Rookie cop – former combat Marine

27B8DB2B00000578-0-image-a-22_1429397124884‘Shoot me, shoot me!’ Rookie cop praised for NOT firing at murder suspect who charged and threatened him in terrifying confrontation caught on his bodycam. Former Marine Jesse Kidder was in a patrol car chasing Michael Wilcox, who allegedly gunned down is fiance and best friend, in New Richmond on Thursday when they stopped and continued the confrontation on foot.   (Wilcox, left & inset – Officer Kidder, right)

The 27-year-old accused killer then started sprinting towards Kidder, asking him to shoot. The officer had been warned by dispatchers the suspect might try ‘suicide by cop’ before he arrived at the scene. At one point Wilcox said: ‘Shoot me or I’ll shoot you’, but the Purple Heart winner refuses and responds by saying: ‘I don’t want to.’ Eventually the suspect surrendered and lay on the ground as backup arrived, allowing Kidder’s partner to handcuff him. After the clip surfaced, Richmond Police Chief Randy Harvey, led the response for the cop’s actions, saying: ‘For him to make the judgment call that he did shows great restraint and maturity.’

He may be a rookie cop ~ but he was a former combat Marine… Credit where it is due, and it is due by the bucket load. Very Well Done Officer Jesse Kidder, may you enjoy a long and honourable second career.      Yours Aye.

The rudderless Dept of Justice…

2775A79D00000578-3034231-image-m-2_1428767140367Attorney General issues memo reminding employees that soliciting prostitutes is against Justice Department rules. 

Attorney General Eric Holder sent out the memo to DOJ workers on Friday 10th April. He said ‘violating agency policy could lead to suspension or termination.’ Employees are banned from prostitutes even when off-duty.

The memo states; ‘The solicitation of prostitution threatens the core mission of the Department, not simply because it invites extortion, blackmail, and leaks of sensitive or classified information, but also because it undermines the Department’s efforts to eradicate the scourge of human trafficking.’

If I may add my ten-penneth worth… Surely to Gawd the ‘Department Of Justice’ does not need reminding; “soliciting prostitutes is against Justice Department rules?” Isn’t it also against the Law, and a crime to do so! It would appear command and control has ceased to exist within the good ship Justice Dept.      Yours Aye.

US ~ UK special relationship dead?

special-relationshipSecret US Memo for Congress – Britain’s ‘special relationship’ is over. Washington believes that the ‘special relationship’ between Britain and the US is over, according to a secret briefing document.

The Memo for members of Congress states damningly that ‘the UK may not be viewed as centrally relevant to the United States in all of the issues and relations considered a priority on the US agenda’. The Memo is Dated April 2015 and drawn up to brief the Senate and House of Representatives on the impact of Britain’s General Election.

At daft-0-clock this morning I was rudely roused by the sound of rain bouncing off the bedroom window; turning over to snatch an extra pair of hours sleep I mentally cancelled the mornings ‘across open meadow’ walk. Later through open curtains I could plainly see  a hooligan blowing in hard from the West, with rain coming in at right angles like stair rods. The best place to walk through such weather is in the sheltered ‘Devils Punchbowl’ close to the market town of Pickering – also home to a cracking bakery (two birds – one stone!)P1010907Prior to turning in during the wee hours of this morning – I caught up with the online story relating to the soured ‘special relationship,’ which I mused over as I yomped around the punchbowl. Afterwards as I slurped tea in the truck, I viewed a huge swathe of the North Yorkshire moors – that also took in the unmistakable radar station of RAF Flyingdales.  The same ‘invaluable’ concrete monstrosity that is a workplace for well over a hundred military personnel in blue & grey uniforms (salt & air) from both sides of the pond. Within 24 hours the same open sky will see a variety of UK/US tumbling aircraft from RAF Lakenheath – home to the 48th Fighter Wing of the USAF12441_17437308854ccd2e175ef6eAcross the pond intelligence is referred to as ‘intel,’ this side of the pond we refer to it as ‘int.’ The word abbreviate’s slightly, but the content does not – it is shared vital information often given the caveat TOP SECRET: UK/US EYES ONLY, much to the envy of member states within the European Union – France in particular! The ‘special relationship’ is alive and kicking – more now than ever before.british-american_flag

Cracks in the ‘commercial special relationship?’ According to the Obama administration there are major fractures. Which they detailed when they hit out at the British Government for developing closer ties with China, after the UK applied to join a new $50 Billion USD Asian bank. Britain wants to become a founding member of a proposed Chinese-led financial institution that analysts say could rival the World Bank. Part-MVD-Mvd6677711-1-1-0

Perhaps the socialist ‘Clown in Chief’ prefers snuggling up to failed socialist countries, as it makes him feel he has finally achieved something in his tenure? Or perhaps he’s looking for a retirement home that doesn’t have an extradition treaty set up with the US, as impeachment could be on the cards? Just saying…       Yours Aye.

“What difference at this point does it make?”

Please forward this clip to any undecided Independent voters you know, as well as any Democrats who may actually have an open mind! Persevere and watch it through to the end, as it clearly outlines the many failures of Hillary Clinton! Not that we need reminding…        Yours Aye.

“To Beat To A Pulp As We Serve”

Disturbing video filmed on Thursday April 9, 2015 – by local news KNBC Channel 4 in Los Angeles. Clip captures a group of San Bernardino County Police Officers beating a suspect senseless. 

“Dedicated To Your Safety” ~ “To Beat To a Pulp As We Serve” I’m not here as a copper knocker, far from it – I more often comment on the good as well as the bad. Sadly the bad appear to be out dancing the good of late. At least they only acted as Judge & Jury – though Gawd knows what injuries the suspect sustained at the end of five minutes of physical abuse. I’m surprised they didn’t chin the horse and cobble it for aiding and abetting the escape.

After observing the bloated officers body language throughout the beating arrest, I would suggest they spend more time keeping fit, and leave the donuts to those in civvie street. It is hoped those involved are now seeking humble employment elsewhere. Towards the end of the clip two more officers join the team of 12 already mobbing the suspect, which is roughly the same amount we have for policing the whole of our rural area!      Yours Aye. 

Judge, Jury, and Executioner…

Charged with murder: White South Carolina cop shot unarmed black man FIVE TIMES in the back, handcuffed the body and didn’t deliver CPR while ‘planting weapon at his side’ – and claimed he feared for HIS life.**COMPOSITE**Incendiary footage emerged yesterday evening showing Patrolman Michael Slager, 33, firing shot after shot into the back of 50-year-old Walter Scott as he fled over a grassy lot in North Charleston, South Carolina. He then handcuffed his body and stood over him (top left) as back-up arrived. Scott, a father-of-four and Coast Guard veteran (top right in uniform) had reportedly been pulled over for a broken tail light. The officer claims Scott then ran away, at which point he tried to Taser him, but said Scott managed to wrestle the stun gun away – prompting him to draw his pistol.

Scott gets a few yards away before Slager opens fire – seven shots in quick succession then an eighth, with three of them missing. After the video emerged, the officer was charged with murder. He is pictured far top-right in his jailhouse mug shot. An outraged representative of Scott’s family said: ‘This was a cop who felt like he could get away with just shooting anybody that many times in the back.’ 

What chance does anyone stand when the police act as – Judge, Jury, and Executioner… Surely to Gawd – something has to change.      Yours Aye.

Old Glory for a cradle

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The photographer is hitting back at a ‘cyber bully’ and critics after her photo shoot with a military family featured their baby boy wrapped in an American flag. Vanessa Hicks, 29, from Virginia Beach posted pictures from the photo shoot onto her Facebook page on Sunday, unaware that they would receive negative feedback.

The image shows Landon Clevenger, at the time eight days old, from Virginia Beach being cradled in an American flag held by his father, Rodney Clevenger, who is wearing his U.S. Navy uniform. Vanessa Hicks – a mother-of-three and Navy veteran who served for four years – said the image she took illustrates what Mr Clevenger was fighting for – the American flag.

In my mind there is no greater symbolic gesture than that captured by Vanessa Hicks. Very well done indeed. But why-oh-why the Navy has to wear ‘blueberry disruptive pattern’ BDU’s is beyond me - but then I am a dyed in the wool traditionalist. ;-)    Yours Aye. http://www.vanessahicksphotography.com/

After Shot: Very Many Thanks to ‘BigSkyCountry’ for providing the following link, which leads on to this patriotic photograph The Kenyon Family -Semper Fi- Through & Throughkenyonsemperfithroughandthrough

Captain Robert Trimble – WWII Hero

260519E800000578-0-image-a-5_1424795311812The WWII American B-24 pilot who turned spy, saved 1,000 US POWs from certain death at Soviet hands and won medal after medal – but never said a word about his wartime heroismAn American bomber pilot has been unveiled as a secret hero of World War II after he saved more than 1,000 Allied POWs from certain death.26051A5800000578-2967750-Mourned_Lee_Trimble_says_his_father_should_be_remembered_as_a_tr-a-8_1424890307385

Captain Robert Trimble became a spy to smuggle soldiers and civilians out under the noses of the Soviet forces on the Eastern Front in Europe. He fooled guards, stashed $10,000 in his coat to bribe officials as he became a ‘magnet for the lost souls of foreign nations’ left behind in the war. Trimble’s most daring rescue was of 400 French women who he got to safety by arranging for an entire train to meet them at night in the woods. 2618E31800000578-2967750-image-m-19_1425058172476

Captain Robert Trimble became one of the greatest spies of World War II, saving American POWs from certain death in Soviet camps. Despite winning the highest US and French honors he never told anyone of his exploits, which are now detailed in a new book after his death written by his son.

What a great man, who truly deserves to be remembered for his compassion and heroism. I’ve ordered my copy, and I look forward to a good read. BZ Captain Robert Trimble.      Yours Aye.

Texas Tech Student Survey~Watch & Weep!

Texas Tech’s new student political organization PoliTech goes to campus to see how much our students know about their nation’s politics! You may well be surprised – perhaps not?

The legal voting age around the world averages out to 18-years old, having viewed this I would think there is an argument for raising the age to 21. Perhaps there should be a form of means test required before they are even considered to vote? I have no doubt that we too in the UK have our own ‘mentally challenged’ students, which I do find disturbing. Yours Aye.

A Hearty Thank You To Professor Clark M. Zlotchew who forwarded the clip via email. The good Professor knows a thing or two about the teaching profession ;-)

Obama The Architect of Destruction

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By Maureen Scott March 1, 2013

“Obama comes from a community organizer background where it’s us against them. But that’s not who we are. And that’s not the position the leader of our Nation should take.” – Dr. Benjamin Carson

Obama appears to be a tormented man who is filled with resentment, anger, and disdain for anyone of an opinion or view other than his. He acts in the most hateful, spiteful, malevolent, vindictive ways in order to manipulate and maintain power and control over others. Perhaps because, as a child, he grew up around family members and mentors who instilled him with an abiding bitterness toward the U.S. That bitterness seems not to have left him.president-who-blames-and-divides-obama-not-leader-just-commu-politics-1362335440

It is not the color of his skin that is a problem – for anyone in America. Rather it is the blackness that fills his soul and the hollowness in his heart where there should be abiding pride and love for this country.

Think: Have we ever heard Obama speak lovingly of the U.S. or its people, with deep appreciation and genuine respect for our history, our customs, our sufferings and our blessings? Has he ever revealed that, like most patriotic Americans, he gets “goose bumps” when a band plays “The Star Spangled Banner,” or sheds a tear when he hears a beautiful rendition of “America the Beautiful?” Does his heart burst with pride when millions of American flags wave on a National holiday – or is he moved to sadness and reflection when someone plays “taps” on a trumpet? Has he ever felt the depth of our admiration of the military, as lovers of those who keep America free feel when soldiers march by? It is doubtful – because Obama did not grow up sharing our experiences or our values. He did not sit at the knee of a grandfather or uncle who showed his medals and told of the bravery of his fellow troops as they fought and tramped through foreign lands sacrificing for a cause greater than their own lives. He didn’t have grandparents who told stories of suffering and then coming to America, penniless, and the opportunities they had for building a business and life for their children.

Away from this country as a young child, Obama didn’t delight in being part of America and its greatness. He wasn’t singing our patriotic songs in kindergarten, or standing on the roadside for a holiday parade and eating a hot dog, or lighting sparklers around a campfire on July 4th as fireworks exploded over head, or placing flags on the gravesites of fallen and beloved American heroes.460x276xObama-Kenya.jpg.pagespeed.ic.S7yuvCAIkoJgK4Ei33du

Rather Obama was separated from all of these experiences. He doesn’t really understand us and what it means to be an American. He is void of the basic emotions that most feel regarding this country and is insensitive to the instinctive pride we have in our national heritage. His opinions were formed by those who either envied us or wanted him to devalue the United States and the traditions and patriotism that unite us.

Obama has never given a speech that is filled with calm, reassuring, complimentary, heartfelt statements about all the people in the U.S. Or one that inspires us to be better, grateful, and proud that, in a short time, our country became a leader, and a protector of so many. Quite the contrary, his speeches always degenerate into mocking, ridiculing tirades as he faults our achievements ,along with any of his critics, all for the sake of a laugh, or to bolster his ego. He uses his Office to threaten and create fear while demeaning and degrading anyone who opposes his policies and actions. Unlike a secure leader, who has noble self-esteem and not false confidence, Obama displays a cocky, haughty attitude and a dread of being critiqued.AlinskyObama-1

Mostly, his time seems to be spent causing dissention, unrest, and anxiety among the people rather than uniting us (even though he was presented to us as the “Great Uniter”). He creates chaos for the sake of keeping citizens separated, envious, aggrieved and ready to argue. Under his leadership Americans have been kept on edge, rather than in a state of comfort and security. He incites people to be aggressive toward, disrespectful of, and retaliate against those of differing backgrounds and views. Through such behavior, Obama has lowered the standards for self-control and mature restraint to the level of rowdy, street-fighting gangs. When, instead, he should be raising the bar for people to strive toward becoming more considerate, tolerant, self-disciplined, self-sustaining, and self-assured.Obama-@-The-UN-Defending-Islam1

Not a day goes by that he is not attempting to defy our laws, remove our rights, over-ride established procedures, install controversial appointees, enact divisive mandates, and assert a dictatorial form of power.

Never has there been a leader of this great land who used such tactics to harm and hurt the people and this country.

Never have we had a President who spoke with a caustic, evil tongue against the citizenry rather than present himself as a soothing, calming, and trustworthy force.

Never, in this country, have we experienced how much stress one man can cause a nation of people – on a daily basis! Obama has promoted the degeneration of peace, civility, and quality of cooperation between us. He thrives on tearing us down, rather than building us up. He is the Architect of the decline of America, and the epitome of a Demagogue. © Maureen Scott

P. Maureen Scott is an ardent American patriot who was born in Pittsburgh, PA, and retired to Richmond, VA, in 2000. Free from the nine-to-five grind of writing for employers and clients, she began writing political commentary to please herself and express her convictions. The accomplishment of which she is most proud is her volunteer work at an Army base where she looked into the eyes and hearts of the service members who protect our country. Our Pledge of Allegiance, a military band playing the National Anthem, and the wisdom of our Founding Fathers, inspire her passion and views. Her life is guided by a firm belief that truth is the most important virtue, and that God knows what He is doing with her. The words of Maureen Scott enhanced with pictures ‘liberated’ from the w.w.w. by EB

Many thanks to Kristen for forwarding this gem. When I first perused the same it gave me that feeling of hitting the last nail home – hard and square in one hammer blow. Yours Aye.

Gun range ‘booming!’

25295B6000000578-2931121-Morgan_who_says_she_has_been_threatened_before_wrote_in_a_rambli-m-32_1422528994710Woman who banned Muslims from her gun range says business is booming since she banished them as ‘a matter of public safety.’ A gun range owner who banned Muslims from her business as a matter of ‘public safety’ claims trade has ‘quadrupled’ since the controversial move. 

Jan Morgan decided to bar all followers of Islam from her Gun Cave Indoor Firing Range in Hot Springs, Arkansas, last September while claiming the religion ‘commands them to kill’ her.

Morgan, who says she has been threatened before, wrote in a blog post: ‘Why would I want to rent or sell a gun and hand ammunition to someone who aligns himself with a religion that commands him to kill me?’ Five months on, and she says business is booming and that threats of a lawsuit by federal civil rights enforcers have failed to materialise.

I can just imagine the heaving chests of the hand wringing PC brigade when they heard of this. In case you’re reading this; ‘Well done Jan Morgan’ I believe your stance is totally acceptable under the circumstances we now find ourselves in. Perhaps turning the range into a private members club by charging $1- for life long membership would assist your case? Mine is in the post!      Yours Aye!4743131_p

Doff my cap to ‘George, Stansted, United Kingdom’ who left a comment on the original article; “Common sense. Turn it into a private club. That way you can monitor every person who applies to join and then you are far safer. Make it into a profit-making organisation and then issue every member with a share, but keep the majority of shares in your own name. Do not float the shares to the public, and make them returnable if someone dies or leaves. Keep the same system and prices. That way you hold the balance of power, the right of veto, and then you can issue a dividend commensurate to the number of shares people own. It does work in the UK. There are no public clubs in the UK, only private ones, and they are checked and monitored by our own Home Office department. Ours differ by everyone, including the President of the club, along with the chairman and club secretary have just one vote”.

‘George’ appears to be an ‘ex long range sniper’ judging his blazer badge; ‘Royal Artillery!’

LEATHERMAN ‘TREAD’

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This summer, Leatherman Tool Group, Inc. will debut an industry first: a multi-tool that can be worn on the wrist. The Leatherman Tread is crafted of high strength, corrosion resistant 17-4 stainless steel links that include two to three functional tools each, making a total of 25 usable features like box wrenches and screwdrivers available at a moment’s notice.

“The idea originated on a trip to Disneyland with my family,” said President Ben Rivera. “I was stopped at the gate by security for carrying a knife, when what they had actually seen was my Skeletool. I was unwilling to give it up, so they made me take it all the way back to my hotel room. I knew there had to be another way to carry my tools with me that would be accepted by security.” When he returned from his trip, Rivera, who began his tenure at Leatherman Tool Group 24 years ago as an engineer, began by wearing a bike chain bracelet to see how it would feel. As his thoughts took shape, he brought his idea to the engineers at Leatherman who helped fast track his plans.

The only thing missing is a sharpened hook for scraping boy scouts out of horses hooves! I’m not here to pee on their bonfire, as I am a user of Leatherman products. But; wouldn’t you require a Leatherman on your belt to undo the screws on the the ‘Tread?’ In which case…       Just saying that’s all!  Of course I’ll end up buying one.      Yours Aye.

American Sniper a Hero

Piers Morgan American SniperPIERS MORGAN: it wasn’t Chris Kyle who made the decision to invade Iraq. Kyle was just told to go and do his job; to aim his expert eye through a high-powered rifle and shoot people. The American Sniper is a hero not a coward – he did his job and his job was to kill people.

Well I’ll be jiggered… This is the second time I have agreed with Piers Morgan, perhaps living in America is mellowing the champagne socialist? I agree with Piers Morgan Doh! Possession is nine-tenths of the law; Morgan resides with you, in which case he is now your responsibility.            Yours Aye.

Armed ‘CITIZENS’ arrest Alabama style

CITIZENS’ ARREST: Moment burglarized family ‘captured intruders at gunpoint after passing them in the street as they were on the way back from ANOTHER break-in’article-2874669-2412945000000578-673_964x400The Wyatt family’s surveillance system filmed the moment a woman and two men took two TVs and numerous Christmas presents from their home in Warrior, Alabama, last Friday. Just two days later, Chris Wyatt passed all three driving down a road around the corner and recognized who they were. Mr Wyatt, his wife Sarah, and two other relatives ordered them out of the car – apparently full of stolen goods – and held them at gunpoint until police arrived. It is the latest case of vigilante justice in Alabama, where home surveillance systems have soared in popularity over the past two years. CITIZENS’ ARREST: Moment burglarized family ‘captured intruders at gunpoint

My envy goes as green as my beret when I read stories such as this. Oh for the day when the law changes in the UK, and those of us on the correct side of the fence can conduct ourselves in such a way. Sadly such a day cannot come soon enough!      Yours Aye.

‘Pants Up – Don’t Loot!’

1As opposed to the mythical ‘Hands Up – Don’t Shoot!’  I’d have three ranks ready here, front rank in the prone position, second rank kneeling, and the third rank standing… “Twelve gauge 00 buckshot at 30 feet – Upon my order – Rapid – Fire!” Protesting is a right, looting and rioting is not… Just my shillings worth.     Yours Aye.