Fresh Bodies for the State Meat-Grinder

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Children Over 12 Face Jail Time for Trick-or-Treating in Some Towns:
https://abc7ny.com/society/children-over-12-face-jail-time-for-trick-or-treating-in-some-towns/4450665/

Let’s start with a big question: How old is too old to trick or treat?

Some cities not only suggest an age, they will send kids over the “legal” limit to jail for dressing up and going door-to-door looking for candy.

In Chesapeake, Virginia, anyone over the age of 12 who is caught trick-or-treating could be sent to jail for up to 6 months and fined.

(Read entire article here…)

My Commentary: Fresh bodies for the State meat-grinder.

Arrested for Saving Animal Lives Without a License During Hurricane Florence

I originally posted the following correspondence took place upon my Facebook wall…

Rayn: Saving Pets Without a Permit: Good Samaritan Arrested After Helping Animals Survive Florence:
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2018/09/22/florence-good-samaritan-arrested-after-helping-pets-during-storm/1397025002/

Stacie T.: I’m confused. Amoxicillin and tramadol are not over the counter drugs. Where did they come from? If they were prescribed by a vet before the storm, she’s no more guilty of practicing veterinary medicine without a license than a pet boarder would be if I went on vacation and left my dog there with her ear infection meds.

Rayn: You can definitely get fish and bird amoxicillin at any pet store, without a prescription. Besides this, at farm supply stores, you can get amoxicillin for chickens and certain livestock without a prescription, too. Since they’re each about the same concentration, proper administration really just involves getting the dosage correct, based on weight.

Rayn: This calls for a poetic “variation on a theme.” *ahem* “It is better to have saved lives without a license, than never to have saved lives, at all”

Rayn: Definitely has more soul than the Statist version… “It is better to have let your neighbor’s animals die, than ever to have saved them without paying the State for that official piece of paper that ensures the safety of all parties, involved.”

Stacie T.: I’m just confused because, even from the statist point of view, I don’t see how they could have arrested her on those charges if it’s otc and/or prescribed. I could see the unlicensed shelter charge being applicable, albeit immoral, but not practicing medicine.

Women Who Provided Emergency Shelter to Pets During Hurricane Florence Could Face Charges

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Tammie Hedges

Wayne County Woman May Face Charges After Running Hurricane Shelter for Pets:
https://myfox8.com/2018/09/20/wayne-county-woman-may-face-charges-after-running-hurricane-shelter-for-pets/

As Hurricane Florence closed in on the North Carolina coast, she quickly got prepared and opened a shelter for animals, the Goldsboro News-Argus reports.

Now, she could face charges.

Tammie Hedges runs the non-profit Crazy’s Claws n Paws out of Wayne County. The organization aims to help low-income family with pet needs like veterinary bills, supplies and more.

(Read entire article here…)

My Commentary: The State loves “helping”…

Hurricane Florence May Rain a Shit-Storm Down On North Carolina

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An aerial view of a hog farm in North Carolina. The shot on the right shows a flooded manure lagoon after Hurricane Matthew.

What Will Happen When Hurricane Florence Hits North Carolina’s Massive Pig Manure Lagoons?:
https://www.organicconsumers.org/news/what-will-happen-when-hurricane-florence-hits-north-carolinas-massive-pig-manure-lagoons

North Carolina is one of the biggest hog-farming states in the US, with about 9 million pigs being raised on some 2,300 farms. That equals a lot of manure—about 10 billion pounds of wet animal waste are produced in the state a year, according to the Waterkeeper Alliance. Farms store the pigs’ feces in uncovered, earthen lagoons, some the size of football fields. And now they’re at risk of becoming a public health hazard when Hurricane Florence touches down.

(Read entire article here…)

My Commentary: A shit-storm…

Never Trust the Police, and Always Presume the Innocence of Those They Target, Until Proven Otherwise

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Keith Lamont Scott

Keith Lamont Scott was shot to death by police in Charlotte, NC, under suspicious circumstances

Raw Footage: Police Murder Keith Lamont Scott:
http://filmingcops.com/breaking-raw-footage-police-killing-keith-lamont/

My Commentary: Don’t be such a conspiracy theorist nut-job! Police have NEVER planted a gun on a suspect after murdering him… Oh, wait a minute…

DNA Evidence Indicates St. Louis Officer Accused of Planting Gun on Man He Shot, Incident Took Place Shortly After Cop Captured on Video Stating “Going to Kill This Motherfucker – Don’t You Know It”:
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/st-louis-officer-accused-planting-gun-man-shot-article-1.2801097

Well, that’s just an isolated incident, though. Generally, police are trustworthy public servants… Oh, wait a minute…

Retired Officer Admission: “Many, if Not Most [Veteran Officers], Carried ‘Throw-Away Weapons’ to Plant on Shooting Victims:
http://www.guns.com/2011/05/25/throw-away-weapons-a-cop-insurance-policy-or-an-abuse-of-power/

Okay, fine… But, that’s just one police department in Virginia. North Carolina has a good track record of serving and protecting their citizens… Oh, wait a minute…

Charlotte, NC Officer Testifies in His Manslaughter Trial to Murdering Jonathan Ferrell, an Unarmed Car Accident Victim Who Had Knocked on Woman’s Door For Help, Because ‘He Kept Trying to Get My Gun’:
http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/officer-jonathan-ferrell-killing-he-kept-trying-get-my-gun-n409491