February 15, 2010

Bye Chief!

This is a weird story.

All of a sudden, many police chiefs in the USA have resigned.

Take a look at this and let me know what you think.

Several theories are doing the rounds: from economic meltdown (in under thirty days) to rioting, to states seceding from the US.

I stopped believing in coincidences a long time ago.

Something is afoot.

But what?



Sue said...

I've followed a few links on this. Everyone seems confused and baffled. There's definitely something happening...

Captain Ranty said...


I mixed up two things: the police chiefs resigning and many CEO's/CFO's resigning.

WTF are they all running from?


I am Stan said...

If there running we will find out what soon enough...

Run to the hills and batten down the hatches it may be a bumpy ride!.

Captain Ranty said...


What they do in the US today, we do here tomorrow.

Thing is, is this thing catching?


Barking Spider said...

Whatever it is, it's disturbingly suspicious, CR - a shoot-to-kill Obamacommiethug policy during any resulting protests or riots, perhaps, and the removal of any police chiefs who refuse to comply - not that I'm a cynical bastard, of course.

Captain Ranty said...


I'll keep an eye on it. See if any more patterns develop.

If you're cynical, then I'm pleased we're on the same side.

Cynicism works for me.


Katabasis said...

Just had a nasty thought CR:

If our "leaders" and climate "scientists" continue to insist that the world is going to continue warming, and it does not, if it instead cools and farmers across the northern hemisphere have received bad advice about whether it will be a long or short season then millions of people are likely to starve as a result. Not in 100 years. Not in 50. Not in 10. But next year.

Captain Ranty said...


If I were an X Factor man, I'd say you were imagining things, but the last seven or eight months have had me more aware of global events than ever before. Farming reports from the USA -who are the biggest producers of wheat and sorghum (sp?)- are woefully low. Many African and Indian fields were given over to GM crops which were then subsequently destroyed as (local) authorities said they would not allow the product to be sold.

This, plus your thoughts on shitty advice from the warmists, will all combine and the effect is, as you say, massive food shortages.

The more pessimistic reports I have seen say that the food shortages will begin in August.

This year.

I've been buying 25Kg sacks of rice, flour and boxes of yeast to make my own bread, and we now have stacks of tinned food.

It won't be wasted. If the shortages don't happen we will just eat the stuff anyway. Fresh veg and fruit will be in short supply so I am going to get my own little patch going in the garden.

I may need a gun to protect it (and us) with.

Gloomy times. Possibly.

I am ready. And if it's all for nought, who have I harmed?


microdave said...

My poor old brain is struggling, but I vaguely remember something a few months back regarding the US. I think it was related to some form of government surveillance and was advising citizens to contact their local sheriff who had the power to overrule them. Perhaps lots of them have, and it's getting too much?

Very strange, anyway...

watching said...

Possibly. What percentage of Chief Police Officers have done this?

Regardless it's always wise to plan for the worst case but what is the WORST case?

Sorry more questions than answers.

Anonymous said...

Good. And the sooner something major happens - the better.

Last time took a world-war to clean things up. This time ??

I don't like bad times or major upheavals anymore than the next person - but, given the state of things - police/nanny/bully states in operation on both sides of the Atlantic and the whole thing being driven entirely by lie upon lie upon lie - the truth, whole truth and nothing but the truth - on everything from AGW to the SHS Fraud, from all the "needs" for "protection" in order to "insure" "health, safety and security" - at some point, something has to give.

They can't keep a pack of lies up and running - forever.

I just hope it's not too bloody, when it comes, though it probably will be.

World War II wasn't pretty either but it cleared away a lot of sh*t, and quickly.

richard said...

could be coincidental - there must be resignations all the time and it's maybe just one of those statistical quirks.
however, the reason for resignation is either a) you don't like the job or b) you've had a better offer.
maybe they've got an inkling of bad times ahead. maybe their "protect and serve" mentality is rebelling against a near-future "boot in the nuts" program for the so-called "domestic extremists". this seems to include anyone interested in protecting their constitutional rights, notably the right to bear arms.
what exactly are those FEMA camps and plastic coffins all about? why is Lockheed Martin conducting the UK census?? not difficult to be suspicious these days, is it?

Anonymous said...

I have a view from a good friend in the US ... she says the numbers aren't really significant , but then there's other scary stuff ...

"I've read though that and what my opinion about having what may seem like a lot of resignations of Police Chiefs in the US is:

This number of resignations is a drop in the bucket to the number of Police Chiefs in the US... We have a Chief of Police in every single city of every one of the 50 states, so many thousand. Right here in Tulsa, we have suburbs all less than an hour's drive from down town Tulsa... Broken Arrow, Skiatook, Claremore, Sand Springs, Pru, Catoosa, Collinsville, Owasso, and on and on and on, every city or rural berg of like 100 people, every town will have a Police Chief. If you only took cities of over, say 500,000 population to count cities, it would be several hundred. So I'd bet there are hundreds of resignations each year across the entire country due to change in political party locally, retirement, illness, or just a local Chief being fed up with the hassle and the low paying job!

Another thing... across the country, we are having a full fledged depression, regardless of what the spin is. Larger cities like Tulsa are in the unprecedented since the 1930's position of having to lay off municipal employees, including police and firefighters since they aren't collecting millions of dollars in sales taxes because everyone is just not buying stuff... can't spend with no job or fear of losing job. Right now there is a big deal going on in Oklahoma State government to use all of their 'rainy day funds' to cover the millions in shortfall with another side wanting to keep that fund intact and use Obama's Stimulus money instead. Regardless, it's money that has to come from somewhere and be paid back when the individual taxpayer is maxed out and can't even pay the taxes they have now, and many without jobs anyway. Smaller cities or towns probably just can't pay a Police Chief, so they may be resigning due to that. The cities could cut costs and combine that job with say, a police Captain or just do without an administrator, and appoint one of the cops to be the decision maker.

This mess is a truly vicious circle... cut jobs to not go out of business, then add to the unemployment, not have the consumer nation be able to spend money to create the tax base, lose the city services, more crime because jobs are scarce. But the huge corporations, wall street, and banks still are all paying their people millions in bonuses after getting bailed out by the Bush Congress, now Obama continuing to do so to the tune of billions which is taxpayer's debt on top of it all! Hmmmmmmm Never seen anything like it in my lifetime anyway! I haven't had a pay day with real estate closing since the end of November. I just got a deal through, but it won't close until end of March! It's tough, but keep thinking it will get better with Spring market!

Yesterday, it came close to home for me... thievery and crime is up with the police layoffs and many workers without jobs. In broad daylight, yesterday afternoon, the house directly across the street from me was broken into and cleaned out. They didn't even break in, but picked the lock. My dog, Elvie didn't even notice and bark. The neighbor told me his family had gone out together to eat and were only gone like 2 hours. But they didn't turn on their security system when they left, so no noise to alert the neighbors to at least to call 911, or scare them off with the siren. The crooks are watching for people leaving I'm sure and it's fast stuff... in and out. This neighborhood has never had such stuff since I've lived here, 1986. I have upgraded my security system and hopefully, with my experiences in South Africa, where thievery is rampant, I can be as aware as possible ..."

watching said...

Thanks for the American insight vervet. I thought the actual percentage may be quite small and therefore normal but what is clearly not being reported in the British press is the really shocking state of affairs you describe.

Explains why both countries are fighting a made up war in a land of hills, rocks and deserts.

James Higham said...

That's an interesting one all right. We need to keep our eye on this.

John Pickworth said...

"... unprecedented since the 1930's position of having to lay off municipal employees, including police and firefighters since they aren't collecting millions of dollars in sales taxes because everyone is just not buying stuff..."

Gordon was right after all, it DID start in America! Good. Its about time those sucking at the taxpayer's teat tasted some of the pain too. I can't wait till the sackings start here ;-)

11-11 News said...

This is why they are quitting. This is a MUST SEE: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CqeACG8B7qU

Anonymous said...



I cannot access YouTube here. The Libyans have banned it for some reason.

Can you tell me what is in the clip?


Anonymous said...

Might they be linked to the new constitution groups, loathe to bear down on US citizens? Or as Spidey says, unwilling to toe the line, so forced out?

Is it safe to write memoirs these days?

Captain Ranty said...

I think, Mrs F, that we are living in an age where more and more people are demanding the truth. They are sick of cover-ups so memoirs are most welcome.


JuliaM said...

"I think, Mrs F, that we are living in an age where more and more people are demanding the truth."

That'd be welcome, if the truth wasn't likely to be rather scary!

Anonymous said...

Jack McLamb seems a nice old guy but he is also totally off the tin foil scale.

Take a look at this Captain Ranty, if you haven`t seen it already, - http://www.examiner.com/x-24054-Sioux-Falls-Conservative-Examiner~y2010m2d8-SD-Governor-accepts-new-position-appointed-by-Obama

Apparently, there have been 10 federal regions created from all 50 US states for some time, but all 10 of the current Governers who make up this "advisory council", happen to come from outside of the regions they "represent".

Captain Ranty said...


There is the old maxim "The truth shall set you free" but I also admit that I have been mildly terrified as I have been going through my "unlearning" exercise.

This stuff isn't buried as deep as you would have expected.

The danger is becoming paranoid so I have tried to avoid the subjects that the Tin-Foilers drool over.


Captain Ranty said...

Some really great observations here. Thank you all for scribbling them down.

I don't know if this is natural or unnatural. A few dozen resignations out of thousands of appointments seems to be normal churn, at first glance. It bears watching as James says.

Anon (06:39),

Thanks for the link, I'll go have a look at that now.