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As President Reagan used to say, "There you go again.  ;D". Hyperbole and extreme examples of irrational behavior are simply fallacious debating techniques. I'm surprised you have not called me a hypocrite for not asking everyone to "turn the other cheek", so to speak.  ;) But then, since you are a chief advocate of separation of "church" (i.e. morality, the golden rule, etc.  ;D) and state, I guess you wouldn't look too good counseling me to play dead and TAKE IT for Christ's sake.

Sigh.... ::) Mens rea, MKing, invoives malice and aforethought. It is the essence of the criminal mind and mindset. It involves premeditation, something that is regarded very seriously in, what used to be, our justice system.

WHY is that, MKing? Aren't you the guy always talking about "doing the math?". Isn't the illegal ACT (actus reus - action or conduct that is a constituent element of a crime, as opposed to the mental state of the accused.) the main issue in your DO THE MATH world? For YOU it is, maybe. And I know why.   

You have a modus operandi and modus vivendi that evidences mens rea in almost every statement you make about the fossil fuel industry, global warming, human rights, appropriate behavior for police, white privilege and abuse of minorities. 

It's all about where YOU are sitting, isn't it? You have money and benefit from the status quo. So, you "prudently" and ACTIVELY have set out to undermine anything that could "rock that boat".

You ponder and, with malice and aforethought, set out to use your keen intelligence, scientific knowledge, training and vocabulary to undermine the truth and deny the daily crimes being committed by the corrupt fascist, racist and fossil fuel oligarchic status quo. You are AIDING AND ABETTING criminality. You are a willing accessory to injustice and global crime. That means you have a GUILTY MIND.

You claim you are amoral. Of course! That way, you can justify absolutely any behavior, no matter how morally repugnant, because you have gotten away with it. How **** convenient! How Machiavellian.

My personal policy is to turn the other cheek and TAKE IT when dealing with EVERYBODY, not just the police. That said, I do not, and never will, find fault with a person who, if assaulted physically by a police officer, responds passionately (NO MENS REA THERE AT ALL - the natural human propensity to dislike being beaten and engage in instinctive defensive action is NOT a premeditated act and should NEVER be considered assault) by physically defending himself. It is a travesty of the law to call THAT an assault on a police officer. You know that. You just don't give a damn because it hasn't rung your personal bell yet.

All that said, I am in agreement with you and Ashvin that we'll never solve this problem by attempting to respond in kind if a police officer brutalizes us. I froze in position while a cop tried to entrap me into defending myself so he could assault me (see what an emperor penguin does when a leopard seal tries to take a bite out of it  ;D).

Nevertheless, it is our duty to defend any citizen that does so and to do everything we can to rein in this police brutality. It's NOT lawful, no matter what some "law" claims in regard to "latitude" for the police. It's another step in the march to the Fourth Reich. When they came for the Blacks, you said nothing. When they come for YOU, you will remember me. Have a nice day.

NOW for some interesting information to brighten the day of decent people:

Hummingbirds are NATIVE AMERICANS!   

They are only found in the Western Hemisphere — from southeastern Alaska down to southern Chile — with most living in the tropics. There are more than 325 species of hummingbirds!

Here are some interesting facts on these beautiful creatures:

The bright radiant color on hummingbirds comes from iridescent coloring like on a soap bubble or prism, and are used to attract mates.

A hummingbird’s brain is 4.2% of its body weight, the largest proportion in the bird kingdom.

Hummingbirds are very smart and they can remember every flower they have been to and how long it will take a flower to refill.

Hummingbirds can hear better than humans, but have little to no sense of smell.

Hummingbirds can see farther than humans and can even see ultraviolet light!

Their heart beats up to 1,260 times per minute and their metabolism is roughly 100 times that of an elephant.   :o

A hummingbird’s heart is 2.5% of the total body weight.

Their body temperature is around 107 degrees Fahrenheit.

Only eight species regularly breed in the United States, though up to two dozen species may visit the country or be reported as regular visitors.

Their maximum forward flight speed is 30 miles per hour, though they can reach up to 60 miles per hour in a dive.

Despite their small size, hummingbirds are one of the most aggressive bird species and will regularly attack jays, crows and hawks that enter their territory.

Historically, they were hunted for their vibrant, colorful feathers. At present, habitat loss/destruction are the hummingbirds main threat to survival. Every specie of hummingbirds are currently listed as vulnerable or endangered on the IUCN red list.
Up Close and Personal with the Hummingbird *videos
Rob not the poor, because he is poor: neither oppress the afflicted in the gate:
For the Lord will plead their cause, and spoil the soul of those that spoiled them. Pr. 22:22-23


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