Jury nullification education still barely ‘legal’ in USA, rules judge

Do we celebrate or scream? This ruling at least shows that some parts of the judicial system still understand both law and history. But it also shows that the enforcers (police and prosecutors) either don’t understand or desperately wish to change it.

“No legal system could long survive if it gave every individual the option of disregarding with impunity any law which by his personal standard was judged morally untenable,”

So – no surprise – we can confirm the Authoritarians “just don’t get it”. Unfortunately the average citizen generally has even less comprehension of what we’re talking about. If you’re one of my few dozen loyal readers, that won’t apply to you but if you’re either new to the topic or looking for ways to bring others up to speed, can I borrow 20 minutes of your time and suggest you read The Shortcut To Democracy

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Black Male Religious Bigot Blames It All On Women…

tempting to assume that he doesn’t realise he’s speaking out loud, but with a lectern holding his notes and a tv camera right in front of him, that defence is not possible. One can only hope that his opening remarks are correct: HIS America has gone. It’s over..

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NBA Finals Lebron Etch A Sketch – YouTube

‘king amazin

1,600 Palestinians on hunger strike and the world sleeps on…

1600 Prisoners of War are now nearly 10 weeks into the world’s biggest ever hunger strike and I’m betting this the first you’ve heard of it. While you’re contemplating the question of why that might be, spare a thought for those about to start dying.

The biggest unresolved crime still extant in the world today is the theft of Palestine by the Zionist state of Israel, my genetic kin, I am ashamed to admit. So how do you confront a regional nuclear superpower which has committed itself to violent resolution of its territorial problems? The only “weapon” they have left is their own deaths.

They won’t change anything. Their deaths will be entirely futile. But as a result, the Third World War will continue to escalate…

Evidence for early evolution of Human Language ability…

In 2006, I conjectured at the beginning of Chapter 7 that we discovered how to control and use Fire around 2 million years ago. This directly contradicts the standard view which reluctantly concedes the earliest signs of deliberate hominid fire use being less than a million years old. At the time, the only support I could find for my own speculation was another conjectural essay by Richard Wrangham (author of “The Demonic Male”).

I think we can now take this research as firmer supporting evidence for both conjectures. In both cases we draw a close link between the evolution of language and the use of fire though it is still not obvious which came first…