He was born January 17, 1937, but you’re probably saying, “Who is Ed Mezvinsky?” and “Why should I care?”
Bear with me for a minute, as the answer has to do with Hillary Clinton’s run for the 2016 elections, and a great deal more. The “more” part will boggle your mind.
Ed Mezvinsky is a former Democrat congressman who represented Iowa’s 1st congressional district in the United States House of Representatives for two terms, from 1973 to 1977. He sat on the House Judiciary Committee that decided the fate of Richard Nixon.
He was outspoken saying that Nixon was a crook and a disgrace to politics and the nation and should be impeached.
He and the Clintons were friends and very politically intertwined for many years.
Ed Mezvinsky had an affair with NBC News reporter Marjorie Sue Margolies and later married her after his wife divorced him.
In 1993, Marjorie Margolies-Mezvinsky, then a freshman Democrat in Congress, cast the deciding vote that got President Bill Clinton’s controversial tax package through the House of Representatives.
In March 2001, Ed Mezvinsky was indicted and later pleaded guilty to 31 of 69 counts of bank fraud, mail fraud, and wire fraud. He had embezzled more than $10 million dollars from people via both a Ponzi scheme and the notorious Nigerian e-mail scams (yes, he’s “that guy”). He was found guilty and sentenced to 80 months in federal prison.
After serving less than three-quarters of that time, he was released in April 2008. He remains on federal probation. To this day, he still owes $9.4 million in restitution to his victims.
About now you are saying, “So what!”
Well, this is Marc and Chelsea Mezvinsky. Ed Mezvinsky is Chelsea Clinton’s father-in law. Chelsea married his son.
Marc and Chelsea are in their early thirties and purchased a 10.5 million dollar NYC apartment (after being married in George Soros’ mansion).
Has anyone heard any mention of any of this in any of the media? No?
Gee… I wonder why…
If this guy was Jenna or Barbara Bush’s, or better yet, Sarah Palin’s daughter’s father-in-law, the news would be an everyday headline and every detail would be reported over and over. The liberal rags, however, are owned by the same corrupted cabal to which the Clintons, the Mezvinskys, and Soros belongs.
People are already talking about Hillary as our next President, and there is a distinct possibly Chelsea will run in the future. The headlines are already proclaiming, “How Hillary Clinton won the 2014 midterms.”
Apparently, the cycle of the rich and corrupt never ends.
The Democrat’s ongoing scheme is simple: Promise anything to the masses in order to keep being reelected, then abuse the power of their office to line their own pockets, the pockets of their friends, and the pockets of people and companies who funded their campaigns — at your expense.
Lying and corruption seem to make Democrat candidates more popular, yet Democrats who are repeatedly suckered into voting for them keep wondering when they’re going to get their slice of the pie.
The answer is, “Never, so long as you keep allowing yourself to be suckered in to voting for Democrats.” If the Democrats have you on a hook, and want to keep you on that hook, the only only solution is to get off the hook. Stop voting Democrat.
“When the people fear the government, there is tyranny. When the government fears the people, there is liberty.” – Thomas Jefferson
“America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.” – Abraham Lincoln
The recent outbreak of Ebola in the U.S. looks like a perfect and possibly engineered segway to martial law, making horrible use of all those FEMA camps and their mass-body containers, excuse after excuse for Obama to enact many of his blatantly anti-Constitutional “executive orders” taking complete control over all utilities, water, food, and transportation, and even delay the 2016 elections.
In fact, it makes me wonder whether vaccinations for Obama and other elitists who’ve obviously sided with him haven’t already taken place.
Could this be engineered genocide? Was it engineered by Islam to wipe out most of the 150 Million gun owners and even the unarmed Christians in America who stand in their way?
In the meantime, here’s my Top Ten Things You Need to Know About Ebola, instead:
1. It’s a virus, so forget about alcohol-based wipes and hand sanitizers. You need chlorine, as in bleach. Clorox wipes work, too, as they contain n-alkyl-dimethyl benzyl ammonium chloride.
2. Clean your hands BEFORE entering your vehicle or home, not afterwards.
3. Don’t forget your shoes! If someone coughed in Walmart, the virus can be present in spots of phlegm on the floor. Walk on it, now it’s on your shoes. Step into your car, track it into your home… Or, wear slick-bottom shoes and use those wipes on your shoes before stepping into your car.
4. Don’t forget the bottoms of your shopping bags, sliding all over the counters… Buy and use a rubberized or vinyl mat or bin for your bags. Wipe it down often with a rag soaked in soapy, bleachy water, particularly before your kids get in the car, or better yet, right after removing your bags.
5. Don’t remove the bags to your kitchen. Remove the groceries to your kitchen. Remove the bags to your garbage can, and not the one in your house.
6. Wipe down all outer and inner door handles to your home and car on a regular basis.
7. Getting back to bleach… Keep a bucket full of water next to each entrance, with a couple drops of Dawn and a quarter cup of bleach per gallon. Everyone entering your home should rinse their hands in the water. They can rinse the soapy bleach solution after they enter your home.
8. As a virus, it can be transmitted any time any bodily fluids, including sneeze droplets, are transmitted.
9. Simple paint masks are somewhat effective in catching sneeze droplets. Surgical masks are more effective. If you’ve ever visited S. Korea, China, or Japan, you’ll know what I’m talking about when I say many citizens walk around all winter, sometimes in the summer, wearing masks.
10. Watch your eyes. Those airborne sneeze droplets can enter your system by making contact with your eyes. If you love wearing contacts, consider going back to glasses. They offer at least marginal protection against sprayed droplets.
Yes, Netflix caved and wound up paying Comcast not to throttle their throughput. Apparently, fighting the Comcast giant would have cost Netflix far more in terms of lost customers. Link.
Who here thinks it’s Comcast who should be throttled? Who here thinks the Comcast/Time-Warner merger is a VERY BAD idea? Who here believes such a merger will only cast forever rising prices in cement, when by all rights, thanks to constant improvements in networking technology, prices for unlimited Internet data at 100 Mbps should be significantly less than $30 per month?
It’s called “unfair business practices,” people and YOU should be all over it, writing your Congressmen, demanding they put the thump on Comcast, Centurylink, Time-Warner, and others, because YOU’RE the one who’s going to pay the seriously over-jacked bill for the rest of your lives if you do nothing!
Both the video and the audio are clear, steady, and in HD format. There’s no mistaking this one, folks. Total kudos to the videographer. Even though he’s using a cell phone, he does a fantastic job of keeping the video extremely steady for a cell phone.
I spent more than 90 minutes pulling every detail possible from 104 seconds of recording, using my talents as an audio/video enthusiast to slow things WAY down. I threw the video in HD on a large (24″) high-res (1920×1200) monitor with a 5.1 sound system several times, taking copious notes. My narrative is given below, in stage/movie script format, with video times on the left.
There’s a LOT going on, here, with at least 25 distinct comments made in the last 20 seconds alone, and with significant overlap in the last ten seconds. Try playing the video while reading along with the script, and you’ll see what I mean!
Note: I’ve taken significant care to mask the cursing.
Before you tackle the video and script, what lessons can we, as people who open carry firearms, learn from this event?
00:00 – (Video begins. NV speaking, walking slowly along the sidewalk towards the store and Kajieme Powell): So like, my homeboy just came and got me, and he said, “dude has just totally sold out the store.” (NV laughs). And he like, “F*** this.” He like “dude sellin…” Damn, this s***’s craaaazy.
00:23 – (NV steps off sidewalk into a parking lot next to the store in question). This s***’s cra… he f*****… what’s up? He’s cra… he just stole two sodas, like “f*** them I’m going to drink ’em.”
00:31 – (NV steps from the adjacent parking lot to the store’s parking lot). Hell, nah.
00:37 – (NV begins stepping to the edge of the store’s parking lot). He says straight, “put ’em on the ground, bro,” like daring sombody would touch ’em. Hell this s*** crazy.
00:44 – (unknown speaker, possibly the driver of the white pickup truck). All right man, head on down,
00:46 – (different unknown speaker, possibly Powell). All right, get out the f*** (unintelligible). Get the f*** way, f*** away from me. ****, I’m going to list the ground… I’m on facebook, you know who I am… I’m tired of this s***.
00:54 – (NV chuckles nervously). You tired, heh-heh… This the store, when the store do…
00:58 – (bearded man in red ball cap, horizontally red and and white striped shirt with red collar, black and silver watch, jeans, and red Nike shoes). Whas up, Mike?
00:59 – (NV). This craaazy.
01:02 – (NV). Whas up? Whas up?
01:10 – (Man in faded purple Route 66 T-shirt with off-white pants, black ball cap with purple Nike emblem, brown shoes with black laces and soles, something crumpled in his right hand). Brother, this not how you do it, bro. Know what I’m sayin’?
01:13 – (large man in brown collared shirt with orange R logo, bald, small beard element, black pants). Ain’t that (unintelligible, but sounds like, “Dunham”) boy, though.
01:15 – (NV). No doubt. The police gonna pull up. You see… Ya’ll call the police?
01:20 – (bearded man in red ball cap). Ya, I doin, yeah.
01:21 – (man in faded purple shirt). We called ’em, yeah. We didn’t want (unintelligible).
01:24 – (NV). You banging (could be ganging) up?
01:24 – (red ap or purple shirt, simultaneously with NV’s 01:24 statement). Come on, bro…
01:25 – (Driving officer). Take your hand out of your pocket, man.
01:26 – (Riding officer). Get your hand out of your pocket!
01:27 – (NV). Has he got his gun out?
01:28 – (Powell). Shoot me!
01:28 – (Driving officer). Take your hand out…
01:28 – (Powell). Shoot me!
01:28 – (Riding officer). Drop it.
01:29 – (Riding officer). Drop it.
01:29 – (NV). Oh, s***…
01:29 – (Powell). Shoot me! Shoot me!
01:31 – (NV). Oh, s***…
01:32 – (Powell). Shoot me!
01:33 – (Powell). Shoot me now, motherf*****!
01:34 – (Driving officer). Drop the knife.
01:35 – (NV). Oh, s***…
01:36 – (Riding officer). Drop the knife.
01:37 – (NV). Oh, s***…
01:38 – (either red ball cap or purple shirt). Come on, bro! Drop it, bro!
01:40 – (first of seven gun shots fired from gun A)
01:41 – (last of seven gun shots fired from gun A)
01:42 – (first of two more gun shots fired, sounds different than gun A)
01:42 – (last of two more gun shots fired)
01:43 – (lady in the background). Oh, s***!
01:44 – (unknown). Damn!
1. Any deciphering the details in the script, particularly “So like, my homeboy just came and got me, and he said, “dude has just totally sold out the store” (could be “stole out of the store”) and Powell’s later comment, “I’m on Facebook, you know who I am… I’m tired of this s***,” it appears the NV knew Powell. He certainly knew the man in the red ball cap, who addressed him as “Mike.”
2. According to The Guardian, “St Louis metropolitan police undertook to release the recordings of the Powell case quickly, hoping to make the circumstances clear and minimize its potential as a further catalyst for rioting and confrontation between crowds and police.”
Good for them!
3. Newsweek states, “Fewer than 20 seconds elapsed from the time police arrived on the scene to the time they shot Powell. The two officers fired 12 shots at Powell, according to police chief Sam Dotson.” I counted just nine shots fired, even when I slowed down the audio and analyzed it graphically. Gunshots appear as very sharp, high, and short spikes. I hope to put up the graphical gunshot analysis soon. Working with a new program…
As for Newsweek’s claim of 20 seconds, here’s my perspective:
01:25 – (Driving officer). Take your hand out of your pocket, man.
01:40 – (first of seven gun shots fired from gun A)
That’s fifteen seconds between the initial communication/contact with the suspect and the first shot fired. When you count from when the police cruiser turned the corner at 1:14, that comes to 21 seconds.
When I heard about the shooting, I thought, “Oh, no, here we go again…” and assumed this would be a slam-dunk case of police brutality, excessive force, or bad training. Even the first time I saw the video I thought the same thing. When I turned up the volume and ran through it a few times, however, I realized what the police were seeing and hearing were significantly different than what a casual observer might see in the video. That’s when I decided to put forth the effort to come up with a complete script, one that was as accurate as humanly possible.
Through that process, I saw and heard what the officers were seeing and hearing. They were responding to a 911 call of shoplifting. Arriving at the scene, everyone was behaving normally except for one visibly agitated individual with at least one hand in his pockets. They ordered him to remove his hand from his pocket and he comes up with a tightly-held knife, is taunting the cops to go ahead and shoot him. He backs off then comes back at them.
Knives can be deadly. Even with immediate and top-notch medical attention, there are knife wounds from which you simply cannot recover. “Assault” is an intentional act by one person that creates an apprehension in another of an imminent harmful or offensive contact. It’s carried out by a threat of bodily harm coupled with an apparent, present ability to cause the harm. Thus, approaching another in a threatening manner while brandishing a weapon is assault with a deadly weapon. Thus, the officers were fully justified in their use of deadly force to protect life and limb while facing imminent and reasonably credible threat.
Now, let’s address all the second-guessing about why they didn’t use tasers.
First, they’re not as reliable as firearms. Loose clothing can easily block a taser dart from reaching the skin, particularly if the loose clothing is heavy. The suspect’s hoodie was partially zipped, leaving a small V of viable area between belly and neck in which to obtain a clear shot.
Second, if I were facing an assault with a deadly weapon and had the option of reaching for a taser vs reaching for a firearm, I’d opt for the firearm. If the taser failed, I’d be seriously injured, if not dead. The firearm is far less likely to fail.
Thus, even if they were carrying tasers, I think the officers made the right choice to use firearms in that particular situation.
Getting back to their use of multiple rounds, my military combat training is different than their law enforcement training. In a combat situation, you might be facing a much larger number of attackers than most law enforcement officers face while performing their duties. The conservation of ammunition is a very real concern. Thus, in combat, if a target is somewhat distant, you shoot from cover, and use only one round. Hit your target and repeat as necessary to neutralize the threat. If an attacker is coming at you, we were taught, “two to the heart, one to the head, repeat as necessary until they’re dead.” Even so, that’s just three rounds and reassess. I hear some some police are taught to keep firing until they’re no longer moving, while others are taught to empty their magazines. I cannot attest as to the truthfulness of either, but the video showed at least nine distinct shots fired, and the police chief said it was twelve.
Regardless, the suspect started falling after the third round, hit the ground with the fourth round fired, and three more were fired as he rolled towards the officer. After a brief, half-second pause, two more rounds were fired. In all, at least nine shots were fired in two seconds. That’s nowhere near enough time for an accurate assessment on the part of the officers. The suspect caused these events to unfold when he assaulted them with a deadly weapon, and it really doesn’t matter whether they fired three times or twelve. He forfeited all right to life when he initiated the assault.
“Why didn’t they just shoot him in the leg?” That’s just absurd. First, the area below the waist is more than 50% open space, so even attempting to do so creates a serious possibility of a ricochet that would either injure or kill a bystander. Second, even if the shot found it’s mark, shots in people’s limbs rarely stop an immediate attack. It’s highly likely that even with two rounds in each upper thigh, the suspect would have continued to press his attack, injuring or killing at least one of the officers. Thus, the leg shot is dangerous for the officers, dangerous for bystanders, and stupid all around.
No matter how many times I run through the video, I can’t spot anything which suggests it was anything other than an appropriate response and a good shoot. Textbook.
I am sick and tired of all these conspiratorialists and supposed “experts.” This graphic, in light of some basic science, makes it abundantly clear they’re not experts at all. The hothead
conspiratorialists at “Architects and Engineers for 9/11” are just that: hotheads. Lending credence to the 9/11 World Trade Center Conspiracy violates the professionalism of their trades and results in seriously and unnecessarily inflamed emotions. Put simply, they’re simply adding fuel to an unnecessary fire.
Let’s hear what metallurgists and arson investigators have to say. Let’s examine the FACTS:
Please reference the following phase chart for carbon steel. As you can clearly observe, carbon steel melts to lava-like state in as little as 1150 deg F, depending on the percent of carbon and other
alloyed materials. Furthermore, while most common house fires burn at between 1000 and 1400 deg F (probably the source of the FDNY’s errant information), that’s only if the fire is complete open to external airflow. Any pockets of debris which create both oven and chimney effects can easily cause temperatures to rocket well in excess of 2,000 deg F. Arson investigators commonly witness molten silver coin (1615 deg F), sterling silver silverware (1640), yellow brass (1710), gold (1945), copper (1983), ductile iron (2100), nickel (2647), carbon steel (2600-2800), and even wrought iron (2700-2900). In houses built with steel studs, they’ve observed some of those studs having melted into slag.
All in a HOUSE fire.
As for thermite, it’s simply a pyrotechnic composition of metal powder fuel and metal oxide. The aluminium reduces the oxide of another metal, most commonly iron oxide, because aluminium forms stronger bonds with oxygen than iron:
Fe2O3 + 2 Al –> 2 Fe + Al2O3
Similarly, copper thermite works via the following reaction:
3 CuO + 2 Al –> 3 Cu + Al2O3
Other thermite reactions include the use of silicon, commonly found in concrete.
The World Trade Center was composed of many elements, including iron (Fe), Aluminum (Al), Copper (Cu), and Silicon (Si).
The two aircraft which slammed into the World Trade Center were American Airlines Flight 11, a Boeing 767-223ER, and United Airlines Flight 175, a Boeing 767–222.
The empty weight of each 767 was between 176,650 and 181,610 lb. That’s 90 TONS of aluminum and steel, with a few tons of copper wiring running throughout.
So tell me: What happens when you shred 90 tons of ingredients commonly used in thermite, and ignite it using an equivalent amount of fuel? What happens when the stove and chimney pockets are far larger, can burn for many more hours, with a great deal more fuel?
Do you think that just MIGHT create enough heat to melt steel?
Uh, DUH! Hot enough to melt steel, copper, and even iron.
All without the slightest need for conspiracy. Just two modern aircraft flown into modern high-rise office buildings.