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-Lurid Crime Tales-
Country singer & Pedophile Daniel Lee Martin Finds Effective Cure
[Breitbart] Country singer Daniel Lee Martin was found dead last week of an apparent suicide after being brought up on charges of child sex abuse.

Martin was found on Friday dead from an apparent gunshot wound in his home in Pasco County, Florida. The scene was discovered by Pasco County Sheriff’s officers as they were attempting to serve another warrant on the singer, People magazine reported.

"The warrants included three counts of sexual exploitation on a minor, three counts of aggravated sexual battery, two counts of committing an aggravated sexual battery and one count of solicitation of a minor to commit rape of a child," People added.

Officers gained forced entry to Martin’s home when he did not respond to their hails at his door.

Martin, 54, was arrested for abusing victims under 13 going back at least to 2014. the singer and TV host was charged with abusing three children on January 27. He posted $15,000 bail and was released three hours after his arrest, according to the Tampa Bay Times.

One of the victims alleged that Martin took her to his Port Richey, Florida, home and began fondling himself while showing her pornographic movies.

His trial on the current charges was scheduled for March.
Posted by: Besoeker || 02/18/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [200 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Years ago we had a "government employee" that liked little boys. He would use his little poodle as bait.
Well, the boy went home and told his parents and they told the troopers, so the fellow got arrested and went to jail. Then he posted bond and went home. It was too much for him so he put a bullet through his head.

About a week later a trooper friend came over to a group of us pilots. We had a beer and the trooper told the doleful tale.

My pilot friend started writing and he would not tell us what he was writing. After about 15 minutes, he sang a song to the tune of the Beverly Hillbillies Theme Song. The song was clever, listed the facts, was disgusting, and humorous.

We were disturbed and never the same after that. And that ends this episode of "As the Prop Turns in the Arctic."


Posted by: Alaska Paul || 02/18/2020 0:30 Comments || Top||


-Obits-
Head of Wuhan hospital who caught coronavirus is 'still having treatment' say health officials - after Chinese media reported he
Chinese media reported that Dr Liu Zhiming of Wuchang Hospital died today
But a Hubei health official said the hospital director 'is still being resuscitated'
The same situation happened to Dr Li Wenliang, a whistle-blower of the virus
Web users accused authorities of covering up Dr Li's death to avoid criticism
Last Friday, a 59-year-old nurse from Wuchang Hospital also died of the disease
COVID-19 has claimed at least 1,775 lives and infected more than 71,440 globally
Posted by: Skidmark || 02/18/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [398 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Another thing that we don't know is why, with a respiratory-borne illness, are there virtually no children getting infected. I mean, there are no cases of kids less than 15 years old. Does that mean for some strange reason they're not getting infected, or the illness is so mild in children that we're not noticing it? It's very clear the median age is 56 or 59.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 02/18/2020 2:11 Comments || Top||

#2  ^ Maybe teens in China like OFCs and Starfucks more than traditional chinese fare ? ☺



Posted by: Dron66046 || 02/18/2020 2:31 Comments || Top||

#3  ^ from engrish.com?

I rove that site!
Posted by: Lex || 02/18/2020 3:00 Comments || Top||

#4  In ancient Cathay thrived a cakery
That mimicked, with typical fakery,
The taste of the West!
But its name? Not the best,
Cuz they called it, "Saliva: The Bakery."

Name and recipe adjusted for scansion and available adulterants.
Posted by: Hupang Platypus6423 || 02/18/2020 3:46 Comments || Top||

#5  ^ And market price of cute little critters.
Posted by: Hupang Platypus6423 || 02/18/2020 3:50 Comments || Top||

#6  #1 Another thing that we don't know is why, with a respiratory-borne illness, are there virtually no children getting infected. I mean, there are no cases of kids less than 15 years old. Does that mean for some strange reason they're not getting infected, or the illness is so mild in children that we're not noticing it? It's very clear the median age is 56 or 59.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru 2020-02-18 02:11


Grom,

I've been thinking for a while now that this thing was specifically engineered to be used on Hong Kong. I mean, as satisfying as it would be for the CCP to go in there guns blazing, they can't - the world wouldn't likely tolerate another Tien An Men Square. But if the place is down sick and they go in with medical supplies to take care of people (with the odd arrest here and there), they'd get nothing but praise.

Mike
Posted by: Mike Kozlowski || 02/18/2020 4:46 Comments || Top||

#7  Mike, I am guessing different. I think Japan at the Olympics.
Posted by: 3dc || 02/18/2020 5:22 Comments || Top||

#8  One 0f the infected American evacuees is a child
Posted by: Frank G || 02/18/2020 5:25 Comments || Top||

#9  Frank

Fauci (the interview at the link) didn't say kids are resistant - he said severity of the disease depends on age.

So for me, since I've a 14 years old son, that's the most important news.

Mike, 3dc

I too wondered why a government would engineer a biological weapon against their own population:
angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2) form the virus binds to is 5 times as frequent in east Asian populations (e.g. Chinese) the current estimates are* EastAsians, Japanese, and Han Chinese are the most likely people to become severely sick by the coronavirus with a chance of more than 90% when exposed. Europeans only rank in the 50%, Africans in the 60% range

But then I've noticed It's very clear the median age is 56 or 59.. Come-on: "A totalitarian government seeking to get rid of old - 'economically nonproductive people'" is a cliche in SF.

*Hasty results are not very reliable.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 02/18/2020 7:37 Comments || Top||

#10  It seems to me that if lung damage is more likely to result in the deep lung pneumonia that’s the actual killer in the approximately 25% of patients who end up with it, it would be more common in older men, who are more likely to have engaged in decades of physical labour while breathing heavily polluted air, and also to have been heavy cigarette smokers.
Posted by: trailing wife || 02/18/2020 7:49 Comments || Top||

#11  @Mike

Yeah - I keep telling my friends/family that the outbreak was successful as you don't hear about the Hong Kong protesters anymore.

Posted by: mossomo || 02/18/2020 9:08 Comments || Top||

#12  In the same ward as Generalissimo Franco?
Posted by: Glenmore || 02/18/2020 10:05 Comments || Top||

#13  Taiwan anyone?
Posted by: NoMoreBS || 02/18/2020 10:30 Comments || Top||


-Short Attention Span Theater-
Fort Lauderdale mayor seeks state, federal aid after 211M gallons of sewage leaks from pipes into streets, drinking water
Posted by: Skidmark || 02/18/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [428 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Shitshew
Posted by: Lex || 02/18/2020 3:33 Comments || Top||

#2  The whole planet, all the civil service has gone less than worthless.

Government doing work is the same failed construct as communism. It needs to be jobbed out to competing private corporations.
Posted by: 3dc || 02/18/2020 5:26 Comments || Top||

#3  Municipal authorities (that run water and sewer systems) are cesspools of nepotism. Make all those patronage hires get out there and fix the pipes that were left to rot so their salaries could be paid. Seems only fair.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 02/18/2020 7:17 Comments || Top||

#4  MM, make sure they have big spoons and long straws.
Posted by: AlanC || 02/18/2020 8:39 Comments || Top||

#5  Another BINASH city run by Dems.
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 02/18/2020 11:43 Comments || Top||

#6  Not so bad - nine leaks over the past three months. The article confuses water lines and sewerage. There aren't many gravity sewer lines in Florida - most everything past you home is pumped through a sewer force main - mostly water, but not so drinkable.
Posted by: Bobby || 02/18/2020 11:55 Comments || Top||

#7  According to Bloomberg,, the technicins that would service those lines are dumb. Perhaps he should get his happy ass down there and use his less than 32 ounce cup to bail.....
Posted by: USN, Ret. || 02/18/2020 14:31 Comments || Top||


-Signs, Portents, and the Weather-
Loose cell service and poorly designed car refuses to run until who car is rebooted.
[Twitter]
Posted by: 3dc || 02/18/2020 10:27 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [259 views] Top|| File under:

#1  The Bee could do this one: "Man starves after IoT electric can opener fails to connect to Internet."
Posted by: M. Murcek || 02/18/2020 11:41 Comments || Top||

#2  ...always have one in your kit.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 02/18/2020 12:19 Comments || Top||

#3  Couldn't they just code the vehicle back into working?
Posted by: swksvolFF || 02/18/2020 16:11 Comments || Top||

#4  swksvolFF, According to the article, it require cell service and the car was in an area with no cell service.
Posted by: Seeking Cure For Ignorance || 02/18/2020 18:38 Comments || Top||

#5  As she says, "The future is dumb."
Posted by: swksvolFF || 02/18/2020 18:54 Comments || Top||

#6  As the man says, "Trusted third parties," in this case your car manufacturer, "are security holes."
Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain || 02/18/2020 19:25 Comments || Top||


Coronavirus cases rise again in China as recession looms for Japan, Singapore
[DAWN] The number of reported new cases of coronavirus in China's Hubei province rose on Monday after two days of falls, as authorities imposed tough new restrictions on movement to prevent the spread of the disease which has now killed more than 1,700 people.

With no end in sight for the outbreak, Japan and Singapore appeared to be on the brink of recession with data on Monday pointing to possible contractions in the current quarter.

In Cambodia, hundreds of people who had disembarked from a cruise ship that docked there last week were anxiously awaiting information on when they could return home, after a former passenger tested positive for the virus in Malaysia.

In Hubei, the epicentre of the outbreak, health officials reported 1,933 new cases and 100 new deaths on February 16, the lowest daily death count since Feb 11. The number of new cases rose nearly 5 per cent from the previous day, but the number of deaths fell from 139.

Nearly 90pc of the new cases were in the bucolic provincial capital of Wuhan, a city of 11 million people where the virus is believed to have originated at a market illegally trading wildlife late last year.

Across mainland China, officials said the total number of cases rose by 2,048 to 70,548, with 1,770 deaths.
This person wonders how bad the virus needs to get for the Japan Olympics to be delayed for 1 year?

Posted by: Fred || 02/18/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [98 views] Top|| File under:


Locust plague reaches coronavirus-hit China after wreaking havoc across Africa
[DAILYSTAR.CO.UK] Chilling footage has shown thousands of insects swarming the skies at a border in China. They reportedly come from a plague that has devastated east Africa in recent weeks
If the Pope and the Archbishop of Canterbury didn't have more important things on their minds I'll betcha they'd take care of this little problem.
Posted by: Fred || 02/18/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [260 views] Top|| File under:

#1  This is living dying Old Testament stuff.
Posted by: Alaska Paul || 02/18/2020 0:18 Comments || Top||

#2  At least they can still eat pork...oh..wait
Posted by: Frank G || 02/18/2020 6:11 Comments || Top||

#3  Let's hope the Chines problems don't crash the world economy and get Trump un-elected.
Posted by: Bobby || 02/18/2020 12:00 Comments || Top||

#4  Saint Greta comes for all developing 'carbon sinner' nations now !



Posted by: Dron66046 || 02/18/2020 18:23 Comments || Top||


Caucasus/Russia/Central Asia
Knife Attacker Injures Two in Moscow Church
[AnNahar] An attacker injured two people in a Moscow Orthodox church with a knife on Sunday before being arrested, police said, adding they were not treating the incident as terrorism.

The man came running into the altar area of the church in central Moscow and stabbed two assistants to the priest, the parish priest Kirill Sladkov said.

"He looked like an ordinary parishioner and didn't shout anything during the attack," Sladkov said, according to the website of the Moscow Patriarchate.

"He took out a knife and struck a blow to my assistant," later injuring a second person before being apprehended, Sladkov said.

Sladkov later wrote on his Instagram account that both men were out of the hospital and back home.

The 26-year-old alleged attacker, from the Lipetsk region south of Moscow,
...according to Wikipedia, 1% of the Lipetsk oblast population is Muslim, so perhaps our miscreant is just Mafiya, or something equally uninteresting to us...
was overpowered by parishioners who held him until police arrived.

Interior ministry spokeswoman Irina Volk said police had opened an investigation into hooliganism and violence, adding that police also found a "package with a plant-based substance" at the scene, along with a knife and a pair of gloves.

There have been a small number of knife attacks in public places in recent years in Russia, some claimed by the Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that they were al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're really very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear western pols talk they're not really Moslems....
group, but none have been officially treated as terrorism cases.
Posted by: trailing wife || 02/18/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [152 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Unlikely that it's anything other than jihadi frenzy. There's absolutely zero hostility toward the Church in Russia these days. The opposite, in fact.

Maybe this one is simply bezumnyi but I suspect the Coulter Rule's logic applies.
Posted by: Lex || 02/18/2020 3:04 Comments || Top||

#2  Maybe a former altar boy.
Posted by: Skidmark || 02/18/2020 23:32 Comments || Top||


China-Japan-Koreas
Head of Wuhan hospital dies of coronavirus
Posted by: 3dc || 02/18/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [111 views] Top|| File under: Commies

#1  Mostly dead, apparently.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 02/18/2020 16:42 Comments || Top||


Europe
Tesla Berlin Factory Risks Months-Long Legal Delay Over Wildlife
[Investors Business] Elon Musk's first electric car plant in Europe is facing legal delays that could set the project back by several months after a court said clearing a forest near Berlin for the Tesla (TSLA)factory must stop immediately while it considers a challenge by environmentalists.

The Berlin-Brandenburg higher administrative court issued a temporary injunction against further logging, overturning a lower court ruling that had rejected a request by environmental group Gruene Liga Brandenburg. The group is seeking to prevent Tesla from clearing more of the trees and the court said it will make a final decision on the complaint in the coming days.

Tesla and the government of Brandenburg, where the plant is located, have until mid-day on Tuesday to respond to the court and will meet that deadline, Joerg Steinbach, Brandenburg's economy minister, said on Twitter, adding that they will then "rely on the prompt decision" of the court.

If Tesla doesn't clear the forest by mid-March before the wildlife breeding period begins, construction could be delayed by six to nine months, local officials have warned.
Posted by: Besoeker || 02/18/2020 09:10 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [130 views] Top|| File under:

#1  It's a man made forest and the fauna was placed there by man. Nothing natural about it.
Posted by: 3dc || 02/18/2020 10:15 Comments || Top||


Russian divers mapping precise location of trans-Atlantic fiber cables
[Twitter]
Posted by: 3dc || 02/18/2020 05:46 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [153 views] Top|| File under: Commies

#1  Which very likely tells us they do not know where the cables are precisely located.
Posted by: Besoeker || 02/18/2020 8:36 Comments || Top||

#2  I used to load those cables onto ships at Newington, NH in my college days.

That cable below is not like the kind I was working with - my cables were 2" diameter pink hard plastic / fiber optic core, with repeaters every 10 miles and an amplifier every 50.
Posted by: Raj || 02/18/2020 8:43 Comments || Top||

#3  We used to run a Soviet, Bermuda naval invasion scenario.
Many US (undersea) cables across the Atlantic run thru a control point there before landing on the east coast. That was the easiest node to capture, monitor and control much of the east/west money movement.
Posted by: Skidmark || 02/18/2020 10:25 Comments || Top||


Record number of anti-Semitic incidents documented in the Netherlands in 2019
[IsraelTimes] 182 cases mark a 35% increase over 2018; threats, insults and assaults on the street or in the workplace doubled; boycott Israel activists behind 18 events.

Dutch Jewry’s watchdog for anti-Semitism has recorded the highest number of anti-Semitic incidents ever observed in a calendar year.

The group, the Center for Information and Documentation on Israel, or CIDI, has been monitoring anti-Semitism in the Netherlands for about 30 years. They divided the 182 incidents in 2019 ‐ an increase of 35 percent from 2018 ‐ into six categories in a report released Monday, including online abuse and vandalism.

Of those, the category of real-life cases ‐ involving threats, insults and assaults on the street or in the workplace ‐ saw the largest increase, more than doubling from 27 cases in 2018 to 61 last year.

Eighteen incidents
...10%, for those who do not feel like doing the math...
of real-life anti-Semitism were committed by activists or supporters of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement, who during rallies in central Amsterdam called counter protesters "cockroaches" and kikes," CIDI wrote.

Far-right anti-Semitism accounted for one incident in CIDI’s tally.
Far-right anti-Semitism accounted for one incident in CIDI’s tally.

In one incident, on December 1 in Rotterdam, a boy shouted at a Jewish family outside a synagogue: "Jew, I’ll shoot you dead," as his parents watched. The Jewish family said the boy’s parents did not intervene.

Anti-Semitism in the school environment accounted for 11 cases. In one of them, a boy told his Jewish classmate on June 24 in Amstelveen, a small city near Amsterdam, that "all the Jews must die."
Posted by: trailing wife || 02/18/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [87 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists


India-Pakistan
Modi Responsible for Increased Attacks on Christians?
[DISRN] A new report suggests that the rise of violent attacks against Christians in India over the past six years is a direct result of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Hindu nationalist agenda, The Telegraph reported Sunday.

The Telegraph said the new data shows a record number of violent attacks against Christians in India and that religious minorities have felt the pressure of the prime minister's agenda since he first came to power in 2014.

During the first quarter of 2019, hate crimes and violent attacks against Christians in India increased by 57 percent from the previous year, according to a report released by the Evangelical Fellowship of India (EFI).

The persecution affected people like Pastor Jai Singh, 53, who was beaten by a mob of approximately 200 people after they stormed a house church in Bitchpuri and beat him and his 15-year-old-son before dragging them to the village square.

"They hit me with their fists and then took me into the temple and beat me with sticks, before stretching my legs back as far as they would go," Singh told The Telegraph.

Both of his feet were broken and he suffered permanent nerve damage in his legs.
Hopefully Dron666 et al can provide some non-yellow journalism context.
Posted by: Mercutio || 02/18/2020 07:45 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [96 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Sorry I got Dron's nym wrong - not a snark, just senior moment
Posted by: Mercutio || 02/18/2020 14:00 Comments || Top||

#2  200 people of what persuasion would be my first question.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 02/18/2020 14:08 Comments || Top||

#3  ^and then took me into the temple
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 02/18/2020 15:03 Comments || Top||


Pakistani air launched cruise missile tested
[Twitter]
Posted by: 3dc || 02/18/2020 05:45 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [102 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistan

#1  Did it pass the test?
Posted by: Seeking Cure For Ignorance || 02/18/2020 18:06 Comments || Top||


Olde Tyme Religion
Woke Archbishop Brands Own Church ‘Racist’
[BREITBART] The Church of England’s most prominent holy man, Justin Welby, said he is "ashamed of our history" and of his supposed advantages as a straight white male.
It's too bad blackface is so un-PC. He could paint himself and join the ranks of the WOGS BAMES.
The Archbishop of Canterbury was speaking ahead of a vote by the Church’s General Synod to "lament, on behalf of Christ’s Church, and apologises for, the conscious and unconscious racism experienced by countless black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) Anglicans in 1948 and subsequent years".
Do you have to pass some kind of test to be Archbishop of Canterbury? I'll bet being Anglican isn't part of it.
1948 was the year the Empire Windrush ship landed hundreds of Caribbean migrants colonists in Britannia, firing the starting gun on a wave of mass migration to the kingdom from its former empire which continues to the present day.
So lemme get this straight: The Brits decide to take this "Commonwealth" thing seriously and open their borders to fellow Empireans. And his Holier-than-Thouness is ashamed of it.
"I am almost beyond words. Personally, I am sorry and ashamed. I’m ashamed of our history and I’m ashamed of our failure," Welby said of his Church’s "conscious and unconscious racism".
I think maybe I see why church membership is declining faster than the number of BBC license holders.
"It’s shaming as well as shocking. It is shocking, but it’s profoundly shaming," he continued, somewhat redundantly, in a speech which even he described as "incoherent".
Unfortunately, he didn't commit seppuku in front of God's altar. Maybe next Sunday.
Posted by: Fred || 02/18/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [194 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Sing along with the incoherent reverend rapper:

You say shaming, I say shocking,
You say shocking, I say shaming,
Shaming
Shocking
Shucking 'n' jiving
Rocking socking, rock it - sock it - cock it up!

That's the Canterbur-...
[again] That's the Canterbur-...
[again] That's the Canterbury Raaaaaaaaap!

Posted by: Lex || 02/18/2020 3:25 Comments || Top||

#2  I do so miss Monty Python's take on such things.

Posted by: AlanC || 02/18/2020 8:36 Comments || Top||

#3  AlanC - check the local cable listings. I caught some Monty Python on BBC America (920 on XFinity / Comcast here in MA) or one of those nearby channels just last week, and I think they run them every week.
Posted by: Raj || 02/18/2020 8:55 Comments || Top||

#4  These fuckers aren't even christian anymore. If God where white they'd be ashamed of Him too. God always sided with his chosen people; clans and communities he would choose, seemingly at whim to side with. 'Jacob I have loved but Esau I have hated'. He's... picky that way.
He didn't go by skin colour, but He was won over by attitudes. Of course, he foreknew some would turn out just right. So God too favoured certain people over others. So does nature.

Did that make them privileged ? I guess it did. So what ? Can the rest of the fucking world grudge them that ? Doesn't that make the complainers all Cain ? Privilege-bashing, do-nothing slackers... fuck 'em all !

As for the black people (not all of them) who are pleased and empowered by this idiot, guilt powered, black supremacy nonsense.... if a darker skin gives you such a bloody complex that you resent anyone fairer than you and proceed to justify your lack of decency and dignity with that, good luck impressing Gawd. Such people should forever remain underprivileged.

Posted by: Dron66046 || 02/18/2020 18:05 Comments || Top||

#5  Call me Ishmael, MoFo.....
Posted by: Alaska Paul || 02/18/2020 22:02 Comments || Top||


Home Front: Culture Wars
Boy Scouts File For Ch. 11 Bankruptcy Protection
Congratulations, lefties, socialists & communists - you took out another American institution. How very constructive you all are...
[AP] - Barraged by hundreds of sex-abuse lawsuits, the Boy Scouts of America filed for bankruptcy protection Tuesday in hopes of working out a potentially mammoth victim compensation plan that will allow the 110-year-old organization to carry on.

The Chapter 11 filing in federal bankruptcy court in Wilmington, Delaware, sets in motion what could be one of the biggest, most complex bankruptcies ever seen. Scores of lawyers are seeking settlements on behalf of several thousand men who say they were molested as scouts by scoutmasters or other leaders decades ago but are only now eligible to sue because of recent changes in their states’ statute-of-limitations laws.
If I had time to check it out, I suspect that last part conveniently ignores recent senior personnel restructuring (i.e., hiring gay scoutmasters) that every last one of us predicted ten years ago this was where the Scouts would eventually wind up. And - I thought ex-post facto law were unconstitutional? That's why I'm calling BS on the AP 'spin' - it's not very convincing or plausible.

We don't need no stinkin' locusts - we have leftists to destroy all of our shit instead.
Posted by: Raj || 02/18/2020 09:30 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [252 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Some of the happiest times of my childhood were spent with the scouts. Camping with my friends, hiking Indiana, Arizona, canoeing and portaging lakes in Wisconsin in a spring snowstorm, paddling the canals of old Chicago, the desert Philmont experience, starting a fire with a bow during a winter blizzard while survival camping, Cub Scout to Eagle.

My first paramilitary experience was a good one.
Posted by: Skidmark || 02/18/2020 10:03 Comments || Top||

#2  Baden-Powell tosses in his grave in Nyeri, Kenya.
Posted by: Besoeker || 02/18/2020 10:13 Comments || Top||

#3  Learned to cook in Boy Scouts- campfire, eat it or go hungry cook.
Posted by: Glenmore || 02/18/2020 10:15 Comments || Top||


#5  The pathway to Woke demands it.
Posted by: Besoeker || 02/18/2020 10:18 Comments || Top||

#6  Almost like a "Get woke, go broke" thing.
Posted by: DarthVader || 02/18/2020 10:23 Comments || Top||

#7  the boy scouts were more than an American institution, they are international

various countries however have banned the boy scouts (e.g., Stalin in 1922, Hitler in 1937). A number of communist countries have 'Young Pioneer' scouting.

Posted by: lord garth || 02/18/2020 10:31 Comments || Top||

#8  When they started referring to children about being transgender and all of the other sewer topics, I called their headquarters and told them they were garbage and would rot for turning away from their founding Christian Values.

Many WWII soldiers say they survived many harsh days and nights in the battle field front lines by implementing what they learned as Boy Scouts.
Posted by: Goober Tingle7365 || 02/18/2020 12:04 Comments || Top||

#9  When three percent of the population have a veto over the culture of 95% of the population.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 02/18/2020 12:20 Comments || Top||

#10  Gee, who could have seen this coming?
Posted by: Iblis || 02/18/2020 14:38 Comments || Top||

#11  Annnnnnnd....Time.

One article states 2013 is when openly gay scoutmasters were admitted, 2015 being official change in policy.

One would safely guess that gay scoutmasters were being admitted much earlier in a wink and nod don't ask don't tell sort of way.

And women scoutmasters. And co-ed scouting. And le$bos boy scoutmasters vs. the girl boy scouts.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 02/18/2020 14:51 Comments || Top||

#12  Trail Life USA, the recent Christ centered alternative is doing great.
Posted by: Varmint Splat1454 || 02/18/2020 16:41 Comments || Top||


Ball State Sez Prof's Seating Request is an 'Unnecessary Distraction' - Puts Him on Leave for remainder of Semester
[The Hill] Ball State University has suspended a professor who called the police after an African-American student declined to switch seats during the middle of one of his lectures last month.
Oblivious to entitlement. What is wrong with this fellow. Has he been asleep for 50 years ?
The university, which is located in Muncie, Ind., said in a statement that marketing professor Shaheen Borna would give up teaching for the rest of the semester, adding that the decision was in the school and Borna's "best interest," according to reports.

The move will "eliminate any unnecessary distractions, and help our students complete the appropriate course expectations," the statement said.

Borna, who joined the Ball State faculty in 1983, had gained attention last month after calling the police on a student who had declined his request to move to a different spot during a lecture.
Posted by: Besoeker || 02/18/2020 07:33 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [235 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Benson told CNN that he has dropped Borna's class since the incident. He told The Star Press that Borna's suspension was a "small victory," but voiced concern as to whether "this slap on the wrist is enough."

Of course it isn't 'enough.' The only valid atonement is DEATH !

[sarc off]
Posted by: Besoeker || 02/18/2020 7:50 Comments || Top||



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