Statist Hero Dutifully “Takes Care” of Homeless Man

I originally posted the following information and commentary onto my Facebook wall…

Kevin Rosado is beaten by Officer Robinson as he attempts to leave Ward Island Shelter

Kevin Rosado is beaten by Officer Robinson as he attempts to leave Ward Island Shelter

EXCLUSIVE: Homeless Services Cop Caught on Camera Beating Man at Wards Island Shelter:
http://pix11.com/2016/08/10/exclusive-homeless-services-cop-caught-on-camera-beating-man-at-wards-island-shelter/

() A Department of Homeless Services police officer was caught on surveillance video repeatedly beating a man at a shelter on Wards Island.

Kevin Rosado, a former shelter resident said he was beaten after he tried leaving the facility and got into an argument with the officer seen on video, police sources confirm.

“When he beat me like, I put my hand like that I tell him that’s not necessary why you hit my like that,” Rosado said.

Baton in hand, the sergeant only identified by his last name, Robinson, struck the 24-year-old several times as his colleagues appeared to stand around and watch.

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My Commentary: Heart-warming moment captured on film, as Statist hero dutifully “takes care” of homeless man! ❤

My faith in the State is now FULLY RESTORED! I BELIEVE!

My Strange Experience While Working for NYC’s Department of Health in Immediate Aftermath of 9/11…

The following correspondence originally took place upon the Facebook wall of my friend, Kala Z, after he shared a photo from here, and I was subsequently tagged within his comments section…

Kala Z.: ….But Christine Todd Whitman (former governor of New Jersey and former head of the EPA) said the air at Ground Zero was safe……

Five and a half years ago, Jon Stewart hosted a panel on The Daily Show with four 9/11 first responders to discuss the health impacts they face and why the Senate should pass the Zadroga Act. The panel reconvened on Monday to press for reauthorization of the Zadroga Act now that it has lapsed - and of the four 9/11 first responders on the panel, two were now too ill to participate and one has passed away...

Five and a half years ago, Jon Stewart hosted a panel on The Daily Show with four 9/11 first responders to discuss the health impacts they face and why the Senate should pass the Zadroga Act. The panel reconvened on Monday to press for reauthorization of the Zadroga Act now that it has lapsed – and of the four 9/11 first responders on the panel, two were now too ill to participate and one has passed away…

Rebekah P.: Rayn was there. Sent by the Health Dept. with a group of children (but no masks) to hand out pamphlets.

Rayn: Not exactly, Rebekah… In reality, I worked for the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, at 2 Lafayette St., located about six blocks from the former WTC, and at that particular time, as supervisor of the Youth Employment program, my summer group of high schoolers had already completed their jobs, and were no longer employed under me, while the fall group hadn’t yet been assigned.

When I arrived to work on September 12, 2001, the air was smoke-filled, and smelled and tasted like a nauseating, headache-inducing mixture of burning plastic, metal, chemicals, and what I imagined to likely be cremated human remains. Instantly suspicious of the air quality upon exiting the City Hall – Brooklyn Bridge subway station, I kept my hand over my nose, and didn’t dare open my mouth – though the putrid cocktail of death was inescapable. My branch supervisor, Jessica Morris, who was the director of Community Relations, was waiting at the entrance of my building, and when I walked up to her, and waved, she smiled, saying she was glad I showed up, then informed me that my direct supervisor wouldn’t be at work, anytime soon. She then asked me if I wanted to accompany her to Ground Zero to hand out masks to the workers, there. I took one look at the masks she was holding, saw that they were made of mere paper, then looked back at her, confused, and laughed, thinking that she was either joking, or maybe insane (she was late into her pregnancy with twins, at the time). I wanted to ask her, “do you smell what I smell?,” but instead, I quietly shook my head, while saying, “no, I don’t think I want to do that.” In reply, she told me that there would be no other work for me until at least October. I told her that I understood, and happily went right back home, where I wasn’t called back to my job until around mid-October. When I returned, the rotten smell was still lingering in the air! I have never questioned my decision not to enter Ground Zero to hand out paper masks, even once, since that day…

Kala Z.: Glad you didn’t stick around to be poisoned for no reason. You would have so many health issues as a result. (Click Here to Continue Reading This Post)

Does Refusal of Corrupt State Control of Gigantic, Nationwide, Compulsory-Based Systems of Retirement, Disability and Medical Insurance Automatically Indicate Lack of Desire for Free-Market Version of These Services?

The following debate originally took place upon the Facebook wall of my friend, Brooke N…

Brooke N.:

“So you want the government to ‘stop giving poor people free stuff’? Funny how you don’t care about the $70 billion a year we spend on subsidizing Wall St. Banks, the $38 billion in subsidies given to oil companies, the $2.1 trillion that Fortune 500 corporations are stashing abroad to avoid paying U.S. taxes, and the $153 billion a year we spend to subsidize McDonald’s and Walmart’s low-wage workers?”

Gene K.: And another thing….. some of the “Reddest” states receive the greatest amounts of welfare…… and HATE that people get “handouts” from the government…. I need somebody to explain that logic to me….

Brooke N.: Not logic, greed and blindness. I know Libertarian people who are on Disability and want to get rid of Social Security and Medicare/Medicaid. I don’t think there’s any to accuse this of being logic.

Gene K.: Yes, I know a lot of people of many persuasions that hate anything that smacks of socialized medicine. It is like they think that medical bills are paid by the Medical Bill Fairy and are not subsidized by all of the people using the medical care system.

Folks, there ain’t no free ride. Sorry. There. Just. Isn’t.

Brooke N.: But it’s possible to make life a little easier for 99% of the people instead of utterly effortless for the 1% 🙂

Rayn:

“We disapprove of State education. Then, the socialists say that we are opposed to any education. We object to a State religion. Then the socialists say that we want no religion at all. We object to a State-enforced equality. Then they say that we are against equality.
It is as if the socialists were to accuse us of not wanting persons to eat because we do not want the State to raise grain.” – Frederic Bastiat, The Law

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Delving Into the Strange Realm of Synchromysticism

The following correspondence originally took place upon the Facebook wall of my friend, Rebekah P., after she tagged me in her comments section of her post…

Rebekah P.: Truthers be like…

The Movie, “Back to the Future,” Predicts 9/11:

Rebekah P.: Rayn

Rayn: Interesting…

Discussing Tall Building As Elaborate Tombstones

The following correspondence originally took place on my Facebook wall, upon my post, “Tall Building Look Like Elaborate Tombstones“…

Rayn: Travelling through Houston, Texas, and one thing’s for certain: no matter where in the country I’ve been, so far, most of the tall buildings I see look like nothing more than elaborate tombstones, to me… I used to meditate on this thought very often, during the decade and a half that I lived in Brooklyn and the Bronx, NY.

A view of the city of Houston, Texas, as seen from the Interstate

Stephen K.: Had the same thought in September 2010. Look at my photo of NYC, taken fron Bear Mountain, in the “Daylight Telephotos” album.

Stephen K.:

New York City as seen from Bear Mountain 09-20-2010

Rayn: Nice panoramic view of NYC, Stephen! Skillz! And, I’m glad that I’m not the only one to come to such a macabre conclusion about the look of city buildings. 🙂

Stephen K.: Thanks,Rayn. Yes, I agree that great minds CAN and DO sometimes think alike! 🙂