Rikers guard admits to raping female inmate, avoids jail time – NY Daily News

Jose Cosme ambushed Jacqueline Healy and raped her inside of a closet. As a result, Cosme will be placed on probation for 10 years and have to register as a sex offender. That’s it. The entire sentence.

A 49 year old woman was raped and the man that did it will not serve a single day in jail. Why?

Jacqueline Healy is an inmate.  Cosme was a corrections officer. It seems that America continues its tradition of ignoring the dehumanization of slaves whether that condition is by judicial classification or birth.

If you didn’t understand the entire 13th Amendment movement, this should clear it up.

  • Eliot

 

A former city correction officer admitted to sexually assaulting an inmate in a storage closet on Rikers Island but will face no jail time.

Source: Rikers guard admits to raping female inmate, avoids jail time – NY Daily News

Small Talk

I avoid small talk.
 
That is the result of two traits I have. One, I am shy. Painfully. I usually can overcome it in short bursts but I can’t keep that up for very long without having an anxiety attack. Lisa is good at recognizing that and usually appears at my side to ask if I’m ready to go home right at that moment. Just another of her many superpowers.
 
Two, I am arrogant.
 
Or so I’ve been told. Repeatedly. I find that small talk often requires you to pretend you don’t know something that you do know. I just can’t do that. I know what I know. So, I don’t ask questions about things I don’t have questions about. People see that as disinterest in them personally. Though it isn’t. It is the exact opposite. It’s intense interest in them personally. An interest that doesn’t have time for pretense. An interest in what is new and now in their life. Not rehashing old news. Again.
 
They don’t see it that way. The disinterest that isn’t there but they see offends them. That sense of offense then leads them to believe that whatever is going on is my fault. And, since I don’t seem to care, I must be arrogant.
 
So I avoid small talk.
Just so you know,
Eliot

Trump – Friend of China?

I can’t shake the feeling that China sees Donald Trump as their best shot at reshaping the world into explicitly Chinese and American spheres of influence.

By helping Trump with North Korea, I think Chinese President Xi JinPing is trying to edge out Vladimir Putin and Russia from the Global Leader Gang which only has two members. After years of subtle attempts to move Russia out of the Global Leader Gang, the Obama Administration became more blatant.

The Trans-Pacific Partnership had many purposes. One of those was to anoint China as the new Global Leader Gang partner and finalize Russia’s relegation to a second tier nation. A relegation that began when President Obama (rightly) poo-pooed the idea that Russia was of any major consequence to the United States when Mitt Romney reflexively (and wrongly) brought it up during the election.

The animosity between Putin and Obama was well earned. Street thug versus cosmopolitan internationalist. Spy versus professor. Gravy versus consommé.

President Obama realized that Russia was a fiction resting on the historical reality of the USSR. Russia isn’t the USSR. Russia is Italy with a good backstory. And President Obama treated them accordingly.

Putin knew his only chance was to get all traces of Obama out of the US government. If that didn’t happen, the fiction would end. And with that, all of the opportunities that have made Putin the richest man in the world would also end. Not acceptable. Not in the least. Hillary Clinton represented a continuation of Obama. Putin knew he needed a champion. Luckily, Donald Trump was tailor-made for this. His financial entanglements with Russia make him malleable. His ego and lack of intellectual curiosity make him easily fooled.

In comes Trump riding a wave of rabid xenophobia, religious bigotry, misogyny and racism right into the White House. Pushed from behind by Putin’s cyberwar against the United States. Once in he meets with the man he has insulted for years and is told:

“Remember, North Korea is the real issue NO MATTER WHAT ANYONE SAYS”

Trump’s narcissism doesn’t allow him to acknowledge the wisdom in those words. Until North Korea starts exploding nuclear bombs and heaving ballistic missiles in the direction of SEATAC. His Asian doppelgänger, Kim Jong-Un, is aping his behavior and they posture at each other like red-assed baboons in a roadside Safari exhibit. Instead of shit, words are flung but we still get soiled. As do the people of North Korea. There is only one reality about where we are right now.

We all will suffer

China wants out of the North Korea business. They want the prestige that Obama was going to give them. What better way then to help their biggest customer take care of “the real issue”?

Welcome to the Global Leader Gang, China. Thanks for the assist.

  • Eliot

Warning, Mike Pence, Warning!

 

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Vice President Mike Pence would do well to study how narcissistic sociopaths deal with subordinates outperforming them.

Beware of President Donald J. Trump, Mr. Vice President.

He won’t take kindly to such a public showing up by a subordinate. No matter how aggressively you apply your moistened lamprey-like lips to the President’s ample orange backside.

– Eliot

President Trump hires notoriously low energy Rex Tillerson to dismantle the State Department.

The Korea Herald writes:… Tillerson’s shortened diplomatic consultations and public events in Seoul spawned a flurry of speculation given a leadership vacuum and political uncertainties. A joint news conference aside, Tillerson spent almost two and a half hours with Japanese Foreign Minister [Fumio] Kishida, including a dinner, and another hour with Prime Minister Abe. But his meetings with [Seoul’s Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se] and [acting President and Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn] were each confined to about an hour, without a lunch or dinner gathering. Seoul officials said the U.S. side opted not to have a meal together, citing the secretary’s “fatigue.”

Source: Rex Tillerson reportedly cut short badly needed diplomatic consultations about North Korea because he was tired

‘You think it’s ratings?’ MSNBC’s Katy Tur hands Alabama rep. his ass for attacking wiretap coverage

Don’t ever forget that Katy Tur had to have Secret Service protection to protect her from violence from Trump supporters. Violence that President Trump was calling for. Against her. By name.
 
Congratulations, Republicans.

Source: ‘You think it’s ratings?’ MSNBC’s Katy Tur hands Alabama rep. his ass for attacking wiretap coverage

Trump plans to donate salary, despite pledge not to take one – Yahoo

President Trump had been completely mum on the subject PRIOR to recent press interest, showing that he had no interest in donating his salary to anyone unless prodded. Well, he’s been prodded.

President Donald Trump has been drawing a salary — despite pledging not to during the campaign and after the election — but plans to donate the money to charity, according to press secretary Sean Spicer. With almost two months of service as president of the United States under his belt, Donald Trump has earned over $50,000 in salary. Spicer says that money will be given away by the end of 2017.

Source: Trump plans to donate salary, despite pledge not to take one – Yahoo