Friday, July 30, 2010

The Elephant in the Room - Legal POT

[UPDATE Below :: August 2, 2010]
[UPDATE Below :: August 4, 2010]

So what's a "no-brainer"?

Jane Hamsher posted on FireDogLake (FDL) Friday July 23, 2010 this:
Want to Defuse the Mexican Border Problem? Legalize Marijuana

The Report has made some observations on some of the negative, un-talked about consequences of the so-called "Industry." Eric Kirk's SoHum Parlance II recently posted a real eye-opener, if you have the stomach to look through it, The literal side of the drug war. And another posting: Another marijuana bust gun death.

When money trumps lives it's time to devalue the issue.

There are two more pertinent articles just posted on FDL:
  1. Call Your Member of Congress and Ask Where They Stand on Ending Marijuana Prohibition
  2. Senate Votes to Double Fines, Jail Time for Pot Brownies  [Source]


FIREDOGLAKE is making their move: Announcing Our Marijuana Legalization Campaign: Just Say Now

They've opened up a new "Just Say Now website" - They want to know what you think and offer other stuff.


Mexico wants to talk to the U.S. -- "Former Police Chief Urges President Obama to Join Mexican President Calderon in Debate on Legalizing Marijuana" -- This is the latest proposal, where Mexico joins Columbia and Brazil encouraging Latin American countries to legalize marijuana to deny the cartels their major source of revenue. Offering to "debate" seems rather insulting and a waste of time. Getting Barack Obama to personally recognize the President of Mexico, Felipe Calderon as an equal and actually work to establish that reality for the future benefit of both countries would be well worth doing. The Drug War solution has so far in the last four years produced 28,000 dead.

I guess the "elephant in the room" question is, who profits from illegal marijuana, "The Industry," in California?
A more pertinent question is, who profits from the illegal so-called pot industry in Humboldt County?

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Real Slap in the Taxpayer Face

Eureka Passes Budget -- A Lemon

[UPDATE Below]

Is this how you encourage and support the people that pay taxes, local businesses, pride in where you live and justify all the taxes we pay, property taxes in particular? Read the latest sorry commentaries by the city council on this fiasco.

Why do we need the City Council when all they do is rubber-stamp some paid flunky's suggestions? How much money would we save there? Read: “The council passed the budget as city staff recommended it, which took into account a projected shortfall of $4.5 million, with a 3-2 vote.”

Notice why the two "no" votes: “Councilman Larry Glass and Councilwoman Linda Atkins dissented, stating they were unhappy with the more than $1.5 million in cuts made to the city's public safety departments.”

Councilman Larry Glass,
“...[T]he council could implement a priority-based approach to the budget now. With such deep cuts, “we're so short we don't know what to do,” but the public obviously wanted to refrain from cutting public safety.

”The city's primary function is to protect,” Glass said.” [Emphasis added]
Where's this Priority Protection for the elderly, local businesses, home and property owners?

Councilwoman Atikin's comment essentially reiterated the sentiment, “we don't know what to do.”

Over the past couple of weeks there's been a flurry of newspaper articles in the Times-Standard about the budget, the latest Sunday, July 18 was "On The Edge Of A Cliff" and Tuesday, July 20, "Changes ahead for city of Eureka"? - "Eureka Finance Advisory Committee suggest future budget changes." The "projected" deficit is $4.5 million. However, there is a reported "$1.7 million structural deficit in the budget that is not addressed this year."

The Sunday article concludes with these memorable words,

"During Thursday's meeting, Councilman Frank Jager said this year's difficult budget process should stress to voters the importance of the tax measure that will come before them in November."
This is what is always applied - Passive Coercion. The taxpaying people of this city need the services they've contracted and paid for with the City Government. Some of these services are an ever-present priority, like the police and fire departments. Not only that, but we need police and fire men and women working for the community in a good mood. We don't need them blaming us for shirking our mutual duties, obligations and responsibilities as citizens for making their job more impossible. Yet, that's the box our elected representatives ALWAYS put the taxpaying citizen. Strong-arm leverage! Works every time.

AND ... the Results – Wednesday, July 21, 2010, headline: “Eureka Passes Budget” - Cuts made to public safety, other city departments AND to the Senior's – Let The Old People Eat Cake! Already the Senior Recourse Center is cutting meals. What's next? Better to feed the animals at the zoo, I guess.

[UPDATE :: Wednesday, July 21, 2010]

Humboldt Herald has an interesting commentary on Frank Jager - "Jager and the EPD" . You know who he is? He said, "After 17 meetings, I'm not ready to start over again." Doing WHAT? The "staff" did all the work.

Recent Times-Standard articles dealing with budget crisis in Eureka:

'On the edge of a cliff': Eureka City Council to consider adopting lean budget Tuesday

Not talking about paper clips: Eureka police chief says proposed budget cuts will affect services

Eureka budget grinds forward; council meets in special session tonight

Eureka budget proposal presented to council; details to be discussed next week

Monday, July 19, 2010

Modern Day Vampires

Modern Day "Psychic or Energy" Vampires

There was this black hole and one day something, what looked like a filthy abomination, crawled out and someone focused on “It.” Light shined on “It” for the first time and "It" thought "It" was alive. Then someone else focused on "It" and "It" became more alive. Then "It" knew the source of life – get more “someone's” to focus their attention on “It.” “It” quickly learned the more “someone's” that focused all their attention on “It” the more powerful “It” became. “It” soon learned that “someone's” focused attention was good, but “someone's” source of light was even better. To get at that, the source of life, “It” needed consensual agreement or will. The unintended consequence for the poor “someone” was occupation, slavery and eventually, lose of life or death. For, you see, that filthy abomination was an evil parasite – a lie. "It" lived and dreamed only in "It's" mind. "It" had NO life within itself. "It" is, in the truest sense, an undead vampire. "It's" only worth or value is what "It" can suck out of others.

The more life and light “It” got from "It's" willing and unwilling subjects, the more beautiful “It” became. The brilliance of “It's” light was mesmerizing and blinding, all at the same time. In “It's” Minds's Eye “It” now became like God – knowing good and evil. “It” is quick to tell you what is right and wrong, how to think and what to believe – who and what you are.

Anyone that doesn't agree with “It's” right to judge, dictate and decree becomes a mortal threat to this illegitimate bastard's right to exist in whatever form "It" chooses. Throw into the mix a “legitimate someone,” "someone" with life within themselves, “someone” with self-worth, self-respect and a sense of self and the bastard liar is exposed.

An interesting article by Eric Taylor offers some identifying characteristics of an Energy Vampire well worth considering, if you are serious about saving or defending yourself:

1.They don’t smile sincerely.
2.They never belly laugh.
3.They show up late.
4.They are always complaining.
5.They gossip using 3rd party references. (my aunt said)
6.They very rarely volunteer (unless it makes them look good).
7.They always look for short cuts.
8.They always feel entitled.
9.They are ignorant.
10.They thrive on chaos.
11.They create chaos.
12.They like arguing.
13.They think they’re always right.
14.They’re unappreciative.
15.They’re rude.
16.They’re aloof.
17.They’re always complaining.
18.They spend time scheming instead of enjoying life.
19.They immediately point out the negative.
20.They compare.
21.They are quick to criticize.
22.They are paranoid.
23.They do not trust others (because they don’t trust themselves).
24.They seek first to be understood, before they understand.
25.They literally suck the life and enthusiasm out of everyone they meet.
26.They immediately make any room brighter — by leaving.
His solution once the Vampire is encountered and identified:
I encourage you to become acutely sensitive to the words and actions that identify an Energy Vampire, so you can get away from them as quickly as possible.

There is another way to defend yourself and that is to resist or reject them at the point of their attack. This is the situation that has confronted the Joe Blow Report for over a year now. We were attacked by one of these undead, illegitimate blood-suckers when the Report inadvertently focused on and revealed "It's" energy trap. This vampire has tried and tried to get the Report to focus on "It." "It" repeatedly comes on this blog and writes whatever "It" thinks serves "It's' interests regardless of previous conduct and statements. Here is the latest example, if you're interested:
Dave has left a new comment on your post ""God-Speak" and The Dreamer":

I'm still waiting to hear why you would have to move to Brazil if people knew who you were?
Did one of you do something wrong?
Posted by Dave to Joe Blow Report at July 10, 2010 7:10 PM
If you read "God-Speak" and the Dreamer you will readily see that his question is answered.
Relevance. The problem is not that I'm afraid or unable to protect and defend my family from predatory, racist lunatics that keep crawling out of the sewer assaulting anyone they think they can get at. The statement made is that the anonymity of the writer(s) of this Report should be considered a "gift." Problem is, the Dave Stancliff's of this world are too stupid to understand what that might mean.
 Now consider what he said in his previous statement:
Dave has left a new comment on your post "Warmonger Writes About Peace II" (Relevant parts only):

Just want to let you "all" know that I'm not going to write about you, because that's what you really want; some form of recognition.
Like I said, I'm not going to write about you because this appears to be your goal.
As you can readily see, if you've followed along, parasites and life suckers are easily defined. Rule #25 is probably as close to what and how I define and identify Energy Parasites. After any encounter you always walk away feeling really depressed – like two huge elephants just crapped on you and tried to bury you so that they wouldn't have to smell the murder they just committed. That's when I know I'd let my guard down and got bit.
By the way, these blood-sucking bastards can't bite you if they can't find you. -- [Source]

Saturday, July 10, 2010

"God-Speak" and The Dreamer

[COMMENT UPDATE Below - Look who monitor's this Report]
Dave Stancliff adds another sleazy contribution to his many indictments of self. The irony here is that he is unable to see, let alone understand, that what he says to me are really statements about himself. He can't live my life, even though he keeps trying. He can only live in his own little fantasy world - his world of dreams. His problem, demonstrated by his constant ad hominem litany, is that he keeps getting his fixated dreams mixed up with what he "thinks" is real. If not, he would not keep trying to convince himself that everyone else is as confused and as mixed up about reality and life as he is.

Relevance. The problem is not that I'm afraid or unable to protect and defend my family from predatory, racist lunatics that keep crawling out of the sewer assaulting anyone they think they can get at. The statement made is that the anonymity of the writer(s) of this Report should be considered a "gift." Problem is, the Dave Stancliff's of this world are too stupid to understand what that might mean. Then too, everything he's lyingly accused me of being and doing, really only defines him and since I never take (almost never, ever) anything personally (The Second Agreement) I do not need to be sorely tempted.

Irrelevance. Notice in his last comment his inability to distinguish between what is said directly "to" someone or observations "about" someone. (D. Stancliff below: "If I'm so irrevelant (sp)..why do you continue to write about me?") I used the word "think" above advisably, because even when I explain the difference and why he is so totally "irrelevant" regardless of his continuing attempts to force me (us) to acknowledge or recognize him in some way directly, he still is unable to comprehend. I (we) don't write about him. That is a total waste of time and energy. What he says and does, his conduct and behavior is another matter. Perhaps a quote from an esteemed Bible writer would help explain: "Hate what is evil; cling to what is good." -Romans 12:9 NIV.

Objective Observation. I and Joe Blow write this blog Report anonymously in order to retain its primary purpose: impersonal objectivity. Objectivity means we focus on the "object," NOT the "subject." Dave Stancliff is unable to make the distinction. The distinction being, D. Stancliff is the "subject," what he thinks, believes, says, writes or does is the "object." When the Report makes observations about his newspaper column no one is writing about, commenting about or attacking Dave Stancliff the person. When he comes on my blog and tells me and the whole world that I am a "hatemonger" for writing about his conduct, he changes the rules. Our observations are now about "him," - the subject. So, we observe that such conduct generally is derived from the conduct of a racist-based personalities. Which is generally consistant with people that are unable to distinguish reality from fantasy.

Remember, "hatemonger" is defined as: 1) A person who kindles hatred, enmity, or prejudice in others - 2) One who incites others to hatred or prejudice. -- Even with capital letters, Stancliff never justifies his accusations. Not one example! But, then that would show some respect for the reader. That way you, the reader, could decide for yourself if what he says is the truth. That is not the way of little tin gods. -tin god:
"An often pompous or dictatorial person who demands or receives more respect than is merited."

Interesting observation, though, based upon feedback, people see right through Stancliff and his god-like dictates and demands in his vain attemps to get people to make him relevant by focusing on him. When the Dave Stancliff's of this world measure up to "this" standard, maybe then we can all accept these little would-be tin god's disrespect and think and believe exactly what they tells us is and is not. "This": Love for Enemies - Words of Jesus Christ.
Matthew 5:43 "You have heard that it was said, 'Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.' 44 But I tell you: Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, 45 that you may be sons of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. 46 If you love those who love you, what reward will you get? Are not even the tax collectors doing that? 47 And if you greet only your brothers, what are you doing more than others? Do not even pagans do that? 48 Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect. - Holy Bible, New International Version. [Emphasis added]

Dave has left a new comment on your post "Warmonger Writes About Peace II":

Looks like the multiple personalities are back.

Back when I was talking to the personality that calls himself Joe, I thought there might be a chance of civil communication.

But your osession with me, coupled with anger, has brought back the "we" - or all those voices in your head.

Just want to let you "all" know that I'm not going to write about you, because that's what you really want; some form of

Oh yeah, why would you have to move to Brazil if you let people know who you are(your words)?

Could it be you fear retaliation from all of your HATE MONGERING on your blog?

If I'm so irrevelant..why do you continue to write about me?

Like I said, I'm not going to write about you because this appears to be your goal. Sorry, all of you will just have to suck wind and move on.

Posted by Dave to Joe Blow Report at July 10, 2010 8:50 AM  -[Emphasis added] [Pic Source]

Friday, July 9, 2010

Warmonger Writes About Peace II

Hatemonger Writes About Love

For those of you that don't know, a “warmonger” is defined as, “a person who advocates, endorses, or tries to precipitate war.” A “hatemonger” is defined as, “a person who kindles hatred, enmity, or prejudice in others.” The following comment posted on this blog Report by Dave Stancliff, one of many examples as far back as June 1, 2009, of language and intent that meets the above definitions.

It was actually May 31, 2009, that I posted some non-personal observations, "Trolls Versus the Thought Police," about a newspaper column that Dave Stancliff wrote for the Time-Standard newspaper exposing his agenda to dictate and control what and how people think about certain subjects that leads directly to war and the lawless debased state of affairs we're all forced to endure today because of people that think they can do and say to others whatever they want with impunity.

My observations over a year ago are proven justified and legitimate when Dave Stancliff changed the issue with his first ad hominem personal accusation. Ever since he's tried to make the issue between him and me and NOT about what he says, does or believes that he writes in the newspaper. Herein lies the crux of that problem, he writes for the local newspaper. Apparently they believe this kind of trash-talking garbage, racist obscenity is acceptable. That, somehow, his public actions do not reflect in anyway upon them and their newspaper. So be it. As long as they publish his so-called "opinions" the Report will publish its observations as it deems appropriate. As far as the writer(s) of this Report are conserned, Dave Stancliff was and is, as a person, irrelevant. Stancliff would like to believe someone here at the Report is angry, hates his guts, or holds a grudge, even some sort of "fan from hell," etc. that way he could become relevant.

About “paranoia” - that is the state of being wherein you are unable to distinguish between what you think and believe from who and what you are. In Dave Stancliff's case, when I wrote about his newspaper article he accused me of writing and attacking him. Stancliff's documented statements, repeated statements, define him, NOT ME! To re-state an obvious fact, that the claimed purpose of the article was a simple-minded knee-jerk response, in fact at the root of a very serious problem for the world and American society, is NOT, in and of itself, a personal attack on him. Neither do such statements of fact make someone angry nor paranoid. Not one time has Stancliff produced the “lies” he claims I said. Nor does he demonstrate what it is that supposedly makes me “angry.” I guess he thinks he can get away with making such statements because if anyone has a right to be angry it would be me. His wild and psychotic statements take on a hint of personal danger to me when he makes his veiled threats, “some kind of crazed fan from hell.” Let me remind everyone that not one time have I personally addressed or recognized Dave Stancliff other than the impersonal commentary written on this blog Report. I never go to his blog, nor do I say anything about his filthy comments about me (us) he spreads around the blogosphere.

The paranoia is demonstrated in Stancliff's self-important, elitist, god-like assertion that I am somehow a “fan” of his. That my indirect attention somehow makes him a god! Would-be gods are defined by their right to tell everyone what is and is not, but NEVER furnish any proof, i.e., “paranoia” and “hate.” In Stancliff's case, the proof they try to use is always whatever response they can use after-the-fact. His “ends” always “justify his means.”

One final thought on “offers” on the record, conflicts with Stancliff's convenient recollections. He came on this blog and offered to meet with me so we could discuss our “differences.” Before I could even begin to contemplate meeting with him I needed him to assure me he would not use that meeting to continue assaulting me with more of his accusations. He, did not stop making personal accusations even then, but did make another offer for an “interview.” Again he asserts some measure of superiority by offering to do this so I can get a wider coverage of readers. Whatever made him think that might be important to me, I don't know. Regardless, his refusal to even consider what I might need to meet demonstrates that his offers were disingenuous – made for ulterior reasons.

Remember, “Everything Is About Something Different.” I've learned in this life that people like Dave Stancliff, people that persist in making false, lying accusations, do so because they know what they say and write ARE lies. They know that if what they said was true, these people would either be in a mental institution or jail. Only idiots keep provoking someone that's really angry, maybe even psychologically deranged, with a sharp stick. The following is Dave Stancliff's latest contribution posted on the Report article: Warmonger Writes About Peace.

Included below it is the unsolicited comment from a reader that offers some worthwhile perspective about Dave Stancliff's real intentions behind his Times-Standard newspaper “As It Stands” weekly column. [Picture source]

Dave said...

You amaze me Joe.

I write about a subject that has nothing to do with you, and you still attack me.

Remind me of the offer you made me to meet. I don't recall that one. I know I made you an offer, but you refused.

All I see is an angry man who accuses me of everything in the book while reviling me, saying lies about me,and who spends his time blogging about me like some kind of crazed fan from hell.

It's obvious you have some major anger issues in life Joe, and for whatever reason you've chosen to devote your days and nights to attacking me.

I really feel sorry for you. I personally couldn't carry around as much paranoia and hate as you do. It's going to catch up to you.

Have a great day Joe and don't forget to say something nasty about me.

July 3, 2010 8:40 AM

kenny's sideshow said...

Dave, I have no dog in this little fight between you and Joe but I was intrigued by your article title so I went and read it.

It was a convoluted mess, either by ignorance or design.

Taking the false flag of 9/11 and the subsequent manufactured Islamic enemies and mixing it with some history of the Crusades is BS.

Here's how not to coexist with others on the planet and create jihad in the locals as an excuse for never ending wars and profiteering:

Invade and occupy a country based on nothing but lies, genocide and displace the population, destroy the infrastructure and historical artifacts, steal the resources,use the controlled media to cheer lead the death and destruction,install puppet leaders 'friendly' to your agenda,maybe even stimulate the opium/heroin trade and make your bankers and buddies rich while the local population suffers, etc. etc.

Dave, you're a 'journalist.' You should know these simple things by now.

July 3, 2010 3:46 PM
[Emphasis added]

Friday, July 2, 2010

Warmonger Writes About Peace

The hypocrisy of these would-be gods always amazes me. Why is it the most outspoken loudmouth, blowhards, predominantly so-called Christian Jingoist, are the most judgmental, self-righteous, and self-important wannabe elitists who are always out in the front preaching their love, peace, forgiveness and mercy? The greatest enforcers of this hypocrisy are those that export their judgments to the doors of their neighbor's ostensibly or for all intents and purposes motivated by their great love of God and Jesus' great love for them to bring the Truth of Jesus Christ's while their very presence is a judgment contradicting and contravening everything they claim to be.

You don't need to take my word on their overt actions, just check out their attitude, simply ask them to justify what they are doing and you'll find them arrogant, haughty, self-righteous and judgmental. That is exactly what I did with Dave Stancliff when he recently made me an offer to get together to discuss our differences. Because of his past obscenities, erratic actions and behavior I wrote down what it would take as an offer of good faith on his part to meet me half way. For a year now I have suffered the invectives and verbal abuse of his hatred, baseless personal judgments, and phony duplicitous offers. When I questioned his honesty and sincerity for offering to meet with me, that he was good for his word and not up to some trick, did he meet me half way? Not hardly!

At this same time, however, he was researching and writing about his latest Times-Standard, “As It Stands: Misunderstood connections: The Crusades, jihads and 9/11.”

Taken in context, “misunderstood connections” is right. But, then what would you expect when it is always the victim's fault? Couple that with the inherent inability to see the other side. Here's a good example from someone that has worked for peace, who has “spent the past half-century pursuing nonviolent conflict resolution in international relations.”

Stancliff concludes: “As It Stands, the thing that troubles me is that the Middle East and the West still can't coexist peacefully on this planet after all these centuries.” Small-minded, knee-jerk assumptions? During the time of the Crusades, there was no “Middle East and the West.” “West” only came into being when the United States began to enforce its will in the world. The Crusades were all about an evolving, expansionist Roman Empire ruled by a Pope trying to dominate and control the World as they extended their empire another 1000 years.

The question remains, how does anyone coexist with such people? You don't negotiate peace by threats, ultimatums, or hollow, disingenuous offers as a pretense. When you can't or don't talk, there is only one other choice – War.

The joke is on Dave Stancliff and those that support him. They are the answer and that definition is being played out by them in their dealings with me. No one coexists with a bully when all the bully wants is special recognition and surrender. Peace does not come from the works of warmongers.

NOTE OF INTEREST: Since notifying the Times-Standard management here in Eureka about Dave Stancliff's behavior and online conduct, they have continued to run his As It Stands column every Sunday until today as if everything he does and says is just A-OK. What newspaper reporters and journalists are suffering around the world is the same tyranny Stancliff subjects me every time he makes a comment to or about me. Not much integrity among the news media in that.