Ethan Explains Police Shooting Videos

Ethan Explains Police Shooting Videos

The question of police body cameras continues to grow in importance. They are an important tool for both the police and the public in getting the record straight in ALL interactions between us.

Now with the shootings in Tulsa and Charlotte, the failure of our government to ensure openness and accountability is in focus. In Tulsa, they released the videos and while we may disagree on what exactly they tell us, we have a much better idea. And guess what? No riots.

In Charlotte the North Carolina state legislature passed a law limiting the video release only by court order. So, we have two totally different accounts of what transpired. And riots have ensued alongside the peaceful, legal, protests.

We must demand that all police body cam video be escrowed by a third-party so nobody can delete what they don’t want us to see. Body cams shouldn’t be able to be deactivated when on-duty. And there needs to be rules and regulations in place when we fund body cameras to ensure their proper release to We The People.

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Ethan Explains Stop Sexting

How many times do we have to hear stories of people’s naked pictures getting out and them being angry about it? Worse yet, a child who feels their life is ruined because they sexted someone who then shared the picture, like was reporting in the Washington Post again yesterday.

We must teach our children that any picture they don’t want everyone to see should never be taken in the first place. The way technology works now, it is possible that the picture(s) or sexts will make it to people who were not the intended recipient. People are not all wonderful and perfect and sometimes do mean things. Even though states like California, and 33 others, have revenge porn laws, those won’t protect you as they only punish after the damage has occurred.

What are you teaching your children?

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Ethan Explains Tax Money Waste

When a government employee lies on their timesheet, that is theft. Theft of our money. Well, some US Patent Office employees just got caught lying on their timesheets to the tune of ~300,000 hours totaling $18.3 million. That’s a lot of waste. Of my money and yours.

Government waste and fraud is always a problem, whether it’s military waste (read my book), Medicare fraud, Social Security fraud, or any number of ways people bilk our government, it is all wrong. Especially by employees.

Should we prosecute vigorously to deter future offenders or just wave our hands in disgust and say that the government wastes so much that this is just a drop in the bucket?

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Ethan on FNC Election HQ ISIS Jihad during DNC

Ethan on Fox News Channel Election Headquarters ISIS Jihad during DNC

I joined Fox News America’s Election HQ in the early hours of July 27, 2016. The topic was the Democrats not talking about national security and the terror threat during the convention in Philadelphia thus far. I said that we need to prevent the moving story of Lauren Manning on 9/11/2001 and how then Senator Hillary Clinton came to visit her in the hospital.

We need to recognize and directly address that the jihadis are busy attacking Israel, Germany, France, and the USA with machetes, axes, bombs, and trucks.

All while Democrat Rep. Hank Johnson is busy calling Israeli Jews “termites” enabling the jihadis in their quest to kill by dehumanizing, and the lack of censure from the party for his heinous remarks. Also, the Democrats used to side with the Jews and Israel and now side with pro-terror groups on US college campuses leading to an increase in attacks on Jewish students right here in the USA.

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Ethan Explains Twitter Censorship

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Wouldn’t it be nice to silence those who say thinks you disagree with or find repugnant, or is that censorship? Twitter just shut down Milo Yiannopoulous, a gay conservative provocateur, because he wrote an unkind statement about Leslie Jones in the new Ghostbusters movie. His followers then took to Twitter and said the most hateful, vile, and racist things to Leslie.

Milo didn’t, his followers did. Twitter should have shut down the accounts sending the horrible messages unless Milo specifically called for vile, hate speech to be sent to Leslie Jones.

Does that mean Donald J. Trump should be shutdown because his followers send me vile, hateful messages or what about what his followers sent Julia Ioffe after she profiled Melania in GQ Magazine?

Take a look at the Twitter rules:

Any accounts and related accounts engaging in the activities specified below may be temporarily locked and/or subject to permanent suspension.

  • Violent threats (direct or indirect): You may not make threats of violence or promote violence, including threatening or promoting terrorism. 
  • Harassment: You may not incite or engage in the targeted abuse or harassment of others. Some of the factors that we may consider when evaluating abusive behavior include:
    • if a primary purpose of the reported account is to harass or send abusive messages to others;
    • if the reported behavior is one-sided or includes threats;
    • if the reported account is inciting others to harass another account; and
    • if the reported account is sending harassing messages to an account from multiple accounts.
  • Hateful conduct: You may not promote violence against or directly attack or threaten other people on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, religious affiliation, age, disability, or disease. We also do not allow accounts whose primary purpose is inciting harm towards others on the basis of these categories. 

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Ethan Explains Republican Black Vote

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I’ve been interviewing many people on KGO 810 regarding racism and police shootings including Dr. Clarence B. Jones, Lt. Randy L. Sutton, Jane Elliott, and more. I’m convinced my Republican friends are stuck with 1% support from the African-American community because of their outright denial of racism in America today and going out of their way to call Black Lives Matter a terrorist group.

Watch the video below and tell me what do you think?

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Ethan Explains RICO and Karma 6/1/16

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What comes around goes around. Greenpeace wants the Department of Justice to use the federal Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act on those who oppose climate change legislation. One of their targets, Resolute Forest Products has filed a RICO suit against Greenpeace.

From The Washington Post’s Volokh Conspiracy by Jonathan H. AdlerNo peace for Greenpeace“:

In December, Greenpeace urged the federal government to investigate oil companies and organizations that dispute the risks of climate change under the federal Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act. 
Specifically, Greenpeace media officer Cassady Sharp called upon the Justice Department to undertake a “broad” investigation to “look into the role of [ExxonMobil and] other fossil fuel companies, trade associations, and think tanks in sowing doubt about the risks of climate change.”
Earlier today, Resolute Forest Products filed a civil RICO suit in a federal district court in Georgia, alleging a pattern of defamatory and fraudulent behavior by Greenpeace and allied organizations.  
According to the 100-plus-page complaint (and appendix), Greenpeace and its affiliates are a RICO “enterprise” that have waged a deliberately defamatory campaign against Resolute, misrepresenting the company’s practices and environmental record in order to raise funds and promote Greenpeace’s environmentalist agenda

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Ethan Explains Defamation Privacy 5/27/16

shutterstock_391180594Hulk Hogan won a $140 million invasion of privacy suit against Gawker. Come to find out tech billionaire Peter Thiel funded this suit and others against Gawker because founder Nick Denton outed Thiel in 2007. What is the balance of slander & libel versus a billionaire who can hold journalists accountable?

From The Washington Post:

“It’s less about revenge and more about specific deterrence,” Thiel told the New York Times. 
“I saw Gawker pioneer a unique and incredibly damaging way of getting attention by bullying people even when there was no connection with the public interest.”

Gawker founder Nick Denton disagrees. 
On Thursday, he posted an open letter to Thiel, in which he wrote, “Your revenge has been served well, cold and (until now) anonymously.”
In the letter, Denton offered his opinion as to why Thiel in particular is funding this litigation:
I can see how irritating Gawker would be to you and other figures in the technology industry. 
For Silicon Valley, the media spotlight is a relatively recent phenomenon. 
Most executives and venture capitalists are accustomed to dealing with acquiescent trade journalists and a dazzled mainstream media, who will typically play along with embargoes, join in enthusiasm for new products, and hew to the authorized version of a story. 
They do not have the sophistication, and the thicker skins, of public figures in other older power centers such as New York, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C.

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More Cyberterrorism today?

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The news today is deeply disturbing regarding United Airlines and the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) having major computer system shutdowns due to “technical glitches.”

Coincidence or cyberterrorism? This matches patterns of escalation from malware in our infrastructure, attacks on banks, hacks on companies like Anthem Blue Cross, our government under siege with the theft of records. It only makes sense that the hacks continue to reach new levels in their attempts at theft and undermining the American economy.

First thing this morning United Airlines reported that their systems were hung, taking almost two hours to recover. This “glitch” affected over 3,500 flights and hundreds of thousands of travelers throughout the air travel system

Then the NYSE halted all trading at 11:32am EDT as a major technical issue crashed the trading systems. The highly redundant and scalable systems implemented for trading don’t just crash from a glitch.

These both have the hallmarks of attacks, probing for weaknesses, resulting in tests to determine the capability to damage systems and our economy.

World War III might not be found with weapons in the sense that you know them. It is very possible a war could happen with just electrons, destroying our way of life.

I get more into CyberSecurity in chapter nine of my new book Liars & Whores: How Big Government and Big Business Are Working to Save Their Own Assets, Not Yours

UPDATE 11:16am PDT 7/8/2015 – The Los Angeles Times is reporting that NYSE officials are claiming there was no attack, “internal technical issue.” While entirely possible, it is actually more plausible that the highly redundant, highly available systems that they use were actually shutdown the moment a breach was monitored and the shutdown was a precautionary measure to isolate the incident before it could cause any major damage or theft. The hardware and software architecture used in the NYSE trading systems have multiple redundancies built-in, so an internal technical issue is nearly impossible.

President Obama’s Hypocrisy on Trade and Freedom

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Time for Congress to stop selling out the American people and the time has come for all of us to finally recognize that President Obama really does not support Israel.

The vile, anti-American, Constitution-undermining, Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) bill passed and has been signed by the President (check out chapter 8 of my new book to learn more). Not only that, the President and his administration are openly refusing to support the pro-Israel language (another problem with legislation is mixing topics), which essentially blocks the anti-Israel, Boycott, Divestment, and Sanction (BDS) movement. In other words, the President likes the corrupt TPA but not the part that supports Israel.

Who says the President hasn’t thrown Israel under the bus every chance he gets?

The one country in the Middle East that allows practicing one’s religion, freedom of speech, freedom of conscience, women’s rights, children’s rights, LGBT rights, and an open economic system. Israel is the one country the President doesn’t support. He’ll go out of his way to work with theocratically genocidal Iran, to open borders and normalize relations with oppressive Communist regimes like Cuba who harbor fugitive cop-killers, and supported the pro-Sharia anti-everyone else Muslim Brotherhood Egypt, but he won’t support the one country who shares our concepts of universal human rights.

I grant that the disputed territories are disputed and international law is unclear because of the way Israel won the territory in the 1967 war with Jordan (legal), but didn’t formally annex the territory (puts it in unclear legal area).

But that means the President should continuously kow-tow to the anti-Israel groups? It should not.

And the weak-kneed Congress ever focused on funding their re-election campaigns handed over their constitutional authority to authorize foreign deals with a two-thirds vote.

For shame.