Thursday, July 2, 2020

Charlie & Blue learn about enlightenment

TrueTube.co.uk/film...; Amber Larson, Dhr. Seven, Pat Macpherson (eds.), Wisdom Quarterly

Charlie's a ginger girl in London, England, and Blue is her favorite soft toy (and best friend). He's says, "Zippity-zip, let's go on a trip!" as they embark on a visit to the London Buddhist Centre (lbc.org.uk) to learn what it means to become "enlightened," and how and why Buddhists seek to live more peaceful and liberated lives.

What's "enlightened" mean, Charlie?
There the nice Buddhist lady "Srivati" explains how Siddhartha Gautama became the Buddha, the "Enlightened One," when he rediscovered the Four Noble Truths:
  1. Things are disappointing.
  2. There's a reason they are.
  3. There's an end to disappointment (nirvana).
  4. There's a way to bring about the end of disappointment.
This fourth truth is the Noble Eightfold Path to freedom. It involves meditating to calm the mind and develop wisdom. When develop greed, selfishness, anger, and ignorance, we suffer. The way to peace and the end of suffering is to cultivate letting go, being radically unselfish, compassionate, and wise.

America Before: Amazon (Graham Hancock)

Forbidden archeologist Graham Hancock (America Before, amazon.com), Host Joe Rogan (The Joe Rogan Experience, Episode #1284), Pat Macpherson, Xochitl, Dhr. Seven (eds.), Wisdom Quarterly
LIDAR (laser imaging, detection, and ranging) sees with light, radar, sonar, and more.


Animism: Is the jungle alive: woodland devas?
Were advanced civilizations suppressed and lost to history by the worldwide cataclysm that ended the last Ice Age?

Researcher and international bestselling author Graham Hancock has made it his life's work to find out.

In America Before: The Key to Earth's Lost Civilization he draws on the latest archeological and DNA evidence to bring his quest to a stunning culmination.

America Before (barnesandnoble.com)
There were lies our teachers told us. We’ve were taught that North and South America were empty of humans until around 13,000 years ago -- one of the last great landmasses on earth to have been settled by our ancestors.

But new discoveries have radically reshaped this long-held fantasy. We now know that the Americas (from Argentina to Canada) were first peopled more than 130,000 years ago -- many tens of thousands of years before human settlements became established elsewhere.

Under thick rainforest jungle are the fingerprints of great civilizations -- Maya and older. LIDAR is revealing tens of thousands of structures and henge monuments. There were a thousand "Londons" here then Europeans brought diseases that killed 20,000,000 Native American inhabitants.
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Hancock's research takes us on a series of journeys and encounters with the scientists responsible for the recent extraordinary breakthroughs.

In the process, from the Mississippi Valley to the Amazon rain forest, he reveals that ancient "New World" cultures share a legacy of advanced scientific knowledge and sophisticated spiritual tenets with supposedly unconnected "Old World" cultures.

America Before audiobook (amazon.com)
Did white archeologists for too focus long only on the "Old World" in their search for the origins of civilization while failing to consider the amazing possibility that those origins might in fact be found in the "New World"?

America Before is a culmination of everything that millions of people have loved in Hancock's body of work over the past decades, namely mind-expanding explorations of the mysteries of the past, amazing archeological discoveries, and the profound implications for how we live today. More

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

International Joke Day (July 1)

NationalToday.com, International Joke Day; Editors, Wisdom Quarterly

Because, he wants to be at one with!
The Dalai Lama went into a pizza shop and stared at the menu. The clerk asked, "What can I do for you?" The Dalai Lama answered, "Make me one with everything." (Insert laugh track.)

Thus begins another International Joke Day on July 1. Where would any of us be without jokes and laughter to brighten our lives? They can help any situation. This July 1st all are invited to take time out of the day to recognize the important job humor plays in keeping stress at bay, building relationships, and bringing levity to a world that badly needs it.

Be sure not to confuse the purpose of International Joke Day with April Fools’ Day. The two couldn’t be further apart. July 1st is all about getting a grin out of a best friend, sharing a laugh on social media, and appreciating the stand up comics who have left us in stitches for decades.

Speaking of stitches, that reminds me: I asked the doctor the other day if I’d be able to play the piano once I got my stitches removed. “Yes,” he told me, “I mean, why not?” “Well,” I replied, “it's just that I wasn’t able to before.”

International Joke Day Activities
Send a funny emoji to make a smile.
1. Support live comedy: One of the best ways to celebrate International Joke Day is to head out to a comedy club in the area, support the club and its comedians, and get a hearty dose of laughter while there. Perhaps it’s a small, local club with up-and-coming comics, or an establishment that attracts top talent. Either way, support means we’ll have a steady stream of one-liners rolling out for years to come.

2. Learn a joke: Telling a good joke is a lot harder than memorizing a few words. It takes timing, reading the audience, delivery, articulation, and experience. So why not take this lockdown holiday as an opportunity to learn -- and practice -- telling a joke? Consider the context in which to use it, practice the delivery, and test it out on friends. If it floats, there’s a joke to put in the back pocket to pull out at any awkward dinner party.

3. Take a break from the news: In today’s 24-hour news cycle, it’s sometimes overwhelming to try to keep up. For one day, like July 1st, perhaps try avoiding the news and instead read humor pieces in any of the country’s leading newspapers. Or of course find the internet’s best comedy on sites like Reddit, Buzzfeed, The Onion, or any of the many sources. Who knows what could be accomplished if we all share a good, sidesplitting laugh even if just for a day. More

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

A day in the life of a Buddhist monk (video)

Johnathan Green, TrueTube, May 26, 2020; Dhr. Seven, Amber Larson (eds.), Wisdom Quarterly
The life of a wandering ascetic (Buddhist monk) includes going on alms round, England.



Say hello to Venerable Manapo. He’s a Buddhist monk or bhikkhu in Warwickshire, England. TrueTube's cameras followed him around to find out what he does all day. What does any Buddhist nun or monk do all day? What's the point of doing it? This wandering ascetic is on a spiritual mission, the same one Siddhartha was on, a quest for enlightenment, awakening from all the painful illusions of life, the marriage of compassion and wisdom, escaping to reality. A film by Jonathan Green (vimeo.com/mrjonathangreen).

Living in peace, striving for enlightenment, The Forest Hermitage, Warwickshire, UK

    Amazon civilization's 20 mil pop (Joe Rogan)

    JRE Clips from The Joe Rogan Experience #1284 with Graham Hancock, author of America Before, and #1293 with Andrew Santino, 2019; Pat Macpherson, Dhr. Seven, Xochitl (eds.), Wisdom Quarterly
    One of thousands of Amazon "Stonehenges," amazing archeology Europeans wiped out.


    The Amazon jungle is a colossal mystery with Graham Hancock
    J. Rogan Experience
    (JRE Clips) Host Joe Rogan has hind mind blown by researcher Graham Hancock, author of America Before. The White man wiped out the New World with his European diseases like smallpox, greed, and war and domination mentality, developed it would seem from centuries of fighting each other all over Europe.

    America Before: Key to Earth's Lost Civilization
    Smallpox seems to have killed an estimated former population of 20 million people in the Amazon basin, a massive garden fed by the use of terra preta ("dark earth"), a uniquely rich biochar soil containing a unique mix of microbes not found in adjacent soils. The basin is an area the size of India or 5.5 million square kilometers. It is full of henges (like Stonehenge), sophisticated manmade earthworks, deep ditches with embankments and sometimes stone pillars, used by astronomers. There are thousands of them in the Amazon. LIDAR (light imaging and detecting radar). The Maya, Aztec, Toltec, and other civilizations were unimaginably grand and sophisticated. Taken from Joe Rogan Experience #1293 w/Andrew Santino and #1284 w/Graham Hancock.



    (JRE Clips) Joe Rogan Experience #1284, The Amazon is a Colossal Mystery w/Graham Hancock, April 23, 2019.

    The Amazon is alive with devas.

    Jimmy Dore (Mark Thompson's Edge Show)


    The Edge w/ Mark Thompson (edge-show.com)
    As political awareness and participation increases, comedian Jimmy Dore is at the center of a lot of the action. Dore is a comic and political activist with a formidable following. He joins Host Mark Thompson (edgewithmarkthompson@gmail.com) for the entire episode of The Edge Show. stitcher.com/podcast...

      Senile Joe Biden; Pandemic Strike (video)

      Mike MacRae, Joey Biden, Maxim Baru, Jimmy Dore, June 30, 2020; Editors, Wisdom Quarterly


      Longtime politician, lawyer, and default presidential candidate Joe "Pizza Gate" Biden is demented and sounds more than a little senile. What this country needs is a general strike during the pandemic according to IWW Labor Organizer Maxim Baru in an interview on The Jimmy Dore Show, which has premium members, live shows, and a newsletter.

      Pizza Gate (Hillary, Joe & Podesta the Molester's kiddie parties) resurfaces

      Whites calling the cops on Blacks (video)

      The Daily Show w/Trevor Noah, 6/29/20; Seth Auberon, Pfc. Sandoval (eds.), Wisdom Quarterly


      White people unnecessarily calling the cops on Black people
      From Starbucks to the golf course to Dollar stores, White people are unnecessarily calling the cops on Black people. Here’s a look back at what's going on. #DulceSloan

      Government surveillance (comedy)

      John Oliver (HBO, 4/5/15); Jimmy Dore; Pfc. Sandoval, Ashley Wells (eds.), Wisdom Quarterly


      Government Surveillance: Last Week Tonight
      There are very few government checks on what the USA’s sweeping surveillance programs are capable of doing. John Oliver sits down with freedom-loving patriotic hero Edward Snowden live in Russia to discuss the NSA (National Spying Association of America), the balance between privacy and security, and dic-pics.


      Losing the great Carl Reiner (comedy)

      Reuters, 6/30/20; CNN; BofH; Seth Auberon, Sheldon S., Ashley Wells (eds.), Wisdom Quarterly


      (Reuters) Remembering comedy icon Carl Reiner, dead at 98, June 30, 2020: Carl Reiner, a driving force in American comedy as a writer for television pioneer Sid Caesar, partner of Mel Brooks, and the creator and co-star of the classic sitcom “The Dick Van Dyke Show” with beloved American actor Dick Van Dyke (Mary Poppins) has died peacefully at age 98.


      The very best of Mel Brooks (w/Gene Wilder, Anne Bancroft, and Carl Reiner)
      (Best of Humans) Know a man by his close friends. This is a short documentary dedicated to Mel Brooks that shows the greatness of CARL REINER, one of our heroes on and off the stage.

      Monday, June 29, 2020

      Robots, what could go wrong? (video)

      Carbon, Robot Fail Compilation; Pfc. Sandoval, Ashley Wells, Wisdom Quarterly


      When POLICE ROBOTS arrive (video)

      (Corridor Crew) Here is a side-by-side comparison of the "Boston Dynamics: New Robots Now Fight Back" parody video. Big ups to Xsens for their excellent mocap (Xsens_MoCap_Suit) technology. Big ups to Clint for getting bonked and taking it like a big girl. Consider subscribing. Watch Season 4.

      9 Most Advanced A.I. Humanoid Robots

      TerkRecoms, 3/2/20; Pfc. Sandoval, Pat Macpherson, Sheldon S. (eds.), Wisdom Quarterly


      What's next, a "sex" robot who's a virtual mate?
      This is a list of the most advanced humanoid, industrial, and service robots changing the future with artificial intelligence.

      1. Digit
      Digit is envisioned to help take care of people in their homes, assist with disaster response and deliver packages to front doors. With its nimble limbs and a torso packed with sensors, Digit can navigate complex environments and carry out tasks such as package delivery. In May 2019 Ford Motor Company and Agility announced a partnership to develop a last-mile logistics solution that combines Ford’s autonomous vehicle technology and Agility’s Digit.

      2. Pepper
      Pepper is the world’s first social humanoid robot that is able to recognize faces and basic human emotions. Pepper has been adopted by over 2000 companies around the world. Perfect in retail and finance industries, Pepper has numerous functionalities including increasing store traffic by attracting the attention of shoppers, creating memorable in-store experiences, stimulating purchase and retain customers. Pepper can also gather comprehensive data to enrich the customer base and generate shopper insights.

      3. Atlas
      Atlas is the world’s most dynamic humanoid robot built by BostonDynamics, a company that was previously owned by Google and now by SoftBank. Atlas is becoming more sophisticated year by year, thanks to its state of the art hardware and algorithm that allows it to quickly understand instructions. With its 28 hydraulic joints, 4.9 feet of height and 176 pounds weight, the robot can perform both impressive terrifying acts including navigating uneven terrain, jumping around a parkour course, doing somersaults. All these activities demonstrate human-level agility so the robot can be perfect for search and rescue operations and performing human tasks in environments where humans could not survive.

      4. Spot
      Spot is a robot dog designed for industrial uses such as carrying goods through a warehouse and inspecting a remote site with an unfavorable environment for human operators. It can run at 5.2 feet per second, has 360-degree cameras, and can operate in temperatures ranging from 4 to 113 Fahrenheit. With its API and flexible payload interface, the robot can be easily customized for desired tasks. Spot is also manufactured by BostonDynamics and is now being leased to eligible companies.

      5. HRP-5P
      HRP-5P is an advanced humanoid robot designed to operate autonomously and carry out heavy labor in hazardous environments. It is equipped with environmental sensors and object recognition, full-body motion planning and control, and task description and execution management. HRP-5P is based on more than 20 years of humanoid research at AIST. In those 20 years, the institute has created 4 other robots which are the predecessor of HRP-5P.

      6. Surena IV
      Surena IV is the fourth generation of Surena humanoid robot series developed by the University of Tehran in Iran. With a height of 5.6 feet and a weight of 154 pounds, this robot is able to walk at a speed of 0.43 miles per hour. Its custom force sensors at the bottom of its feet help the robot step over uneven surfaces by adjusting the angle and position of each foot.

      7. Aquanaut
      Aquanaut is an advanced unmanned underwater transformer that can transform itself from a nimble long-distance submarine into a half-humanoid robot capable of carrying out complex underwater manipulation tasks. Designed by Houston Mechatronics Inc, Aquanaut can inspect subsea oil and gas infrastructure, operate valves, and use subsea tools with just a few mouse clicks. Operating completely untethered and without support ships, Aquanaut can travel more than 124 miles in submarine mode, has a max speed of 7 knots and a maximum operational depth of 984 feet.

      8. Stuntronic robot
      A Stuntronic robot is an animatronic stunt double designed to entertain the crowds at Disney theme parks and resorts. With its onboard sophisticated sensors, it can make its own real-time decisions—all while flying 60 feet in the air. It knows when to tuck its knees to perform a somersault, when to pull its arms to twist, and even when to slow down its spin to make sure it makes a perfect landing.

      9. Handle
      Handle is another robot from Boston Dynamics. With its deep-learning vision software, this robot can identify and locate boxes, unloads trucks, palletizes, and depalletizes at the push of a button. Its mobility enables it to operate in multiple work-cells, moving through facilities along with the flow of goods. It can pick up to 360 boxes/hr.

      NPR: Psychedelic Plant Medicine (audio)

      Terry Gross, Fresh Air (NPR); Pat Macpherson, Ananda, Dhr. Seven (eds.), Wisdom Quarterly
      Good Chemistry (Dr. Julie Holland, MD)
      Dr. Julie Holland, author of the new book Good Chemistry, says that when antidepressants don't work, psychedelic plant medicines (entheogens) can be used in conjunction with talk therapy to help work through traumas.

      People treated with synthetic chemical antidepressants for years are never cured. These profitable pharmaceuticals are not "cures" and make no such promise. After years some patients hit a wall, a point when such treatment no longer even eases symptoms.

      Dr. Holland, a psychiatrist, says that's where entheogenic substances -- often called "psychedelic drugs" as if they were recreational highs -- could help.

      Dr. Holland was in charge of the psychiatric emergency room at Bellevue Hospital on weekends from 1996 to 2005. She currently has a private psychotherapy practice in Manhattan, NY.

      She's also a medical monitor in research by the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS, maps.org), which involves, in part, developing psychedelics into prescription medications.
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      I prefer good meditation.
      Her new book, Good Chemistry, explores how she thinks psychedelic drugs, including LSD (acid), psilocybin (magic mushrooms), MDMA (ecstasy) and cannabis (high CBD marijuana), might be used more widely in psychiatry to make treatment more efficient and effective.

      "There are certain plant medicines in particular — things like psilocybin or ayahuasca — that really help people not only explore their personal trauma," she says, but also "this feeling of unity and connection. People really come away from these experiences having a new perspective."

      Some Buddhists see value in entheogen use.
      Dr. Holland acknowledges that the use of psychedelic drugs (entheogens) in psychiatry is controversial — but she says the practice is slowly gaining acceptance.

      "Good psychotherapy takes years and there are a lot of fits and starts," she says, "and people run away when things get too heavy. But it's changing more and more.... The data is so compelling that in my opinion, people in my profession have no excuse for not knowing what's going on." More

      The House of Wisdom: Arabic Enlightenment

      Jim al-Khalili, The House of Wisdom; Bettany Hughes (The Moors...); Editors, Wisdom Quarterly
      Enlightenment is far better than ignorance...even if it upsets our worldviews and comfort. Here British historian Bettany Hughes stands in front of the Bodhi tree in Enlightenment Grove (Bodh Gaya, India), where Siddhartha became the Buddha or "Awakened One."
      When the Moors Ruled in Europe (Part 1/11) with British historian Bettany Hughes - the shocking truth.

      Arabic Science Gave us the Renaissance
      This is a myth-shattering view of the Islamic world's myriad scientific innovations and the role they played in sparking the European Renaissance.
      • [The "Dark" Ages, according to British historian Bettany Hughes, are said to have been when for seven centuries black Muslim Moors ruled Europe.]
      Many of the innovations we think of as hallmarks of Western science actually had their roots in the Arab world of the Middle Ages, a period when much of Western Christendom stagnated in intellectual darkness.

      Author: British physicist Jim al-Khalili
      Author Jim al-Khalili, a leading British-Iraqi physicist, resurrects this lost chapter of history in The House of Wisdom: How Arabic Science Saved Ancient Knowledge and Gave Us the Renaissance.

      Given current East-West tensions, his book could hardly be more timely.

      With transporting detail, al-Khalili places readers in the hothouses of the Arabic Enlightenment, shows how they led to Europe's cultural awakening, and poses the question:

      Why did the Islamic world enter its own Dark Age after such a dazzling flowering? More

      Blacks ruled Europe?
      Seven centuries of hidden European/African history
      Join British historian Bettany Hughes as she examines a purposely-buried, hidden, and forgotten chapter of European history -- the risemof Islamic culture in what is now Spain and Portugal (bordering Northern Africa).

      Although generations of Spanish rulers have tried to expunge this era from the historical record, recent archeology and scholarship have shed fresh light on the black Moors who flourished in Al-Andalus for more than 700 years.

      The fascinating documentary WHEN THE MOORS RULED IN EUROPE explodes racist stereotypes and offers shocking new insights.

      Black lives used to matter
      Discover the ingenious mathematics behind Granada's dazzling Alhambra Palace, trace El Cid's lineage to his black Moorish roots in Africa, and learn how the population of the Iberian peninsula in white Europe willingly converted to liberal Islam in droves.

      Through interviews with noted scholars, see how Moorish advances in mathematics, science, astronomy, art, and agriculture helped propel the West out of its Dark Ages and into its Renaissance ("Rebirth").

      What emerges is a richly detailed portrait of a sensuous, inquisitive, and remarkably progressive black African Islamic culture dominating Christian Europe.

      [The Moors (the definition of these people is constantly changed to make them less African, less black, and less brilliant, and less Muslim/Islamic) were royalty beyond the peninsula. They ruled throughout Europe, as many artifacts and revealed histories show.]

      Let's talk corona money, real looting (video)

      Chris Hedges, Dylan Ratigan, Jimmy Dore; Pfc. Sandoval, Seth Auberon (eds.), Wisdom Quarterly
      When it comes to protests, the CIA and police state like some and not others. The corporate media is very much for anti-China demonstrations in Hong Kong and even U.S. intervention to fight China by proxy saying it is for humanitarian purposes. As a result we are attacked online and tracked by Chinese cyber agents mad at the U.S. government and its disaster capitalist policies.
      There was massive looting during the anti-police brutality and Black Lives Matter demonstrations, but not from the looters the police ignored as they attacked peaceful demonstrators. It came from the government handing out trillions to private corporate entities. And nobody much noticed.


      Dylan Ratigan foresees a grim future for America post-corporate bail out.

      Sunday, June 28, 2020

      Psychiatrist becomes Psychedelic Researcher

      Dr. Julie Holland, MD; Pat Macpherson, Ananda (DBM), Dhr. Seven (eds.), Wisdom Quarterly

      What the H is wrong with me! What's the cure?
      A psychiatrist becomes a psychedelic researcher to explore the science of "connection" — why we need it, how we’ve lost it, and how we might find it again.

      We are suffering from an epidemic of disconnection that antidepressants (Zoloft, Prozac, Wellbutrin, SSRIs, and other allopathic toxins) and social media can’t fix.

      Good Chemistry (Dr. Holland)
      This state of isolation puts us in “fight or flight, freeze or faint mode,” deranging sleep, metabolism, and libido.

      What’s worse, we’re paranoid of others! This kill-or-be-killed mentality is no way to live. But when we feel safe and loved, we can rest, digest, and repair. We can heal.

      And it is only in this state of feeling like we belong that we can open up to connection with others.

      If I were a tabby cat on a tab of catnip.
      In this powerful book Dr. Julie Holland M.D. helps us understand the science of connection as revealed in human experiences from the spiritual to the psychedelic, from the mental to the entheogenic.

      The Pot Book: Complete Guide
      The key is oxytocin — a neurotransmitter and hormone produced in our bodies that allows us to trust and bond. It fosters attachment between romantic partners, friends, mothers and infants, and even with our pets and strangers at a Coachella or Lollapalooza, Grateful Dead or Phish show.
      Moody Bitches (Dr. Holland)
      There are many ways to reach this state of mental and physical wellbeing that modern medicine has overlooked. The implications for our happiness and health are profound.

      We can find oneness in meditation, in community, or in awe at the beauty around us. Another option: psychedelic medicines that can catalyze a connection with "self," with nature, or with the cosmos.

      Author psychiatrist Dr. Julie Holland, M.D.
      Her book Good Chemistry: The Science of Connection, from Soul to Psychedelics points us on the right path to forging true and deeper attachments with our own "souls" (psyches, minds, spirits, astral bodies), to one another -- and even to our planet.

      This will help us heal ourselves and our world... if the government doesn't ban it again in the interest of Big Pharma's profit motive in selling lifelong "treatments" instead of actual natural (non-synthetic) "cures." More

      The awareproject.org is on Meetup in Los Angeles (Dharma Buddhist Meditation)

      Doctor: 5G caused this pandemic (video)

      Dr. Cowan, MD, Joshua Coleman, HHRS, 3/12/20; via Islamic Insight; Eds., Wisdom Quarterly
      Health and Human Rights Summit, Tucson, AZ, 3/12/20. Camera, sound, editing by Joshua Coleman.
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      The Invisible Rainbow (Arthur Firstenberg)

      How cops, paramedic killed Elijah McClain

      Gabe Gutierrez, David K. Li (NBC News); Pfc. Sandoval, Ashley Wells (eds.), Wisdom Quarterly


      "There are some MURDERERS with badges in there" [the police station] (latimes.com)
      A supporter holds a shirt on June 19 in Denver to bring attention to the police-killing of Elijah McClain last August in Aurora, Colorado (David Zalubowski/AP).
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      Colorado police officers involved in death of Elijah McClain taken off the streets
      The deadly police confrontation with a young Black man in the Denver suburb of Aurora is getting renewed scrutiny.
      But he was black in Colorado. That's what we do.
      Three killer cops in Colorado involved in the killing of a 23-year-old Black man with impunity last year have suddenly been moved to "non-enforcement" duties due to the heat created by the George Floyd protests.

      Mr. Elijah McClain's arrest and homicide by police and paramedics has suddenly merited renewed scrutiny, officials said Friday [6/26/20].

      The Aurora Police Department said the action was "done in an effort to protect those officers" who arrested McClain on Aug. 24, 2019 then used so much force and poor judgment that they ended up with his death on their hands.

      "They are now [comfortably] working in a non-enforcement capacity," Detective Faith Goodrich said. "This can be in a variety of different assignments but is usually administrative in nature." [It's like a vacation with the same pay and privileges and perks.]
        The murderers (paramedic not shown)
        Officers wrapped up in the homicide of Mr. McClain -- Nathan Woodyard and Jason Rosenblatt -- were moved to desk duty on June 13, and Officer Randy Roedema was re-assigned on June 20, officials said.

        They had a hand in killing McClain, who was pronounced dead on Aug. 27, 2019, three days after they confronted him when answering a call about a suspicious [i.e., young Black] person in the area.

        Officers then applied a deadly chokehold as they escalated their aggressive confrontation, authorities have said [though they used euphemisms to conceal the gravity of the situation]….
        • The coroner for the counties of Adams and Broomfield determined that McClain's death was due to "undetermined causes." But he did not rule out whether the violent police chokehold, in addition to the shocking administration of the dangerous sedative ketamine (street name "Special K") paramedics chose to inject into Mr. McClain, might have contributed to his death.
        Protesters across the nation have been calling for action against systemic racism and police brutality since the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. More
        • What is KETAMINE? This medication is mainly used for starting and maintaining anesthesia. It induces a trance-like state while providing pain relief [Why would he need relief unless police had used excessive force?], sedation, and memory loss. Other uses include sedation in intensive care and treatment of pain... Common side effects include agitation, confusion, or hallucinations as the medication wears off. Elevated blood pressure and muscle tremors are also common.... More