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-Lurid Crime Tales-
Re: the murder of the NJ federal judge’s son, which was professional work, I’d look at the cartel affiliated gangbangers she sentenced to 50 years
A self-described “anti-feminist” lawyer found dead in the Catskills of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound is considered the prime suspect in the shooting of a federal judge’s family in New Jersey, the FBI said Monday.

Roy Den Hollander, who received media attention including appearances on Fox News and Comedy Central for lawsuits challenging perceived infringements of “men’s rights,” was found dead Monday in Sullivan County, New York, two officials with knowledge of the investigation told The Associated Press.

The FBI said Den Hollander was the “primary subject in the attack” and confirmed he had been pronounced dead but provided no other details. Found among his personal effects was information about another judge, New York Chief Judge Janet DiFiore, a state court spokesperson said.

A day earlier, a gunman posing as a FedEx delivery person went to the North Brunswick, New Jersey, home of U.S. District Judge Esther Salas, and started shooting, wounding her husband, the defense lawyer Mark Anderl, and killing her son, Daniel Anderl.
Posted by: Fred || 07/21/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6514 views] Top|| File under:

#1  It makes no sense that the gunmen did not kill himself at the house unless he was planning on being paid somewhere else later. This might serve as a warning to other potential assassins.
Posted by: gorb || 07/21/2020 1:26 Comments || Top||

#2  Unfortunately, this is the USA, and not much makes sense here anymore.
Posted by: Clem || 07/21/2020 3:14 Comments || Top||

#3  Then I assume we are expected to believe that the late Mr. Den Hollander was the Salas shooter ?

I guess that just about wraps it up. Oh wait !

I know it sounds crazy, but could possibly do a ballistics test on the weapon used? Say, compare the results to spent ammo found in Seth Rich for instance, or others ?
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/21/2020 4:42 Comments || Top||

#5  You do not open the door to anybody and say, "May we help you?" Basic survival. Got to learn basic survival when you are a potential target.
Posted by: Alaska Paul || 07/21/2020 10:59 Comments || Top||

#6  When folks are locked in and the suicide rate goes up who knows who might just snap. The real question is how did he get the delivery truck? Does he know a driver? Did he steal it? Did he buy a similar truck and have it painted. Each points to a different level of planning that could be important.

There is also the chance he didn't do it and he's just another suicide by Covid.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 07/21/2020 11:20 Comments || Top||

#7  rj, I'm not sure if it's because of the lockdown/increase in online ordering or what, but several times in our neighborhood, FedEx delivers in a plain white van. The driver has a FedEx shirt, but that is probably not too hard to get hold of.
Posted by: Rambler in Virginia || 07/21/2020 12:18 Comments || Top||

-Signs, Portents, and the Weather-
Coronavirus response roundup
LA Mayor Eric Garcetti warns the city is 'on the brink' of another stay-at-home order and admits it opened too quickly – as California orders hair and nail salons to operate outdoors

Protesters interrupt Florida Gov Ron DeSantis' press conference and chant 'shame on you' and accuse him of lying to the public as the state records more than 10,000 new COVID-19 cases for the sixth day in a row

Cuomo threatens to close ALL New York bars and restaurants if 'stupid' crowds and business owners continue to ignore social distancing rules despite hospitalizations reaching their lowest since March 18
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/21/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6477 views] Top|| File under:

#4  Not all of Idaho is "rural" - The Boise-Nampa metropolitan area, also known as the Treasure Valley, includes five counties with a combined population of 709,845.
Posted by: Bobby || 07/21/2020 9:15 Comments || Top||

#5  New York cases are about 10% what they were in mid-April, and have been pretty flat for the last month. Deaths are about 5% of the peak. Isn't that curve flattened, Gov?
Posted by: Bobby || 07/21/2020 9:20 Comments || Top||

#6  California not quite so clear, but the death rate is headed down.
Posted by: Bobby || 07/21/2020 9:24 Comments || Top||

#7  Florida didn't peak in April, when the US as a whole did. It may be peaking in July.
Posted by: Bobby || 07/21/2020 9:26 Comments || Top||

-Land of the Free
Fox News Prepares to Clear the Deck of Conservative Hosts
[MAIL] Former Fox News anchor Ed Henry has been accused of 'violently raping' one woman and sexually harassing another in a bombshell new lawsuit.

The federal suit was filed on Monday in the US District Court for Southern New York by Jennifer Eckhart, a former associate producer at Fox Business, and Cathy Areu, a frequent guest on the network.

Eckhart claims that Henry - who was fired from the network on July 1 after an unnamed employee accused him of sexual misconduct - handcuffed her and raped her in a hotel room in 2017 after trying to coerce her into a sexual relationship.

Areu also claims she was sexually harassed by Henry, 49, and several other men at the network - including star anchors Sean Hannity and Tucker Carlson and journalists Howard Kurtz and Gianno Caldwell.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/21/2020 05:02 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6496 views] Top|| File under:

#1  You knew it was coming. Accusations equate to guilt in the era of WOKE. They must all go.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/21/2020 5:06 Comments || Top||

#2  Coming up on 5 years of ignoring FauxNews myself. I still catch bits and pieces of Tucker Carlson video in various online articles but there's nobody else left there I want to hear from at all.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/21/2020 8:48 Comments || Top||

#3  Areu also claims she was sexually harassed by Henry, 49, and several other men at the network - including star anchors Sean Hannity and Tucker Carlson and journalists Howard Kurtz and Gianno Caldwell.

"They turned me into a newt, they did!" Gosh, this sure smells like attention-whoring. Of course, it all hinges on exactly how you define sexual harassment. 'Last Tuesday, he said I looked nice." "He keeps correcting my grammar in memos."
Posted by: SteveS || 07/21/2020 10:55 Comments || Top||

#4  I have trouble believe the latest allegations as it would suggest the hosts were stupid enough to harass after O'Reilly face planted, and that they were ignorant of the lefts ability to send Harassment Kamakazi's in hoping to destroy Fox News.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 07/21/2020 14:49 Comments || Top||

#5  Keepin minx some people consider simply using an appropriate pronoun to be harassment.
Posted by: CrazyFool || 07/21/2020 15:16 Comments || Top||

#6  Areu always seemed like a libtard "balancing" guest. Like Juan Williams and Jessica Tarlov, but marginally smarter
Posted by: Frank G || 07/21/2020 15:21 Comments || Top||

Ghani's Afghan Poverty Estimate 'Catastrophic'
[ToloNews] Five years after his leadership in the National Unity Government, President Ashraf Ghani
...former chancellor of Kabul University, now president of Afghanistan. Before returning to Afghanistan in 2002 he was a scholar of political science and anthropology. He worked at the World Bank working on international development assistance. As Finance Minister of Afghanistan between July 2002 and December 2004, he led Afghanistan's attempted economic recovery until the Karzais stole all the money...
this week admitted that 90 percent of the country’s population is living below the poverty line, having less than $2 daily income. Analysts say this indicates a catastrophic situation in the country.

"This nation, despite 90 percent of the population being under the two dollar-a-day poverty line, has the spirit of an able nation," Ghani said on Saturday as he announced a new relief package for needy families struggling with the COVID-19 crisis. The food distribution plan announced by Ghani costs $244 million, the highest relief fund in the country so far.

Political analysts see these figures as evidence of the president's failure to alleviate poverty despite billions of foreign aid.

"It is a regret that the president of Afghanistan is confessing that his people are living below the poverty line," said Shahzada Massoud, a former presidential adviser.

"The poverty and calamity that are facing a group of Afghans are the consequences of illegitimate governance, political corruption and the consequences of false slogans by those who do not have trust in the collective destiny and who are gambling the security and political lives of the people of Afghanistan for their own interests," said Asif Ashna, an analyst.

"Our president is primarily responsible, and then his insufficient ministers who have been working as acting ministers for years," said Attaullah Mohammadi, an MP.

According to Integrity Watch Afghanistan, almost $2 billion every year has been paid as bribes to corrupt government officials over the last decade, something that critics say has had a big role in an increase in poverty in the country.

"Bribes have increased every year over the last 10 years, and this has a direct connection with the increase in poverty in the country," said Nasir Taimuri, a researcher at Integrity Watch Afghanistan.

Data shows that in 2014 when the National Unity Government was formed, 38 percent of the population was living below the poverty line. This increased to 56 percent by the end of 2016.

"Unemployment is increasing day by day and more youth are becoming jobless," said Yarghal Ahmadzai, a former government official.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/21/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6497 views] Top|| File under:

Caucasus/Russia/Central Asia
Lukashenko hospitalized with hypertension
Posted by: Fred || 07/21/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6472 views] Top|| File under:

3 Gorges opens all the gates.

Wulong is part of Chongqing Municipality so it’s upstream from the dam face. 182.16 meters heading to the face. Failure is 183 meters at face.
Posted by: 3dc || 07/21/2020 00:51 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6524 views] Top|| File under: Commies

#1  The dam collapse warning is set at 175m, with collapse expected at 183. Current height 168m
Posted by: 3dc || 07/21/2020 7:29 Comments || Top||

#2  There are about 25 nuclear reactors in the direct path... another 15 within striking distance and a total of 60 that could be hit depending on severity of the flood.
Posted by: 3dc || 07/21/2020 7:55 Comments || Top||

#3  Sounds like California all over again.
Posted by: Spater Slaque5391 || 07/21/2020 8:41 Comments || Top||

#4  3dc: Are you suggesting a Fukushima-type situation at these sites? Because even the cooling ponds over-flowing would be... well, catastrophic. The amount of radiation and contamination from 25 Nuclear Plants at once makes me think half of China may be uninhabitable when looking at the Chernobyl exclusion zone.

And it would be Chernobyl. I don't believe for a second the Chinese built or would take care of their plants like the Japanese.
Posted by: Charles || 07/21/2020 8:42 Comments || Top||

#5  More rain expected

Weather in Huaibei, Anhui, China
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/21/2020 8:44 Comments || Top||

#6  They are facing it.
Posted by: 3dc || 07/21/2020 8:44 Comments || Top||

#7  Charles, 400,000,000 people live in that area.
Posted by: 3dc || 07/21/2020 8:47 Comments || Top||

#8  3dc: Well. I wondered why China would be supporting Antifa now. Guess they're trying to take us down with them.

And Dear Lord, the Chaos this is going to unleash. Everything being made in China, all the trash, all the Chemical Plants. I... I don't know how to feel right now. I'm kind of numb thinking about the sheer scope.

China as a nation might cease to exist entirely before the year is out. I'm... I'm actually scared of what this could mean.

Could this be why we have two carrier groups in the South China Sea?
Posted by: Charles || 07/21/2020 8:58 Comments || Top||

#9  Unless it was designed by idiots, there will be an emergency spillway that will pass all the incoming flow when the reservoir is full. Not may, in itself, be catastrophic.

Or, 'opening all the gates' is the best they have.
Posted by: Bobby || 07/21/2020 9:39 Comments || Top||

#10  Or, 'opening all the gates' is the best they have.

I suppose they could detonate a TN device upstream to vaporize some of the water...
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/21/2020 9:47 Comments || Top||

#11  Upstream is Chungking the largest city in the world.
Posted by: 3dc || 07/21/2020 9:59 Comments || Top||

#12  ^ 33 M of which 23M are were farmers
Posted by: Frank G || 07/21/2020 10:15 Comments || Top||

Posted by: 3dc || 07/21/2020 10:18 Comments || Top||

#14  Some light reading on Three Gorges
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 07/21/2020 10:24 Comments || Top||

#15  Some light reading on Three Gorges

As long as it indicates WFO maybe they'll survive.
Posted by: gorb || 07/21/2020 11:13 Comments || Top||

#16  37,700 cu meters/sec is 1.33 MILLION cu ft per second! 30.5 acre*ft per second, or 9.95 MILLION gallons per second!! To give a comparison to 3 gorges dam to Grand Coulee dam (another gravity dam), 3 Gorges is 3.4 times the volume of Grand Coulee. (soures: 3 gorges wikipedia, Grand Coulee Bureau of Reclamation fact sheet)
Posted by: Alaska Paul || 07/21/2020 11:29 Comments || Top||

#17  Mullah Richard:

I read the article on the mathematical model for spillway scheduling. This paragraph jumped out at me:

Several big floods in the Yangtze River basin, including the flood in 1981, have caused serious disasters. Based on the Chinese guidelines for design flood, the flood in 1981 is used as the typical flood to design flood hydrographs of 20-year return period flood (the flood prevention standard for the Yangtze River). Finally, the design flood hydrograph of the TGR, with a return period of 20-year, is used to test the proposed method. The optimal scheduling of the proposed MILP model is compared with the conventional method.

It seems to me that the present design margin for the dam has been reached with the present flow. Look, the dam is near volume capacity and there is no space left for absorbing floodwater volume.

Posted by: Alaska Paul || 07/21/2020 11:47 Comments || Top||

#18  That's not a comforting video 3dc.
Posted by: Secret Master || 07/21/2020 11:56 Comments || Top||

#19  Check out Table 3 in the paper, Mullah Rihard. That is the table for the schedule of water release from the dam for the 1981 20 year event. Look at the flow rates. This mathematical model will not work when there is no room in the reservoir. Hoping that flow and rain values drop is just that: hope.
Posted by: Alaska Paul || 07/21/2020 11:59 Comments || Top||

#20  #17 AP - consider too that upstream drainage area has to be totally saturated (i.e.: more runoff)
Posted by: Frank G || 07/21/2020 12:06 Comments || Top||

#21  Yes, Frank. That raises the magnitude to the potential disaster. The unit hydrographs of the areas will be different, because the runoff coefficients will be different--really different--due to saturated soils.
Posted by: Alaska Paul || 07/21/2020 12:21 Comments || Top||

#22  After reading the article (and trying to resurrect my college math classes....with slide rules), I came to the same conclusion AP.

Based on the article data, they didn't leave themselves an 'out' for the current situation. Bobby's question about a separate emergency spillway would be answered 'No' (unless the article fails to mention one, or two, if they actually exist).
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 07/21/2020 12:34 Comments || Top||

#23  Based on the flooding and widespread area, the food supply is gonna be really short. Good thing they're not in Flu/Tariff/Militarism fights with food producing nations.

Posted by: Frank G || 07/21/2020 12:39 Comments || Top||

#24  Google maps satellite photos don't show any spillways, but there are some locks they could open; dunno if that would be enough to make a difference.
Posted by: Rob Crawford || 07/21/2020 13:09 Comments || Top||

#25  Opening the two locks I see would basically produce the same result as dynamiting a 100-ft section of the dam down to the river floor.

Once you start opening both the upper and lower lock gates, there would be no way to control them as the pressure would override any mechanical means of control.
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 07/21/2020 13:24 Comments || Top||

#26  Maybe they could make some siphons and drape them over the dam?
Posted by: gorb || 07/21/2020 13:26 Comments || Top||

#27  Google maps satellite photos don't show any spillways

The entire middle section is the spillway. All the floodgates are open. What the photos don't show is if the middle top section also has an over topping spillway.
Posted by: Cromoth Sheatch5463 || 07/21/2020 13:28 Comments || Top||

#28  China need to scram the 25 nuke plants on the river like yesterday!

The remaining 35 need to be shut down and the contents of the spent rod cooling ponds moved to safety ... NOW!
Posted by: 3dc || 07/21/2020 13:37 Comments || Top||

#29  Here is a link that talks about the spillway.
Posted by: gorb || 07/21/2020 15:10 Comments || Top||

#30  The thing that blew me away with Table 3 of the mathematical paper on scheduling flood control was that flows for this so called flood control approached 60,000 cu meters/sec, which is a big flood event in itself. Some flood control scheme. CCP peer review obviously.
Posted by: Alaska Paul || 07/21/2020 15:14 Comments || Top||

#31  AP, we gotta get you and Frank something to do.
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/21/2020 15:48 Comments || Top||

#33  China blasts dam to release floodwaters as death toll rises
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/21/2020 15:54 Comments || Top||

#34  Breached levees trap thousands as flooding in China worsens
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/21/2020 15:55 Comments || Top||

#35  ;-) I'm going to start working on the new SDSU Aztecs stadium this fall
Posted by: Frank G || 07/21/2020 15:55 Comments || Top||

#36  Not going to change the name?
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/21/2020 16:11 Comments || Top||

#37  I'm going to start working on the new SDSU Aztecs stadium this fall

Will it have one of those cool stepped pyramids with an altar for human sacrifice? (and drains for the blood, of course. OSHA will not be denied)
Posted by: SteveS || 07/21/2020 16:14 Comments || Top||

#38  Sadly no. And Qualcomm/SD Stadium/The Murph will be torn down once this one is operational, on the same site
Posted by: Frank G || 07/21/2020 16:19 Comments || Top||

#39  From the link @29 (the link didn't work, but I found it anyway) - The 483-meter spillway, located in the middle of the main dam, has 23 bottom outlets dimensioned at 79 meters. Each of its 22 surface sluice gates measures 8 meters wide. The maximum discharge capacity of the TGP is 116,000 cubic meters, the biggest in the world. Sluice gates? Do they get floating debris in a Yangtze flood?

So you can't have three feet of flow over the emergency spillway, which would save the dam from overtopping.

What happens when you get three feet of water over the crest of the dam? Uncontrolled flow, for sure, but would it breach the dam?

Me, I'm glad I live 200 feet above the nearest flood-control lake, which put two feet of water over the emergency spillway four or five years ago.
Posted by: Bobby || 07/21/2020 16:33 Comments || Top||

#40  116,000 cu meters/sec would be an epic flood event downstream in its own right. The Wuhan lab would head out to sea. And the bat meat market, too.
Posted by: Alaska Paul || 07/21/2020 16:46 Comments || Top||

#41  Do they get floating debris in a Yangtze flood?

Yes, but the debris looks like trees, cars, farm animals, deceased humans, houses and factories that have been ripped apart. Anything that floats.

Would look the same way here under similar circumstances.

The cleanup (if that has to happen) will be ghastly.
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 07/21/2020 16:49 Comments || Top||

#43  The video at 13 says the monsoon season typically runs from July 20-Sept. 20, suggesting they're looking at another 60 days of heavy rain.

Ladies and gentlemen: Place your bets! I'll take August 28.
Posted by: Bobby || 07/21/2020 17:28 Comments || Top||

#44  August 5th
Posted by: Frank G || 07/21/2020 17:32 Comments || Top||

#45  https://twitter.com/ExpelChina/status/1284495195405348865?s=20

That's a nasty one of folks getting electrocuted everywhere.
Posted by: 3dc || 07/21/2020 17:34 Comments || Top||

#46  I have to admit, Chinatlantis didn't cross my mind for What the Hell 2020, August Pool.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 07/21/2020 17:45 Comments || Top||

#47  I think I took the 28th last week; wonder if Ladbrokes is taking any action?
Posted by: Raj || 07/21/2020 18:29 Comments || Top||

#48  3dc: Alright, I'll admit it. I laughed at the 28seconds one. I mean it's horrible, but that sequence...
Posted by: Charles || 07/21/2020 19:17 Comments || Top||

#49  Great. Vampire Leaches.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 07/21/2020 19:50 Comments || Top||

#50  I thought XI was god. At least that's who Christians in China are told to worship or else.
Posted by: Alistaire Omarong4061 || 07/21/2020 20:15 Comments || Top||

#51  According to 3dc's video at #13, the monsoon season has not started yet, is about to start.
Posted by: Alistaire Omarong4061 || 07/21/2020 20:29 Comments || Top||

#52  Who's gonna watch Disney's shitty movies now?
Posted by: Regular joe || 07/21/2020 21:42 Comments || Top||

#53  So where are the "Rods from God" when you want them
Posted by: Ununter Omotch2809 || 07/21/2020 21:58 Comments || Top||

#54  Perseid meteor shower peaks around August 12-13.
Posted by: SteveS || 07/21/2020 22:39 Comments || Top||

#55  hah #35, so much for retirement altho that sounds like a fun project
Posted by: Jan || 07/21/2020 22:50 Comments || Top||

S. Korea's first military satellite successfully separates from rocket, makes contact

A SpaceX Falcon 9 out of Canaveral: LC-40
Posted by: Fred || 07/21/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6471 views] Top|| File under: Commies

UK suspends extradition treaty to Hong Kong and extends an arms embargo that applies to mainland China
Posted by: Fred || 07/21/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6473 views] Top|| File under: Commies

Indian Army adds thousands of new SIG716 rifles to its arsenal
[American Military News] India has made a significant addition to the Indian Army’s firepower with urgent procurement and fast-tracking crucial military deals, one of which was the purchase of 72,400 Sig Sauer SIG716 Assault/Battle Rifle.

The deal for procuring 72,400 SIG716 rifles was finalized in February 2019 by the Ministry of Defense under the Fast Track Procurement (FTP) procedure and cost $99 million US Dollars. The deal was made for the SIG716 Patrol G2 version of the rifle, which has a more powerful 7.62x51mm caliber configuration and is suitable for both battle and counter-insurgency scenarios.

10,000 rifles were already delivered in December 2019, and the remaining rifles will be delivered by the end of 2020.

The 72,400 rifles will be distributed among 3 India’s three military branches. The Indian Army will receive 66,400 rifles, the Indian Navy will receive 2,000 rifles, and the remaining 4,000 will go to the Indian Air Force.

Indian Army will replace their decades-old domestically-made INSAS 5.56x45mm caliber Battle Rifle built by the state-owned Ordnance Factory Board (OFB). The order for 72,400 assault rifles from Sig Sauer Inc. was the single largest contract for assault rifles since 1998 when the INSAS entered service.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/21/2020 04:16 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6472 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Images Of Indian Army With Their New SIG716 Assault Rifles

Posted by: Skidmark || 07/21/2020 8:38 Comments || Top||

PM refuses to accept my resignation: Aamir Liaquat
[DAILYTIMES.PK] PTI MNA from Bloody Karachi
...formerly the capital of Pakistain, now merely its most important port and financial center. It is among the largest cities in the world, with a population of 18 million, most of whom hate each other and many of whom are armed and dangerous...
and TV host Aamir Liaquat Hussain said on Monday that he presented his four-page long resignation to Prime Minister Imran Khan
...aka The Great Khan, who is the lightweight's lightweight...
in today’s meeting with him but he didn’t accept it.

"After a long meeting with Prime Minister Imran Khan my four-page resignation was rejected. I opened my heart told the prime minister everything. The prime minister hailed my efforts for raising my voice for Karachi’s issues and said thinking about the public was the role of an elected leader," he said on Twitter.

Earlier today, in a statement on Twitter, the renowned TV personality said he has been vindicated in front of the minority Christian community in his constituency.

He said they have installed in 960-long water pipeline in UC-13 Jehangir East which had no water supply for the past thirty years. He added he vowed to serve his constituency and is making fill efforts to serve his people to the best of his abilities.
Posted by: Fred || 07/21/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6475 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistan

-PC Follies
Red Bull Just Purged High-Level Execs Who Pushed for ‘Diversity and Inclusion'
Revolver via Instapundit
Red Bull just reminded their ’wokest’ employees who calls the shots in a total massacre of "social justice warrior" employees.

Not only were the top two North American executives fired, but so were entire marketing teams and "culture" teams that were dedicated to pushing the lie of systemic racism.

Red Bull has just shown the way forward for all who want to prevent a total Marxist-style takeover of business and government in America. There is no appeasing these people, the only way forward is to fire them as quickly as possible, and with no mercy. Err on the side of firing everyone, if need be.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/21/2020 05:56 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6503 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Red Bull ain’t tolerating any bullsh*t.
Posted by: Ptah || 07/21/2020 6:19 Comments || Top||

#2  Given the current jobs market situation - it was like IQ test.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/21/2020 6:22 Comments || Top||

#3  I bought a case of Red Bull after I read about the purge. I've never tasted it before, so we'll see.
Posted by: Whiskey Mike || 07/21/2020 9:39 Comments || Top||

#4  Red Bull didn't get Woke, they won't go Broke.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 07/21/2020 10:18 Comments || Top||

#5  Never drank any RB either. May have to wash down my Goya frijoles negros with some Red Bull...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/21/2020 10:30 Comments || Top||

#6  Woohoo! Maybe I'll buy some even though I don't drink it.
Posted by: gorb || 07/21/2020 10:53 Comments || Top||

#7  Great story! I don't drink that stuff, either, but I bet it would go down better with a little "help".
Posted by: Clem || 07/21/2020 11:01 Comments || Top||

#8  The lessons of Goya.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 07/21/2020 11:15 Comments || Top||

#9  The interesting thing is I've always had the impression (because of their stunt planes and xtreme teams) that their marketshare was dominated by extreme sports and their enthusiasts which I'd thought leaned left.

Either their market is bigger than I thought, that market might be left but not woke, or they just don't care as the SJW are a plague.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 07/21/2020 11:17 Comments || Top||

#10  More like this please.
Posted by: Iblis || 07/21/2020 11:50 Comments || Top||

#11  It's a good start. Now all we need is for a few thousand more corporations and business owners to follow suit.
Posted by: Dave D. || 07/21/2020 12:36 Comments || Top||

#12  Crap... I hate Red Bull. Now I'll have to start making my coffee with the shit and see sound.
Posted by: DarthVader || 07/21/2020 15:14 Comments || Top||

Trader Joe’s to remove ‘racist’ packaging of ethnic food
[NYPOST] Trader Joe’s plans to remove ethnic brand names from its products as a petition calling for their removal gains steam.The Caliphornia, an impregnable bastion of the Democratic Party,-based grocery chain said it’s working to phase out foreign names it has attached to ethnic foods, such as "Trader José’s" for Mexican cuisine, "Trader Ming’s" for Chinese products and "Arabian Joe’s" for Middle Eastern dishes.
"Gathers steam" = 2200 signatures?
"While this approach to product naming may have been rooted in a lighthearted attempt at inclusiveness, we recognize that it may now have the opposite effect — one that is contrary to the welcoming, rewarding customer experience we strive to create every day," Trader Joe’s spokeswoman Kenya Friend-Daniel said in a statement.

Trader Joe’s revealed the plans after the launch of an online petition urging the company to ditch "racist" brand names that prop up ethnic stereotypes and treat other cultures as exotic.

The petition — which had racked up more than 2,200 signatures as of Monday morning — also raises concerns about the roots of the Trader Joe’s name itself. The brand was inspired by Disneyland’s "Jungle Trip" ride and the 1919 book "White Shadows in the South Seas," which both contain racist depictions of indigenous people, according to the petition.
Posted by: Fred || 07/21/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6515 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Woefully inadequate. Until the very idea of a trader is expunged from our society, we're just shuffling chairs on the deck of a slave ship.
Posted by: Angeatle Gray2268 || 07/21/2020 1:37 Comments || Top||

#2  Remove all ethnic images from all food. I want everyone to see a white guy with a pitchfork every time they eat anything. Let them know where their next meal comes from.
Posted by: Cromoth Sheatch5463 || 07/21/2020 1:53 Comments || Top||

#3  "Jungle Trip"?

How hard is it to check the name of a classic ride at the oldest theme park in the world? It's Jungle Cruise.

And Trader Sam is a character in the ride -- a headhunter who's running a sale -- two of his heads for one of yours. Best thing -- Disney cornered themselves by naming bars after Trader Sam; they can't remove the character without renaming the popular bars.
Posted by: Rob Crawford || 07/21/2020 8:04 Comments || Top||

#4  And what's wrong with viewing other cultures as exotic?!
Posted by: Rob Crawford || 07/21/2020 8:05 Comments || Top||

#5  ^Ever heard of quotas?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru PB || 07/21/2020 8:29 Comments || Top||

#6  Free publicity for low volume products.

Guess "pickled pig's feet" will never be "drunken blue shoe".
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/21/2020 8:55 Comments || Top||

#7  I miss going to Trader Vic's.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/21/2020 10:47 Comments || Top||

#8  Why doesn't Trader Joe's just name all their products, "Product X" to really confuse patrons? Of course, you are then discriminating against Product A, B, C,...and Z.

You could just have everything come in plain brown rapper. Oh, wait a minute, "plain brown rapper"could be considered racist.
Posted by: JohnQC || 07/21/2020 11:19 Comments || Top||


Would this be acceptable?
Posted by: gorb || 07/21/2020 11:40 Comments || Top||

#10  Ah think 'light' is now a bad adjective.
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/21/2020 15:37 Comments || Top||

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