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redneckandyredneckandy Member Posts: 9,131 ✭✭✭
edited July 2008 in General Discussion
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1150062/Britons-flee-French-island-Guadeloupe-rioters-turn-white-families.html


Britons flee French island of Guadeloupe as rioters turn on white families
By Mail Foreign Service
Last updated at 3:17 PM on 19th February 2009

Britons are among thousands of tourists fleeing Guadeloupe after full scale urban warfare erupted on the French Caribbean island.
Trouble broke out on the island earlier last month after protesters began rioting over high prices and low wages.
But the situation escalated this week after protesters began turning on rich white families as they demanded an end to colonial control of the economy.
The troubles come at the height of the holiday season, with thousands of mainly British, French and American tourists on the paradise tropical island.
Guadeloupe descends into full-scale urban warfare after demonstrators riot over low wages and white control of the island's economy

Violence has escalated on the Caribbean island as protesters turn their attention to rich white families who they blame for their poor standard of living
Protesters were now targeting 'all white people', with the media in mainland France describing the situation as virtual civil war'.

Guadeloupe is a French overseas department ruled directly from Paris, and authorities in France have sent 300 extra riot police to the island in a bid to quell the violence.

Meanwhile, hundreds of protesters are roaming the streets of the capital Point-a-Pitre, looting shops and restaurants, burning cars and vandalising public buildings.

Holiday resorts along the coast have hired extra security to protect tourists, while the airport is jammed with visitors now trying to get out of the country.

Union leader Jacques Bino was the first man to die in the violence when he was caught in crossfire on Tuesday while driving a car near a roadblock manned by armed youths who had opened fire at police.

Six members of the security forces were injured during shoot-outs with the armed youths as they tried to help emergency teams who were trying to save Mr Bino's life.

Dozens more police and demonstrators have also been hurt in frequent clashes on the capital's streets - which one newspaper describing it as looking like a battlefield'.
Protesters ransacked shops and torched cars as the island descends into full-scale urban warfare
Most shops, banks, schools and government offices are now shut in Guadeloupe and the neighbouring French tourist island of Martinique - where protests are also mounting.

Guadeloupe's socialist opposition leader Malikh Boutih said: 'It is shocking to watch a police force which is almost 100 per cent white confront a population which is 100 per cent black.

'All the same elements of the riots on mainland France in 2005 are present here.
A man holds a photo to pay tribute to Jacques Bino
'We don't have the same concrete buildings, there are palm trees instead, but it's the same dead-end, the same "no future" for young people, with joblessness and a feeling of isolation.'

The first protests began a month ago when the left-wing union coalition, the Collective Against Exploitation, demanded a ?180 a month pay increase for low-wage earners.

President Nicolas Sarkozy sent his minster for overseas departments to the island to meet with union leaders on response to the demands.
But the racial tensions which have been simmering for decades exploded into full-scale rioting, with colonial descendants who own 90 per cent of the wealth becoming the focus of the violence.

The unrest was further aggravated last week when wealthy white landowner Alain Huyghues-Despointes publicly criticised mixed-race marriages and said he preferred to 'preserve his race'.

In Paris, the violence has provoked divisions in Mr Sarkozy's cabinet with black minister Rachida Data acknowledging that Guadeloupe suffered from 'a problem with the distribution of wealth'.

Laetitia Delaprade, spokeswoman at Voyages Antillais, a Paris-based travel agency that specialises in French Caribbean, said: 'People are scared. No one wants to go there and those that are there want to get out.'

Tourism Authority chief Madeleine de Grandmaison said: 'Tourism is fragile. People are not only cancelling this week, but also for all the months of February, March and April.
'We have a huge deficit of tourists ahead of us. At least 10,000 tourists have cancelled vacations in Martinique and Guadeloupe.'

Authorities struggle to contain the anarchy which has swept across the island
A youth carries a machete as trouble flares on the island
The Paris-based Association of Tour Operators has now classified Guadeloupe as a 'red zone', meaning it is not endorsing it as a destination.

A spokesman said: 'Most holidaymakers to Guadeloupe are British, American and mainland French.

'None have been hurt yet but there is the threat of violence in the air and staying there no longer feels comfortable.'

Guadeloupe's Tourism Committee said that the main airport had also been temporarily closed yesterday because of a lack of worker, but had now reopened.
A spokesman added: 'It is very busy. Every flight leaving the island is is full.'

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  • redneckandyredneckandy Member Posts: 9,131 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    My blessed government, instituted to secure the individual liberties of our citizens....."We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.--That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, --That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.

    http://coto2.wordpress.com/2010/08/31/doj-terrorism-and-criminal-extremism-terms-and-concepts-guide/

    DoJ Terrorism and Criminal Extremism Terms and Concepts Guide
    Posted on August 31, 2010

    A recent Department of Justice guide for investigators of criminal and extremist groups lists "constitutionalists" and "survivalists" alongside organizations like Al-Qaeda and the Aryan Brotherhood. The 120-page, "Law Enforcement Sensitive" guide to "Investigating Terrorism and Criminal Extremism-Terms and Concepts" describes itself as "a glossary designed primarily as a tool for criminal justice professionals to enhance their understanding of words relating to extremist terminology, phrases, activities, symbols, organizations, and selected names that they may encounter while conducting criminal investigations or prosecutions of members of extremist organizations."

    Constitutionalist, defined by Random House's 2010 Dictionary as an "adherent or advocate of constitutionalism or of an existing constitution", is described in the report as a "generic term for members of the `patriot' movement". Survivalists are described in the document as fearing a "coming collapse of civilization" and are trying to prepare themselves for this collapse. Such individuals are said to have "typically stockpiled food, water, and weapons, especially the latter, and instructed themselves on topics ranging from first aid to childbirth to edible plants".

    The guide defines the term "New World Order" as being "used by conspiracy theorists to refer to a global conspiracy designed to implement worldwide socialism". The Bilderberg Group, Trilateral Commission, and Council on Foreign Relations are described as organizations "targeted by right-wing extremists for conspiring to dominate the world". The guide also defines "One World Government" as the "concept that there will ultimately be a single governing body that will control the world", adding that "some right-wing extremists fear this occurring, believing that white people will be in the minority, with Jewish people ultimately controlling the world".

    While the document's introduction does state that "the fact that an entry appears in this publication does not imply a connection to illegal activity", it goes on to say that the guide consists of "terms that may be germane to members of an extremist movement" or are "singularly employed by specific extremist groups". The obvious result of the inclusion of terms such as "Bilderberg Group" and "Trilateral Commission" in a report titled "Investigating Terrorism and Criminal Extremism" is that law enforcement officials unaware of these groups will tend to associate legitimate discussion as "extremist" speech. This diminishes the credibility of any person attempting to rationally discuss such groups and fosters a perception that any discussion of such groups could be associated with a supposedly "extremist" ideology.

    Examples of "Extremist" Terminology

    Black Helicopters: Unmarked dark helicopters allegedly observed by many members of the "patriot" movement, who claim that the helicopters are part of some vast conspiracy, perhaps involving the United Nations or the "New World Order." Various explanations have been offered for some of the sightings, but the term has since entered the popular vocabulary and is often used as a generic, sometimes satirical reference to conspiracy-related beliefs.

    Bilderbergers (Bilderberg Group): Along with the Trilateral Commission and the Council on Foreign Relations, one of the three groups targeted by right-wing extremists for conspiring to dominate the world.

    Collection (of Information): The identification, location, and recording/storage of unanalyzed information, typically from an original source and using both human and technological means, for input into the intelligence cycle to determine its usefulness in meeting a defined tactical or strategic intelligence goal.

    Concentration Camps: Detention camps supposedly being built or already built by the United States government, according to conspiracy theorists.

    Constitutionalists: A generic term for members of the "patriot" movement. It is now often used to refer to members of the sovereign citizen or common law court movement. Sometimes the word "constitutionist" is also used.

    Council on Foreign Relations (CFR ): Along with the Bilderbergers and the Trilateral Commission, one of the three key groups that conspiracy theorists claim operate behind the scenes to control the world and to establish the "New World Order."

    Executive Orders: The formal means by which the President of the United States determines the conduct of business in the Executive Branch. Typically, such executive orders take two forms: (1) orders governing administrative or policy matters in Executive Branch agencies or (2) orders for which the authority is derived from congressional authorizations. The "patriot" movement, however, contends that executive orders are "presidential laws" that bypass Congress and subvert the Constitution.

    Flag of Peace: The American flag preferred by the "patriot" movement; a red, white, and blue flag without any gold trim, braid, balls, tassels, eagles, fringe, or spear on the flag or pole. Patriots believe that any other American flag is a military flag that denotes military jurisdiction. Only under the "flag of peace" do U.S. citizens receive their constitutional rights and due process.

    Globalization: This term generally refers to the denationalization of economies, markets, products, and populations brought about by ever faster travel, improved communications, and advances in technology.

    Illuminati: An intellectual society and social club formed by a university professor, Adam Weishaupt (1748-1811), in southern Germany in the 1770s in the spirit of the Enlightenment. It was suppressed by Bavarian authorities in the 1780s. Weishaupt spent the rest of his life writing about the Illuminati. People who believe Illuminati conspiracy theories believe the society never died away but lived on, run by people intent on controlling the world through devious means.

    Information Warfare: Synonymous with cyberwarfare, information warfare is the offensive and defensive use of information and information systems to deny, exploit, corrupt, or destroy an adversary's information, information-based processes, information systems, and computer-based networks while protecting one's own. Such actions are designed to achieve advantages over military or business adversaries.

    Jack-Booted Thug (JBT ): A law enforcement officer (especially federal) draped in combat fatigues or other military or paramilitary uniform, wearing a ski mask or similar headgear guaranteeing anonymity, wielding powerful military weapons, and utilizing other military vehicles and gear.

    New World Order: A term used by conspiracy theorists to refer to a global conspiracy designed to implement worldwide socialism.

    One-World Government: The concept that there will ultimately be a single governing body that will control the world. Some right-wing extremists fear this occurring, believing that white people will be in the minority, with Jewish people ultimately controlling the world.

    Open Source Information or Intelligence: Individual data, records, reports, and assessments that may shed light on an investigatory target or event and do not require any legal process or any type of clandestine collection techniques for a law enforcement agency to obtain. Such information is obtained through means that meet copyright and commercial requirements of vendors, as well as being free of legal restrictions to access by anyone who seeks that information.

    Patriot Movement: The "patriot" movement is a general term used by its members to describe the collective movements and individuals on the extreme right wing. In one form or another, this practice dates back many decades; in the 1930s, many on the far right referred to themselves as "superpatriots." In the 1960s and 1970s, it was common to refer to the "Christian Patriot" movement, but this term is less common now than then. Among the types of individuals that can be found within the "patriot" movement are white supremacists, sovereign citizens, tax protesters, militia members, and sometimes antiabortion or anti-environmental groups.

    Patriots for Profit: A term used to describe those individuals in the "patriot" movement who perpetrate scams and frauds against other people, usually fellow members of the movement. It also refers to people who attempt to make money by selling various products and "kits" to members of the movement. By far the most numerous of the "patriots for profit" are the people who cater to would-be tax protesters.

    Pirate Radio: The operation of radio transmitters without a license from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Although some of the most notable pirate stations, such as Free Radio Berkeley, have been primarily left-wing in orientation, a large number of pirate stations adhere to right-wing or antigovernment philosophies.

    Sovereign Citizen: A term used to describe adherents to a philosophy derived from the group Posse Comitatus that posits that there are two types of citizens: "Fourteenth Amendment Citizens," who are subject to the laws and taxes of the federal and state governments, and sovereign citizens, who are subject only to "the common law." Sovereign citizens claim that they have absolute mastery over all their property (including freedom from taxes, regulations, ordinances, or zoning restrictions), that they essentially do not have to pay taxes (aside from tariffs and a few other insignificant taxes), that they are not citizens of the United States but are "nonresident aliens" with respect to that "illegal corporation," that the only court which has jurisdiction to try them for any matter is a common law court, and that they can never be arrested or tried for a crime or matter in which there is no complaining victim, as well as various other notions. Typical signs that someone is a sovereign citizen include the use of punctuation between their middle and last names (i.e., John Wayne; Doe); a refusal to have a social security card or any paper, license, or document related to automobile ownership or driving; a refusal to use zip codes; and the displaying on various items-from envelopes to paper money, to time cards, or to forms-of the phrase "UCC 1-207," or variants thereof. Sovereign citizens are often also known as state citizens, freemen, preamble citizens, common law citizens, or other appellations.

    Survivalists: The survivalist movement feared a coming collapse of civilization, generally as the result of nuclear war, and tried to prepare themselves to survive it. Survivalists typically stockpiled food, water, and weapons, especially the latter, and instructed themselves on topics ranging from first aid to childbirth to edible plants.

    Tax-Protest Movement: A movement consisting of people who do not simply want to avoid paying taxes but generally claim they should not have to pay them. The right-wing movement started in the 1950s and 1960s and has concentrated on interpreting the Constitution, U.S. law, and the tax code, in particular, in such a way as to be able to claim that most people do not have to pay income taxes. The motivating force behind the right-wing tax-protest movement was to find loopholes, actual or manufactured, that would allow people to claim that they had no tax obligation.

    Trilateral Commission: A group, along with the Bilderbergers and the Council on Foreign Relations, that is viewed by the "patriot" movement as being one of the major organizations seeking to implement the "New World Order." Formed in 1973 by David Rockefeller and Zbigniew Brzezinski, the Trilateral Commission consists of slightly over 300 members from Europe, Japan, and North America (the three main democratic-industrial regions of the world, thus the term "trilateral"). Members include prominent figures in the media, politics, business, and academia. Conspiracy theorists claim it is a group of elitists determined to promote a one-world government.
  • redneckandyredneckandy Member Posts: 9,131 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    http://www.ananova.com/news/story/sm_56314.html

    Police reject candidate for being too intelligent

    A US man has been rejected in his bid to become a police officer for scoring too high on an intelligence test.

    Robert Jordan, a 49-year-old college graduate, took an exam to join the New London police, in Connecticut, in 1996 and scored 33 points, the equivalent of an IQ of 125.

    But New London police interviewed only candidates who scored 20 to 27, on the theory that those who scored too high could get bored with police work and leave soon after undergoing costly training.

    Mr Jordan launched a federal lawsuit against the city, but lost.

    The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York upheld a lower court's decision that the city did not discriminate against Mr Jordan because the same standards were applied to everyone who took the test.

    He said: "This kind of puts an official face on discrimination in America against people of a certain class. I maintain you have no more control over your basic intelligence than your eye color or your gender or anything else."

    He said he does not plan to take any further legal action and has worked as a prison guard since he took the test.

    The average score nationally for police officers is 21 to 22, the equivalent of an IQ of 104, or just a little above average.
  • redneckandyredneckandy Member Posts: 9,131 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    i think some one broke into my house last nite and replaced all my stuff with exact copies[xx(]
  • reloader44magreloader44mag Member Posts: 19,356 ✭✭
    edited November -1
    Ever hear the term... "over qualified"... happens all the time.
  • spryorspryor Member Posts: 9,155
    edited November -1
    "...those who scored too high could get bored with police work and leave soon after undergoing costly training..."

    That, and they may be less likely to be robocops if ever ordered to do
    so.
  • dan kellydan kelly Member Posts: 9,799
    edited November -1
    a very poor excuse in the ruling by saying..."the same standards were applied to everyone who took the test"...
    lets put it another way..."no irish or chinese need apply for this job.."
    ..."no blacks need apply for this job"

    there can`t be anything wrong with that because the same standard or tesr whatever you want to call it would be the same for all of those races.
    i don`t think that judge was right in his ruling at all...what do you all think of my comparisons? can you see the point i`m trying to make?
  • redhead71redhead71 Member Posts: 2,337 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    WELL HERE IN MINNESOTA YOU ONLY NEED A TWO YEAR DEGREE TO BE ABLE FOR POST EXAM BUT MOST METRO AND STATE LEO'S MUST HAVE A 4 YEAR OR HIGHER. DIFFERENT STATES DIFFERENT STANDARDS
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