and said, “Ah, yes, that’s Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, being played backwards.”
He listened a while longer, and said, “There’s the Eighth Symphony, and it’s backwards, too. Most puzzling.”
So the magistrate kept listening; “There’s the Seventh… the Sixth… the Fifth…”
Suddenly the realization of what was happening dawned on the magistrate; he stood up and announced to the crowd that had gathered in the cemetery, “My fellow citizens, there’s nothing to worry about. It’s just Beethoven decomposing.”
Yup, been near a hanger when it’s happened. Not a fun clean up at all.
The wife returned home from a shopping spree with an expensive pair of lace panties. “I know they cost a lot,” she said, “but you wouldn’t expect to find quality perfume in a cheap bottle, would you?”
“Definitely not!” barked her husband, “and I certainly would not expect to find gift wrapping around a dead beaver, either!”
And that will do it for me for today my dear friends. May your day be filled with joy and peace and lots and lots of laughter.