Slipped Through The Cracks

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  1. Sharlee01 profile image78
    Sharlee01posted 12 months ago
    This thread is open to any and all issues that, slip through the cracks.

    "President Biden is poised to sign orders curbing policing Wednesday to commemorate the two-year anniversary of George Floyd’s murder — despite the ongoing violent crime wave that swept pro-cop New York Mayor Eric Adams to office and prompted mayors from DC to San Francisco to try to reverse cuts to police funds.

    Biden will order the creation of a national registry of cops fired for misconduct and establish policies to incentivize local governments to restrict chokeholds and no-knock warrants. He also will restrict the transfer of surplus military gear to cops, the New York Times reported.

    The idea of a “bad officer” registry comes from a stalled Democratic police reform bill while the notion of incentivizing, rather than ordering, local use of force reform comes from a rival Republican bill.

    The restrictions on transfers of military equipment appear to be a resurrection of former President Barack Obama’s 2015 freeze of the Pentagon’s 1033 supplies transfer program following racial unrest in Ferguson, Mo. That policy upset police advocates but was supported by libertarians including Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.).

    Biden also will order federal agencies to revise their use of force policies, the Times reported.

    The focus on police reform follows two years of inaction by Congress as Republicans led by Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) offered one bill and Democrats led by Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) urged a farther-reaching package. As time passed, other issues gained greater focus in Congress and neither police bill passed." … -registry/

    1. wilderness profile image94
      wildernessposted 12 months agoin reply to this

      We have an absolutely enormous problem with violence and crime in our country, from school shootings to destruction while rioting to wholesale shoplifting...and Biden's response is to hobble law enforcement.

      What else can we expect in the way of destroying our country?

      1. Sharlee01 profile image78
        Sharlee01posted 12 months agoin reply to this

        Oh yes, I agree  This is why I posted this thread -- see so many problems that are not or are being underreported. I hope users here will post such problems right here.

        I have posted so many threads on problems I see. I will be putting my concerns under this roof.

        My opener in essence goes to show, in my opinion, first
        Biden seeks to reinstate many of Obama's Mandates that Trump removed, and it also goes to show how unintelligent this man is to remove equipment law enforcement agents really need in a crisis such as the one we just witnessed in the Texas school shooting. I can believe Biden would do this on the heels of such a tragedy.

        Clinton started the program 1033 that offered surplus army equipment .

        Obama canned much of it  -- … partments/

        Trump reinstated the Bills program, and now --- Biden canned it.

      2. Ken Burgess profile image80
        Ken Burgessposted 12 months agoin reply to this

        Biden wants to make guns illegal and police incapable.

        Only after we have taken weapons away from citizens and decommissioned local police forces, or at least unarmed them, minimized their authority, can we usher in a new era where the UN and IPF (international police force) patrol our streets and protect our citizens.

        1. Sharlee01 profile image78
          Sharlee01posted 12 months agoin reply to this

          I hope many heard his "transition" speech.  He is completely mad...  He is hell-bent on destroying America, and he is not alone.

          1. Ken Burgess profile image80
            Ken Burgessposted 12 months agoin reply to this

            Sometimes only through humor can the larger picture be seen, otherwise people deny it is occuring or think it merely a bad decision:


  2. wilderness profile image94
    wildernessposted 12 months ago

    Just on the news tonight - a man that lost his son 20 years ago in a school shooting has worked tirelessly since then to make schools safer.  From bullying on up - make schools safer.

    A bill based on his work finally hit Congress...where Chuck Shumer shut it down because "it might result in more guns in schools" (presumably armed SRO officers) and "we will take the guns away and that will stop everything (paraphrased as I did not record).

    This is the only answer liberals appear to know - more efforts at a program that has failed for 20 years or more.  Nothing else is acceptable - only to get guns away from people.

    1. Sharlee01 profile image78
      Sharlee01posted 12 months agoin reply to this

      I hate to say this, but in my opinion, it seems as if this horrendous problem of school shootings is a perfect example that shows liberals to be narrow one-way thinkers. They see only one path, even though that path is closed to them, and has been for many years. They continue to beat a worn-out drum and do not realize all the noise has gotten them nowhere. 

      It would seem that most Americans would hope we continue to live by our constitution. But, Instead of looking for solutions to make schools safer, they dig in and push for gun control.  Instead of pushing for more availability of mental healthcare.  In my view, we should start with not letting the mentally ill fall through the cracks.

      1. wilderness profile image94
        wildernessposted 12 months agoin reply to this

        More help for mentally ill would help, but there are many alternative possibilities as well.  Somewhere in these forums someone posted about anti-depressants that made too much sense.  The entitlement philosophy, not granted, plays a part as well in both such drugs and in anger against a society that requires work to get what is wanted.

        1. Sharlee01 profile image78
          Sharlee01posted 12 months agoin reply to this

          Yes, but in the meantime, kids need answers... Protection while all the brainy politicians work through all their fixes.

          1. wilderness profile image94
            wildernessposted 12 months agoin reply to this

            Yes they do.  But they won't get it.

            Talking to my son last night (he has two in school).  The anger, the fear, the disappointment - it all came out as he complained there wasn't a thing he could do but wait and hope.  He's right - no one is listening to the parents begging for help, for safety.  Only to those crying out to take the guns away.

            1. Sharlee01 profile image78
              Sharlee01posted 12 months agoin reply to this

              I say the only resource is for parents to speak up to school boards, and state reps.

              And use private schools as examples. They listen to parents, and the majority have handled security problems long age.

              I am not sure if any private school with security has ever had a mass shooting?

              The private school my grandson goes to Has a security guard with weapons out of site. The school has a double door and cameras that circle the school. One can not get into the school unless expected.

              Is it foolproof, nothing is foolproof. But safer, yes.

              1. wilderness profile image94
                wildernessposted 12 months agoin reply to this

                The problem is that, for a parent with a school age child, the time required to get any action is longer than many of the kids will be in school.  My son, for instance, has an 8th grader and a 7th grader; even the youngest will be out if 5 years and it will take longer than that to get really effective changes made.

                In addition, of course, we have the thousands of liberal communities that will never allow any effective security.  No guns, no guards, no building change - nothing but gun confiscation from the parents.

                I have to ask you, though, for an opinion.  Your grandkids go to a school with an armed guard...but that gun is always out of sight.  Is that the best way to go?  Security they see elsewhere, from the cop on the beat to the guards at the courthouse, are openly armed.  Will the kids wonder why their guard doesn't have one?  Will it bother them if the guard does have one (not real concerned about the kids whose parents are teaching them that every gun they see will be used to shoot the kid)?  Given that ordinary people are, more and more, left to their own devices to protect themselves, should we be so concerned about the mere sight of someone doing just that?

                1. Sharlee01 profile image78
                  Sharlee01posted 12 months agoin reply to this

                  The parents in my grandson's school were very involved, and felt the best for middle school children would be for the kids to know they have guards on duty, but keep the gun out of sight.  The majority won on whether guns would be visible. 

                  All kids are different some would not bother to see a gun, and others might be fearful.   

                  I will admit I am very glad his school has security. At this point, it's all we can offer kids.

                  1. wilderness profile image94
                    wildernessposted 12 months agoin reply to this

                    I am very positive that some children would be scared at seeing a gun; they have been taught (intentionally or not) that any gun is evil, used only to hurt people.

                    Perhaps it best that they learn that that isn't true; that some guns are used to help people.  Give them a month of seeing that gun, the one on the hip of the guard that never hurts anyone at all and they will learn differently.

  3. Sharlee01 profile image78
    Sharlee01posted 12 months ago

    North Carolina preschool uses LGBT flashcards depicting a pregnant man to teach kids colors
    State Rep. was alerted to LGBT themed flashcards for preschoolers by concerned parent.

    "I am grateful that a concerned constituent reached out and that this issue is being addressed in a swift and professional manner by Ballentine Elementary School,"  Paré said.

    The incident comes amid an effort in the North Carolina General Assembly to pass legislation aimed at giving parents more control over what their children are taught in school, including giving them the option to opt out of what they consider "age-inappropriate classroom materials."
    In the meantime, Paré said the situation schools across the state should use the response of Ballentine Elementary as an example.

    "I hope schools across Wake County and the State of North Carolina will follow the example of Ballentine and respond swiftly when a parent expresses concern and ensure that materials like this are not being used to teach young students,"  Paré said.

  4. Sharlee01 profile image78
    Sharlee01posted 12 months ago
    Does this man ever think before he acts? I mean ever.

    Biden admin may relax China tariffs in bid to ease inflation, commerce secretary says … nder-china

    US solar industry negatively impacted by tariffs on Chinese panels: Silicon Valley entrepreneur
    The Chinese are 'bad actors,' T.J. Rodgers argues

    Silicon Valley entrepreneur T.J. Rodgers argued on Thursday that tariffs on Chinese solar panels implemented during the Obama presidency are having a negative impact on the industry in the United States.

    Rodgers, who is the chief executive officer and chairman of the board of directors of Rodgers Silicon Valley Acquisition Corporation, also argued that the tariffs threaten hundreds of thousands of American solar jobs.

    During an interview with "Mornings with Maria" on Thursday, Rodgers argued that China does not "play fair," but that "copying top-down socialistic methods is not the way to solve the problem."

    "Free markets win out," he stressed. 

    Rodgers who wrote an oped in the Wall Street Journal titled, "Tariffs on China Throw Shade on the U.S. Solar Industry," argued in the piece that while the tariffs are meant to punish Chinese panel makers, "the import taxes are crushing U.S. companies and consumers."

    In 2014, the Obama administration moved to impose stiff tariffs on solar panels made in China after discovering that Chinese companies were improperly flooding the U.S. market with government-subsidized products.

    The Commerce Department said at the time that Chinese producers had dumped solar cells and panels in the U.S. at margins ranging from 31% to nearly 250%.

    The move came after several U.S. solar panel makers, led by Oregon-based SolarWorld, had asked the government to punish China for dumping low-price products on American markets. The companies had been struggling against fierce competition from China as former President Obama had been pushing to promote renewable energy.

    Speaking with host Maria Bartiromo on Thursday, Rodgers explained that during Obama’s presidency China "made solar panels so cheaply and shipped them to the U.S. that they, in effect, put out of business our solar panel industry."

    "And in retaliation we put a 20% tariff on incoming panels, which Americans pay, I mean that cost is passed right through," he continued.

    Rodgers told Bartiromo that "a lot of big Chinese companies stopped shipping panels," which, in turn, "shut down a major fraction of the American solar industry" given if the U.S. does not receive the panels, they will not be installed on homes. 

    "There are no solar panel manufacturers in U.S. that matter, zero," he added. 

    Rodgers then explained the value the U.S. gets from solar, noting that as of last year, panel from China was bought for 35 cents a watt "and then we get another $2.30 a watt to put it on a roof, do the electronics, which are very complicated and haven’t been copied by China, and hook it up to network operating centers to monitor the panel."

    "So we were getting 87% of the revenue … of panels that went on houses," he continued.

    "And when you cut off the panel supply, because you didn’t do what you needed to do 10 years ago, you’re shutting down a huge industry in the United States, 230,000 people." … trepreneur

  5. tsmog profile image81
    tsmogposted 12 months ago

    I couldn't find the appropriate thread, yet may be slipping through the cracks today. I just paid $6.91 for a gallon of gas!!! Yes, it was regular too. And, the station I use is in the lower level of prices in town. grrr!!!

    1. Sharlee01 profile image78
      Sharlee01posted 12 months agoin reply to this

      You found the perfect thread. I put it up for users that find something is not getting enough media. More or less a place to keep up with some pretty serious problems, that are not being put front and center in some media outlets. And get ready  --- oil went up today and is  122.6  up $3.22 a barrel in one day. Weeee--- so get ready to pay even more
      in the next few days.

      You certainly found the right spot, and I think we will see the price of gas will be the front page of the Stock channel. 

      But keep in mind, all is wonderful, according to the White House.
      And Biden is fixing the energy problem, he is hoping to lift the Trump tariffs that favored our American solar companies. and we once again make other countries import solar panels. While the few Solar companies we have in the US will most likely lay off or fold. … east-asia/

  6. Sharlee01 profile image78
    Sharlee01posted 11 months ago

    OH MY GOD!

    Biden threatens oil companies with 'emergency powers' if they don't boost supply as inflation spikes

    This fool walked into the White House hell-bent on denaturing the oil companies and now this

    .President Biden may resort to using emergency powers if American oil companies don't increase output at their refineries, the president told oil CEOs in a series of letters Wednesday. 

    Biden's statement blames oil companies for running "historically high profit margins" even as Americans experience surging gas prices. Biden has recently faced criticism for a lack of executive action aimed at curbing inflation.

    "There is no question that Vladimir Putin is principally responsible for the intense financial pain the American people and their families are bearing," Biden wrote. "But amid a war that has raised gasoline prices more than $1.70 per gallon, historically high refinery profit margins are worsening that pain."

    On his knees in the middle east, making an attempt to threaten oil companies with 'emergency powers' if they don't boost supply as inflation spikes that he contributed to...

    What the hell next?

  7. Sharlee01 profile image78
    Sharlee01posted 11 months ago

    Slippen through the cracks --- And so it begins

    RESULTS: Republican Mayra Flores flips a South Texas-based House seat in the special election Flips Blue to Red. Will she hold the seat, and will we see more Blue to Red flips in Nov?

    Republican Mayra Flores defeated Democrat Daniel Sanchez in a race to replace former Democratic Rep. Filemon Vela, who resigned from Congress in March. The winning candidate needed to earn over 50% of the vote to avoid an August runoff.

    Flores' win successfully flips a majority-Hispanic South Texas House into the Republican column — but they may only hold onto the soon-to-be-defunct district for just a few months.


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