WHY trust in Science?

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White cops question black man

St. Louis MO April 19, 2018.

Rule of law is critical to society. I like the police. But I like them better when video is rolling.

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The only other person on the scene when police called over a gentleman, I propped up my camera.

This gentleman did exactly what I would have done. Came directly to the first officer. Sat down immediately as requested.

Police were not aggressive in body language or any other way. Eventually they noticed my camera. Did not seem to care. I suspect most encounters go exactly like this. But are not reported

Oswald Mosley & the British Union of Fascists

Have you heard of this guy?

Oswald Mosley was leader of the British Union of Fascists(BUF). …

Mosley was imprisoned in May 1940 and the BUF was banned. He was released in 1943, and, politically disgraced by his association with fascism, he moved abroad in 1951, spending most of the remainder of his life in Paris …

The BUF was protectionist, strongly anti-communist, strongly anti-zionist and nationalistic to the point of advocating authoritarianism. …

I couldn’t recall hearing of any Brits who supported Hitler and Mussolini.

But they did exist.

7 days of Heroin

Cincinnati, Ohio.

July 10-16, 2017

18 deaths. At least 180 overdoses. A typical week. ☹️

We have to do everything we can to reduce the number of people addicted to hard drugs. Prescription painkillers should be limited.

Read the story. Watch the video on USA Today. It’s shocking.

Trump’s bungled the Drug Czar portfolio as he’s bungled so many things. I think it’s Jim Carroll in charge, right now.

your black friend is embarrassed for you

I grew up in a city with very few African Canadians.

I recall the first black kid I met. He became a school hero after a math teacher we disliked was fired for some racist comment.

Later my black friend Dave Green became assistant coach at Altadore. He was mostly embarrassed for me. Dave was cool. I was not. 😀

disclaimer – that’s NOT Dave Green. But he is embarrassed.

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related – 7 things black people want their well-meaning white friends to know.

German youth against the Nazis – “Swing Kids”

The Swing Youth (GermanSwingjugend) were a group of jazz and swing lovers in Germany in the 1930s, mainly in Hamburg and Berlin. …

… composed of 14 to 21-year-old boys and girls in high school, most of them middle- or upper-class students …

They admired the British and American way of life, defining themselves in swing music and opposing the National-Socialist ideology, especially the Hitler Youth …

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Here are a couple of historical photos.

Trump’s “America First”

The America First Committee (AFC) was the foremost United States non-interventionist pressure group against the American entry into World War II.

Started on September 4, 1940, it was dissolved on December 10, 1941, three days after the attack on Pearl Harbor …

Trump does not know history. But I can’t believe somebody didn’t let him know he was using the pacifist catch phrase.

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