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  • Urartians used jewelry according to status

    01/13/2015 5:51:28 AM PST · 6 of 6
    FBD to SunkenCiv

    Please add me to your ping list, thanks! :-)

  • Radiometric Dating, A Christian Perspective

    01/13/2015 5:41:15 AM PST · 66 of 66
    FBD to JimSEA

    http://ncse.com/book/export/html/2842

    Great article.
    Bump and bookmarking your link

  • Irish warned of doomsday sea levels if climate change continues

    01/13/2015 1:08:24 AM PST · 43 of 43
    FBD to shove_it

    Thanks!

  • Oceans not acidifying – “scientists” hid 80 years of pH data

    01/12/2015 12:40:29 PM PST · 46 of 46
    FBD to Ernest_at_the_Beach

    Bookmark and bump

  • Irish warned of doomsday sea levels if climate change continues

    01/11/2015 11:26:57 PM PST · 40 of 43
    FBD to shove_it

    That’s an amazing picture.
    Are those hail stones?

  • Irish warned of doomsday sea levels if climate change continues

    01/11/2015 11:24:40 PM PST · 39 of 43
    FBD to All
    Mt Everest was once at the bottom of the sea.
    There are sea fossils in the yellow band of limestone. This guys worried about a little sea level rise, and land formations have forever risen and fallen.

    http://www.montana.edu/everest/about/images/everest_research_pyramid.jpg

  • Polar Ice Caps More Stable Than Predicted, New Observations Show

    01/06/2015 10:17:55 PM PST · 27 of 27
    FBD to Brad from Tennessee

    Bookmark this and bump

  • ‘You’re Either a Cop or Little People’: The American Police State in 2014

    01/06/2015 9:33:20 AM PST · 67 of 77
    FBD to bike800

    Excellent point, and one that I had never considered.
    I hadn’t thought about people abusing the 911 systems because of the easy access to phones now.

  • Science Increasingly Makes the Case for God

    12/29/2014 12:08:45 PM PST · 144 of 147
    FBD to Gideon7
    Before I respond to your post to me, as I said to another, I'm not an atheist. I grew up with church twice on Sundays, and Wednesday night bible studies.
    - I'm just a skeptic of the bible being a factual, word for word, accurate translation of God's thoughts and words to ancient people. I don't even consider it close to being accurate, in particular the old testament.

    “Job sat around a campfire and held a huge pity-party with his pals for 30+ chapters going all, “Woe is me. My life sucks. God, why are you so mean to me?”
    -yeah, well considering that all ten of his children were murdered/ killed by some natural disaster, I'd say that's a pretty fair thing to ask of God. Let's see any of today's Christians act differently, if their entire family was murdered just to prove to the wicked one, how faithful they are. :-/

    Poor Job indeed. While sitting in his own infected boils, and mourning his dead children, God just went on to regale Job about how wonderful the universe is, and how awesome He is. No, that's not the story of a loving Heavenly Father, and so, I outright reject it as a fabrication by someone who was trying to explain why really bad things happen to good people.

    “You, good sir, are trying to second-guess God like Job did.”
    -Actually, my friend, I'm second guessing the author of tge Book of Job. I think it's entirely fabricated, since no one in modern history has had an audible conversation with God... certainly not witnessed by other people, unless you want to take in the account of that crazy Mohammad fellow, and how he supposedly rode a winged horse up to the moon.

    Do you believe Ezekiel rides fiery chariot up into heaven?
    That's about as believable as Mohammad riding a winged horse, but I wasn't there, so I guess I should just accept it as factual.

    "Were you there?"
    No sir, and neither were any of the humans who transcribed the biblical stories from generations of people who passed them along in oral form.

    "Do you know the mind of God? "
    Nope. I've never pretended to know the mind of God. I'm only challenging the beliefs of those who do pretend to know God's mind.

    But I'm pretty sure that the Aristotle version of the universe is incorrect. Which is what Copernicus was thrown in prison by the Catholic Church for.

    “The Bible isn't a science book.”
    - Oh, on this, we completely agree. It's a story book.
    As long as people don't use it as a format for law, I've nothing against it. Particularly old testament laws about stoning people.

    Maybe Christians could help the Muslims advance into the 21st century, by telling them that the all the BS in Deuteronomy was fabricated by mortal men, ( not a loving God,) in order to justify their evils of slavery, war plunder, ssubjugation and stoning of women, and tge murder of dissidents. Fair enough? :-/

  • Science Increasingly Makes the Case for God

    12/29/2014 10:36:42 AM PST · 141 of 147
    FBD to aMorePerfectUnion
    One note, before I respond, to you, I'm not an atheist.
    I just don't believe in the angry, jealous God that the Bible portrayed; one who destroyed entire civilizations because of some evil people. Evil people have always been here, (just look at the Catholic priests who imprisoned Copernicus.) I'm of the opinion those are just primitive human fabrications, superstitious people who were unable to explain natural occuring disasters like volcanic activity and earthquakes... but that was before geology and other science disciplines came into being.

    . ----------------------------------------

    You seem to confuse science with God.
    -
    I'm not at all confused about invisible beings who have never been revealed to a mass audience in recorded history. Not even once.

    But according to biblical stories that were handed down orally from generation to generation, and not even written down until a few hundred years before Jesus birth, we're supposed to believe that these words were directly given to men from God. Some of them like Paul, had reportedly murdered his fellow travelers, including an innocent man named Stephan, had him stoned to death. But now I'm supposed to believe that this murderer of a disciple of Jesus, carries God's Word?

    That's real hubris.

    Your puny understanding of “physical laws” is inadequate to explain much of the physical world, let alone God Himself. God stands outside all of creation. Why do you think He would be subject to the laws of creation?

    I'm not one who pretends to know God's mind. That's you, my brilliant friend. You, and your fellow unquestioning believers in the Bible - I'm just a *puny* human being who actually dares to ask fellow *puny* humans a few questions. :-)

    From your first post to me:
    "God stands outside the laws of physics - nor is He limited by created laws, anymore than by any other part of creation."

    So let's have an understanding here, according to *your* version of God; he can violate His own laws, *except* for the law about the Original Sin? Because that's immutable, we're told in the Bible. Because man disobeyed God In the garden of Eden, all of his offspring are forever cursed to a fiery hell and damnation without a blood offering... which is why Jesus had to show up 6,000 years to pay the price after the first sin was committed...

    Apparently God couldn't be troubled with just overlooking His law, like he apparently does with his other physical laws. That would have been too easy, I suppose, to have sent Jesus to earth right then and there, so millions upon millions of people could have been spared all that misery and suffering, and unforgiven sin.
    - Wow, again with the silly *logic* thinking, in my *puny* human brain that God gave me. Why couldn't Jesus come down to earth back before Noah, to show *puny* humans how to love one another and not stone women who committed adultery, etc, etc, etc?

    No, there had to be thousands of years of people sacrificing animals on alters before that could be done. Got it.
    (My puny understanding of a loving God not withstanding. -That's some pretty amazing *science*.

    I once believed all of,the Bible without question. But looking back, I can't believe how crazy that was. (It was beaten into me, by my angry father.) But that goofy thing that you mock as logic took over, and in spite of the fear of my angry father, I started asking questions like; after the world was almost entirely destroyed by a flood, WHY would God have to put the animals in an Ark, he could have just recreated them. According to the biblical narrative, only took seven days to create the entire universe. And after all, He created man in just one day. ( Genesis chapter 2 tells us that Eve was created later, after Adam got to name the animals. Sorry about your luck, Eve. :-/ )

    And of course, there's the silly questions I had about the animals in the ark, what did they eat for 40 days, never mind that the lions and tigers (and bears, oh my) are all meat eaters, and would have pretty much decimated the antelope and reindeer, while they played their reindeer games. Yeah, yeah, they were all in suspended animation, I'm sure.

    So many questions, all if them based on that goofy “spock” logic...

  • Science Increasingly Makes the Case for God

    12/29/2014 8:08:31 AM PST · 139 of 147
    FBD to RegulatorCountry
    ". I accept on faith that Biblical scripture is truth."

    Knock yourself out, just don't expect everyone to blindly accept your version of God, or the Genesis of the universe. Not that you care, but I happen to believe the universe has always been here, in some form. That's my belief, but unlike you, I don't expect others to accept my beliefs. My beliefs on the workings of the universe are completely open to questions, that's how I learn new things about the world around us.

    “I have no need to question it."

    Do Muslims have any reason to have their faith in Allah questioned? They believe that Mohammad flew to the moon on a winged horse. Of course, many Christians still believe that Ezekiel flew up to heaven alive, in a chariot of fire. There's some real science all right. (/off sarcasm)

    "If someone such as yourself wants to pose gotchas and puzzlers intended to undermine the faith of others, I’ll engage. Your argumentation is adolescent and flailing."

    -So says the man who engages in personal ad homonyms about my quote: "godlessness", simply because I stated to another person on this thread that I no longer believe the Bible's accuracy, regarding the creation. Particularly, the order as presented in Genesis. I wasn't even talking to you, you engaged me in this conversation.

    You’ve undermined the faith of no one here.”

    - Can I ask Catholics questions about the history of The Church? No? Maybe say oh, just about 400 years ago, in 1599 AD, when the church threw Copernicus in jail, and tortured him? That's some real science there. But I'm guessing they thought Copernicus was possibly: "undermining someone's faith" about the order of the universe. Can't have that.

    Interesting that people like you are always so afraid of any skepticism of the accuracy of the bible being 100%, word for word, the Divine Word of God.

    I once was afraid to ask questions, to question things... mainly because I had a father who beat it out of me. I recall as a child asking questions of our ministers , and received nothing but anger from my father, when I asked if the destruction of various cities in the bible were just natural disasters, volcanic activity and earthquakes such as we see today, and not done by some angry invisible God.

    So, I've dealt with bullies like you before:
    We've seen them throughout history, and we see them in the middle east today, screaming, “Behead those that insult Allah." -And they do their evil deeds, (just like the Catholic Church did to Copernicus) right after they pray to their non-existent god Allah... Or do you believe that Allah is real too? No?
    - call that "godlessness" + plus one, on your own part, I guess, eh? :-/

    There are loving Christians, thankfully most Christians today are, because they are admonished to. But you, and many like you, aren't one of them. You're afraid of honest skeptics, you clearly don't tolerate unbelief, you deem that a threat to your fellow travelers. Why, I could possibly cause someone reading my post, to actually *think*, instead of just blindly believing that maybe the bible doesn't have any incongruity. Can't have that, that's heresy.

    I got the backhand from a father who was afraid of me asking questions like I ask here. You and other people here, want to forget the historical events of only 400 years ago, when The Church threw Copernicus in jail, merely for the declaration that the earth wasn't the center of the universe.

    You're a lot more like those of the Inquisition, then you realize.

    (Reference to my original post below)

    http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3241219/replies?c=88

  • Science Increasingly Makes the Case for God

    12/27/2014 2:40:13 PM PST · 102 of 147
    FBD to RegulatorCountry
    "If you accept a supreme being who is capable of doing such things, it’s no problem at all, FBD."

    -Perhaps you need to reread the Title of this thread:

    "Science Increasingly Makes the Case for God"

    "You clearly don’t, and that’s your problem. Godlessness."

    -ad hominem much?

    Nice debate tactic.
    BTW, I've seen Muslims who have used better reasoning than that. -and we all know how bats#it crazy they are.

    Have a good day, trying to make scientific evidence fit your contradictory beliefs. I wish you well in that endeavor.

  • Science Increasingly Makes the Case for God

    12/27/2014 2:22:09 PM PST · 100 of 147
    FBD to aMorePerfectUnion
    Miracles stand outside the laws of physics.

    Not in the world we live in today. Stories verbally passed on from generation to generation from a thousand years ago, without any demonstrable scientific proof are just that. Stories. Perhaps we could view a scientific presentation of a human being walking on water? -uh-huh...

    2. God stands outside the laws of physics - nor is He limited by created laws, anymore than by any other part of creation.

    -So the God you believe in, doesn't even abide by his own physical laws? -Interesting science.

    As far as your suggestions that I read Job;

    I've read Job in church bible studies; and always scratched my head about a story of a loving God who engaged in a conversation with the Wicked one, and why He would try to prove to Satan how faithful his child Job was, by sadistically allowing his wife and children to be murdered. -Not logical. Not logical at all. Ive come to the logical conclusion that the story of Job is completely bogus.

    Back to the discussion at hand, about the bible being a reliable source of scientific thought...

  • Science Increasingly Makes the Case for God

    12/27/2014 1:58:16 PM PST · 96 of 147
    FBD to RegulatorCountry
    “Plants have somehow managed to survive a night in my exposure.”

    -So you accept the biblical version of one earth day (one rotation) between the creation of the Sun on "day 4"; which would be one earth rotation *after* the creation of plant life on "day 3"?

    Putting aside the completely illogical fallacy that God created the Sun one earth rotation after He created vegetation, consider this thought:

    -If you built a house, would you frame up the walls before pouring the concrete foundation? -because that's the order of creation as presented in Genesis 1:

    --------------------------------------------

    From Genesis chapter 1:

    11 Then God said, “Let the land produce vegetation: seed-bearing plants and trees on the land that bear fruit with seed in it, according to their various kinds.” And it was so.

    12 The land produced vegetation: plants bearing seed according to their kinds and trees bearing fruit with seed in it according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good.

     13 And there was evening, and there was morning—the third day.

    14 And God said, “Let there be lights in the vault of the sky to separate the day from the night, and let them serve as signs to mark sacred times, and days and years, 

    15 and let them be lights in the vault of the sky to give light on the earth.” And it was so.

    16 God made two great lights—the greater light to govern the day and the lesser light to govern the night. He also made the stars. 

    17 God set them in the vault of the sky to give light on the earth, 

    18 to govern the day and the night, and to separate light from darkness. And God saw that it was good. 

    19 And there was evening, and there was morning—the fourth day.

    -------------------------------------

    This is really BAD science.

  • Max Blumenthal: ‘America Sniper’ Chris Kyle was just a popular mass murderer [Immoral equivalency]

    12/27/2014 1:15:13 PM PST · 46 of 47
    FBD to Bratch
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2014/07/30/the-complicated-but-unveriable-legacy-of-chris-kyle-the-deadliest-sniper-in-american-history/ Several reporters tried to verify this story about the car jacking.

    They contacted the medical examiners office, they called the sheriff's offices in two counties.

     New Yorker’s Nicholas Schmidle, called some of the nearby county sheriffs and none of them knew of it:

    “I went to every single gas station [nearby],” Mooney explained. “I talked to every single law enforcement out there, all the Texas rangers — and there’s no evidence whatsoever.”

    The Fort Worth Star-Telegram had no better luck. “We checked with the medical examiner’s office, which reported no such deaths in Cleburne in January 2009.”

  • Science Increasingly Makes the Case for God

    12/27/2014 12:59:22 PM PST · 88 of 147
    FBD to jonno
    Do you accept the chronological order of creation as presented in Genesis?
    In the Genesis account of the formation of life on planet earth, plants were supposedly created on the third day, while the sun/ sunlight was created on the 4th day.

    Now, I've heard many explanations of a “day” being the same as a thousand years to God, which I can accept. What I can't accept, is the lack of availability for photosynthesis for plant life, since sunlight wasn't available yet.

    That biblical rendition of the order of creation isn't scientific at all, since plants requirements for sunlight/ photosynthesis is a pretty well researched subject in the scientific world. And then there's the wholesale fabrication of a female Eve being created from Adams rib, as almost an afterthought for Adam's companion.

    Sorry, as someone who believes a rational God would follow his own laws of physics, I've concluded that the Genesis account is not only inaccurate, it''s completely flawed scientifically.

  • Science Increasingly Makes the Case for God

    12/27/2014 5:26:56 AM PST · 15 of 147
    FBD to RoosterRedux

    I believe the big bang theory started out as something called the “cosmic egg”. It was originally an idea proposed by Georges Lemaitre, a Belgian Roman Catholic priest, who was also an astronomer:

    http://www.physicsoftheuniverse.com/scientists_lemaitre.html

    Personally, I think the idea of the entire universe starting out as a singular super condensed blob, is absolutely ridiculous.

  • Max Blumenthal: ‘America Sniper’ Chris Kyle was just a popular mass murderer [Immoral equivalency]

    12/26/2014 8:32:46 PM PST · 39 of 47
    FBD to ImJustAnotherOkie

    Agreed.
    Our government has been burning out these guys with too many tours. I’ve read he suffered pretty badly from PTSD, and Kyles marriage was on the rocks.

  • Max Blumenthal: ‘America Sniper’ Chris Kyle was just a popular mass murderer [Immoral equivalency]

    12/26/2014 2:59:17 PM PST · 29 of 47
    FBD to ImJustAnotherOkie
    There are several things that really trouble me about Kyle. He tended to fabricate stories to bolster his hero image, when it wasn't necessary.

    The story he told several reporters about shooting two car jackers at a gas station outside of Dallas, were absolutely denied by the local sheriff, who said no such thing occurred in his jurisdiction.

    The story Kyle told about shooting looters in New Orleans after hurricane Katrina turned out to be another total fabrication.

    Then, the big lie that got his estate sued, was Kyles' invented story about meeting Ventura in a California bar for the wake of fellow NAVY SEAL member Mike Monsoor.

    Ventura won the defamation lawsuit against Harper and Collins after it was proved to be a bogus story. Kyle said he ran from the bar after knocking Ventura down, because the police showed up. Funny thing is, there's no police report, and the bar owner said that the fight never happened.

    I would take all of these stories with a grain of salt, but added together, I can only conclude that Kyle was a compulsive liar, possibly because of PTSD, or maybe it was just to sell/ promote his book. More likely he just got caught up in his own image as a hero, and he believed he needed to embellish his image, which he didn't.

    Links to Kyles car jacking story/ shooting and the hurricane Katrina shooting looters claims are below.

    To all:
    Don't attack me until you've researched the evidence. I don't hate Kyle, but I do think he was (unfortunately) a compulsive liar, who fabricated stories to buttress his own image as a hero. :-(

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2014/07/30/the-complicated-but-unveriable-legacy-of-chris-kyle-the-deadliest-sniper-in-american-history/

    http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2013/06/03/in-the-crosshairs

  • Spokane Deputy Promotes MRAP For Constitutionalists, Gun Owners: Full Clip

    12/26/2014 2:16:23 PM PST · 27 of 27
    FBD to null and void

    Bookmark

  • Righteous Mockery: A Biblical Case for Sarcasm

    12/19/2014 10:01:24 AM PST · 13 of 14
    FBD to trebb
    You're confusing my skepticism for “scorn”.

    I grew up in a family that went to church twice on Sunday and of course Wednesday night bible study. Church conventions in the summer. Every other denomination was considered *wrong*. -After I moved away from home, I met a woman who was a pentecostal. She spoke in tongues and her church was considered “holy rollers”. They considered other churches “spiritually dead”. And one day, she had an affair, and left me for some guy in the church who molested our daughter.

    So, I'm sure like everyone else who accepts the bible as God's factual document you think you're own church is correct in its doctrinal teachings, but the very people who have been teaching you tgat illogical fallacy have their own dark secrets. And this biblical version of God supposedly uses these flawed beings to speak his message through. Flawed beings who commit grievous acts, of infidelity, murder, theft, rape, polygamy, war, etc.

    Sorry, but after looking at the mountains of evidence around me and in the world at large; including watching the current news about little Christian children being beheaded in the middle east, I can only conclude that the biblical version of God is a man made fabrication.

    I believe there's a divine , spiritual being in the cosmos, but based on the evidence all around us, it's not interested in yours or my daily life in the slightest.

  • How December 25 Became Christmas

    12/18/2014 7:01:17 AM PST · 46 of 46
    FBD to Laissez-faire capitalist

    How Did Christmas Come to Be Celebrated on December 25?

    A.    Roman pagans first introduced the holiday of Saturnalia, a week long period of lawlessness celebrated between December 17-25.  During this period, Roman courts were closed, and Roman law dictated that no one could be punished for damaging property or injuring people during the weeklong celebration.  The festival began when Roman authorities chose “an enemy of the Roman people” to represent the “Lord of Misrule.” 

    Each Roman community selected a victim whom they forced to indulge in food and other physical pleasures throughout the week.  At the festival’s conclusion, December 25th, Roman authorities believed they were destroying the forces of darkness by brutally murdering this innocent man or woman.

    B.    The ancient Greek writer poet and historian Lucian (in his dialogue entitled Saturnalia) describes the festival’s observance in his time.  In addition to human sacrifice, he mentions these customs: widespread intoxication; going from house to house while singing naked; rape and other sexual license; and consuming human-shaped biscuits (still produced in some English and most German bakeries during the Christmas season).

    C.   In the 4th century CE, Christianity imported the Saturnalia festival hoping to take the pagan masses in with it.  Christian leaders succeeded in converting to Christianity large numbers of pagans by promising them that they could continue to celebrate the Saturnalia as Christians.

    D.    The problem was that there was nothing intrinsically Christian about Saturnalia. To remedy this, these Christian leaders named Saturnalia’s concluding day, December 25th, to be Jesus’ birthday

  • Righteous Mockery: A Biblical Case for Sarcasm

    12/18/2014 6:46:22 AM PST · 9 of 14
    FBD to trebb

    And since then, not an audible word to anyone?
    That’s not consistent, or logical.

  • Obama: Go to the movies

    12/18/2014 1:15:06 AM PST · 7 of 24
    FBD to Olog-hai

    Why waste time, let alone hard earned money, on the Hollywood propaganda machine.

  • All Animals Go To Heaven, Says Pope Francis

    12/17/2014 6:55:29 PM PST · 210 of 212
    FBD to FBD
    I'm guessing animal heaven is right out there with those enchanted hydrogen gas castles & giant space serpents.
    -because people so want to believe in imaginary worlds. :-/

    http://www.spacetelescope.org/static/archives/images/screen/opo9544a.jpg

  • Righteous Mockery: A Biblical Case for Sarcasm

    12/17/2014 6:13:00 PM PST · 4 of 14
    FBD to FBD

    Bookmark: 1st Kings 18:27

    “...at the climax of their impotent belief, Elijah taunts them to the point of mocking their god, “…saying, ‘Cry aloud, for he is a god. Either he is musing, or he is relieving himself,’” (1 Kings 18:27). In modern terms, Elijah was quipping, “maybe your god can’t hear you because he’s in the bathroom”.

    Interesting take on mocking the religious belief that a true God actually listens and responds to people in an audible voice.

  • The Great Draft Dodge: Karl Eikenberry and what Americans lost when they stopped fighting

    12/16/2014 4:42:36 AM PST · 42 of 92
    FBD to 2ndDivisionVet

    Bookmark for later read.
    Good article.

  • 'YOU ARE A 'TEABAGGER!'' LONG ISLAND WOMAN RECEIVES $1.12 MILLION FOR FALSE PROSECUTION

    12/15/2014 7:57:04 AM PST · 45 of 47
    FBD to jsanders2001

    I don’t think it even matters what a person is, or isn’t, actually.
    Political enemies are now labeled as “terrorists” for expediency.
    I’ve been watching the Russian vs Ukrainian debacle, and both sides are calling the other side terrorists.

    People throw the word around like a buzzword, its become meaningless. This deputy knew the lady wasn’t a threat. He just didn’t like her politics.

  • Obama Flooding U.S. Streets With “Weapons of War” for Local Police

    12/15/2014 7:43:42 AM PST · 40 of 40
    FBD to null and void

    Sure looks like the guy in the armored personnel carrier was pointing his weapon at the photographer.

  • 'YOU ARE A 'TEABAGGER!'' LONG ISLAND WOMAN RECEIVES $1.12 MILLION FOR FALSE PROSECUTION

    12/15/2014 7:38:41 AM PST · 44 of 47
    FBD to sport

    I believe veterans are also on the list?

  • 'YOU ARE A 'TEABAGGER!'' LONG ISLAND WOMAN RECEIVES $1.12 MILLION FOR FALSE PROSECUTION

    12/15/2014 1:02:12 AM PST · 8 of 47
    FBD to Hojczyk

    “then added that she’d be arrested for terrorism to make an example of other “right wingers.”

    -anyone can be labeled a terrorist these days.

  • Not a chokehold: Truth of the Garner arrest

    12/09/2014 1:17:50 AM PST · 190 of 190
    FBD to The Toll

    I think tattooed vice cops are often dirt bags on steroids , yes.

  • Not a chokehold: Truth of the Garner arrest

    12/07/2014 12:18:57 PM PST · 169 of 190
    FBD to caww; FreeReign
    “Actually he was selling his tax free cigs in front of a store that sold cigs. They called the police to remove him...and I would do the same if some street thief were robbing me of my business.”

    ----------------------------------------------------------------------

    This isn't accurate. I've been researching this story, and Garner had been standing in front of Bay Beauty Supply store, the address is 202 Bay street, on Staten Island.

    Someone had reported an altercation to the vice squad out on the sidewalk. According to a grand jury witness named Trane Scarlet, Garner had intervened in the altercation between two men, allegedly breaking it up, by sstepping between them.

    It's very doubtful that Garner was actively harassing anyone, because he was known to be in very poor health. He could only walk a short distance without stopping.

    Below picture is the store, you can see the words “ Beauty Supply”

    While Garner was no saint, from reports of Staten Island residents who knew him, he was an amicable guy who had been trying to get it together, he held a part time menial job working for the NYC city parks trimming/ watering plants. The vice squad cop, in the picture, quite frankly looks like a rat-faced tattooed up dirt bag, to me. I'll admit, I'm rather judgemental and prejudiced towards tattooed cops. But judging from the comments on this thread, we all have our prejudices, don't we? :-)

    http://d35brb9zkkbdsd.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/Eric-Garner.jpg

  • Hundreds of officer-involved homicides not recorded by police, report says

    12/06/2014 1:31:34 PM PST · 38 of 38
    FBD to gaijin

    Got it, thanks! :-)

  • Hundreds of officer-involved homicides not recorded by police, report says

    12/06/2014 12:58:18 PM PST · 36 of 38
    FBD to gaijin
    Your post was tongue in cheek, I hope.

    The definition of a police state, is when the government's primary concern is for its own safety, not for the lives, liberty, and property, of the citizens it has sworn to protect.

    http://www.fourwinds10.net/resources/uploads/images/Local-Departments-Fortify-Police-State-With-Armored-Personnel-Carriers.jpg

    http://www.militianews.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/Police-State.jpg

  • Planet Earth Allegedly In The Midst Of 30-Year Cold Spell Due To Diminished Solar Activity

    11/19/2014 9:23:29 AM PST · 58 of 60
    FBD to FBD

    Bookmark: from the article.

    “All you have to do is trust natural cycles, and follow the facts; and that leads you to the inevitable conclusion that the sun controls the climate, and that a new cold era has begun. The data is pretty solid. If you look at the 100-year global temperature chart, you look at the steep drop off we’ve had since 2007, it’s the steepest drop in global temperatures in the last hundred years.”

  • A Winter Car Survival Kit Will Keep You Warm in Emergency Situations

    11/19/2014 7:57:52 AM PST · 64 of 93
    FBD to Kartographer

    Bump and bookmark.
    Good information thanks!

  • Ex-cop is arrested for his wife's murder, three years after his fellow officers ruled it a suicide-

    11/19/2014 7:15:26 AM PST · 39 of 48
    FBD to Lazamataz

    Actually, it was a local reporter who broke the cover up. But it is interesting how we get much better coverage by foreign press isn’t it? Reminds me of the Russian RT media outlet; they do a great job of reporting anything that doesn’t involve Russian government. Putin however, can do no wrong in the eyes of RT.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2yT-dal4CF0

  • Ex-cop is arrested for his wife's murder, three years after his fellow officers ruled it a suicide-

    11/19/2014 6:57:51 AM PST · 37 of 48
    FBD to Lurker; LevinFan; JLS

    This is the reporter who exposed the cover up/ omission of evidence:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2yT-dal4CF0

    Go to two minutes in, an eye witness (next door neighbor) heard her husband confessing to his parents that he shot his wife, and the detective Yates ignored this witness. At the very best, this detective is incompetent, more likely, he’s complicit in a cover up. And then the department covers up for the detective, and so it goes.

    www.youtube.com/watch?v=2yT-dal4CF0

  • Ex-cop is arrested for his wife's murder, three years after his fellow officers ruled it a suicide-

    11/18/2014 11:31:52 PM PST · 32 of 48
    FBD to SZonian
    She was a beautiful young woman, what a tragedy.

    http://tribwxin.files.wordpress.com/2014/11/fallis.jpeg?w=370&h=204&crop=1

  • Ex-cop is arrested for his wife's murder, three years after his fellow officers ruled it a suicide-

    11/18/2014 11:24:00 PM PST · 31 of 48
    FBD to garandgal

    Terrible, the guy’s a monster.
    And detective Yates knew that, as well as ignore dozens of eye witnesses, even the neighbors who heard this cop say he shot his wife.

  • Ex-cop is arrested for his wife's murder, three years after his fellow officers ruled it a suicide-

    11/18/2014 11:15:40 PM PST · 30 of 48
    FBD to JLS

    Would that be considered “accessory”?
    I thought he might be charged with obstruction, since Yates aapparently withheld crucial evidence to this murder.

  • Ex-cop is arrested for his wife's murder, three years after his fellow officers ruled it a suicide-

    11/18/2014 10:59:44 PM PST · 28 of 48
    FBD to doorgunner69

    And I’m betting some of the “Arkancide” murders were covered up by Arkansas state troopers. We heard the stories, about Clinton using his troopers to procure women, and even hiding the rape of Kathleen Willey, but the public didn’t want to believe them.

  • Ex-cop is arrested for his wife's murder, three years after his fellow officers ruled it a suicide-

    11/18/2014 10:55:10 PM PST · 27 of 48
    FBD to Uncle Miltie

    Given some of the experiences my friends have had, and what I have read online, that seems to be the case. :-/

  • Ex-cop is arrested for his wife's murder, three years after his fellow officers ruled it a suicide-

    11/18/2014 10:53:15 PM PST · 26 of 48
    FBD to healy61

    Crazy story, but believable, in light of some of these other stories about obvious murders being labeled suicides... I believe this one is about saving face for their department. Total CYA.

  • Ex-cop is arrested for his wife's murder, three years after his fellow officers ruled it a suicide-

    11/18/2014 8:03:34 PM PST · 13 of 48
    FBD to loungitude

    And whats worse; this cover up is two different police departments, a police chief, and a detective, (Loveland and Evans) covering up for each other.

  • Ex-cop is arrested for his wife's murder, three years after his fellow officers ruled it a suicide-

    11/18/2014 7:57:38 PM PST · 11 of 48
    FBD to yarddog

    I’ve heard that has well,...
    But how in heck does a person who gets shot in the back of the head get ruled as a suicide? :-/

  • Ex-cop is arrested for his wife's murder, three years after his fellow officers ruled it a suicide-

    11/18/2014 7:54:07 PM PST · 9 of 48
    FBD to Drango

    Deputies assigned to the County jail are police officers. But aren’t you interested in the following information?

    http://www.cbsnews.com/news/ex-colorado-cop-indicted-in-wifes-2012-death-initially-ruled-suicide/

    FTA:
    “Evans Police Chief Rick Brandt, who headed up the initial investigation into Ashley Fallis’ death, asked Fort Collins police to head up the most recent investigation.

    Loveland police conducted an independent investigation into allegations that Evans Police Officer Michael Yates impeded the investigation into Ashley Fallis’ death. They concluded in August that there was no probable cause to charge Yates with a crime.

    Chief Brandt told Crimesider Tuesday that he had not been informed of details surrounding the indictment and arrest of Tom Fallis. He said that he is moving forward with an internal review of Officer Yates, as is protocol. Yates is currently serving on the force as a community resource officer.”

  • Ex-cop is arrested for his wife's murder, three years after his fellow officers ruled it a suicide-

  • Ex-cop is arrested for his wife's murder, three years after his fellow officers ruled it a suicide-

    11/18/2014 7:43:14 PM PST · 3 of 48
    FBD to null and void

    Culture of Corruption ping.

    Officer Tom Fallis said his wife shot herself (in the back of the head) and her death was quickly ruled to be a suicide.

    Ashley’s parents say local cops covered up for Tom Fallis, who was a jail officer in the county at the time.

    An investigation by KDVR-TV found that cops left out details of her killing

    The couple’s daughter, 6, said she ‘saw daddy shoot mommy.’