The End is Near: A Sarah Braasch Story

 

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Possibly by the time you read this, my friend, Sarah Braasch will be before the Connecticut Freedom of Information Commission, pleading her case for the release of body camera video, from the Tale Police Department that she believes will exonerate her from any charges of racism that she has been accused of not only locally, by the Yale administration, but also nationally, as the story made nation-wide headlines in 2018. The story is already out there and I’m not going to go through the details, which I have assiduously researched. The question for this post is should Sarah have a right to have the  video from the Yale Police Department which Yale has denied her access for more than a year?

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It’s Time to Come Home

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President Trump has decided to remove American troops from Syria. I’ve been watching the news and it seems that there are a lot  in Washington (politicians) that are against his doing so. Why is that? When he deployed troops to Syria intially, it was obstensibly to defeat the Calphate (ISIS).That’s done, mostly, although it’s a question for the ages whether we’ll (that being the West) will ever be able to defeat those whose mission is to cause us harm. What is it with official Washington, and the pundit hangers-on know that the President doesn’t? Nothing. Most likely, less.

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The Sarah Braasch Saga Becomes More Curious

 

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I wrote some tme ago, and also annpunced on Twitter, that I wouldn’t write anything concerning Sarah Braasch in the future. The reason is that I began to believe that some things may have been turning her way. Besides there were much better advocates than me, Gretchen Mullen and Cathy Young, to name two, that would be able to keep up the pressure on the media and Yale itself to bring this debacle (that’s what I consider it) to a proper conclusion. That conclusion, in my mind would be that Sarah did nothing wrong. I did my own investigation and all you have to do is look back here, and search for “Sarah Braasch” on this blog to see what my determination was – months ago.

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Ridding Society of ‘Cancel Culture’

 

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I don’t know what many others think, but I am sincere when I say that everyone should have a voice. I may dislike your ideas, I may think they are toxic to humanity as a whole, but that doesn’t give me any right to silence you. You do that on your own. Does that make sense? By alienating your audience, no matter who they are, by race, ethnicity, gender, or religion, we all take the chance of disabusing whatever authority we may have, or what we believe we have, upon our readers, or listeners. There will always be a small cadre of supporters, but even then, we may find that we have to accede to that tiny minority to retain whatever authority we believe we may have obtained.

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Is Social Media Worth the Effort?

 

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If you have a Twitter account, have you ever been suspended? How about limited, meaning that because of some minor offense, only your followers are able yo see your tweets? Shadowbanned? That’s when you tweet, and then even many of your followers do not see anything from you? Me? No to all of the above. The reason I bring this up is that it seems whenever I log into Twitter I see messages from people that  they’re back from a suspension, or believe they’re being shadowbanned or some other message, maybe from a follower, that somone has received a permanent ban.

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