Saturday, August 17, 2013

Prophetic or Pathetic?! my email to F&F 6/25/05 _ Zero Tolerance In General

From: Johnny French
To: "" ; "" ; ""
Sent: Saturday, August 17, 2013 8:43 AMSubject: to F&F 6/25/05 = prophetic? _ Fw: Zero Tolerance In General

Dear Alisyn Camerota, Brianna Keilar, Bill Shulz - I mean, Greg Gutfeld:

3 things I didn't know back here though as far as specifics go 1). walking around Georgetown while staying at Georgetown Ritz (the one by the river) wearing an organic tee shirt that says "We Belong to the Earth - Earth Does Not Belong to Us" during the B.P. Gulf Man Made Oil disaster where 11 died and ecosystem + locals ruined & a Rep from TX in a hearing on the Hill apologized to BP execs for having them have to be so inconvenienced and victimized. ...yeah, didn't know Georgetown would be so uncool & lame. 2). MSNBC would lead in "race baiting" and try and divide us 3). government agencies / divisions of government would label you suspect, a target, a value target, construct parallel investigations when you have no clear links to terror but still gather everything including the kitchen sink to try and bust you with something to quiet & punish you with "gottcha" (to look like heroes to their bros & whoes & maybe even profit from inside & outside the system) because you use your constitutional right to question the government (abuses) 

----- Forwarded Message -----
From: John French
Sent: Saturday, June 25, 2005 9:01 AMSubject: Zero Tolerance In General

Say there is a little bar in a rural area of Georgia, Pennsylvania, Texas or Alabama – where there are allot of trucks in the parking lot – where “dressing up” is a “them yuppie” kind of thing – and strong, intelligent, independent women who won’t let themselves be held back by mental or physical abuse and are then called a “bitch” and more or less just a threat to their “manhood” – And, suits or even “them yuppie” clothes draw suspicion – along w/ longer shabby-shiek hair unlike the mullet or “buzz” cuts –
Did you ever consider what would happen if you three walked in – dressed like you are now – w/ out a camera crew – just wanting to hang out for a few hours and have some drinks?
Sure, behind the rhetoric that you spew from the comfort of the TV tower – these rural clans (clan here meaning groups of families – just like it would be used to describe Native American clans – “groups of families”) may agree with themes and topics often heard and “hit home” from you – like zero tolerance for just about anything different from their very biased value system and narrow, narrow points of view in their pea brain heads. Oh yeah, they love to hear about them damn’ lawyers, people challenging “southern heritage and tradition,” them “gays,” Hillary Clinton, them French, liberals, hippies, people with money – Sh*t if they ain’t in their little bar and go somewhere else like the city it just ain’t gonna work out because you can’t get no drink unless you’re a good lookin’ woman or a guy w/ money.
So, without the camera and the likely likely chance that these folks don’t know your name or who you are – What do you think would happen if you three walked in – dressed like you are now - into some little bar in a rural area of Georgia, Texas or Alabama – or a little golf course bar in Pennsylvania just an hour or so from Pittsburgh - where there are allot of trucks in the parking lot??
There is so much negative energy out there – breeding, brewing – like the bad genes of inbred pig men from stagnant ponds of ignorance and zero tolerance.
Hey, but Fox can always spew its rhetoric and count on these uneducated, unenlightened assholes for Republican votes.
Just something to think about. It’s kind of funny, sad & pathetic because, as you know, I am a republican – (campaigned for Gov Tommy Thompson while I attended Marquette before PSU) but because I wear my hair longer and its thick & curly/wavy and I’m not of fair skin and I dress how I want to and I have some kind of aura about me and I catch people’s attention – I feel this negative energy and some eyes upon me are like hands around my throat – and those words about me are like daggers pointed at my heart.
Nevertheless, I am who I am. I am. I am And I’m not going backwards – And that’s why people like me and respect me and know I am unique – And “one on one” and not in a “cowardly group” – I’ll win you over.
Best of light, love and joy -
John A. Conte` JR


Friday, August 16, 2013

Ain't That America for You & Me!!!

 me 1988 Pittsburgh's Mellon Park downtown
John Mellencamp - Pink Houses  
There's a black man with a black cat livin' in a black neighborhood
He's got an interstate runnin' through his front yard
You know he thinks that he's got it so good
And there's a woman in the kitchen cleanin' up the evenin' slop
And he looks at her and says, "Hey darlin', I can remember when
You could stop a clock."

Oh but ain't that America for you and me
Ain't that America somethin' to see baby
Ain't that America home of the free
Little pink houses for you and me

There's a young man in a t-shirt
Listenin' to a rockin' rollin' station
He's got greasy hair, greasy smile
He says, "Lord this must be my destination."
'Cause they told me when I was younger
"Boy you're gonna be president."
But just like everything else those old crazy dreams
Just kinda came and went


Well there's people and more people
What do they know know know
Go to work in some high rise
And vacation down at the Gulf of Mexico
Ooh yeah
And there's winners and there's losers
But they ain't no big deal
'Cause the simple man baby pays for the thrills, the bills,
The pills that kill

Oh but ain't that America for you and me
Ain't that America somethin' to see baby
Ain't that America home of the free
Little pink houses for you and me

Best of the Roses but not rose colored glasses,

john alan conte jr.
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Thursday, August 15, 2013

Pittsburgh Youth Flocking to Seattle for Jobs, LifeStyle Directions & Cops? ...

 using this weekend's “Hempfest” to hand out bags of chips that have on them information about the state’s new marijuana rules:
Hey @seattlehempfest , this Saturday the ounces (of chips) are on us #marijwhatnow…
Here's the opening credit roll on each bag of chips:…
Seattle Citizen Reaction:
A.L.E.X.@comeonsrsly :       
grow up. The stoner-with-munchies is as ridiculous as the donut-munching keystone kop.

And, then, unfortunately what scarred jaded youth recall to well in Pittsburgh:

Arrest for protesting? at G20 Demonstrations Pittsburgh September 24 2009
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And, back out to the cops in the Geat Pacific NorthWest:  

Portland Police ‏@PortlandPolice 7h
Good thought on the giveaway but wouldn't doughnuts be more appropriate?
Seattle Police Dept. ‏@SeattlePD 7h
We love too, but it's kinda hard to affix an informational sticker to a doughnut

"Where have all the good times gone?!" ... wake-up Pittsburgh = minds like steel traps aren't keeping the young professionals graduating from Carnegie Mellon Uni (CMU) ... so many are flocking to West to Seattle from Pittsburgh like a Lewis & Clark expedition

You're breaking my heart = This just breaks my heart = And it can be prevented with some positive forward thinking changes!!!

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"Love your neighbor until it hurts"

"I'm not talking about no revolution. .. I'm talking about love... Love your neighbor until it hurts!"

Best of the Roses,
john alan conte jr.
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Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Even U.S. Top Cop Attny Gen says "Stop It! No more cherry picking nonviolent, victimless crimes to target!" ... Respect is his, read more here...

And everyday suddenly is better = truth finally presides over the armies of the Sun god as rays of daybreak chase an evil threat of a night of rape away. John Alan Conte Jr. Poet 4am 8/13/13

Gov. Mike Huckabee @GovMikeHuckabee 12 Aug
finally found something I can agree with Eric Holder on--- sentencing too many people to prison for non-violent drug crimes
NewEdayMedia 12 Aug
I concur w/ your comments on finally being able to agree w/AG = makes good $e

@GovMikeHuckabee 12 Aug
We lock up people we're mad at- not just the ones we're afraid of. Holder wrong about most things, but right on this.
@NewEdayMedia 12 Aug
beautifully said!..too evident "we lock up people we're mad at" We do anything for bust

even US says "Stop it! Time to prioritize resources on violent crime w/ victims & preventing not nonviolent victimless!"
@NewEdayMedia 12 Aug
those nonviolent who fell prey to rogue "Cowboys" -will they be scrubbed clean?

For decades, the political debate on criminal justice in the United States has been dominated by the swaggering, get-tough crowd. Jail more of 'em, jail 'em for longer, make their lives miserable when they come out -- this has been the conventional wisdom. Politicians from Richard Nixon to Bill Clinton have scored political points by vowing to crack down ever harder on crime, including for drug offenses. Our country now has the highest incarceration rate in the world.

Yet this approach isn't what researchers say works best. It's hard to imagine a worse approach to public safety than relegating drugs to the black market, isolating parents from children, making it virtually impossible for ex-offenders to reintegrate into society, and spending tax dollars on warehousing people rather than on job and crime prevention programs. We have been dumb on crime. And those who've spoken up for smart policies have been maligned as linguine-spined liberals. Like in junior high school, being a brainiac got you picked on; acting like a meathead got you honored.

But times are changing. In just the last several days, we've seen three big victories for those who believe our country should be smarter on crime. Indeed, this may be the single best week for criminal justice reform in a generation. And it suggests we may be on the verge of a transformation in American politics.

The most publicized victory was Eric Holder's speech on Monday to the American Bar Association. He acknowledged the criminal justice system is "broken" and requires a "fundamentally new approach" that is "not merely to convict, warehouse, and forget." Specifically, he promoted reforms including:
• No more mandatory minimums for many low-level, nonviolent drug crimes.
• Allowing more elderly prisoners to be released.
• Making it a priority to prevent crime and help the formerly incarcerated reenter society.
• Coming up with recommendations to reduce racial disparities in sentencing.

No one in Holder's position has given a speech like this, at least not in the United States. This was historic. And though we have a long way to go before these proposals become reality -- and even though the U.S. Attorney has a direct effect only at the federal level, not in the state and local jurisdictions where most criminal justice policy is set -- Holder's words mark the mainstreaming of facts and fairness in our national discussion of criminal justice. That's a big deal.

A less well-known victory this past week was on prison phone rates. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) finally ruled on a decade-old petition to cap the rate that phone companies could charge for calls between inmates and family members. The for-profit phone racket was leading to 15-minute phone calls that cost upwards of $17. Imagine being in a low-income family that wants to keep the kids connected to their father or mother in prison. How are such exorbitant rates remotely feasible? They aren't. And they haven't helped public safety, either, given that maintaining community connections while in prison is important to minimizing recidivism upon release. The FCC recognized these realities with a 2-to-1 ruling that limited interstate rates at 25 cents a minute for collect calls and 21 cents a minute for calling cards. The ruling doesn't cover calls that take place within the same state, but it's a big step forward.

The third victory was a ruling from a federal judge that New York City's stop-and-frisk policy is unconstitutional, at least as it's now being carried out. Judge Shira Scheindlin ruled that the policy was racially biased and therefore violated minorities' 14th amendment right to equal protection under the law. As of early 2012, more than 1800 stop-and-frisks per day have been conducted in New York City, on average -- and about 85 percent of those stopped have been black or Latino. That's disproportionate even when accounting for higher crime rates in minority neighborhoods. These stop-and-frisks are supposed to happen only when there's a reasonable suspicion of a crime, but just 6 percent of them lead to an arrest. Looks like those suspicions aren't very reasonable after all. So instead of stopping crimes, the policy has fed distrust of cops in communities of color, making it less likely that people will talk to the police to help solve real-life crimes. The judge's ruling requires federal oversight and reforms of the program.

This trifecta of Holder's speech, reduced phone rates, and reform of stop-and-frisk has meant a glorious few days for the panoply of organizations pushing criminal justice reform. It's now becoming fashionable to think and act intelligently on the issue. Forget the passé poseurs who mouth platitudes like, "Do the crime, do the time." We appear to be entering an era of geek chic -- an era in which smart just might be the new dumb.


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    Best of the Roses,
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Sunday, August 11, 2013

Art / Reality = New Performance Poetry by BIGnewEdayMedia

so on my own private time I have been working on some spoken word poetry + guitar playing = Art / Reality. ...

The kind that provokes change! ... the kind of improvisational guitar playing in the key of tight classics live "Hard to Handle" "Good Lovin'" "RoadHouse Blues" "Five to One" "LA Woman" "Cocaine"

The kind of spoken poetry, guitar playing mixed with NewMedia (using facebook, twitter, blog web site). ...

The kind that might make some #cowboy ("Ranger Rick" / a real George Zimmerman) wanna come-up and say "hey"... or some woman who just hates life anyway waste time & resources with her "squeaky wheel gets the grease" motto = calling the cops repeatedly trying to get herself a "warranted" investigation (she can brag about to all her followers).


Pardon Jim Morrison

e.g. Art misunderstood by the State of Florida AT FIRST then a full pardon by the governor after Morrison's famous death

(Too bad I quit smoking cigarettes because the hand rolled 100% Oragnic non preservatives and additives Natural American Spirit tobacco certainly seemed to attract attention from certain neighbors looking for trouble)

"You're All A Bunch Of Fucking Idiots" - Jim Morrison + Obama "intercept" & "total absorption" moves

Jim Morrison w/ the Doors in Miami, Florida doing his performance art "Living Theatre" (listen here to what had people "think" he needed to be busted for)

    DR. Sanjay Gupta CNN admits the truth tonight Aug 11th after an in depth investigation = finally (and some old media viewers who will probably be dead soon and no longer able to vote are OUTRAGED)

Tune in or be square :)

Best of the Roses but not rose colored glasses,

john alan conte jr.
the new everyday media

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