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Saturday, August 17, 2019

Monday, August 5, 2019

America Under Siege: "We Can No Longer Ignore Trump's Role In Inspiring Mass Shootings" By, Mehdi Hasan

 ~ From The Intercept: and do not miss the comments...Mona is back !

After El Paso, We Can No Longer Ignore Trump's Role In Inspiring Mass Shootings
By, Mehdi Hasan - 08/04/19 



"On Saturday morning, a gunman at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, shot and killed at least 20 people before surrendering to the police. By all accounts, Patrick Crusius, the 21-year-old alleged shooter, is a fan of President Donald Trump and his policies. According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, a “Twitter account bearing the suspect’s name contains liked tweets that include a ‘BuildTheWall’ hashtag, a photo using guns to spell out ‘Trump,'” and more.


Incredibly, the nation woke up to more grim news on Sunday, with reports that a man suited up in body armor and bearing a rifle with high-capacity magazines had carried out a rampage in Dayton, Ohio, killing at least nine people and injuring 26.


Little is known yet about the Dayton shooter, but a four-page manifesto authorities believe was written by Crusius and posted shortly before the El Paso attack is full of the kind of hateful rhetoric and ideas that have flourished under Trump.


The manifesto declares the imminent attack “a response to the Hispanic invasion,” accuses Democrats of “pandering to the Hispanic voting bloc,” rails against “traitors,” and condemns “race mixing” and “interracial unions.” “Yet another reason to send them back,” it says.

Sound familiar? The president of the United States — who condemned the El Paso attack on Twitter — has repeatedly referred to an “invasion” at the southern border; condemned Mexican immigrants as “rapists” and Syrian refugees as “snakes”; accused his critics of treason on at least two dozen occasions; and told four elected women of color to “go back” to the “crime infested places from which they came.” (It is worth noting that Crusius, in his alleged manifesto, claims his views “predate” and are unrelated to Trump but then goes on to attack “fake news.”)


That there could be a link between the attacker and the president should come as no surprise. But it might. Over the past four years, both mainstream media organizations and leading Democrats have failed to draw a clear line between Trump’s racist rhetoric and the steadily multiplying acts of domestic terror across the United States. Some of us tried to sound the alarm — but to no avail.


“Cesar Sayoc was not the first Trump supporter who allegedly tried to kill and maim those on the receiving end of Trump’s demonizing rhetoric,” I wrote last October, in the concluding lines of my column on the arrest of the so-called #MAGAbomber. “And, sadly, he won’t be the last.”

How I wish I could have been proven wrong. Yet since the publication of that piece almost a year ago, which listed the names of more than a dozen Trump supporters accused of horrific violence, from the neo-Nazi murderer of Heather Heyer in Charlottesville to the Quebec City mosque shooter, there have been more and more MAGA-inspired attacks. In January, four men were arrested for a plot to attack a small Muslim community in upstate New York — one of them, according to the Daily Beast, “was an avid Trump supporter online, frequently calling for ‘Crooked Hillary’ Clinton to be arrested and urging his followers to watch out for Democratic voter fraud schemes when they cast their ballots for Trump in 2016.”


In March, a far right gunman murdered 51 Muslims in two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand — and left behind a document describing Muslim immigrants as “invaders” and Trump as “a symbol of renewed white identity and common purpose.”


And now, this latest massacre in El Paso. Let’s be clear: In an age of rising domestic terrorism cases — the majority of which are motivated by “white supremacist violence,” according to FBI Director Christopher Wray — Trump is nothing less than a threat to our collective security. More and more commentators now refer, for example, to the phenomenon of “stochastic terrorism” — originally defined by an anonymous blogger back in 2011 as “the use of mass communications to incite random actors to carry out violent or terrorist acts that are statistically predictable but individually unpredictable.”


Sounds pretty Trumpian, right? As I wrote in October: “The president may not be pulling the trigger or planting the bomb, but he is enabling much of the hatred behind those acts. He is giving aid and comfort to angry white men by offering them clear targets — and then failing to fully denounce their violence.”


And as I pointed out on CNN earlier this year, there is a simple way for Trump to distance himself from all this: Give a speech denouncing white nationalism and the violence it has produced. Declare it a threat to national security. Loudly disown those who act in his name. Tone down the incendiary rhetoric on race, immigration, and Islam.


Trump, however, has done the exact opposite. In March, in the wake of the Christchurch massacre, the president said he did not consider white nationalism to be a rising threat, dismissing it as a “small group of people.” A month earlier, in February, Trump was asked whether he would moderate his language after a white nationalist Coast Guard officer was arrested over a plot to assassinate leading journalists and Democrats. “I think my language is very nice,” he replied.

In recent weeks, the president has again launched nakedly racist and demagogic attacks on a number of black and brown members of Congress, not to mention the black-majority city of Baltimore. When his cultish supporters responded to his attack on Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., with chants of “send her back,” Trump stood and watched and later referred to them as “patriots.”


So we’re supposed to be surprised or shocked that white nationalist violence is rising on his watch? That hate crimes against almost every minority group have increased since his election to the White House in 2016?


On Tuesday, just days before this latest act of terror in El Paso, the leaders of the Washington National Cathedral issued a scathing, and startlingly prescient, rebuke of Trump:
Make no mistake about it, words matter. And, Mr. Trump’s words are dangerous.
These words are more than a “dog-whistle.” When such violent dehumanizing words come from the President of the United States, they are a clarion call, and give cover, to white supremacists who consider people of color a sub-human “infestation” in America. They serve as a call to action from those people to keep America great by ridding it of such infestation. Violent words lead to violent actions.
Thanks to his hate-filled rhetoric, his relentless incitement of violence, and his refusal to acknowledge the surge in white nationalist terrorism, the president poses a clear and present danger to the people, and especially the minorities, of the United States."

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UPDATE/EDIT: 

 ~ From CNN: videos on link

When We'll Know If Trump Means What He Says About Supremacy
by, Frida Ghitis - 08/05/19 

 "Facing a country raw with pain and seething with anger after two more massacres that left dozens dead, President Donald Trump stood in front of a teleprompter and gave a fairly good speech Monday. It was commendable that the President unequivocally declared, "In one voice, our nation must condemn racism, bigotry and white supremacy."


On the surface it was a call for national unity against bigotry. But the implicit — perhaps more important message — was that he, too, condemns it.
Amid a groundswell of accusations that Trump's own rhetoric helped fuel the El Paso massacre, the President was telling Americans that he is not a racist, a bigot, a white supremacist.
It is remarkable that we have to feel relief when the President disavows racism. It is astonishing that his disavowal is so hard to believe.
We have heard Trump read the right words from a teleprompter before, only to watch him turn around and retract them shortly thereafter. We will not know if anything has really changed until we hear what he declares to supporters in a rally, or when he speaks extemporaneously.
Just a few days ago, Trump stood before a roaring crowd of adoring supporters who chanted, "Send her back!" as they embraced his racist call for Democratic congresswomen of color to leave the country. Amid the public uproar that followed, and under pressure, Trump claimed he was "not happy" with the chant. The next day he told the truth, defending the crowd and attacking the congresswoman they wanted to deport.
He did the same after neo-Nazi thugs marched in Charlottesville. First, he condemned the KKK and the neo-Nazis, but then he gave us his immortal words, claiming there were "some very fine people on both sides."
By now, Americans know Trump. And they know his effect on the most radical of his followers. A man who mailed pipe bombs to CNN and other targets of Trump's contempt "found light in Donald J. Trump," according to the man's lawyers. The El Paso killer, now being investigated as perpetrating a terrorist attack, is believed to have posted a manifesto using language reminiscent of Trump's warnings about "infestations" and "invasions" of migrants, to explain why he was about to go on a killing rampage, though it said his views predated Trump's presidency.
After national tragedies, it has been one of the jobs of American presidents to comfort, to mourn alongside the people. Trump's 10-minute speech, suffused with many of the right words, sought to officially placed him alongside Americans who are outraged and heartbroken.
But it's not surprising that millions will hear the words with deep skepticism, waiting to see if Trump reverses course when the script is out of reach. We will not know if he really believes what he said until we hear him speaking to another hall filled with devoted followers. We will be watching for the dog whistles in his tweets. Will he issue more racist statements shielded in a thin verbal veneer of plausible deniability?
Trump's speech proposed action to prevent more killings. He suggested imposing the death penalty for hate crimes and talked about the dangers of video games and the Internet. But he didn't offer much in the way of gun control, in contrast with earlier tweets in which he claimed he was prepared to support vigorous background checks for gun buyers.
America suffered hundreds of mass killings before Trump became president. That is the result of out-of-control access to deadly weapons. We know that because other countries have the internet, video games, mental illness and other factors that the NRA and its supporters frequently cite to explain the killings. But only the US has this arsenal of guns and this many gun deaths. (And a Congress refusing to act, as people die.) 
In the past couple of years, something has changed. What used to be random killings have become terrorist attacks, driven by a political ideology.
To stop this wave, the country needs gun control and a determined campaign against the ideology of white supremacy. Trump's speech sounded like an effort to position the President on the right side, against that ideology. But it's too soon to know if we can believe he will not continue to promote it."
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Please note Frida, it is not too soon to know if we can believe he will not continue to promote it.  He is a con man, a liar...please get real. I mean, look at his eyes in those videos, he is hating every second and angry he has to read  what he considers trash from a teleprompter, there is no sincerity, none.  Frida, he is a perpetual pathological liar.  Love, Maggie P.S. Look what's up in Gilroy these days.
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Saturday, August 3, 2019

Quickly Checking In...PGJE: TIJ Stats For July : 233 Intentional Homicides/Executions - TIJ YTD: 1,333 Intentional Homicides/Executions

Bernie.Warren Ticket !! Go Go Go Daddy-o- !



Quickly checking in because the computer just blew out, Mike has it going again but who knows for how long and my eyes are getting worse, blind as a bat. Also, the humidity and heat have really been bothering Princess Paris and need to give her a bathers with Desert Sun, no sulfates !

Just terrified by events in El Paso today, and no one is saying this yet, but have any of you noticed  the targets of this massacre and the Garlic Festival up north were mostly Hispanics ?

Trump The Dangerous Punk Racist

 ~ From The Baltimore Sun

" Finally, while we would not sink to name-calling in the Trumpian manner — or ruefully point out that he failed to spell the congressman’s name correctly (it’s Cummings, not Cumming) — we would tell the most dishonest man to ever occupy the Oval Office, the mocker of war heroes, the gleeful grabber of women’s private parts, the serial bankrupter of businesses, the useful idiot of Vladimir Putin and the guy who insisted there are “good people” among murderous neo-Nazis that he’s still not fooling most Americans into believing he’s even slightly competent in his current post. Or that he possesses a scintilla of integrity. Better to have some vermin living in your neighborhood than to be one."

Better To Have A Few Rats Than To Be One
By, Baltimore Sun Editorial Board - 07/27/19 

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 Locally.....

It is looking like the last month  of July in Tijuana according to the PGJE ended with 233 intentional homicides/executions; haven't had a chance to check the Federal numbers which have shown higher figures for previous months.

Check It Out: 

Zeta 

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Throwing this one in, because I love this group and will try to get back whenever the new computer is hooked up - at any rate, they have a distinct talent in pointing out different sides of the story.  Hmmmm...maybe if the bright ones did come back they could change things down here?  Like getting on their Government's case to clean up the contaminated beaches?  Just sayin.... 

"Este sueño Americano no es como lo pintan (This American Dream isn’t what they make it out to be) 

 Este sueño Americano es una pesadilla (This American Dream is a nightmare)

 Mucho trabajo poco “hangueo”, el dinero que me queda (A lot of work, not much free time, and the money that’s left over)

 Solo me alcanza para McDonald’s y a veces pa’ las chelas (Is only sufficient for McDonald’s and occasionally for beer) 

 Ya estoy hasta la madre (I’m fed up)

 De tantos biles tanta renta que pagar (With too many bills and rent to pay)

 Mejor me regreso pa mi tierra (I better return to my land)

 México lindo mi tierra natal (Beautiful Mexico, my homeland)

 One way ticket to One way ticket to One way ticket to TJ

 Busco trabajo limpiando casas (I look for work cleaning houses)

 Y en el fin de semana (And during the weekends)

 De costurera, de cocinera (as a tailor and as a cook)

 Le jalo donde pueda (I work wherever I can)

 Allá en mi pueblo (There in my town) 

No necesitan matarse en el trabajo (You don’t need kill yourself working) 

Viven tranquilos, viven la vida (They live peacefully, they live the life)

 Y todos en familia (And everyone with family) 

 Ya estoy hasta la madre (I’m fed up) 

 De tantos biles tanta renta que pagar (With too many bills and rent to pay)

 Mejor me regreso pa mi tierra (I better return to my land) 

México lindo mi tierra natal (beautiful Mexico, my homeland) 

One way ticket to One way ticket to One way ticket to TJ "

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Sunday, July 21, 2019

Tijuana Execution Stats For June & July Revisited - UPDATE 07/22: And It Is A Big Revision : TIJ Had 272 Intentional Homicides During the Month of June - Full Coverage From Zeta - Turning Point with Upcoming Mueller Testimony ?




Let's start with Trump first. Did you catch the headlines on CNN this morning ?

~ From CNN:

'Very Substantial Evidence' Trump Is 'Guilty of High Crimes and Misdemeanors,' House Judiciary Says
By, Kate Sullivan - 07/21/19 


Of course he is guilty, but will he weasel his way out of it as he has done a million times before? Of course he will. Meanwhile, the absolute assault on Trump and his policies continues at a high clip...who knows for sure - maybe Melania will be air lifted out of the White House in a straight jacket after all !!! But sorry, I don't have my fingers crossed.


The Intercept


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 The Stats Revisited.....

The last blog,  I posted that Zeta had reported June of this year ended with 217 executions in Tijuana.
Then ,Zeta's  July 17th report stating 132 executed  in Tijuana  so far this month of July bringing the YTD total to 1,231 dead in the city. 

Since the 07/17 report, I have counted 17 more executed in the city, including the three heads and torsos and the Municipal Police officer killed this morning

But according to the Secretariado Ejecutivo del Systema Nacional de Seguridad Publica, June actually ended with 272 executed in Tijuana, a number which far surpasses the PGJE numbers by 55. The point is, it's a lot worse than most of us might have realized with additional executions in Ensenada, and a Ministerial Agent killed in Tecate in the past few days. And, you might be wondering, how many more months from this year alone were we given lower numbers of executions/intentional homicides in an effort just to keep the lid on so to speak? Particularly for the sake of tourism and real estate sales ?

~ From Zeta: - 07/21/19

 Encuentran Tres Cabezas En Una Camioneta Sobre El Bulevar 2000

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UPDATE: Another Ministerial Agent killed this evening, in Mexicali:

 ~ From Zeta:

Matan a Ministerial Afuera de Walmart, En Mexicali
Por, Eduardo Villa Lugo - 07/21/19


"Seven shots were fired from the firearm that ended the life of Heriberto Gutiérrez Martínez, an agent of the State Ministerial Police, assigned to the area of ​​Robos Poniente, who was surprised when he was in the parking lot of the Walmart department store. in the Hidalgo colony, in Mexicali.
 
Just a few days ago, an agent of the Ministerial Police assigned to the narcomenudeo area, in Tijuana, was gunned down in the municipality of Tecate, when he was leaving his parents' house.
 
9:00 pm marked the clock when the crime was perpetrated in the parking lot of the departmental store, located at the junction of Lázaro Cárdenas and López Mateos boulevards, in said demarcation, one of the busiest areas of Mexicali.

According to witnesses of the incident, the victim, 31 years old, of regular build, fair complexion, with a beard, and who wore  a shirt with the legend "Army", in addition to a green cap, was sitting inside his Chevrolet pickup, sand color, recent model, with license plates BP79609, when a subject approached him and from a back angle on the co-pilot's side, he opened fire several times.
 
The deceased today received multiple impacts on his body, which ended his life in a few moments.

According to   authorities, the murderer fled aboard a white Honda vehicle, bound for the Hidalgo colony, managing to circumvent the police operation.
 
The area was reinforced by state and municipal authorities, both by land and through surveillance cameras installed in the vicinity."

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 UPDATE/EDIT 07/22/19:

This morning Carlos Alvarez covers the report from the Secretariado Ejecutivo de Sistema Nacional de Seguridad Publica which has ranked Tijuana in first place nationwide for intentional homicides for the month of June, showing 272 deaths.  This report also presents the percentages of increase/decrease and overall standing of the highest ranking violent states of Mexico from January '19 - June '19.

 ~ From Zeta:

Baja California, Entidad Del Pais Con Mas Homicidios Durante Junio Del 2019
Por, Carlos Alvarez 

"In 18 of the 32 entities of the country there was an increase in the number of victims of murders, while in 14 states there was a detriment in the homicides, during the first semester of 2019, according to figures from the Map of Criminal Incidence in June , released by the Executive Secretariat of the National Public Security System (SESNSP).
 
During June, the entities that accumulated the highest number of victims of intentional homicide were Baja California, with 272; Guanajuato, with 248; Chihuahua, with 243; State of Mexico, with 228; Jalisco, with 226; Michoacán, with 175; Guerrero, with 171; Sonora, with 164; Veracruz, with 149, and Mexico City, with 143.
 
On the contrary, the entities that last month had less victims were Yucatán and Baja California Sur, with 2 each; Campeche, with 5; Durango and Aguascalientes, with 8 each, and Querétaro, with 11.
The national monthly average went from 2 thousand 714 victims of intentional homicide during the first semester of last year, to 2 thousand 856 of this, a difference of 142.

 If the trend continues, 2019 will close with more than 34 thousand 200 victims and will displace to 2018 as the most violent year in the modern history of Mexico.
 
Regarding the number of victims of crimes of the common law between January and June, in the 32 entities of the country 17 thousand 138 victims of manslaughter were registered, an increase of 5.21 percent compared to the number of murders that were recorded in the same last year's period, when in total there were 16,288 victims.
 
Of the more than 17 thousand victims of manslaughter recorded during the first six months of this year, in about 71.3 percent of the cases (12 thousand 215 people) were attacked with a firearm. From January to June 2018, of the more than 16,200 murder victims, 11,460 died from a firearm, the equivalent of 70.35 percent of the total.
 
From January to June of 2019 there were 1 million 4 thousand 191 alleged crimes in the Mexican Republic, and only in June throughout the country the figure reached 170 thousand 738, according to the same data of the agency dependent on the Ministry of the Interior (Segob ) of the Federal Government, headed by Andrés Manuel López Obrador.
 
In the first semester of this year 2019, the entity with the highest increase in murders was Nuevo León, where 486 victims of intentional homicide were registered, an increase of 72 percent compared to the same period last year, when it became known of 282 murders.
 
According to SESNSP data, Nuevo León is followed by Sonora, Hidalgo, Morelos and Tabasco, with increases in the number of intentional homicides of 67, 53, 44 and 42 percent, respectively, compared to the first semester of 2018. 

On the contrary, Baja California Sur leads the 14 entities that have registered improvements, since it went from registering 125 murders in the first semester of 2018, to 44 for the same period of the current year, a reduction of 64 percent.
 
Likewise, the State of Mexico and Mexico City recorded the highest delinquency rates in June, registering 28,855 and 19,995 crimes, respectively, followed by Jalisco, with 12,893 crimes, and Guanajuato, with 11,468. , Campeche, Tlaxcala and Nayarit reported the lowest figures of alleged crimes, with 198, 332 and 412.
 
During the first semester of the year EDOMEX and Mexico City also presented the highest figures, with 159 thousand 635 and 123 thousand 403 presumed crimes, followed by Jalisco, Guanajuato, Baja California and Puebla, with 81 thousand 859, 68 thousand 783, 49 thousand 706 and 39 thousand 872 illicit, respectively."
 



  More on their Daily Reports. 

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UPDATE/EDIT - 07/23/19: 

But hold on a minute, AMLO downplays the violence in Baja California. Well, if you feel comfortable camping out with your family in San Quintin, or any points north or south of that, by all means just go for it, because the new mantra now is that the violence is only in Tijuana.  When you're down that a way, keep in mind the entire area is the main drug route, and everyone wants to control it.

 ~ From Zeta:

En Tijuana Se "Concentra" Problema De Inseguridad Y Violencia, No En Todp BC, Afirma AMLO
Por, Carlos Alvarez - 07/23/2019


"President Andrés Manuel López Obrador acknowledged Tuesday, that in Tijuana the problem is "insecurity and violence," but that this is not a matter of all of Baja California.
 
"Indeed, in Tijuana, which is not all of Baja California, the problem is insecurity and violence we have more concentrated in Tijuana," said the president during his morning conference at the National Palace.
 
"On Monday, 68 homicides were registered in the country, so the average daily figure dropped," said the Tabasco politician, who added that there are 10 entities that "alter the average number of homicides."
 
The national president said that in Guanajuato, Baja California, the State of Mexico and Veracruz, the crime of manslaughter has decreased.
 
He added that after the rebound in insecurity in Tijuana, his Government is already counteracting him and is studying the deployment of more federal forces in the border city to try to reduce the number of homicides committed on the northern border.
 
The federal president said that the work of the three levels of government is also reflected in the reduction of other crimes, such as car theft, which, according to the report given by the Security Cabinet, has suffered a notable decrease.
 
"Just as we have not been able to reduce the incidence of homicides, we have significantly reduced vehicle theft," López Obrador added in his morning conference.
 
Yesterday, ZETA informed that in 18 of the 32 entities of the country there was an increase in the number of victims of murders, while in 14 states there was a detriment in homicides, during the first half of 2019, as reflected in the Map figures of Criminal Incidence of June, announced by the Executive Secretariat of the National Public Security System (SESNSP).
 
During June, the entities that accumulated the highest number of victims of manslaughter were Baja California, with 272; Guanajuato, with 248; Chihuahua, with 243; State of Mexico, with 228; Jalisco, with 226; Michoacán, with 175; Guerrero, with 171; Sonora, with 164; Veracruz, with 149, and Mexico City, with 143.
 
The national monthly average went from 2,714 victims of manslaughter during the first half of last year, to 2 thousand 856 of this, a difference of 142. If the trend continues, 2019 will close with more than 34 thousand 200 victims and displace to 2018 as the most violent year in the modern history of Mexico."

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Kind of reminds me of "Jaws." But doesn't it leave you wondering what kind of a deal was made down in BCS, and who exactly made it.  Perhaps the same thing will happen up here, although no one will ever get rid of the dope, it's a billion dollar enterprise here to stay.

Javier Sicilia addresses the issue of Andres Manuel coming up, eyes are killing me.

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

It's Worse Than It Has Ever Been: USA At An All Time Low - UPDATE - 07/17: Bad News For TIJ: Stats Show A Bloody June & July - Crime On The Rise

The Silence Of The Republicans & Everyone Who Supports Them Is Just Tacit Approval Of Trump's Racism. Seig Heil Everyone !


What's that? The drug war conditions here in Baja or the Trump nightmare or  the USBP's disgusting racist Facebook participation or your eyesight?

 Actually, my eyes are pretty bad, the surgery for the cataracts won't be until the very end of November, so I am blinking and squinting a lot and those little images in the squares you have to click on google to find out if you are a robot or not are driving me crazy, especially the bicycles. My face is right up on top of the screen.  I can't see shit...I was making a recipe that called for cumino, and instead I grabbed the curry powder. At the last minute I looked at the spice jar and was saved by the bell; the sunshine is murder, now I know how Dracula felt. So, what's new?  This is how the HMO's work especially in San Diego...you have to wait.  Oh well.

Meanwhile, Trump has been on a rampage since his visit to England. Did the 4th of July events in D.C. turn your stomachs? Did ours.  How about his private get together at the White House with some of the top Nazis of America?  Wow, NPR didn't cover that one. And, the threat of ICE raids throughout the country which didn't happen?  Well, not yet anyway.  And how about Mr. Pence claiming conditions are acceptable at the concentration camps set up for the migrantes ?  Nothing squalid or shameful about them, totally acceptable...right asshole. And of course, more climate change/global warming denial. But Trump's latest racist tweets -



Here is an important perspective:

From CNN: 

There's a Sobering Truth To Trump's Racist Tweets That We Don't Like To Admit
By, John Blake - 07/15/19 

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Meanwhile, best coverage of the works:

Democracy Now! 

Immigration 

Of course....

The Intercept 

The War On Immigrants

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I have to mention that there hasn't really been any coverage that I could see of the USBP's sordid involvement with Facebook down here, which also involved San Diego Sector Agents and Chiefs so don't miss the articles on the Intercept.

My eyes are giving out...will be back by Friday with the latest stats, they are horrible.

Courtesy Mr. Jeffrey St. Clair:





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UPDATE/EDIT - 07/17:  TIJUANA STATS

Finally, TIJ stats for the last two months, and it is grim.  Is there anyone aside from us and a few others who have actually talked about conditions here who want to leave?  One gringo neighbor said to Mike: "California is too expensive and crowded and Florida is too hot and humid.  We are just using this as a base camp and really looking around."  Join the crowd. Not hearing anything from the Mexican Nationals, mum's the word.

 - June:

The month of June closed out 217 executions: 

 ~ From Zeta:

Cierra Junio Con 217 Ejecutados en Tijuana 
07/01/2019

" According to statistics from the Attorney General's Office in the State, in Tijuana, during June 217 people were deprived of their lives.

 The last 8 events occurred during the course of Sunday 30.
 
Around 07:20 hours on a dirt road at the Las Palomas Boulevard in Valle de San Pedro, a lower extremity was located half buried.
 
Then the corpse of a stranger, aged 45, was found wrapped in a brown blanket on the Carrillo alley in the Chula Vista neighborhood.
 
In the General Hospital, a 27-year-old male died. The victim had various wounds caused by a firearm.
 
Inside an address a stranger was found dead in San Agustín street, lot 8, block 27 in the Todos Los Santos neighborhood.
 
A young man of 25 years, without identifying, was assassinated of a bruised blow in the face, when he was inside the elementary school February 5 located in the avenue Rome in the colony Montes Olímpicos.
 
Javier Ayala Mancillas, 27, was shot to death when he was located on Calle Villa Hermosa in the Sanchez Taboada neighborhood.
 
With gunshot wounds to the head, the bodies of two men were found in the courtyard of an address located on Garcia del Fraccionamiento Villas Avenue in Baja California.
 
First murder of July
 
Around 07:30 hours of this first of July, one woman was killed and another bullet wounded, when they were located in an address in Monte Scandinavo of the neighborhood Lomas Residential Complex. One of the victims was left without life on board a vehicle that was parked in the garage. While another female was injured, so it was attended at the scene by paramedics from the Red Cross who arrived at the site."

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 ~ July

Earlier this afternoon, Zeta reported in this month of  July, Tijuana is up to 132 executions making the year to date total in Tijuana alone @ 1, 231 (one thousand two hundred and thirty one) dead.  Expect these numbers to increase.

 - From Zeta:

Seis Ejecutados En Las Ultimas Horas 
07/17/19


"The number of homicides so far this year reached 1,231 victims, of which 132 were registered in July. The last six deaths occurred on Tuesday 16.
 
First, in the Fast Western Route, in the Federal Employees colony, the corpse of a subject wrapped in a white blanket was located. The victim had puncture-wound wounds to the neck.
 
Then an unidentified victim was killed by firearm, Miguel Aleman street in the colony Infonavit Presidents.
 
A subject identified as José Guadalupe Baños Ayala was shot dead when he was located on Biznaga Street in the Sanchez Taboada neighborhood. In the armed attack another man identified as Missael Rubio Morán was injured.
 
Luis Edel Hernández Frías, 34, and Samuel Barraza Rivas, 35, were executed in the parking lot of Plaza Galerías. The victims had head injuries. At the scene of the crime, four .40-caliber gun shells were found, known as "matapolicías".
 
Anoher unidentified victim was shot to death when he was in the private Lantana del Fraccionamiento Villa del Alamo. A firearm was located near the body."

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Ensenada: 

Courtesy Zeta: " According to the 67th Infantry Battalion, the two men said they had been hired four days earlier by an armed group"
 
 This is only the tip of the iceberg so to speak of some of the activities going on down in Ensenada, which left us at least wondering....how many more of these weapons and ammo are being hoarded and what exactly are these folks preparing for ?

 ~ From Zeta: 

Confirma Ejercito Dos Detenidos Con 6 Rifles En Punta Colonet
Por, Manuel A. Flores - 07/15/19 

"ENSENADA.- Two men were detained at Punta Colonet weekend, in possession of 6 R-15 caliber .223 rifles, 43 loaders, 1,230 cartridges .223 and 5.56 millimeters, confirmed on Monday the 67th Infantry Battalion.

  The Ministry of National Defense announced in a statement that during ground reconnaissance in the area of ​​El Pedregoso, military personnel observed a gray vehicle parked on a dirt road, with several people on board.

 Four of the suspects fled, who were in the back of the truck with a report of theft, while the pilot and the co-pilot stayed on the site, as they could not start the vehicle's engine.
 
The two detainees said they had been hired four days earlier to work with an armed group, according to the official version of SEDENA.
 
In total, two people were insured, a GMC Denali truck, California 4XTR628 license plates, serial number 1gkek63u42j29962, with theft report; six long guns R-15 caliber .223; 43 chargers for R-15, thousand 290 cartridges caliber .223 and 5.56 millimeters.
 
The weapons, the detainees and the vehicle were placed at the disposal of the Attorney General of the Republic, based in the city of Ensenada."


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Zeta Tijuana 


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Thursday, June 27, 2019

Not Seeing a Great Deal Of Coverage Of This 06/21 Event Locally.... Check Out Western Stars !

Courtesy CNN-Mexican National Guard @ Ciudad Juarez


...or of the cartoon it inspired. Cartoon, remarks from Denise Dresser and video of the African migrantes being held in Mexico:


 ~ From CNN:

The Other Photo That Shows What's Happening Now At The Border
By, Catherine E. Shoichet - 06/26/19 


More currently, Reuters reports that Presidente AMLO at his press call on this last Tuesday said the Mexican National Guard had not been instructed to carry out such detentions:

 ~ From Reuters:

Mexican National Guard Shows Lighter Touch With Migrants After Presidents Warning
By, Anthony Esposito  - 06/25/19


We'll see what happens. 

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June is not quite but almost over and we are up to almost 180 executions in Tijuana, more down Ensenada way over control of the drug routes.  Once again, I'm sort of incapacitated, this time it is both of my eyes - I kept telling Mike "Gawd, I can't see anything". So I have two cataracts which need to be removed and I can't see really well...so you are on your own til I get the surgery which according to one of my neighbors is a breeze.  Go here for all the latest:

Zeta

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THE BOSS IS BACK !!!

Meanwhile, I love this new Bruce Springsteen album, and in the world we are living in, it is much needed..it just soothes the soul..  Check it out : 



Friday, June 21, 2019

Madness...Evil

Evil



Did you have that awful feeling Thursday that we were all  (and I mean all of us in the entire world) in for both terrorist and a potential nuclear catastrophe ?  That afternoon Mike said, "It won't surprise me one bit if he calls for a strike against Iran."  According to some writers - it could still happen.  Here - although select conventional media have been working their little hearts out is some of the best coverage of the Iran fiasco, caused and brought to you by Donald the Madman:

 ~ From The Intercept:

 Deconstructed
Iran Crisis: Have We Learned Nothing From The Iraq War? 

Don't miss the related articles; here is my comment from Donald Trump, Iran and the Gulf of Tonkin 
Redux:



"Hmmm,,,,I think he and "them" knew everything from the get-go. This was planned; to freak everyone out number one (because he thrives on chaos), then for numero dos to make him look like the hero who staves off an impending war because he was concerned about 150 lives? No way, and he appears to be deeply concerned after he created this entire mess himself. Oh they are saying, "...we just must vote for Trump again and keep him in - he saved the world from destruction!"  Oh bullshit.  He is a psychotic liar.

Anyway, I really did not flash on this until watching his latest interview on CNN and the timetable, etc.  However I did being an oldie flashed immediately on the Gulf of Tonkin. 

Great job Mr. Mackey !"

Note: there sure are a lot of Trump supporters in that peanut gallery.
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  ~ More of Trump's asinine "Immigration Policy":

 ~ From Newsweek via MSN:
"The Trump administration went to court this week to argue that migrant children detained at the United States-Mexico border do not require basic hygiene products like soap and toothbrushes in order to be in held in "safe and sanitary" conditions. Trump's team also argued that requiring minors to sleep on cold concrete floors in crowded cells with low temperatures similarly fulfilled that requirement.


Arguing in a 9th district San Francisco court about the conditions that they must hold migrant children in, the administration said that they did not violate a precedent set by a landmark 1985 class action lawsuit which established guidelines for the way minors held in federal immigration detention must be treated. The case, Jenny Lisette Flores v. Edwin Meese, created rules around the timely release of migrant minors to their parents, and said that those not released must be kept in facilities that are "safe and sanitary."


But on Tuesday, the Justice Department's Sarah Fabian claimed that the ruling did not list specific requirements like "toothbrushes" or "towels," to establish a sanitary condition.
"One has to assume it was left that way and not enumerated by the parties because either the parties couldn't reach agreement on how to enumerate that or it was left to the agencies to determine," Fabian said to the three Clinton-appointed federal judges on the court.
"You're really going to stand up and tell us that being able to sleep isn't a question of safe and sanitary conditions?" U.S. Circuit Judge Marsha Berzon asked Fabian.


Other judges also expressed outrage.


"Are you arguing seriously that you do not read the agreement as requiring you to do anything other than what I just described: cold all night long, lights on all night long, sleeping on concrete and you've got an aluminum foil blanket?" U.S. Circuit Judge William Fletcher asked Fabian. "I find that inconceivable that the government would say that that is safe and sanitary."
Still, Fabian said that the Trump administration plans to apply for a motion of reconsideration and continue to appeal the ruling.


"Have you considered whether you might go back and consider whether you really want to continue this appeal?" replied Berzon. "There doesn't seem to be a whole lot left of it, considering that life has moved on now. I just feel like we're litigating ancient history at this point."


At least seven migrant children have died in U.S. custody since late 2018 when the president began his policy of detaining them separately from their families. John Sanders, the acting commissioner of Customs and Border Protection warned today that his agency would need at least another $4.6 billion in emergency funding to prevent more deaths.


In an interview with the Associated Press, Sanders said that "The death of a child is always a terrible thing, but here is a situation where, because there is not enough funding … they can't move the people out of our custody."


The exact number of children who had died under the care of the federal government is unknown because of a law that does not require various agencies to report deaths.


This week, the ACLU found a migrant teenager in the care of Texas border control nursing her prematurely-born baby without any proper medical care."


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 ~ "When They See Us"


We haven't had a chance to watch "When They see Us" from Netflex, but are going to try to start it this weekend .  We all know this type of injustice happens all the time in the United States, and yet Trump said he would not apologize (he said this twice) for the ad he took out and his remarks urging for the death penalty against these five young men, who have since been proven innocent beyond any 
reasonable doubt.

 ~ From ABC via MSN

"Trump won't Back Down On 'Central Park Jogger' Case" 

Of course he won't back down, he is a racist.

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Locally, the violence is horrible throughout Baja California with the exception so far of today -   to hold you over here is Zeta - you can thumb through the Daily Reports, June summary coming up with great interview of Padre Patrick Murphy and Ex- Ambassador to Mexico, Roberta S. Jacobson.  

 The next project here is to put together three badly needed linen closets, so I have my hands full because I have a feeling this is going to take forever.  Everyone else is good; Paris gets a bath tomorrow, Daca Bob has been trying to organize the Baja Malibu kittens and speaking of kittens, Susan gave birth so I really am turning into the loca cat lady.  I found another old Heissner Gnome and finally replaced my 20 year old Simplex Tea Kettle (which was already 15 years old when I bought it). - not new, used but it was still pricey ugh. I wanted to get the one from Japan, but being cast iron I knew it would rust here on the ocean.  Oh, and I have new "Nasty Woman" pins to hand out.  Over and out for now.

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Zeta 

Of course....

Democracy Now! 


Check this out:


"Writing the music for this, I was originally inspired by old Italian zombie exploitation film soundtracks. There are too many to mention, but some of my favourite composers of this era include Nico Fidenco, Roberto Donati/Fiamma Maglione and The Goblins. It also references PiL, horror-film disco — Ms. 45 — and The Gun Club.
To extend the theme politically — and unsophisticatedly — I had wanted the music to reflect both capitalism and fascism as deadly viruses operating behind the scenes and controlling us subtly until we’re all infected.
It could also be a fun new dance: ‘Do the Death March!’
Ryan Mahan, NPR


The Lyrics:

[Verse 1]
Oh no
On no, no, no
This can't be how it all falls apart
Constant fear of explosion
Crypto-fascist contagion

[Verse 2]
Oh yeah
Oh yeah, yeah, yeah
They took no time to unwind it all
Manufactured suggestion
Wag the dog and then drown him

[Refrain]
How hate keeps passing on
This is how the hate keeps passing on

[Verse 3]
Oh no
On no, no, no
This can't be how it all whimpers out
Live to die in the gutter
Empty ivory towers

[Verse 4]
Oh yeah
Oh yeah, yeah, yeah
They pay no mind just to wind you up
Informed autosuggestion
State-sanctioned assassination









 ~ Well if that's too radical for you, maybe the migrantes  who stay here and work on the Mayan Railroad might like this one, I couldn't find an old Chinese "Coolie" Railroad song anywhere....remember the "coolies" ?  Then, after they built the railroad lines in the USA (slave labor), they were deported back to China.  Christ.