The American Declaration of Independence

Reproduced in its entirety from the National Archives of the United States. (Note: I have added paragraph numbers for future reference.) Declaration of Independence: A Transcription Note: The following text is a transcription of the Stone Engraving of the parchment Declaration of Independence (the document on display in the Rotunda at the National Archives Museum.) The spelling …

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A Navy Corpsman Receives A Purple Heart. He Didn’t Think He Deserved It

Reproduced in its entirety from today's National Public Radio, in honor of all of our nation's veterans - and my own father, who was a Naval Aviator. July 4, 2021 7:00 AM ET DUSTIN JONES Twitter Joseph Hardebeck, a senior Navy corpsman, is greeted by his daughters Zoey, 9, and Adalie, 7, after receiving the …

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I keep saying it: cop culture hates sunlight.

When they don't want you to watch, you'd better watch closely. Meet Alameda County Sheriff's Sergeant David Shelby. He tried using a new cop trick for preventing transparency, and it backfired. Badly. Another person off camera says, "Are you playing pop music to drown out the conversation?"Shelby tells the protesters, "You can record all you …

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Critical Race Theory: the best primer I’ve read.

But reading it will require your objectivity and critical thinking skills. Today I'm publishing an essay from Politico Magazine. This is, hands down, the best lay person's explanation of Critical Race Theory (CRT) I've read. If you've read my bio notes in this blog, then you know I'm an anthropologist. Back in The Day, I …

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How apropos.

In a tweet, the board pleaded with the public and the candidates for patience. No, patience is something you earn through transparency and competence, two qualities the New York City elections board does not possess."The N.Y.C. Elections Board Is a Disaster. This Is the Last Straw." Editorial, The New York Times, June 30, 2021 That's a …

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Kansas cops employ lots and lots (and lots) of monsters

Next, allow me now to introduce to you Doniphan County sheriff's deputy Nathaniel M. Keller. Charming looking fellow, ain't he? Couldn't look more like a stereotypical southern White pig if he had to, could he? You can see the sadism, the racism, and the brutality just weeping from his greasy, sweaty pores. Just kidding. Not. …

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Another lying cop. The question is, which one of ’em is lying?

Now here's an interesting little ditty. Meet Pinellas County, Florida, Sheriff's Deputy Kenneth Kimberlin. He's been arrested for filing false reports online. Kimberlin -- a trustworthy-looking cop if ever you saw one, eh? -- alleges that his sheriff is another child abusing cop. Little wonder that his sheriff had him arrested. Whether or not it's …

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San Bernardino Sheriff’s Sergeant arrested for child porn

Meet San Bernardino Sheriff's Sergeant Marc Goodwin, another one of "Our Finest." You know: the people we hire to protect our children from monsters and predators. Goodwin was arrested on child pornography charges. No doubt he'll be defended with help from his cop union, too. You can read about it yourself. Pick yer poison: Sheriff's …

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Hero Police Officer Michael Fanone vs. Representative Kevin McCarthy.

Washington, DC, Metropolitan police officer Michael Fanone tried for weeks to meet personally with the top GOP leader in the US House of Representatives. When McCarthy finally agreed to meet, Officer Fanone asked him to disavow the GOP lies about Trump's insurrection. McCarthy refused. And later, McCarthy lied to the press about dodging Officer Fanone. …

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Minneapolis cop Derek Chauvin sentenced to 22.5 years for murdering George Floyd.

Chauvin's lawyer asked for mercy. Kinda like the mercy Chauvin and his fellow Minneapolis pigs showed Mr. Floyd, I guess. Only, as it turns out, the judge showed Chauvin a whole lot more mercy than the pig ever showed Mr. Floyd: an entire lifetime more, in fact. Excepting for a measly 20 years. Chauvin's mama …

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