Opportunist grabbing at the chance to execute a key item on an old list. Fuggedabout it, buddy.
“Now is the time to go big” to keep America from dividing into two separate and unequal societies, Robert Johnson said in a CNBC interview Monday.
Johnson said reparations would send the signal that white Americans acknowledge “damages that are owed” for the unequal playing field created by slavery and the decades since.
The wealth divide and police brutality against blacks are at the heart of protests that have erupted across the nation following last week’s killing of George Floyd during an arrest in Minneapolis.
Gonna have to discount the damage done by all the death, maiming and destruction of the Civil War first.
Then deduct all the costs of black pathology to our society and civilization, including but not limited to:
The financial costs of the countless social programs designed to "lift blacks up".
The damage done to our Constitutional rights under color of "integration".
Property value decline brought about by black people moving into the neighborhood.
If there is still money left after that, split the money up and tell blacks: "You can have this money when you give up your citizenship and book passage to somewhere outside of the US. Go where you want, but you can't stay here."
I still have the immigration papers of my grandparents. So I had nothing to do with slavery. Why should I and my family be paying?
Posted by: Marilyn Tojo7566 ||
06/02/2020 1:14 Comments ||
The vast majority of 'whites' had nothing to do with slaves. Most were descendant from the great immigration waves *after* the Civil War. And even if they weren't - very few whites, even in the south, owned slaves.
What about people like Obama - possibly a descendant of someone who sold the slaves to the 'white man' in Africa in the first place? And he is half 'black' and half 'white'...
I suggest the DNC first pay reparations. After all the vast majority of slaveowners were Democrats.
When you ask reparations to the Arabs who caught MORE slaves tahn the whites, who systematically castrated en and whose main use for female for women was not cooking or cleaning the house but raping them in their harems
Democrats claim DACA kids shouldn't have to pay for their parents crimes...
...But white people are still responsible for 17th Century slave owners?
an old comment I read years ago, some things never change
At the rate they are digging their hole, they are gonna owe whitey a lot of scratch.
Posted by: M. Murcek ||
06/02/2020 13:48 Comments ||
I’m descended from people who owned slaves, others that didn’t and fought on both sides of the civil war, and every war since then. So I’m pretty sure you think I owe you and yours something. So it’s right in the closet, come and get it!!!!!
[ArsTechnica] SpaceX launch footage was taken down thanks to bogus copyright claim. The public domain video was restored to the public, but this happens a lot.
This weekend's launch, in which SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket successfully propelled the Crew Dragon spacecraft and the two astronauts on board from Florida safely into space, was amazing, awe-inspiring, and frankly, just plain cool to watch. And here in the age of inexpensive, tiny high-definition cameras and streaming content, it should be easy to catch up on it if you missed it—or even if you just want to watch it again for fun. But for most of the weekend and into this morning, you couldn't watch it at all, thanks to copyright content ID bots working overtime.
The May 30 launch was streamed live to NASA's YouTube channel and then archived, along with several shorter clips and highlights taken from the day-long livestream. NASA footage, like photo and video from other government agencies, is generally published into the public domain, not under copyright, and other entities can mirror or rebroadcast it. National Geographic also covered the launch, and its footage incorporated some of the NASA content. Then things got stupid.
By Sunday, the archival NASA video was no longer available to view, Twitter users spotted, because of a copyright claim from National Geographic. Attempts at that time to play back some of the NASA videos resulted in an error message saying, "Video unavailable: This video contains content from National Geographic, who has blocked it on copyright grounds."
NASA got involved by Sunday and pushed the companies for a fix. "Over the last few days our team at NASA has been in touch with YouTube who escalated the issue," NASA Communications Director Bettina Inclán said on Twitter Sunday night. "We also have been in contact with NatGeo who is committed to releasing the claims for Demo-2 coverage."
In the end, it appears that YouTube, NASA, and National Geographic got their issues sorted out. By 9:30am Eastern time this morning, the videos were restored and playable, and you can once again watch the launch to your heart's content.
IT KEEPS HAPPENING
Unlike Saturday's launch, however, this content ID claim was not a historic first but instead part of a familiar pattern. Almost this exact problem occurred back in 2012, when other businesses—in that case, the Scripps broadcast companies—improperly filed copyright claims against NASA hosting its own videos. The same happens to independent third parties who use public domain NASA footage.
YouTube introduced an appeals process for automated content ID claims in late 2012. For users whose videos get flagged—even when those videos use public domain content—the process for having them restored can still be challenging and esoteric.
That system is also exploitable. Last year, YouTube reached a $25,000 settlement with a Nebraska man over allegations that he abused copyright claims to extort other YouTubers by threatening them with bogus takedown requests unless they paid him money.
Wait til ISIS and the Taliban discover they can get money by asserting copyrights on their YouTube beheading videos.
Posted by: M. Murcek ||
06/02/2020 11:34 Comments ||
NatGeo an American pay television network and flagship channel that is owned by National Geographic Partners, a joint venture between The Walt Disney Company (73%) and the National Geographic Society (27%), with the operational management handled by Walt Disney Television.
So Disney , aided by YouTube, tried to steal NASA's copyrighted videos while everybody's attention was on the riots
Disney, IIUC, is pushing hard into the streaming media.
To top it off, Merkal's Big Draw (Elephant) turned out not to be. Even worse, she thinks it was and keeps calling wanting her next big show.
Imagine all these kids with space fever having to sign up for Disney Stream while Merkal mumbles through launch and orbital docking terms and procedures.
Even the young dude TV coverage picked out 'its condensation not smoke!' was getting on my nerves until I realized I'm not the target audience, the youngsters who grew up without the Space Shuttle are.
Ten year ban on any ownership stake in any sort of media.
Lifetime ban for corporate officers in place at the time of the violation.
Treble damages, not one time, but annually during the ten year time frame.
Posted by: M. Murcek ||
06/02/2020 13:35 Comments ||
...just go back the the original copyright of 14 years with an additional 14 years for the individual creator. Their revenue stream will reduce to a leaky faucet, putting entertainment back to its proper place in society.
[AlphaNews] The Minnesota Supreme Court received the official petition to begin a recall of Minnesota Governor Tim Walz over the weekend.
This marks an important step in the process to oust the governor. In order for the court to have received the petition, it had to be deemed "valid" by the State Secretary of State, and be signed by 25 eligible voters and according to a legislative research report. However, the court now must also see validity in the petitioner’s claim that the governor is guilty of maleficence in order for the recall process to proceed— an outcome that some say is unlikely. Malfeasance - How about ordering that CCPFlu patients be admitted to nursing homes; how about 81% plus of MN deaths occurring in nursing homes. Coumo has nothing on this guy.
Governor Walz is the Commander in Chief of the Minnesota National Guard. Did Walz brief his daughter on when the MN NG would be deployed? Consider that during his time in the Minnesota National Guard, Walz was conditionally promoted to Command Sergeant Major. With two years remaining in his most recent 6 year enlistment, Walz received notification that his unit was going to be deployed to Iraq. Walz then retired from the National Guard. He quit. He bailed out on the men in his unit. Since Walz did not fulfill the conditions of his conditional promotion, his rank was reduced (the less elegant military term is busted) back to Master Sergeant when he retired. Walz claims that he retired as a Command Sergeant Major which is not true.. When the going was about to get tough for him in Iraq, Walz quit the MN NG..
Jail Records Contradict Claims That Most Rioters Are from Out of State
Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey, St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter, and Gov. Tim Walz all have lied that many of the rioters wreaking havoc on the Twin Cities are from out of state, but jail records seem to show otherwise.
A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.
Rantburg.com and borderlandbeat.com correspondent and author Chris Covert presents his first non-fiction work detailing
the drug and gang related violence in Mexico.
Chris gives us Mexican press dispatches of drug and gang war violence
over three years, presented in a multi volume set intended to chronicle the death, violence and mayhem which has
dominated Mexico for six years.