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It’s really all about racism.

I’ve been bothered by the shooting of this kid down in Florida on several levels.

One – both sides have rushed to judgment.  One side says the guy is a racist who shot an innocent unarmed kid wearing a hoodie and packing naught but a bag of Skittles – packing Skittles while black (PSWB).  On the other side the kid was a problem in school, had a lot of jewelry (women’s), nailed for having pot, and was physically beating the gun owner.  It goes back and forth with both sides making arguments both ways.  Police were wrong, gun owner wrong, and kid was wrong – all bandied about.  Some say the shooter was bloody and others point to video tape of the guy looking unbloodied.

We’ll have to see what comes out of the courts because when it gets this messy it needs to move to a higher power.  And court doesn’t mean the truth will out, either.

Two – racism is really running rampant.  In all directions.  But it is most certainly not a case of all whiteys trying to stomp on the black man.  It just isn’t so.  It’s not.

So there is no misunderstanding, if the gun owner did shoot the kid and it was due to racism and it sucks ass, but it doesn’t really matter – what matters is he shot the kid and shooting someone without just cause is illegal.  We just don’t know yet what the circumstances were.  Right now everyone has jumped to their conclusions.  And they keep jumping still.

Secondly, I’m kind of disturbed by the black community’s leaders.

Specifically I’m referring to Sharpton and Jackson but it goes broader than that.  I get it – they go around the country and point to high-profile cases like this and make their arguments that there’s still something wrong and that racism still exists.  Hey, I’ve got no disagreement with that statement.

But if those two were really caring about black kids and blacks in general – they would go around just as much and denounce the black-on-black and black-on-white crimes just as much as they do for white-on-black crimes.  Instead, they whip up pure emotions and help get the tinderbox extremely hot.

Think about this… if they really cared about something outside themselves these guys would be not only championing those who they believe have been victims but they would hold up those kids in the same communities who do wrong themselves.  They should be championing those who are clearly wronged and denouncing those who do wrong regardless of the color of their skin.

And I would support them on that.  I really would.  I can respect someone who recognizes wrong but tries to be fair.

But instead, black leaders – be they Obama, Sharpton, Jackson, or even clowns like Spike Lee (who is nothing short of an evil bastard for screwing with two old people and not apologizing to them) – are focusing on what they see as a one-sided issue, and that is just as racist.  The black leaders that are most in fashion today cannot possibly hope to take a moral high ground unless they act as a voice for reason, restraint, and recognition of truths.  These leaders are about anything but recognition of truths.

Recognition of truths and leadership is not about saying that the dead kid would look like your son if you had one.  That shows no leadership at all – it shows manipulation and emotionalism.  A good leader does manipulate but they do it to play to people’s strengths, not their basest and darkest emotions for their own gain.

One truth is that the black community has already done and is doing what Obama has been doing for years.  Obama has blamed his predecessor for all of his own shortcomings and argued that since there were legacies from the Bush administration that were inherited then all problems stem from the same root cause.   The same has been happening with the black community – blame for everything resides outside of one’s self, and is never recognized.  Broken families, gangster-worship, and a dependence upon others rather than persevering and truly coming together is not doing anyone any favors.  There is indeed racism that blacks still see, and this is not up for debate, but it is made far worse by a sickeningly high degree of cultural illness from the poison that flows in parts of the black community.

It’s not about Sharpton, Obama, Jackson, or any leader past or present in the Black Panthers.   I guess it really IS about merchandising.  It’s about what these guys are trying to sell and what people are buying.  What people are buying is the crack cocaine of righteousness.  They’re dropping dimes for a bump of the meth of emotionalism.  They keep chasing the dragon with the heroin of victimization.

If George Zimmerman is not arrested in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin soon, theRev. Al Sharpton will call for an escalation in peaceful civil disobedience and economic sanctions. – Orlando Sentinel

The difficulty here is that Sharpton’s words “escalation in peaceful civil disobedience” can only incite others to stronger reaction.  A real leader is cognizant of the effects that words have on people.

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And apparently it is O-KAY for a black guy to kill a black guy because after all, they’re brothers.

I guess it is just something a cracker wouldn’t understand.

Grandma, I’ve been shot.  – 5 year old Mckayla after being shot at a wake outside of a nursing home.

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In what is arguably one of Obama’s more sinister moves:

The president spoke at length about the case at a joint press conference with the leaders of Mexico and Canada. The president, adopting what he described as the language of conservatives who fret about judicial activism, questioned how an “unelected group of people” could overturn a law approved by Congress.

This from the guy who is a self-proclaimed “constitutional law professor”… talk about egregious.
The system of Checks and Balances (trias politica) is set up for exactly the type of limitation of one branch of another – a limiting of the power wielded.  One of their responsibilities:  “Exercise judicial review, reviewing the constitutionality of laws“.
Obama intended to take a cheap shot, claiming parity – suggesting that conservative disagreement with SCOTUS’ ruling on Roe v. Wade is grounds for the conservatives to sit down and shut up.   There is nothing analogous between the ruling that allows killing of babies and a power grab by a overzealous group of liberal Congress members that has at it’s basis the twisting of the Commerce Act far beyond it’s intended scope.

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Sorry but Babs Boxer takes a backseat to this particular entry.  Look below for discussion on her particular psychological dysfunction.

This mini-post is about my current intellectual erection.  This is so cool I’m going to run out and buy cigarettes just for that “after sex” feeling.

Shapeways 3D Printing

I do solid modeling daily – every day in my work.  I also love to raytrace/render as a hobby along with graphics in general.  So when I saw this site which allows you to upload your 2-manifold models and have them “printed” then cast in stainless or ABS and other plastics my brain went SCHWING!!!!

I’m going to post an image to whet your appetite – go to their site and see what they can do.  Think of it as free advertising, Shapeway.  I’ll take the image down if you like but I’m plugging for you guys.  The piece below is by Bathsheba and there’s other stuff by Bathsheba Grossman here.

Is this not one of the coolest damn things you've seen in a long time?

I know I can use Solidworks and it looks like Blender3D can be used as well (it outputs STL files).

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Babs gets knocked out again.

Remember last week, the government panel of “experts” that ruled that mammograms for women under 50 were not recommended?

Here’s their apology today:

The task force, made up of doctors and scientists, acknowledged the way in which the recommendations were released wasn’t done very smoothly — and the timing wasn’t great either, right in the middle of a heated debate on health care.

I beg to differ.  It is the PERFECT time to put out recommendations because they just gave us a taste of what is going to happen if this “health care reform” is passed – essentially the gov’t making all kinds of stupid decrees like this as they ration off all sorts of things that they aren’t really experts on.  Had they actually been experts in this field they would not have come to that conclusion.

It was the perfect time.  I couldn’t have asked for a better time.

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The ever-so-enlightened queen moonbat of the libtards has spoken.  I’m actually somewhat surprised because I thought not even she would utter something this stupid.

Boxer … said that the recently released e-mails, showing scientists allegedly overstating the case for climate change, should be treated as a crime.

“You call it ‘Climategate’; I call it ‘E-mail-theft-gate,'” she said during a committee meeting. “Whatever it is, the main issue is, Are we facing global warming or are we not? I’m looking at these e-mails, that, even though they were stolen, are now out in the public.”

Projection by proxy?  What the hell do you call her stance beyond “weird”?

Certainly shows a huge lack of ability to put competing issues in proper perspective.  On one had we have a whistleblower who hacked a guy’s computer.  On the other hand we have “a guy” and his cohorts who systematically alter, fabricate, massage, delete, and misconstrue data as well as like to cover it up, and then they go on to ride a gravy train while convincing most of the rest of the world – those that are unable to think for themselves, that is – that the world is going to end in a ball of flame and lots of warm water.

All at the expense of literally trillions of dollars, entire economies altered, many many jobs lost.

Yeah, I guess figuring out a guy’s password is a pretty damn big deal.

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