Thursday, January 22, 2015
Thursday, January 15, 2015
Folks from away moved here by the bus load and wanted to do things their way. Now Charlotte has become a haven for welfare cheats, corporate scammers and illegal immigrants.
The elected and appointed geniuses now running this once wonderful place to live, have not enough sense to know their ass from a hole in the ground or to sense when they are being sold a "pig in a poke".
Our middle class is fleeing and soon what will be left will be pockets of prosperity among a blanket of despair.
Tuesday, January 13, 2015
The White House admitted a major faux pas was made when President Obama snubbed the people of France and basically the entire world.
"I think it’s fair to say that we should have sent someone with a higher profile to be there,” White House spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters, Monday. “We here at the White House should have made a different decision,” he added, though he insisted the president was not consulted personally on the decision.
Seventeen people died in Paris last week when Islamist terrorists attacked the office of the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, killing 12 people, and a kosher supermarket, killing four; a police officer was also shot dead by the man who attacked the supermarket.
But the Obama administration is so dysfunctional that US secretary of state, John Kerry, at the same time dismissed concerns about the conspicuous absence of US politicians among other world leaders at the march in honour of the victims as “quibbling”
So who stood with Charlie? Who stood with France? Who are the world leaders who joined French President Francois Hollande?
For starters, British Prime Minister David Cameron, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Foreign Ministers from Japan, South Africa, Ireland, and Australia.
Mali's President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, European Council President Donald Tusk, Italy's Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and Switzerland's President Simonetta Sommaruga.
Saturday, January 10, 2015
Richmond Mayor Dwight Jones held a press conference on Friday officially announcing that Police Chief Ray Tarasovic will retire again next month.
Tarasovic a one time side kick to CMPD Chief Rodney Monroe, served in a civilian capacity in Charlotte but returned to Richmond and became chief of police in 2013.
Mayor Jones offered kind words regarding Tarasovic: “You’ve carried yourself like a young man: energetic, enthusiastic, committed and interested,” Mayor Jones said about the police chief. “He has had the community at the very heart of his work and I think that he has done a fine job.”
Tarasovic, who worked under Monroe, in Richmond retired from the RPD in 2008. Mayor Jones brought Tarasovic, 66, out of retirement and hired him as chief in February 2013.
Tarasovic said the decision to leave was not an easy one.
“There’s a lot of selfishness in this decision to leave. I want to begin the next part of my life. I want to be a better husband a better father and a better grandfather,” Tarasovic said. “These two years have been the most gratifying and rewarding of my career.”
While the city planned to post the police chief job opening, the mayor indicated he did not want to hire someone who planned to change direction. He said he anticipated being able to promote from within the Richmond Police Department.
“Whoever is going to be our chief has got to have a strong commitment to community policing. I might venture to say that we have not had some of the problems that other cities have had because of our connection to the community,” Jones said. “We are not looking to change courses, we are looking to make sure that we continue the same kind of progress that we have. And those persons are on the team. So that’s what we are looking to do, to keep this good thing going.”
The mayor conceded while homicides were up last year, all other city crimes stats were down. The mayor also said he would be opened to putting body cameras on Richmond Police officers.
Tuesday, January 6, 2015
I've been off the grid since just before Christmas only seeing news from the NYT electronic edition and the boat's intermittent sat connection. Given my limited conversational Spanish I could live in Central America and really never know any news other than the price of bananas and coffee.
Watched the New Year begin off the coast of Honduras running along about 14 knots, the shoreline 4 miles distant exploding in fireworks for as far as the eye could see at midnight. Amazing how a county so poor and isolated can revel in the start of a New Year. Yes even in Central America hope springs eternal.
Returned to the Queen City of Charlotte to the continuing traffic nightmare yesterday.
Read the details on how the client base at Wild Wings Uptown has continued to devol, attracting only thugs and hood rats who need police in uniform to maintain order by shooting patrons. Sort of like the Midnight Diner down the street.
Charlotte was once a place where I could take a late night run down Church Street to The Observer building and back up Tryon and seeing only cleaning staff and a sprinkling of homeless men.
The Observer is gone and the homeless are out numbered 10 thousand to 1 and I no longer feel safe Uptown after dark. The shootings are now so common place that we should just call it DOWN TOWN.
In short I could get used to being off the grid.
Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Rosenburg had survived a crash at the same airport in 2010. The Montgomery County Airpark is located in Gaithersburg, MD, a Washington DC suburb.
In the 2010 crash Rosenburg walk away from the accident that destroyed his aircraft.That plane a Socata TBM 700, a turbo-propeller plane that seats up to eight people was registered to Michael J. Rosenberg and Nova Aviation LLC, based in Port Orange, Fla., according to FAA records.
The pilot reported that the airplane crossed the runway threshold at 81 knots and touched down normally, with the stall warning horn sounding. The airplane subsequently drifted left and the pilot attempted to correct with right rudder input; however, the airplane continued to drift to the left side of the runway.
The pilot then initiated a go-around and cognizant of risk of torque roll at low speeds did not apply full power. The airplane climbed to about 10 feet above the ground. At that time, the airplane was in a 20-degree left bank and the pilot applied full right aileron input to correct. The airplane then descended in a left turn, the pilot retarded the throttle, and braced for impact.
A Federal Aviation Administration inspector reported that the airplane traveled about 100 feet off the left side of the runway, nosed down in mud, and came to rest in trees. Examination of the wreckage by the inspector did not reveal any preimpact mechanical malfunctions, nor did the pilot report any. The reported wind, about the time of the accident, was from 310 degrees at 10 knots, gusting to 15 knots.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: