Sirius-XM Urban View 126

Urban View is an independent Black-owned media source (Channel 126) that provides me an escape from banal predictable radio fare 24/7. Actually, a resource for anyone seeking fresh news presented by highly qualified hosts who speak their own minds. Unfiltered.

It is as freely available a subscription package I seek when the frenetic overwhelms me. I am the kind of person who keeps a small note book available to jot notes, when I can find a safe place to note important stuff. Actually, one such spiral pads from the Dollar Tree rests on my desk as I tap these keys. The nearest one has some hastily recorded notes on a certain Clarence Moses, a man incarcerated in Colorado from 1987 to 1995 for the crime of appearing in a woman’s incoherent dream. DNA testing in 1993 established that he was innocent. The 10th Circuit Court District Attorney fabricated a story from unreliable sources to support the evidence of an unreliable woman’s fantasies, and presented that story as solid and irrefutable evidence. DNA actual evidence was somehow destroyed by sloppy handling within the Denver Police system, a pattern that one tabloid-quality newspaper ascribes to a “mistakes happened” mentality — one that places blacks in a position that conveniently forces black defendants to conform within a Jim Crow world. Ospreyshire describes the dynamic in a recent article on Ospreyshire’s Realm regarding Carolyn Bryant. Emmet Till casts a very long shadow indeed. Unaddressed acknowledgement of White Supremacy is a feature of the US Constitution and the horror that has been running its red thread through the DNA this country since 1619. Genocide and Slavery are principle links that explain the clearly explicable.

Moses is making himself available to others who find themselves in similar situations, take him at his word.

As ever, the actual perp has not even been sought. But what do I know?

You can find further informational programming on the Clay Cain Show. The Exonerated is merely one of the many stories available there.

Joe Madison (The Black Eagle) is an activist from way back in the 1960’s Civil Rights stage. Here is a quote from Madison recorded during his hunger strike in 2021:

“As all of you know, my show is action-oriented. It personifies taking action. I always say, ‘What are you going to do about it?’ And for me, it’s not just a slogan. It is what drives me and inspires me. So I have begun this hunger strike, I should say this, in solidarity – let me repeat, in solidarity – with all those who are calling on Congress and the President of the United States to protect our voting rights. Since the Supreme Court decision, Shelby [County] v. Holder watered down the Voting Rights Act of 1965, here’s what has happened. State Houses across the country have passed a myriad of laws that have made it more difficult for people to vote. And I am here to say, at some point we’ve got to change these moments into movements. And the difference between a moment and a movement is sacrifice, and although this is a moral as well as political cause for me, it is a component of a much larger movement.” 

Joe Madison
Mark Ruffalo, presented on the Karen Hunter Show

Karen Hunter Media

Meanwhile, keep your eyes on Georgia.

This post nearly wrote itself, reminding me that I take entirely too much time agonizing over specific words. My role as witness is far more important than such distractions.

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Catastrophic Climate Collapse

Epictetus, Greek philosopher and former slave, formulated what today is known as the Serenity Prayer. Climate was once considered one of the things that you cannot change, now we know that it can be achieved. It’s just that it will require a billion or so climate activists to get Big Oil (they like to call themselves supermajors because that word sounds friendlier).

Catastrophic Climate Collapse (CCC) is inevitable if fossil-fuel behemoths are not curbed rapidly. Fudging the numbers is as effective as touching up a cancer victim’s x-rays.

On October 29, an enormously unhelpful opinion piece in the Washington Postby their Editorial Board — posited that we need to kick back (my words) and stop worrying, that incremental measures just might happen in the upcoming Sharm El Sheikh Climate Summit. Well, it just might happen that some time in the next ten years I just might win a billion dollars in a lottery. These guys are not climate scientists, but they are speaking in a tone that I would expect to read in the New York Post. Their byline reads Democracy Dies in Darkness. Yes, it does. But faffing climate realities around in circles tells me that there are mushrooms gathering on their basement floors.

Yesterday, I reblogged my article about Wynn Bruce. I am highlighting one of its paragraphs today:

By 1973, the fossil-fuel industry had already known that catastrophic climate change was a scientifically proven fact in the face of inaction; however, the scientists working from within the fossil-fuel juggernauts were silenced before this information could be made available. Positions of power among corporations leading the Fortune 10 would lose profits if truths were told. In 1973, a gradual change could have allowed all involved parties to move carefully and deliberately over several decades to prevent what is now imminent. The 11th hour has passed. History will not judge us kindly for our inaction, each of us needs to accept the responsibility for setting the Earth on fire. Bruce Wynn knew this, you should too. Self-immolators are prophets.

Time is not our friend. Don’t hope for a Hail Mary pass to an end zone because this better approximates a chess match, and we are in the endgame.

Returning to Katja:

I have already taken too much time rearranging the proverbial deck chairs. So please consider becoming a climate activist. And please still remember 1973 for another reason. It is the year of an earlier 9/11: the assassination of Salvador Allende. Meanwhile, Henry Kissinger — the influencer who directed that “intervention” — becomes a centenarian on May 27, 2023.

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Addendum: We are now only 6 days away from the US Mid Term Elections (November 8, 2022). Your largest source of unbiased information is on Urban View, a Black-owned independent radio channel. Unfortunately, it is only widely available on Sirius-XM Channel 126. But please also follow them on Twitter: Sirius-XM Urban View

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I Am Still Honoring Wynn Bruce

billziegler1947 is not about a Bill Ziegler who was born in 1947. Not about him; it is a vehicle to provide support for the downtrodden and the dishonored — such as Mother Earth. I am merely the chauffeur. Unfortunately, simultaneous attacks of Crohn’s, psoriasis, and writer’s block have kept Bill on the sidelines. At the moment, he is feverishly writing about Catastrophic Climate Collapse.

This reblog serves as a necessary prologue to the return of billziegler1947, now in the IPU (Intensive Planet Unit).

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The 6-3 decision by the Supreme Court conservative majority on February 28, 2022, questioned the legality of limiting carbon emissions to address climate catastrophe. Certainly, Wynn bruce chose self-immolation by fire on Earth Day 2022 at the steps of a conservative-led court to send a critically important message to anyone who would listen. I am listening to Wynn Bruce and am devoting this post to his life-affirming decision. This was a call to all, reminding us that we collectively choose to ignore impending doom’s certainty. This was not a suicide, this was a signal to each of us that inaction condemns this planet to certain extinction. This is not rhetorical excess, the fuse has already been lit.

By 1973, the fossil-fuel industry had already known that catastrophic climate change was a scientifically proven fact in the face of inaction; however, the scientists working from within the fossil-fuel juggernauts were silenced…

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Cause of Climate Change

The arrival of a climate change that was predicted to appear around 2050 has shown up several decades early, filling continent-sized areas in Europe, Asia, and North America. The water cycle is another critical system in the climatological tapestry.

TheCommonAtheist

Of the 265,000 square miles of the Columbia River drainage (size of France) none of its tributaries flow free to the ocean, trapping all particulate matter as well as co2, methane, and sediments behind its dams, effectively halting the natural processes the earth performs to maintain equilibrium.

This process is reduced over 70%

The Columbia is only one system. Over 70% of the worlds rivers no longer flow free, to irrigate crops and produce hydroelectric power. The natural ecocycles of planet earth are effectively ruined.

And it appears now that hydroelectric power has a greater impact on the worlds carbon cycle than fuel powered generators. (1)

Irrigation traps the particulate matter in a never ending cycle, re-spreading it on the land over and over what should be washed out to sea and cycled.

There are 70,000 large dams worldwide and another 3700 planned. These are huge carbon sinks, whose…

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White Supremacism, Genocide, and Slavery

White Supremacists fancy themselves gifts of their god.

They embrace a narrowly interpreted vengeful deity who traffics in racist hate.

They self-identify as the model for an Aryan ideal/idolized/incarnate.

They admire Third Reich political thought.

They craft lies to justify dodgy principles.

They employ the language of lynchers.

They find impetus and reward in the “wisdom” of Donald J. Trump.

White supremacists have been responsible for more than half, 54 percent, of all domestic extremist-related murders in the past 10 years. In the last year, that figure has risen to 78 percent of all extremist-related murders. That is, White supremacists were responsible for more than three-quarters of all domestic extremist murders in 2018.

Hate Crimes and the Rise of White Nationalism

But racism is hardly confined to Proud Boys and Confederate “traditions.” Systemic white supremacism began long before 1619, couched in a British imperialist tyranny upon which the sun never set. Their robbing and plundering reached far beyond the triangular logistics of North Atlantic trade. Know this as divinely inspired colonialism, insipid to the marrow.

US Sanitized National Memory: soundbites of programmed propagandized faux history. Our (white) genocide of tribes began with European greed throughout the Western Hemisphere. Trillions of words reflect the glory of Western Civilization and Judeo-Christian Heritage — successors of a Roman and Greek slavery-enabled citizenry with strains of political expediency. Yet, its dark shadow also runs long.

US legend-history speaks of slaves obtaining 3/5ths of a white wholesome whole human, but the actual intent is far more insidious. The US Constitution, empowered in 1787, identified blacks as 3/5ths of a white token, but the actual scheme gave slavers the voting right of each slave such that a slave-holder who held 100 Black-Africans commanded 160 units of geopolitical power.

The Except Clause

Over the past four decades, the right-wing campaign against Roe v. Wade has been the most violent protest movement in modern American history. Despite recent complaints by conservatives about acts of violence associated with the George Floyd protests in 2020, no other recent social protest movement comes close to anti-abortion activists’ long record of violence.

The Army of God

These are the stark realities that demonstrate just how much was stolen via institutional slavery, a thieving scheme that occurs under different names, each the exploitation of stolen Black Africans that began 403 years ago. African Blacks emigrating to the US have ancestral connections, ADOS (Ameri can Descendants of Slavery) do not because they were acquired as instruments in the production of high value commodities: sugar cane, cocoa, tobacco, and cotton.

Slavery propelled the US from an agrarian to an industrial economy. How many trillions of stolen dollars does this represent? No ADOS is a billionaire. How many ADOS does it take to make a billionaire? How many homeless people are needed to create multiple billionaires?

The sheer number of blacks shot by police get calibrated in databases to reveal every detail and circumstance, but the five words “I feared for my life” will guard you from incarceration, it keeps the planet’s largest prison-industrial complex functioning. And not a one is identified as a terrorist. The exceptional gun fetish in this country has become our deadly obsession.

But maybe I am being too negative. Why not simply believe that we live in a post-racial society? Upon an even and open playing field. Celebrating the soundbites we all learned.

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1955 warrant for Carolyn Bryant (Emmett Till’s killer) found. Where is the outrage?

“A Black boy died because of a white supremacist woman’s lie, so she needs to get hard time. I know if a Black person murdered someone back then and was still alive, they’d lock them up no questions asked.”

Ospreyshire's Realm

I know I’m still on hiatus, but this story has me enraged so much that I have to talk about it. I’m sure my audience knows about Emmett Till, right? The Black boy from Chicago who was alleged to have whistled to a white woman in Mississippi and was killed and his death kickstarted the Civil Rights Movement? Afterward, Carolyn Bryant (nee Dunham) ADMITTED SHE WAS LYING and is still alive to this day. Well, guess what? They found a warrant from 1955 for Carolyn’s arrest in a Mississippi court basement. What gross incompetence! They were protecting her this whole time even if some of the people who were alive back then are dead due to their age now. It’s not like she did anything where it could still potentially be of use.

Oh, wait. I’m no legal expert, but I know murder has NO statute of limitations! I’m sorry…

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Critics of Critical Race Theory

CRITICAL RACE THEORY: Using critical thinking skills to counter the lies that keep blacks disenfranchised, red-lined, gentrified out of urban neighborhoods, denied jobs for trumped-up reasons, blocked from the polls, disproportionally prevented from accessing services taken for granted by whites, limited to a food-desert grocery/gas station, falsely imprisoned, denied reparation… ad nauseam. Slavery has never really disappeared, has it? How many trillion dollars in free labor did it take to advance the US from an agrarian to an industrial powerhouse? Does it matter?

I am a daily witness to the white-supremacist presumption that whitewashes everything in American society from Pocatello, Idaho to Lynchburg, Virginia AND all points of the compass originally stolen from indigenous peoples in the entire Western Hemisphere.

Dying in a Hospital While Black The Conversation

Modern-day lynchings take many forms: dying while sleeping in Louisville, being shot by a kid I won’t dignify by providing his name while worshiping, rolling past a stop sign, being suffocated when a police officer chooses to take a knee… on a black man’s neck.

Talking heads do not report on anyone who had just witnessed the execution of a black COVID-19 victim placed on a respirator. They do not report that multiple witnesses observed black patients being violently lynched by medical procedure. If these events are not reported by media, are they false? Did they happen?

LAW MAKERS: White political functionaries

CLARENCE THOMAS: A white-supremacist Supreme Court Justice. The blackest guy on the bench is actually the whitest of all, ruling in an injustice system from Hell that contorts all amendments relating with equal opportunity to include what I call an “except clause.”

…except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted

That except clause is a “get someone into jail” card that never expires. It is a lynching instrument that permits an “officer of the law” to stop black kids and to ask them for identification, then to keep that ID — a souvenir if you will. The next time a fellow “officer of the law” asks for that kid’s ID, he is authorized to take him into custody. The identification card can literally end up in a cigar box. Jim Crow never dies. The bail-bond system is another means deployed to qualify ADOS to the prison system — another deliberately designed feature. 

The Except Clause, an account I published in Sept. 2020

PRISON REFORM: Any action taken to keep Jim Crow alive. Drafting laws to make it easier to incarcerate blacks for any reason or for no reason. That reason might just be: routinized police racism.

AMERICAN EXCEPTIONALIST HISTORY: I propose that American history be released in two volumes, labelled Genocide and Slavery.

CRITICAL RACE THEORY: Genocide and Slavery

BLACK LIVES MATTER (BLM): Ignorant Thieving Arsonists Setting Fire To Their Own Buildings. All you need to know if you are in your white mind. This would include faux information on George Floyd’s “criminal history.” That Mr. Floyd was asking for it, so he got what he wanted.


Systemic racism occurs behind both open and closed doors, but also when blacks are prescribed poisons or given “procedures” designed to kill them rapidly and anonymously. Were independent witnesses all delusional regarding what they saw?

How many times does any of this show up on any popular media source? This stuff is built into every sector of a false patriot’s proud-boy life. Everything is whitewashed daily. I am talking about zombies walking around without imagining an independent critical thought ever. Parrot-like at every level of regurgitation. Apologists for those police officers routinely shoot innocent driving-while-black people guilty of harboring a broken taillight. These five words are enough to explain anything: I FEARED FOR MY LIFE. So, you shot an unarmed man in the back. Is that what you did?

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Adopting a Vegan Diet

Rainforests are not merely the metaphorical lungs of the planet; they literally convert carbon emissions to oxygen. Burning the Amazon rainforest to scorched earth to provide feeding lots for cows can be compared to allowing a chain-smoker to direct nicotine into your lungs. Like burning live carrots on a bbq grate? No. It is not.

Yesterday, I encountered a baconist on Facebook who suggested these very points. By this morning, my response had been deleted. So I shall post my thoughts on this blog.

Pigs and cows are fellow mammals who possess spinal columns and complex nervous systems. They have the same sets of organs that they use to see the world, reflect upon it, experience the same emotions, and feel inflicted pain. Their reproductive systems are quite similar. Their eyes and ears work in the same way that mammals have employed since the Cambrian Explosion 541 million years ago.

Animals with eyes that developed in that Cambrian Explosion do not want to live in the squalor of a factory farm, to live short lives, to die violent deaths, to find out they are wanted because a supermarket scanner beeps when each dead animal’s product code is recognized. Under separate cover, I have suggested that the familiar beep be replaced by a scream. Specifically, the kind of scream it makes upon completion of its time in the slaughterhouse. At the kill station.

Currently, the non-mammal “food” animals eaten by discerning foodies with demanding palates are chicken and fish. These are touted as economical alternatives to “beef and pork.” Fish provide essential oils that you cannot obtain otherwise unless you happen to know about flaxseed oil. The center of a meal must be a dead animal in our society.

From Ambrose Bierce: The Devil’s Dictionary

Speaking now of our educational foundations, why are school field trips never scheduled at the local abattoir? If bacon, another euphemism, defines the so-called most important meal of the day why does it not seem proper to schedule regular school trips to a slaughterhouse? See it happening firsthand, such that you may understand and learn that a homo sapiens’ personal predilection must never be associated with the blood and death of billions of land animals every year and trillions of fish per year. If only to exorcise something I learned in the Catholic educational system — a meatless Friday is canonically defined as a day when you eat no cows, no pigs, and no chickens. Fish must then have more in common with carrots. A healthy mind remains healthy when it questions presumed authorities. A fish has eyes that see in much the same manner as we do, but definitions can be heartlessly arbitrary. Does a fish have eyes in the way that a potato has eyes? An eye for an eye?

Eat these on meatless Fridays? Something from the Cambrian Explosion?

Critical thinking is something that gets thoroughly discouraged in Western society. Take a deliberate look at our food-processing system and ask yourself if it is a morally healthy and God-fearing kind of thing. You don’t need to visit a slaughterhouse to know what happens there, but the distance from the deadly source numbs your mind into submission at a critical level. Take a field trip to your local Kroger, the largest supermarket in the United States, and take a close look at every place where dead animals are to be found. Do not simply look at the bloody slabs wrapped in plastic on styrofoam trays. Look at the cans and the boxes and the frozen “foods.” Beeps at the checkout lanes determine if a reorder gets cut for more “products” from the slaughterhouse.

A final thought: slaughterhouses pay low wages to those whom we deem illegal. They dare not question the death-dealing, and no one applies for a job there. They do it because you want to continue to call the fellow souls that die there by a wholesome name: MEAT.

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Is Limiting Carbon Emissions a Crime?

This might become criminal activity when six of the nine SCOTUS judges follow through with their opinion of 2.28.2022. Fossil-fuel extractors lose business whenever power plants switch to providers of sustainable energy. This is what happens if you vote conservatives into office. However, cretins such as Mitch McConnell use their political might to keep progressive candidates from even receiving a Senate hearing, such was the case when Barrack Obama nominated Merrick Garland for consideration. McConnell kept Garland from a single word of consideration for the entire 11 months remaining before Obama left office. DJ Trump installed three hand-picked by the hard-nosed and highly conservative Federalist Society, each has proven their loyalty to highly conservative supporters who gifted them with a rubber stamp.

Checks and Balances

Climate change is not the stuff of opinion, it is happening precisely as determined by the scientific method, a process that looks for flaws in a hypothesis at every stage before accepting a hypothesis as a working theory. Compare this to a process that props up untenable arguments in a way that builds a house of cards. Expect a collapse and refuse to learn from past bad decisions.

Time is not on the side of those who get to witness the damage caused by global warming. Each fraction of 1.5 Celcius degrees brings the destruction already discovered in 1973 when it could have been addressed with ease. Now, three decades later, we have collectively squandered precious time. And we have done so with abandon. Closing your eyes and ears, shutting your mouth, does not turn opinions into facts.

Math and science are not strong points in the American educational system, they have become weak points that require us to fill those weak spots with students from elsewhere on the planet. How many Americans do you see in University math classes?

We are the proverbial frogs waiting for the slowly warming pot of water to suddenly cool. Unfortunately, the lid is on the pot and we cannot jump out. Our entire planet is becoming that pot of boiling water and we are very slowly recognizing that planet B is a fictional orb. Six of nine Supreme Court justices live in a fairytale land where bad moves do not have consequences. Sadly, Earth’s entire ecosystem might suffer from those consequences.

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