You Want Fries With That?

81
Thu, Aug 4, 2016 - 1:45pm

Look, not to get all morbid or anything, but life comes at you, good and bad, and it is not always about Fibonacci retracements, options expiration, open interest and the FED. On the good side, we have our excellent proprietor, Mr. TF, celebrating a lifelong accomplishment, his 20th wedding anniversary! Hooray!

But on the other end of the spectrum, we see another loss of life, which from any viewpoint, is a tragedy.

But, there is a point of reference here, that puts events into a different perspective, one that is critical to understand in this perilous time we find ourselves in.

https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2016/07/20/footage-released-of-moments-before-robbery-suspect-was-fatally-shot-at-carls-jr/

MOPE Lesson

Read these news accounts, listen to the audio and watch the video:

https://ktla.com/2016/07/06/1-suspect-shot-dead-at-carls-jr-location-in-covina-police/
https://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/911-Call-Carls-Jr-Shooting-387764621.html
https://www.sgvtribune.com/general-news/20160720/family-of-man-shot-by-off-duty-lapd-officer-protests-his-death-in-covina

Now, ask whether you were emotionally moved, even slightly, by what you read or saw or heard.

Now, ask why certain facts were put in the story, and other facts were not.

Why was the picture of the 20 year old baby momma holding the bastard child of the decedent shown?

Why was there any mention of “Black Lives Matter?”

Why was there no immediate juxtaposition of the family members’ statements:

“He wouldn’t have done something like what they said he did,” said Justice Ramirez, Sigala’s girlfriend and mother of his daughter. “He knew he had to take care of his daughter,” and ““The police are making false statements,” said Nicole Hernandez, Ramirez’s stepmother. “He was murdered.”

with the video proof of the decedent entering the Walmart, handling the firearm (bbgun replica), stealing it, and the audio of a concerned citizen calling into authorities to report the same Darwin-Award nominee apparently loading the gun while riding towards the Carl’s Jr., multiple eyewitness accounts of the attempted robbery and the justifiable protection of life by the heroic off-duty LAPD officer who removed an undesireable from further polluting the gene pool?

Why was there no factual discussion of why the decedent was not working at 3:15 p.m., even though is family members’ claim “he knew he had to take care of his daughter?”

Why was there no mention that this particular use of firearms for defensive purposes, totally in line with the leftist progressives’ perverted reading of the Second Amendment that firearms are only for defensive purposes and not for purposes of resisting governmental tyranny, was justified and saved lives?

Where was any mention of thanks for the bravery and heroism for the officer, who, off duty, had no obligation to protect anyone in that Carl’s Jr., let alone end what was certainly a life-threatening moment for all inside that store?

Did I write this with a judgmental point of view? You God Damn Right I Did! [said in my best Jack Nicholson voice, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rDfRd0IZ-Vo ].

Am I being too harsh on the snowflake Hispanic youth, only trying to “take care of his daughter” by engaging in criminal conduct?

Am I being xenophobic by pointing out the ethnicity of the decedent?

Am I jumping to conclusions to support a point of view?

Am I asking pertinent questions?

Well, decide for yourself.

Prepare accordingly.

About the Author

  81 Comments

benque
Aug 4, 2016 - 1:50pm

Foist??

Who me??

edit: nope, not me.

Aug 4, 2016 - 1:52pm

Thanks, CaL

Much appreciated and thought provoking.

silver66
Aug 4, 2016 - 1:53pm

first

Certainly the questions you ask will make some uncomfortable.

Those are the best type of questions

Silver66

ancientmoney
Aug 4, 2016 - 2:07pm
Aug 4, 2016 - 2:14pm
Antony von Clearwell
Aug 4, 2016 - 2:14pm

Tomorrow blsbs

Better or worse than expected? I lean towards worse.....

Ps: sorry wrong thread.

ancientmoney
Aug 4, 2016 - 2:35pm

Re: Link is here...thanks, Cal Lawyer

We can soon look for pictures of this 19 year old "victim" as a 12 year old, innocent lad eating an ice cream cone. Taken too soon by a violent policeman simply for playing with a harmless BB-gun. That is, if Brown Lives Matter.

Captain Scott
Aug 4, 2016 - 2:46pm

Thanks, Cal

Thought provoking indeed, i enjoyed reading that! ... now to check on my miners..

gold slut
Aug 4, 2016 - 2:52pm

Great essay Cal, thanks.

We have similar BS reporting in the UK at the moment. The latest wheeze is to substitute 'islamic terrorism' for 'mental illness'. If you swap the terms back around in your head, it makes the news reports so much easier on the blood pressure and the chicken wire covered TV!

Island Teal
Aug 4, 2016 - 2:54pm

BB gun = taking care of your family ???

CL - nice job on this article.

What a head spinner.

" YGDRID !!!"

Key Economic Events Week of 2/17

2/18 8:30 ET Empire St Manu Idx
2/19 8:30 ET Producer Price Idx
2/19 8:30 ET Housing Starts & Bldg Perms
2/19 2:00 ET January FOMC minutes
2/20 8:30 ET Philly Fed
2/21 Fed Goons all day at Chicago Conf.
2/21 9:45 ET Markit flash Feb PMIs

Subscribe or login to read all comments.

Contribute

Donate Shop

Get Your Subscriber Benefits

Private iTunes feed for all TF Metals Report podcasts, and access to Vault member forum discussions!

Key Economic Events Week of 2/17

2/18 8:30 ET Empire St Manu Idx
2/19 8:30 ET Producer Price Idx
2/19 8:30 ET Housing Starts & Bldg Perms
2/19 2:00 ET January FOMC minutes
2/20 8:30 ET Philly Fed
2/21 Fed Goons all day at Chicago Conf.
2/21 9:45 ET Markit flash Feb PMIs

Key Economic Events Week of 2/10

2/11 10:00 ET Job Openings
2/11 10:00 ET CGP Hump-Hawk House
2/12 10:00 ET CGP Hump-Hawk Senate
2/13 8:30 ET CPI
2/14 8:30 ET Retail Sales
2/14 9:15 ET Cap Ute & Ind Prod
2/14 10:00 ET Business Inventories

Key Economic Events Week of 2/3

2/4 10:00 ET Factory Orders
2/5 8:15 ET ADP Employment
2/5 9:45 ET Markit Service PMI
2/5 10:00 ET ISM Service PMI
2/6 8:30 ET Productivity & Unit Labor Costs
2/7 8:30 ET BLSBS
2/7 10:00 ET Wholesale Inventories

Key Economic Events Week of 1/27

1/28 8:30 ET Durable Goods
1/28 10:00 ET Consumer Confidence
1/29 10:00 ET Pending Home Sales
1/29 2:00 pm ET FOMC Fedlines
1/29 2:30 pm ET Powell presser
1/30 8:30 ET Q4 GDP first guess
1/31 8:30 ET Pers Inc and Spending
1/31 9:45 ET Chicago PMI
2/2 10:00 pm ET Chiefs win SB LIV

Key Economic Events Week of 1/13

1/14 8:30 ET CPI
1/14 9:00 ET Goon Williams
1/15 8:30 ET PPI and Empire Fed
1/16 8:30 ET Retail Sales and Philly Fed
1/17 8:30 ET Housing Starts
1/17 9:15 Et Cap Ute and Ind Prod

Key Economic Events Week of 1/6

1/7 8:30 ET US trade deficit
1/7 10:00 ET ISM Services PMI
1/7 10:00 ET Factory Orders
1/8 8:15 ET ADP employment
1/9 8:00 ET Goon Chlamydia speech
1/9 1:20 ET Goon Evans 2:00 ET Goon Bullard
1/10 8:30 ET BLSBS
1/10 10:00 ET Wholesale Inventories

Key Economic Events Week of 12/16

12/16 8:30 ET Empire State Manu Idx
12/16 9:45 ET Markit flash PMIs Dec
12/17 8:30 ET Housing Starts and Bldg Perms
12/17 9:15 ET Cap Ute and Ind Prod
12/19 8:30 ET Philly Fed
12/20 8:30 ET Final guess Q3 GDP
12/20 10:00 ET Pers Inc and Spending
12/20 10:00 ET Core Inflation

Key Economic Events Week of 12/9

12/10 8:30 ET Productivity and Unit Labor Costs
12/11 8:30 ET CPI
12/11 2:00 pm ET FOMC fedlines
12/11 2:30 pm ET CGP presser
12/12 8:30 ET PPI
12/13 8:30 ET Retail Sales
12/13 10:00 ET Business Inventories
12/13 11:00 ET Goon Williams speech

Key Economic Events Week of 12/2

12/2 9:45 ET Markit Manu PMI
12/2 10:00 ET ISM Manu PMI
12/2 10:00 ET Construction Spending
12/4 9:45 ET Markit Services PMI
12/4 10:00 ET ISM Services PMI
12/5 8:30 ET Trade Deficit
12/5 10:00 ET Factory Orders
12/6 8:30 ET BLSBS
12/6 10:00 ET Wholesale Inventories

Key Economic Events Week of 11/25

11/25 8:30 ET Chicago Fed Nat'l Idx
11/25 7:00 pm ET CGP speech
11/26 8:30 ET Advance Trade
11/26 9:00 ET Case-Shiller home prices
11/26 10:00 ET New home sales
11/26 10:00 ET Consumer Confidence
11/27 8:30 ET Q3 GDP 2nd guess
11/27 8:30 ET Durable Goods
11/27 9:45 ET Chicago PMI
11/27 10:00 ET Pers Inc & Cons Spndg
11/27 10:00 ET Core inflation
11/27 2:00 pm ET Beige Book

Recent Comments

Forum Discussion

by HappyNow, 6 hours 27 min ago
by argentus maximus, 7 hours 39 min ago
by zman, Feb 17, 2020 - 10:01pm
by argentus maximus, Feb 17, 2020 - 7:27am
by NW VIEW, Feb 16, 2020 - 6:46pm