Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) has an incredible set of stairs which were designed by a Filipino architect Rafael Nelson Aboganda ala Escher-style. An architectural marvel that seems to violate the laws of physics and basic logic by looping back into itself. An optical illusion you may actually participate in. More…
This video tears me apart to the point it makes me nearly ill to my stomach and my heart truly aches. The atrocious things the students say and do to this woman are completely and entirely vile and inexcusable. Each and every one of these monsters need to be dealt with and given a harsh enough punishment so that they are able to actually feel the pain and torture that they put this poor woman through.
A widower of 17 years, the 68-year-old woman’s name is Karen Huff Klein, and she is a bus monitor at the Greece Central School District in Rochester, NY. While she sits there, several students attack verbally to the point where Karen cries in despair. The bullying includes, but not limited to, physical threats, threats to ransack her place of residence, and cruel comments about her weight and dead mother.
Among the taunts: “Dumb-ass, fat-ass.” “Maybe she is an elephant.” “She’s gonna pick out which kid she’s gonna rape next.” “Karen wants herpes.” “F**king hearing aid.” “I’ll egg your house.” “What’s your address so I can p*ss all over your door.” “I’ll f**king take a cr*p in your mouth.” “You touched her arm flap. It’s all stinky and smelly.” “She probably eats deodorant because she can’t afford real food.” “What size bra are you? Triple sag?”
I know… this is starting to get a bit old. But, honestly… I have had a lot of fun with this as have so many others. So one last posting (unless something really, REALLY good comes up.)
The first 16 photos are my little creations. Then starting with John Pike holding his version of a “I am one of the 99%” letter is the beginning of other well-made creations of work. Sorry, but all creators names are unknown, otherwise they would receive credit.
Below the photos are a few videos worth watching.
…BREAKING NEWS… Recently discovered photo reveals what really happened to the Hindenberg…. More…
Several pictures have been circulating today placing Lt John Pike in various famous works of art as well as movies and other scenes. Well, here is an animated gif I just created showing him attacking Gandalf the White…. Perhaps I will make a sequel shortly where Gandalf destroys the evil John Pike.
For more about this incident at UC Davis, please see my previous post, UC Davis Photos and Video of pepper spray incident. Are we in a police state? #ows
Today, these internet memes of a photoshopped Lt. John Pike, now infamously known for openly spraying protesters at UC Davis who were peacefully sitting in a line across the sidewalk, have become viral as he now appears is some very famous artwork, as well as humorous scenes.
For more pictures of UC Davis and information, please see my previous posting: UC Davis Photos and Video of pepper spray incident. Are we in a police state? #ows
Here is a photo of the pepper spraying incident at UC Davis: More…
Occupy Albuquerque set up camp, now called Coyote Camp, last Saturday, Oct. 1st, on the UNM (University of New Mexico) campus on the corner of University and Central Ave. During the past week, the campers have received permission to remain on campus, but needed to relocate to another area due to the elderly trees in the vicinity of the original camp. The move was peaceful, and the new location actually adds more visibility for the protesters. Today, Occupy Albuquerque combined efforts with an Anti-War protest as they marched down Central Ave. The local Albuquerque Police Department maintained decorum and actually assisted with traffic control as the march led on. Once the march returned to Coyote Camp, the police arrived and arrested an individual. However, once back at Coyote Camp, the police arrived and arrested an individual. I was not present during the alleged incident and cannot confirm the validity of the news report within this post.
This is a peaceful protest and the actions of one individual, if true as stated in the news footage below, should not reflect upon the group as a whole.
If the alleged incident is NOT true, then this only adds more support to the reasons the 99% are protesting.
Alabama state Governor Robert Bentley just signed and passed what is considered the harshest immigration law yet. It is due to take effect in September of this year.
A few examples of what has been passed:
- Police can stop anyone and ask for papers based upon “reasonable suspicion”
- Illegal immigrants are blocked from public colleges after high school
- Public schools required to check and publish the immigration status of all students
- It is a crime to rent housing to any illegal immigrants
I will admit that our country is suffering from a horrible immigration problem. But I do not agree with these tactics imposed in Alabama to bring this under control. My first reaction when I saw the news was that Alabama was passing this law for reasons similar to why Arizona’s Governor Brewer passed SB1070. Brewer has lobbyists with direct ties to CCA (Corrections Corp of America), which is a private prison industry. In passing this law in Arizona, there are more legal reasons to arrest and to lock up more people, and in this case – illegals; sentence them to prison, with an end result in more profits for CCA. Private prisons bring in more profit per inmate housed. Thankfully, a federal judge issued a preliminary injunction blocking this bill.
After I read up on this law and learned who the actual targets are, it became obvious that private prisons are not behind this bill. From 1998 to 2000, I lived in Birmingham AL, having moved there from a northern state. It was a much different culture than I realized, nearly feeling as though I had gone back in time to the Civil War. That having been said, my opinion here is to point out those people that will be directly affected by this law in a variety of ways.
First of all, the children. The vast majority of illegal children are here only because of their parents. By restricting their ability to attend a public college, we are only hurting ourselves. These are young adults who wish to earn a higher level of education resulting in becoming productive members of society. In doing so, their chances of applying and gaining legal citizenship would increase as well. By denying them an advanced education, then the state is only attributing to the lower level and poverty income numbers.
Hand in hand with this is the requirement for public schools to check and publish the papers of all the children. First of all, is this not some form of violation of rights of those who are legal citizens? Secondly, although this is not stating that the children will be denied an education, the parents, frightened the state may take their children away without having proper papers, will simply keep them home. This results in holding the children back from gaining an education. Again, adding numbers to the lower and poverty level income classes. What does the governor expect the of the younger children? Does he expect to see them all lined up along the highway with their thumbs out trying to hitch a ride back to their original country in order to seek an education?
Indirectly, this law is affecting the legal citizens of this country. It is forcing them to become the immigration police. Landlords must check the citizenship on possible tenants. This should not be their job – but rather left to those who actually work for immigration control. If the landlord does not check the paperwork and ends up renting to an illegal immigrant, then is there a fine and criminal charge imposed upon the landlord? This is not stated, but rather implied.
Realistically, this will simply cause more cash to flow under the table as illegals will accept lower than minimum wage pay. More cash under the table, less taxes paid. Children will grow up uneducated, also being forced to earn pay under the table as an adult. And who’s to say this will not attribute to an increase in crime in order to survive? Life in the United States, even after having passed this law, is better than life from where they came – immigrants will not return to their home country because of this law. If anything, they will move to another state, then to another, and another, forever shifting the problem rather than solving it.
In a side comment here… I do not see our unemployed fighting for some of the jobs that the immigrants have. Why should they? Many prefer sitting at home while receiving welfare checks. Those that truly lost their jobs from legitimate reasons (i.e. our economy thanks to Bush) are excluded from this category – this is directed at those who do leech off the system.
In a nutshell, this law stinks. There must be other ways to help control the illegal immigration problem. Or is it so far out of control that fighting it is now useless? I most certainly do not have the answers, but I do have many questions and concerns – which is my right as a citizen of this country.