This case has as many twists as an episode of Dallas. The sheriff certainly draws suspicion on himself.
The comments are a horrifying racist minefield. Anyone who doesn’t believe that racism still exists needs to read these comments.
I liked what commenter B.A. Chan said.
“Racism used to be a roaring lion. Now it is a serpent in the tall weeds.”
I hope they find this guy’s murderer, but it seems like it could take a while with what seem to be evident cover-ups on the law enforcement side.
While I don’t believe in a supernatural Antichrist or a conspiracy to bring such a being to power on Earth, I certainly do believe that humanity is capable of great evil and has committed great evils for the love of money and power.
While I don’t believe that we have literally been branded by some sort of Satanic number, I do feel that more than ever, certain numbers have power over our lives. We have our social security numbers, and purchases made with our debit or credit cards are tracked. True privacy is something of a myth.
When people are motivated by greed and love of power, terrible things will continue to happen.
Back in the 1970’s, my father (R.I.P.) said that a person could never really trust the government. I’m sure that he would agree that the NSA is not being forthcoming with the real scope of their activities.
The more I hear about this situation, the more I think that Edward Snowden actually is a hero.
Is Edward Snowden a hero or a traitor? Senior National Security Analyst Juan Zarate feels that Snowden’s claims about his access to critical government data are a concern but may be exaggerated.
Some people feel that Zarate is the one who is the traitor, and that he was a puppet for the Bush administration.
Here is a more in-depth report from Glenn Greenwald for Democracy Now. Democracy Now is an independent news source. Greenwald supports Snowden’s actions.
This video provides further information regarding data collecting and surveillance. Senator Mark Udall (D-Colorado) feels that the NSA is violating the common person’s privacy, and calls for full disclosure of what the NSA is doing.
Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-California) counters that there has been no wrongdoing on the part of NSA. She states that the records collected are simple calls to and from data from the phone company, and that there would have to be an order by a judge to wiretap any given person.
Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Michigan) states that Glenn Greenwald does not have all the necessary information. He states that the NSA program targets foreigners in foreign countries thought to be involved in potential terrorist activities. Rogers states that Snowden released “just enough information to be dangerous.” Both Feinstein and Rogers believe that Snowden should be prosecuted.
He goes off on a couple of tangents, but he raises some important questions. The first is, why does the Department of Homeland Security feel the need for vehicles with 50 caliber machine guns mounted on them to patrol the U.S./Mexico border? We are not at war with Mexico. We have no need for weapons of this magnitude to stop potential defectors from crossing the border. I think he’s implying that the vehicles actually serve a more sinister purpose. In any case, they are overkill. Firepower of this magnitude is not necessary to combat potential defectors attempting to cross the border from Mexico.
There is another question raised regarding free speech. I personally noticed when watching news conferences following 9/11 that no reporters were daring to ask the tough questions. I do feel that the mainstream news media has an agenda. I’m not citing any particular liberal or conservative bias. I simply feel that the mainstream media has been told by those in control not to ask certain questions or air certain issues. They keep it clean to make the government look good.
Following 9/11, I also noticed that if anyone dared question the actions of our government, they were automatically accused of being unpatriotic and potentially a terrorist sympathizer. This is a dangerous trend. When people are unable to express criticism of the government without fear of attack, we, as a nation, are not abiding by one of the most important tenets of our own Constitution. It does not mean that a person is anti-American if they express distress regarding certain policies or actions. Wanting to improve the quality of life for and grant a level of equal freedom to all people is not treason.
This man is apparently a relative of David Cameron. This is kind of cool, because it would be embarrassing as hell for a politician to have a relative that went off on wild tangents about subject matter such as UFOs.
I’m on the fence about the whole idea of alien encounters. I keep an open mind, and, in terms of probability, I believe that it’s more likely that there IS life on other planets than that there isn’t. However, I’m not so sure that life is coming here.
What I do believe with complete certainty is that governments are very capable of covering up truths and making inconvenient people disappear. I do not trust the government–any government.