[Breitbart] A fourth law enforcement official has died following a July drunk driving crash allegedly caused by an illegal alien who was allowed to remain in the United States on former President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
Ivan Robles Navejas, a 28-year-old illegal alien from Mexico, was arrested and charged by the Kerr County, Texas, Sheriff’s Office on six counts of intoxication assault with a vehicle and three counts of intoxicated vehicular manslaughter.
In July, according to police, Navejas was drunk driving when he hit and immediately killed three members of the Thin Blue Line motorcycle club — a group of active duty service members, law enforcement officers, and retired officers.
At the time, nine others were critically injured, including 39-year-old Niles, Illinois Police Sgt. Joseph Lazo. On July 31, the Niles Police Department announced that Lazo had become the fourth victim of the crash.
[New York Post] Jeffrey Epstein "sex slave" Virginia Giuffre allegedly spent two days alone with Prince Andrew at the financier’s ranch, "endlessly’’ catering to every need of the royal — who especially enjoyed licking between her toes.
The claims were made in a manuscript that the Epstein accuser wrote about her alleged abuse at the hands of the late multimillionaire, his accused madam Ghislaine Maxwell and rich and powerful men including the prince — part of a trove of court documents released last week amid Maxwell’s battle against sex-trafficking-related charges in Manhattan.
Giuffre wrote in her book proposal — titled "The Billionaire Playboy’s Club’’ — that it was hard for her to stomach some of the men’s bizarre sexual preferences.
"It wasn’t easy meeting the sexual desires of these strange men, the Prince being one of them," she claimed, according to the Daily Mail.
[Zero] Last week we warned readers to be cautious about new COVID-19 vaccines, highlighting how key parts of the clinical trials are being skipped as big pharma will not be held accountable for adverse side effects for administering the experimental drugs.
A senior executive from AstraZeneca, Britain's second-largest drugmaker, told Reuters that his company was just granted protection from all legal action if the company's vaccine led to damaging side effects.
"This is a unique situation where we as a company simply cannot take the risk if in ... four years the vaccine is showing side effects," said Ruud Dobber, a top exec at AstraZeneca.
"In the contracts we have in place, we are asking for indemnification. For most countries, it is acceptable to take that risk on their shoulders because it is in their national interest," said Dobber, adding that Astra and regulators were making safety and tolerability a top priority.
AstraZeneca is one of the 25 pharmaceutical companies across the world, testing experimental drugs that could be used to combat the deadly virus. And, of course, if testing yields positive results, AstraZeneca could manufacture hundreds of millions of doses, with no legal recourse if side effects are seen.
European officials told Reuters that product liability was a significant discussion to secure new vaccine drugs from Pfizer, Sanofi, and Johnson & Johnson.
As for the US, well, when it comes to the legal framework around vaccines, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) already has a law called the Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness (PREP) Act, which provides immunity to vaccine companies if something goes wrong.
With AstraZeneca, and many US big pharma companies rushing COVID-19 vaccines to market with governments granting them immunity if the vaccine has side effects, all suggest corporate elites and government regulators have very little faith in these drugs.
Curse on both sides. There is no perfect but don't let the lawyers tell you that when hundreds of millions, now billions, are to be made in playing jury lotto. With management infected with executives more concerned about social issues and quick money scams, QA has no place (ask Boeing).
[WashingtonTimes] The George W. Bush Presidential Center was the victim recently of a hack attack that resulted in an undisclosed sum being paid to the perpetrator, the organization announced Friday.
Unencrypted data involving the Bush Center’s donors, including names, contact information and contribution history, was compromised during a May security breach, the organization said on its website.
The donor data was stolen during an attack suffered by Blackbaud, a third-party data management service used by the Bush Center, but has supposedly since been destroyed.
"Blackbaud informed us that it paid a ransom to the attackers in order to obtain confirmation that the compromised unencrypted information has been destroyed," the Bush Center said in a statement. Whose name(s) was/were on the list to make it worth paying a ransom to protect?
Probably a fishing expedition — they’d know after reading through thr lists. Also, it’s a pretty good bet the center would pay the ransom — if they cannot keep donor information private, people won’t donate anymore.
[SAZ] Keeda Haynes believes she brings a singular perspective to the race for Tennessee’s fifth Congressional District. After spending over three years in jail for against the law she says she did not commit, she hopes a spot in Washington will enable her to talk for susceptible constituents — and make just a little historical past as properly.
Haynes, a former public defender, is in a three-way race that features 17-year Democratic incumbent Rep. Jim Cooper.
The first election, which is slated for Aug. 6, has no Republican within the race so the winner will virtually definitely be elected to Congress come November.
"I’ve a singular perspective that lots of people do not have. ... I have been a defendant and defender," Haynes instructed ABC Information. "I actually noticed simply how this warfare on medicine actually decimated Black and brown, low-income communities."
If elected, the progressive Democrat would make historical past as the primary Black lady in Tennessee ever elected to Congress. The state has solely had two Black representatives elected to Congress, with the final candidate elected over 20 years in the past, according to the U.S. House of Representatives.
Together with supporting felony justice reform and the Black Lives Matter motion, the 42-year-old Haynes can also be enthusiastic about points equivalent to offering entry to inexpensive housing, elevating the minimal wage and lowering scholar mortgage debt.
"We’re reimagining every system in order that Black lives can matter throughout each single spectrum," she mentioned.
[PJ] Democrats around the country have begun to pressure the Biden campaign to call off all debates with Donald Trump due to the coronavirus pandemic—they say.
In truth, the reason they don’t want Biden to debate Trump is that they don’t think Trump will play by their rules. The president would take over the debate and make it about what he wants, not what Biden wants.
Democrats are also worried about Biden’s mental stamina and his ability to remain engaged for an hour and a half during a debate.
[American Conservative] Senate Republicans unveiled Monday their $1 trillion coronavirus stimulus package. Tucked inside is a $29.4 billion request for new defense spending, over $8 billion of which is for defense procurement and acquisition.
Critics point out that the bill does not delineate any new or urgent defense threat to justify the $30 billion request over and above the Pentagon’s ask.
Instead, the bill requests millions in new spending for things like missile defense money and F-35’s.
Here’s some of what Congress wants to spend money on:
$1,068,000,000 for additional Boeing P-8A Poseidon aircraft
$720,000,000 for additional Lockheed Martin C—130J aircraft
$686,000,000 for additional Lockheed Martin F—35A aircraft
$650,000,000 for wing replacements to the Boeing A—10
$375,000,000 for General Dynamics Stryker upgrades
$283,000,000 for additional Boeing AH—64 Apache Block IIIB helicopters
$243,270,000 and $76,325,000 for THAAD related items, the anti-ballistic missile defense system designed to shoot down short, medium, and intermediate-range ballistic missiles
$49,100,000 for Sonobuoys, a tactical sonar system for transmitting submarine activity
"As you know, fighter jets are well known for their pandemic fighting abilities," wrote Stephen Miles, executive director of Win Without War.
In order to claim that each item in the bill is requested in response to the coronavirus, the bill labels them:
1. “to prevent, prepare for, and respond to coronavirus, domestically or internationally, and
2. "designated by the Congress as being for an emergency requirement pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(i) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985."
’But the fact that the Pentagon would have two years to spend these new funds undercuts the argument that this new request is urgent and coronavirus-related.
"The greed is not pretty. The Pentagon has already had $740 billion approved for defense this year, but it and its congressional advocates can’t resist asking for more and funneling more pork to their constituents," said John Isaacs, senior fellow at Council for a Livable World & Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation, in an interview with The American Conservative.
"If Republicans’ sporadic concerns about deficits were real, they would view the $750 defense budget as the first place to look for cuts to partly offset the gigantic sums expended to recover from coronavirus," said Ben Friedman, policy director of Defense Priorities, to The American Conservative. "Instead, they’re using coronavirus as an excuse to shovel more money to the Pentagon, which already receives more than it did at almost point during the Cold War, for no obvious reason. They do not even bother with a security rationale for the new spending, it’s just seen as inherently good to blow money on new military hardware."
There are a few items of spending that are coronavirus related: $5,300,000,000 for Coronavirus Defense Production Act purchases, $1,450,000,000 for four expeditionary medical ships, and $705,000,000 for the Defense Health program.
More productive than paying people an extra $30,000 to stay home.
P.S. I know of multiple households that have two people claiming the extra unemployment benefits and one household with three (or were until July 31). Now they are pissed that "their money" has stopped. Funny how misplaced benevolence becomes an entitlement so quickly.
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$650,000,000 for wing replacements to the Boeing A—10
Anyone got an objection to bringing the old A10 airframes up to 0 hours of use. Just asking for some groundpounder friends.
A staff member at a major hospital in central Israel who contracted coronavirus stepped out of quarantine unlawfully on Monday and boarded a flight to Ukraine through Turkey.
Reportedly, the man was displaying symptoms of COVID-19 and has yet to recover from the disease.
Every coronavirus patient is required to stay in isolation until they have recovered and been cleared by a physician. Any breach of isolation is against the law and could be considered a felony of spreading a contagious disease in extreme cases.
According to the Health Ministry's website, breaching quarantine may carry a sentence of up to seven years in prison if committed intentionally, and up to three years in prison in case of negligence.
You don't have the background Warthog. Half the Ukrainians already believe that Jews deliberately spear the virus (because Ukrainians). So, this guy is in Ukrainian quarantine right now - and will be lucky to return to Israel alive: "He died of Covid, so sorry".
Now, what the actual poll results are
[Arutz 7] - Seventy-percent of Israelis said they are careful to wear masks in all required instances, while 21% said they wear masks in most required situations. Two percent of Israelis said they hardly ever wear masks, while another 2% said they wear masks only in enclosed spaces, and 5% said they did not know or gave other answers.
A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.
Rantburg.com and borderlandbeat.com correspondent and author Chris Covert presents his first non-fiction work detailing
the drug and gang related violence in Mexico.
Chris gives us Mexican press dispatches of drug and gang war violence
over three years, presented in a multi volume set intended to chronicle the death, violence and mayhem which has
dominated Mexico for six years.