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So I am confused about this hub-bub at Bunkerville in Nevada. From what I have read, there was a rancher who for years had paid to lease someone else's land (Federal Government) to craze his cattle, decided to stop paying for the lease in 1993, continued to graze his cattle in what amounted to illegal trespassing, ignored court orders and lease cancelations, and was suprised and outraged when the cattle were siezed.

Then a group of people shows up with guns to have an altercation with law enforcement officials, potentially firing upon law enforcment officers to defend a man illegally trespassing and making money in that crime.

Do I have it about right?

If so, what the heck is wrong with people? We seriously just had an armed resistance protecting a man illegally trespassing. Put this in the suburbs and that would be equivalent to protecting someone squating in a HUD owned home that was owned by HUD because they stopped paying the mortgage! How stupid does that sound?
Don't get me wrong I find a ton of stuff wrong with our federal government bug this was just dumb.

The other thing that is incredibly dumb about this is a huge chunk of the people there would have been among those who condemned the Occupy groups peacefully protesting the fact that Wall Street and the Senators and Congressmen they own have bankrupted millions. 

#bunkerville #bundyfarm #stupidpeople
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This is the best way to describe what I have been feeling.
 
DISGUSTED

That's how I feel today.

I'm disgusted with myself. I'm disgusted with all my friends. (Yes, this includes you, +Thom Thomas. Sorry.) I'm disgusted with Twitter, Facebook, Google+, all social media, the Web, my neighborhood, my city, my state — most of all I'm disgusted with my nation.

Yesterday five conservative Supreme Court Justices — including two I consider in the pay of conservative PACs — stripped away the last vestige of protection common citizens had against their government being legally bribed by the nation's wealthiest citizens.

They did it with impunity and without fear. They did it knowing the response of a handful of informed citizens would be little more than moaning, groaning, and whining. They did it knowing we'd be distracted by the next shiny thing in Tiffany's window or the next tech gadget or the next "Game of Thrones" episode. They did it knowing that, a month from now, most of us will have forgotten McCutcheon v. FEC.

In little over a decade, I've watched my government lie the nation into a discretionary war on an enemy they invented out of thin air, let the nation's richest financial institutions train wreck the economy without real consequence (other than being bailed out to the tune of trillions of dollars), engage in war crimes that included torture, flay the body of our social safety net one strip of skin after another, refuse to address the most pressing issue of our lifetime (climate change), spy on the citizenry, marginalize voters rights, refuse to repair a crumbling infrastructure, and yawn at jobs programs while thousands remained idle. And now, lets be honest about it, five pimps have whored out Lady Liberty.

With each new straw, I kept thinking, "This is it. This will rouse citizens and drive them into the streets in protest. This will bring the change we all want." With each new straw I've been disappointed. In myself most of all.

What is it? Are we numbed by apathy? Misinformed? Distracted? Too caught up in the struggle to survive?

I hung my hopes on Occupy Wall Street, only to watch a billionaire governor wait them out. He knew we'd get tired of all those unwashed protesters hanging out in a park and turn the channel to HBO instead.

Is grandma eating cat food? She should have known better than to get old. Are citizens of color being denied voting rights? They should have been born white. Are women being denied reproductive rights? Let them keep their thighs locked. Is the LGBT community being denied human rights? They should be glad we aren't stoning them to death. Are hourly workers forced to rely on government assistance? Tough. They don't deserve more. Parasites. Is climate change bringing drought to California? God is avenging those liberals.

I don't give a tinker's damn if you whore out my government to any john with the price of admission. Just don't take away my guns.

All day long I've been picturing the sneering faces of Dick Cheney, the Waltons, and the Koch brothers. I picture them laughing at us as they load their PACs for the upcoming midterm elections.

I've been picturing all the people who won't vote in the midterms.

I've been imagining Lady Liberty bent over and taking it up the backside.

Yeah. I'm disgusted. With myself more than anyone else.

(Still photo of Brigitte Bardot from the 1963 Jean-Luc Godard classic, "Contempt.")
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When people ask me "Where do you come from?" I’m answering, "I'm a French Israeli Californian". Usually it generates a small laugh and no more questions, about cultures or habits. Sometimes I get: “How do you like it here?” I...
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Think you can get the better of me in Tech trivia? My #QuizUp username is Bobby kneisel, challenge me! https://www.quizup.com?source=share
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I just won 3 matches in a row in #QuizUp! That's a Three-Peat winning streak! https://www.quizup.com?source=share
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+Amy Kneisel this is why I have a perma-scowl
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E-Mart is the Target / Wal-mart of South Korea. They have absolutely everything and you need not go elsewhere for anything.
They are closed today.
That's right, they are closed every other Sunday.

Guess why?

Because they started killing off the small retailers and local neighborhood stores and the landscape of each neighborhood was at risk....
And if those small stores closed, surely the tiny organic market next door would have no community to cater to... Neither would the barbecue chicken place... Neither would the indi-RPG game mini figures store be able to keep their doors open.....

E-mart doesn't sell those little mini figures because they do not have mass awareness, because they are not from a successful TV show , so if that shop can't stay open, who would sell those figures? If nobody is selling them, how would the manufacturers continue to make money? That whole slice a product category would be gone forever.

And if the little product categories disappear, you would be left with nothing but products related to TV shows you find on television.
The big stuff.
Sound familiar?

So E-Mart did something unheard of back in the States....

They decided to CLOSE DOWN on the busiest weekend shopping days so the surrounding neighborhood shops would continue to thrive.

Need masking tape or lip balm? E-Mart is closed today and you're going to have to get it from your neighborhood store for a couple pennies more. Horror, maybe even 50 cents more.

...and because you spent those extra pennies, unique shops selling goods you can't find at E-mart will be able to stay open and your life won't be the frickin same every 10 miles for the rest of your days!

So I will support emart because they stopped to look out for the little guy... because ultimately little guy is their customer and if you squish too many of your customers, eventually you have nothing but a giant empty store which serves as a showroom for consumers scanning UPC codes with their smartphones to do some online shopping.
Sound familiar?
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+Amy Kneisel This is awesome
 
I hope this has not been posted, so here goes...

Because humans

Seriously, this might be half-comedy, but it does make one think. We are indeed dangerous creatures!

I hope no alien sees this...


PS: if you download it, it becomes more readable.
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Brilliant!
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+Eric Spencer this is why I have been on this soap box for years. It is precisely why we need regulation of these industries. Please share to others.

The other problem with this is so much of the infrastructure of the Internet resides in the US that this will cause a problem for the rest of the world. Of Comcast and ATT and the like really have no regulation or oversight, then it will affect the rest of the world.
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