The Misdeeds of the USA

Two matters of interest to the blogmaster heading into the Easter weekend.

This comment is meant for Pacha sent via the blogmaster’s mailbox:

Re Chauvin’s trial

I’m still shaking my head as to why the Minnesota murderer, Derek Chauvin, was not charged with first-degree murder in addition to/or in the alternative to various charges against him.

Hope, however, springs eternal.  Perhaps, widespread protests, rioting, and any glimmer of political consciousness on the part of the jury (including its black members) might somehow limit the standard, historical, American racial impulse to acquit such a murderer.  

Prosecution’s tasks here must also be to split the defense.  

Going forward, also, where a bandit like former Police Officer  Chauvin is concerned, with 20+ prior complaints against him, his commanding/superior officer with knowledge of such complaints should be fired, stripped of any qualified immunity, and deprived of any pension rights and other benefits.

Imagine what would have happened if four or five black police officers had done this to a white suspect?

Other than that, Chauvin is a prime candidate deserving of Saudi type Justice.

Caleb Pilgrim

The other item of interest addresses how large countries like the USA views small (insignificant players) on the world stage. The reverse is also true, some small players believe that ‘brown-nosing’ large countries will secure priceless crumbs from the table.


A White House Diss Of Barbados’ Prime Minister?

By newsamericas–  March 28, 2021

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Prime Minister of Barbados, Mia Amor Mottley addressing the 16th annual Raul Prebish lecture on climate change in 2019

By NAN Staff Writer

News Americas, WASHINGTON, D.C. Mon. Mar. 29, 2021: Barbados’ Prime Minister, Mia Mottley, has been at the forefront of the climate fight for the region since taking office in 2018. But she has not been invited by US President Joe Biden to a White House climate summit next month.

The virtual event, entitled the ‘Leaders’ Summit on Climate,’ is to be held on April 22 and 23 and live-streamed, the White House said Friday. But Mottley is nowhere among the 40 leaders invited to the summit.

Instead, the only Caribbean prime ministers invited are prime ministers Andrew Holness of Jamaica, and Gaston Browne of Antigua and Barbuda. Not even the current CARICOM Chair, Trinidad & Tobago Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley has been invited. 

Other world leaders sent an invitation to attend the virtual summit include: Xi Jinping, President of China; Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada; Emmanuel Macron, President of France; Angella Merkel, German chancellor; Jacinda Arden, Prime Minister of New Zealand; and Boris Johnson, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

The White House said in a statement that the event is to feature the reconvening of the US-led Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate, which brings together 17 countries responsible for approximately 80 per cent of global emissions and global GDP.

Biden, in his invitation, urged leaders to use the summit as an opportunity to outline how their countries also will contribute to stronger climate ambition.

“The Leaders’ Summit on Climate will underscore the urgency – and the economic benefits – of stronger climate action,” the White House statement said. “It will be a key milestone on the road to the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) this November in Glasgow.”

Interestingly, Mottley has been the lead on climate change for the region, including at the UN. Speaking at the United Nations Climate Action Summit in New York City in 2019, Mottley delivered a stern warning to world leaders on the destabilizing domino-effect she believes these rising temperatures will have around the globe if greater measures are not taken to hasten the effects of climate change.

“Make no mistake, there will be mass migration by climate refugees that will destabilize the countries of the world that are not on the frontline of this climate crisis,” Mottley predicted then.

Today, the US is battling with a border crisis that include many fleeing Honduras after back-to-back hurricanes last year.

Mottley has also become a champion of what are known in sovereign debt contracts as natural-disaster clauses, measures that give the government a break from principal and interest payments in the event calamity strikes.  She has defended the rights of small islanders bearing the brunt of the climate emergency, saying she was committed to empowering them, giving them opportunity, a voice and a presence, even when others cannot or refuse to see them.

In December last year, Mottley told the virtual Climate Ambition Summit 2020, that other countries’ climate ambition will determine the fate of Barbados and other island nations that are vulnerable to global warming.

While committing Barbados to a target of net zero emissions by 2030, Mottley urged large, high emitting countries to do their fair share when it comes to reducing emissions, and said she hoped they were not capable of what could be considered “climate genocide.”

And the PM has said Barbados has developed a model for how countries can protect their finances from climate change, especially neighboring Caribbean islands, which have been prone to default.

The invites to Brown and Holness is obvious. Brown for his part is Chair of the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS) for the period, 2021-2022, and had sent Biden a note soon after his swearing in, expressing delight that the US government will, once again, commit to the 2015 Paris Agreement on Climate Change. While Jamaica’s Prime Minister has been asked by the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to lead a global political initiative to mobilize climate change financing for developing nations.

But come April 23rd, Mottley won’t be at the White House event even as Biden claims he wants to chart a new course forward.

114 comments

  • Millions of gallons of ammonia and nitrogen laced water being released into the Gulf of Mexico from a breach of some plant in Florida.

    We are back to where we started this blog.

    The environmental misdeeds of America!

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  • With all the spectacle of the Chauvin murder case as hyped by the mind controllers a 13 year old Latino boy names Adam was murdered by Chicago police.

    As billions throughout the world are engrossed with the chauvinism of the Chauvin case, Murder Incorporated continues at pace.

    But there is hope as the Latin Kings of Chicago have called on residents to shoot at police vehicles

    No number of show trials could stem the onslaught of systemic racism whit its agents the slave catchers killing people of colour daily.

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  • George Floyd’s preexisting conditions and drug use had no impact on his death, doctor says

    https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/08/us/derek-chauvin-trial-george-floyd-day-9/index.html

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  • David,

    The judge apparently will instruct the jury to use common sense in decision-making.

    If they imagine a knee on their necks for 9min 29 sec they should conclude that this is what killed him.

    The witness asked them to do an exercise. They all did it.

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  • I’m still shaking my head as to why the Minnesota murderer, Derek Chauvin, was not charged with first-degree murder in addition to/or in the alternative to various charges against him.

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    I see the passenger in George Floyd has pleaded the 5th on All Fool’s Day.

    As Georg Floyd’s personal drug dealer who supplied him with the means to kill himself the passenger becomes a target for prosecution for the murder of George Floyd.

    Will be interesting to see what happens in this trial but not wasting too much time on it.

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  • Which Camp are UUU in
    Fashion Wars
    BLM Vs MAGA
    Black Lives Matter T-Shits Vs Making America Great Again Hats

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  • The racist troll spews again! George Floyd did not die from a drug overdose!

    Numerous experts have testified to that effect. The paid expert for the defence could only stretch it to “inconclusive”.

    If the guy supplied drugs he would be incriminating himself as A DRUG DEALER!

    You are one sick creature!

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  • USA Same as it ever was
    Free Speech of Racists Vs The Gun
    1st Amendment Vs 2nd Amendment
    #BLACKLIVESMATTER VS #CAUCASIANLIVESMATTER

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  • Coroner’s report says he had a fatal level of fentanyl in his blood.

    Fatal means it killed him.

    Coroner also described his death as a homicide.

    So the dealer who supplied him with the fatal dose is guilty of the homicide.

    That’s why the passenger is pleading the 5th!!

    He doesn’t want to incriminate himself.

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  • This is a peaceful protest

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  • That is another lie.

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  • 🐇
    Looks like you founnd a story to start-up on racist JNN.
    I will not be listening to JNN.
    John’s Nutty Network

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