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Only 1 person was killed in the January 6 riot

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Ashli Babbitt, the slain unarmed white demonstrator on January 6, was murdered without even a verbal warning by a capitol security officer, special agent. A police shooting of an unarmed protestor.
No public outrage? She was a 14-year military veteran whose worst offense that day was trespassing and not a lifelong criminal like George Floyd. No investigation? Who read her Miranda rights or warned her, “Stop or I’ll shoot!”?
Crickets from the media!

Where’s the justice for Ashli? Did her white skin make her fair game? She wasn’t armed nor even wielding a stick or stone. She wasn’t yelling nor angry in appearance. She was following the urging of others to enter the opening in the door. If anyone deserves public sympathy for being an innocent participant it would have to be her. But no, she has no marchers, sign makers, slogan writers, nor righteously outraged champions.

Set the record straight

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The riots on January 6 were not Trump inspired nor was it a “murderous mob.”
They were led by paid instigators who had been organized, supplied, supported and unleashed so as to prejudice the country against Trump. And it worked. Damn shame, but it did. Now the mainstream media and leftist politicians including our president are telling us repeatedly that this was the “worst domestic terror since the Civil War,” notable omission of 9-11. They want you to think that Jan. 6 was the all-time low of conservative politics. But it wasn’t conservatives who did the harm. Rioters did harm, but they were mercenaries, not conservative demonstrators.

10,600 to 1, and the 1 wins? 

10,600 violent protests in 2020 but only January 6 is complained about! Two people died in connection with the Capitol riot. One was the unarmed white woman murdered by the Capitol security officer. The other was a police officer who died from unrelated causes two days later. But the media lied and said he was mortally injured by rioters. Not true. In 2020-21 there have been murders, beatings of innocents, looting, destruction, vandalism, attacks on police, fires, violent takeovers of cities, invasion of quiet neighborhoods in the name of race and yet no outrage in the leftist media or politicians. What kind of people are OK with releasing violent criminals from jail, bailing them out (Kamala Harris did this), and unleashing domestic terror everywhere? You’ve got to be a special kind of low life to not be outraged by that. So, it’s not killing and hatred and destruction they oppose, instead it is what, Trumpism? Is there such a thing? .

Many people think the police (even the black cops) are out to get blacks 

In 2020 there were 37 unarmed white people killed and 26 unarmed blacks killed by police in the USA. Surprised the number is so small? Most people are. In an early May 2021 poll of 2,000 likely voters; Biden voters were much less likely to estimate the correct quantity of police killings. Only 25% of them estimated a low number. Many thought it was in the hundreds or thousands. Among Trump voters the accuracy was only around 40%. But if you listen to mainstream media you’d have to believe that police killings occur every day and mostly among blacks. Not True!

Criminals George Floyd and a few others died at the hands of police but where’s the outrage over the 37 whites killed by police, compared to 26 blacks killed by police last year? It is not there. How come when 8 people were killed by a deranged white murderer claiming “sex addiction” only 6 of them were mourned because they were Asian. And this sparked huge protests and bills in Congress about Asian hate crimes. What about the 2 other victims? I suppose he didn’t “hate” them? Worse yet, where’s the outrage over the hundreds of blacks killed annually by other blacks?

Black people comprise about 13% of the US population and yet they commit 52% of the murders. Granted this is being done by the worst among them, just as white crime is done by the worst whites. If you were in charge of reducing violent crime what would you do? Wouldn’t you focus on the bad actors among the 13%?

I’m sick of the black racists accusing police and others of “systemic racism”, “white supremacy” and a lack of fairness! Let’s stop giving air time or press coverage to hate mongers like Al Sharpton, Maxine Waters, Nancy Pelosi, AOC and her sycophants known as the Squad. Angry Tlaib, Pressley, Omar, Beto O’Rourke and whoever else follows this hate culture needs to be ignored and shamed for their propaganda crimes and incitement of violence. Words matter and their words have incited riots, real riots with guns, Molotov cocktail bombs, looting and murders.

This isn’t about race. This is about integrity.

Black skin doesn’t make you good or bad, your culture and choices do. White skin doesn’t make you a racist, your culture and choices do. Your attitude is a choice. Once you are an adult you are responsible for your attitude as well as your actions, no matter what color skin you wear. You can claim prejudice, disenfranchisement, marginalization, discrimination, lack of privilege, poverty, domestic abuse, bullies, crime or all of the above as the reason for your actions, but…YOU are still responsible. You choose whether to break the pattern. You choose to either become bitter or  better.

Blacks, Asians, Whites, Latinos and all races have risen above the many limits described above. They have ascended to the highest positions in government, business, media, entertainment, sports, education, literature, science and art. Race doesn’t determine your achievement. It only determines your starting point. Same as physical limitations, if you are short, basketball isn’t your best sport. If you are missing some limbs then wrestling or gymnastics might not be on the table. If you are blind, deaf, female and abandoned as Helen Keller was, that’s your starting point. Not your destiny.

I’m so sick of racial politics! The human race is the only noteworthy one. Let the racism go. Stop measuring it, reporting on it, and writing about it. Write about people not labels or categories.

Ashli Babbitt died without deserving to be shot. The special agent may have acted out of fear rather than anger. I don’t know but I do know that the color of their skin doesn’t matter.

 

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Jim Cathcart, CSP, CPAE is an Executive MBA Professor, Author of 21 books, Hall of Fame Professional Speaker, Top 1% TEDx video (2.4 million views), US Army veteran, Singer/Songwriter, and Lifelong Motorcyclist. He is known as "Your Virtual VP" for his Advisory/Mentor work with organizations worldwide. Based in Texas...and proud of it!



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In-N-Out Burger Serves Customers, not San Francisco

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In-N-Out Burger just served San Francisco an everything burger, animal style. It’s heartening to see an iconic restaurant chain stand up to government overreach—and in an ultra-liberal enclave, to boot.

Here’s how it went down. San Francisco issued an edict to force bars and restaurants to verify customers’ COVID vaccination papers before allowing entry.

In response, In-N-Out Burger dutifully posted the city’s vaccination requirement on its windows. This placed the onus where it belongs—on their customers. This is as far as a private company need go.

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However, San Francisco sees things much differently. They closed down the city’s only In-N-Out Burger location, on Fisherman’s Wharf. As a result, the burger chain issued this statement:

“Local regulators informed us that our restaurant Associates must actively intervene by demanding proof of vaccination and photo identification from every Customer…. We refuse to become the vaccination police for any government. We fiercely disagree with any government dictate that forces a private company to discriminate against customers who choose to patronize their business.”

San Francisco’s beef shouldn’t be with In-N-Out Burger—it should be with its unvaccinated citizens. If the city chooses to order an unconstitutional vaccination requirement for bars and restaurants, they should enforce it, not the bars and restaurants. They’re private businesses, not COVID cops.

Burger bouncers

In-N-Out Burger trains their associates to cheerfully ask customers if they’d like to add fries and shakes to their meals, not to question them about controversial vaccination mandates. Additionally, they shouldn’t be required to make their associates act as bouncers to eject unvaccinated customers.

As an aside, America is one of the only nations on Earth that requires vaccination passports. Most if not all other countries require immunity passports, which include the vaccinated and those who are unvaccinated yet have degrees of natural immunity after being infected with the coronavirus.

The San Francisco In-N-Out Burger mess perfectly illustrates what should be happening all over America. Private business is not an arm of local, state or federal government. We’re all dealing with the pandemic—why compound the problem by attempting to force private businesses to enforce governmental mandates?

It makes one wonder how San Francisco leaders failed to see this coming. Can any serious person imagine cheerful, smiling, In-N-Out Burger associates making effective burger bouncers? It’s ridiculous for any city to expect restaurant employees to provide vaccination enforcement.

This smacks of more than mere incompetence. Did the city truly expect bars and restaurants to comply? If so, this seems like autocratic (and dangerous) arrogance.

If San Francisco wants to enforce vaccination inspections, they should do it themselves on the sidewalk in front of bars and restaurants. Closing restaurants that don’t force their employees to act as muscle for the city is poor leadership.

Given In-N-Out Burger’s wild popularity, it’s safe to say that most customers want their locations open. If some side with San Francisco in closing the restaurant and forcing associates to be vaccination police, they can get lesser burgers elsewhere.

Smart business

It’s called freedom. And clearly, it’s in short supply in places like San Francisco. Kudos to In-N-Out Burger for making a stand.

Here’s hoping other private businesses will take heart in In-N-Out Burger’s sound and smart business sense and stand up to one-size-fits-all autocrats. If they do, it’s likely that most of their customers will continue supporting them and they may even gain new ones.

Smart and principled businesses take risks for the right reasons. In-N-Out Burger is right to defy San Francisco. Prediction: By refusing to discriminate when serving its customers, they’ll sell even more burgers, fries and shakes in the City by the Bay and in their other 368 locations across America.

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Pandora Papers, a box of trouble for whom?

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Pandoras box seems to be a well-known metaphor in today’s culture. It is often used to represent unknowingly opening a box of wop-ass. The Greek origins are a little more complex.  Pandora was the first human woman, a gift from the gods. She was made from earth to be lovely as a goddess. With the gift of speech to tell lies, and the mind and nature of a treacherous dog. She was given a golden crown of animals and sea creatures. Pandora was blessed with grace, desire and caring to weaken her limbs.

Pandora was the first woman to live among mortal men, first bride and great misery. She was destined to live with men in times of plenty and to desert them in hard times.  Her name means both “she who gives all gifts” and “she who was given all gifts”. In the mythology she opened a jar that belonged to her husband that contained every misery that affects man to today, but managed to close it before hope was able to escape the jar.

Which brings us to the latest document leak from the International Consortium of investigative Journalists or ICIJ. This is the latest of leaks following the Panama papers and the Paradise papers. ICIJ claims this is the largest leak of tax haven information ever. The 11.9 million financial records include information on 330 politicians and high level leaders, including 35 country leaders. For two years over 600 journalists from 117 countries helped to follow up leads exposed by the leak.

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Top leaders with homes in Malibu, Monti Carlo, and high rise towers in Dubai. Investments in sugar plantations, polluting factories, and even a hospital. Secret companies and Trusts to hide assets from taxes and their people. ICIJ likes to point out that this money could have been used to help build roads, hospitals, and schools. They also imply the money comes from ill-gotten gains. Pointing out that hiding money is also used during drug smuggling, human trafficking, bribery, and international terrorism.

In an effort to seem like actual investigative journalists they do mention that nothing they were fed was illegal.  They failed to mention that the tax regulations in every one of the countries involved are written by the rich themselves. Mostly by those not uncovered by the Pandora Papers. Something the 600 seemed to have over looked during their two year investigation is any tax avoidance from the United States. Funny thing that.

To find out why you need to look at who the International Consortium of investigative Journalists is and who finances them. It turns out the group was founded in 1997, they claim to take no public funds only donations. Their largest donors happen to be Soros, thru the The Open Society Foundation. Now needless to say Soros is not going to admit what each one of these people did to stop his march towards one world government headed by Soros and company, but we can speculate.

Tony Blair, supported the American action in Afghanistan. King Abdullanh met with and supported Israel. Vladimir Putin would rather not have a one world government telling him how to run Russia. Shakira no stranger to wokeness had the gall to disagree with the Conovirus imprisonment and demanded children be let outside into the sun and air. You can bet that each one of the targets of this dump had somehow displeased those supporting the great reset.

Each one of these thought they had found a beautiful tax haven not knowing it was she who gives all gifts and conversely she who is given all gifts. By selectively revealing that it is worthwhile to spend money to hide income from those who did not earn it is telling. Besides highlighting that taxes are too high for the services provided. Telling that not one American is mentioned. Telling that the “journalists” didn’t discover how politicians in government get rich on civil service salaries. Not one mention of the heads of NGO’s (non-governmental agencies) have found that the poor are very very good for them. How about a peek into how many of the 1.5 million tax exempt organizations in America are just a tax dodge.

We will wait with the patience of Job for the International Consortium of investigative Journalists to do some real investigating.

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