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Government forces target Zayzun power station in Ghab Plain, west of Hama
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-Lurid Crime Tales-
Allison Mack is sentenced to just three years in prison for recruiting sex slaves
  • [Daily Mail, Where America Gets Its News] Allison Mack was sentenced on Wednesday to three years in prison for her role as a NXIVM slave master for Keith Raniere

  • She was also ordered to pay a $20,000 fine

  • Mack had pleaded guilty in 2019 to charges she blackmailed at least two women into becoming sex slaves for Raniere

  • She renounced Raniere during her sentencing, saying she was filled with 'remorse and guilt

  • She had been facing up to 17 years in prison and had urged the judge to sentence her only to home confinement

  • Mack, who was once part of Raniere's inner circle, had given prosecutors information that helped bolster their case against him

  • She joined NXIVM back in 2006 before becoming a 'slave master' around 2016
Posted by: Fred || 07/01/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [201 views] Top|| File under:

#1  ..for helping him create a secret society of brainwashed women

Seems a lot of those out there, just not in this specific cult. Usual habitat includes academia, the media, hollyweird...
Posted by: Procopius2k || 07/01/2021 4:45 Comments || Top||

#2  Good precedent setting for Ms. Maxwell.
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/01/2021 9:34 Comments || Top||

#3  Why is she in jail at all? Our government is transporting children to the tune of thousands per month from the border of Mexico to undisclosed locations in the US, then handing them over to NGOs. And who, exactly who are these NGO that we are giving these kids to and who is tracking their final end state?
Posted by: 49 Pan || 07/01/2021 11:38 Comments || Top||

#5  Yeah, why keep any alleged sex offender in jail, just send them down to that Texan's house, he knows how to take care of pervs and peeping Toms & Thomasinas. (Blam!)
Why even the Iranians have got a method thats has the Goodhousekeeping ™ Seal of Approval..(Rope)
Posted by: Angosing Thavirong1040 || 07/01/2021 11:54 Comments || Top||

#6  I have a hard time with somebody being charged for consenting adults, well, consenting. This smells more of regret than Svengali. After all the same people telling you 'these poor women were brainwashed', would have you believe that 6 year olds have enough agency for sex changes.
Posted by: Cesare || 07/01/2021 14:16 Comments || Top||

Bill Cosby's Conviction Vacated - Cosby Released
[Epoch Times] The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Wednesday overturned Bill Cosby’s sexual assault conviction, and he was released from a Pennsylvania state prison just hours later.

Pennsylvania Department of Corrections confirmed Cosby was released at around 2:30 p.m. ET, according to a tweet from the agency. Reporters on the scene said they saw the actor and comedian leave the facility and was being driven away in a white vehicle shortly afterward.

In an opinion (pdf) vacating his conviction, the Supreme Court court wrote that it found an agreement with a previous prosecutor had prevented the 83-year-old from being charged in the case.
So it's like prosecutorial misconduct?
Bruce Castor, who was the district attorney in the 2004 case, "determined that a prosecution would be frustrated because there was no corroborating forensic evidence and because testimony from other potential claimants against Cosby likely was inadmissible under governing laws of evidence," the Supreme Court wrote on Wednesday.
But that was in 2004. Cosby was convicted in 2015, thereby making up for OJ.
Posted by: Bobby || 07/01/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [174 views] Top|| File under:

#3  In other news Cosby’s wife feel deeply asleep early last night.
Posted by: Airandee || 07/01/2021 11:45 Comments || Top||

#4  Damn, whuffo all those Foxers dissing Rosanna Arquette? I thought she was great in Kill Bill!
Posted by: Blossom Snoluck8293 || 07/01/2021 14:21 Comments || Top||

Texas father shoots a 'Peeping Tom' after catching him performing a sex act outside his 10-year-old daughter's window
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/01/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [290 views] Top|| File under:

#1  High five to shootist father.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 07/01/2021 1:24 Comments || Top||


Will say it again and again.

We need a RE-AMMO ME type site to reward citizens who LEGALLY defended themselves, their family and/or others. Whether it be just a $10 gift card to a National ammo carrying sporting goods store or AMMO-SEEK.COM.

Posted by: NN2N1 || 07/01/2021 8:09 Comments || Top||

#3  Peeper observed.
Ma and Pa get their guns.
Peeper runs to gas station.
Ma approaches, Peeper goes for her gun.
Pa shoots Peeper.

So instead of a minor felony and public nuisance charge, the Peeper goes for robbery and attempted murder and Pa stands in self-defense.

A good story. Hope it's true.
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/01/2021 9:09 Comments || Top||

#4  The story doesn't quite match the headline. There were a lot of things that happened besides the Peeping Tom before the father ended up shooting.

This will go to the grand jury which will "No Bill" the charge and the father will get his gun back and be free.
Posted by: Woozle Theamble4130 || 07/01/2021 9:28 Comments || Top||

#5  Honestly, in Texas, if he's on the property, after dark and unknown to the residents, requirements for lethal force are met. He COULD have simply been shot where he was.

Sec. 9.42. DEADLY FORCE TO PROTECT PROPERTY. A person is justified in using deadly force against another to protect land or tangible, movable property:

(1) if he would be justified in using force against the other under Section 9.41; and

(2) when and to the degree he reasonably believes the deadly force is immediately necessary:

(A) to prevent the other's imminent commission of arson, burglary, robbery, aggravated robbery, theft during the nighttime, or criminal mischief during the nighttime; or

(B) to prevent the other who is fleeing immediately after committing burglary, robbery, aggravated robbery, or theft during the nighttime from escaping with the property; and

(3) he reasonably believes that:

(A) the land or property cannot be protected or recovered by any other means; or

(B) the use of force other than deadly force to protect or recover the land or property would expose the actor or another to a substantial risk of death or serious bodily injury.

Posted by: Silentbrick || 07/01/2021 10:16 Comments || Top||

#6  I hope they've got Concealed Carry liability insurance, and lots of it. Sadly, due to our litigate society and the courts, they may soon discover their problems have only just begun.

Concealed Carry insurance. If you don't have it, get it. Be sure and read the small print. As you might imagine, not all instances are covered.

Posted by: Besoeker || 07/01/2021 10:22 Comments || Top||

#7  Given it's Texas, they're not as likely to need it as much. Still, I wouldn't have followed them off the property unless he'd breached the house or touched a kid. On my property the above law applies, once I'm off, it's way different.
Posted by: Silentbrick || 07/01/2021 11:35 Comments || Top||

#8  in Texas, if he's on the property, after dark and unknown to the residents, requirements for lethal force are met.

There was an incident in Houston where a homeowner shot the guy trying to repo his car at night. It was a legal repo, but the "you can shoot 'em at night" law was upheld.
Posted by: SteveS || 07/01/2021 11:43 Comments || Top||

#9  In many, many discussions of civilian shootings, it has been well hashed out that, whatever a criminal might be doing, if he walks away, following him and then shooting him will not make your lawyer's job any easier. Get video. Get witnesses. File a complaint. Let the cops do the apprehending. Yes, every situation is different, but there are people in jail for shooting a shoplifter in a parking lot. That's just not a proper application of defensive firearms use.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/01/2021 12:17 Comments || Top||

#10  In the instance of the repo wrecker driver that was killed, the key piece was a 'fenced yard'. Inside your fence, you're felt to be justified. The wrecker driver open the gate and backed up to the guy's car.
The sad irony was that the guy had been behind on his payments, but had gone down and caught up that very day. The repo guy saw the car, but didn't call it in to check.
Posted by: ed in texas || 07/01/2021 19:16 Comments || Top||

#11  Thanks for the details, ed. I did not know that.
Posted by: SteveS || 07/01/2021 19:52 Comments || Top||

-Great Cultural Revolution
Illinois legislature passes law requiring feminine hygiene products in boys' bathrooms
[Just The News] A bill awaiting the Illinois governor’s signature would require schools to provide free menstruation products in both girls' and boys' bathrooms for grades 4 through 12.

Currently, Illinois requires tampons to be provided to students who need them, but the supplies are kept in the nurse’s office.

State Rep. Kathleen Willis, D-Addison, a co-sponsor of the proposal, said products such as tampons and sanitary napkins are needed in both girls’ and boys’ bathrooms in order to address the health needs of transgender students.

"If you are biologically a female, but identifying as a male, you’re going to menstruate and you’re going to need these products," Willis said during floor debate.

Bill co-sponsor, state Sen. Karina Villa, D-West Chicago, said the measure was an effort to end period poverty.

During a debate in the Senate, state Sen. Jil Tracy, R-Quincy, asked Villa why feminine hygiene products needed to be provided in boys’ bathrooms. Villa responded, "in case of an emergency."

"I’m telling you there is no logic here," Tracy said. "For an emergency is not a good answer. We've got to quit playing these stupid silly games here and get real and get fiscally responsible."

State Rep. Avery Bourne, R-Morrisonville, voiced concerns over mandating schools to place these materials in all boys’ bathrooms, which would open the door for immature students to play with the costly resources.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/01/2021 01:58 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [199 views] Top|| File under:

#1  I can only imagine the inevitable mass goof off.

Posted by: Dron66046 || 07/01/2021 2:11 Comments || Top||

#2  Sure, and condom machines in the girl's rooms.
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/01/2021 8:06 Comments || Top||

#3  flushing masses of feminine hygiene products can disable the sanitation system
Posted by: Lord Garth || 07/01/2021 8:19 Comments || Top||

#4  On the other hand, tampons can be used to plug bullet wounds. Chicago schools may have a lower fatality rate.
Posted by: Rob Crawford || 07/01/2021 8:52 Comments || Top||

#5  Sure, yeah, about that insolvency with your state's finances?
Posted by: Procopius2k || 07/01/2021 9:09 Comments || Top||

#6  tampons can be used to plug bullet wounds.
And maxi-pads for the exit. Got some in my go bag.
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/01/2021 9:18 Comments || Top||

#7  Yea, but you got to cut them open and tie on on the outside - not shove them into the wound.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/01/2021 9:21 Comments || Top||

#9  Got some in my go bag.

Right next to the roll of duct tape.
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/01/2021 9:45 Comments || Top||

#10  They have such at the mens room where I work. I've thought about emptying a box and leaving it on the counter and just allow people wonder who...
Posted by: CrazyFool || 07/01/2021 9:49 Comments || Top||

#11  Political Perverts.
Posted by: Ebbomoger Speaking for Boskone4589 || 07/01/2021 11:02 Comments || Top||

-Short Attention Span Theater-
Los Angeles explosion: 17 injured after bomb truck carrying illegal fireworks explodes
[FoxNews] An explosion rocked Los Angeles on Wednesday, injuring at least 17 people -- including nine LAPD officers -- after a bomb squad attempted to detonate improvised explosive devices that were seized at a home along with a cache of illegal fireworks.

In a news conference late Wednesday, Los Angeles Police Department Chief Michel Moore said authorities responded to the home, where they found thousands of pounds of illegal fireworks, as well as improvised explosive devices, described as "more unstable." A suspect was arrested in connection to the items seized at the home, police said.

The LAPD bomb squad transferred the improvised devices into a containment vehicle, and detonated them, believing it would contain the blast, which overturned a car and shattered windows in the neighborhood, Moore said, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Earlier, the LAPD tweeted that bomb squad officers were in the process of seizing over 5,000 pounds of illegal fireworks in the area at the time of the blast. "Some of the fireworks were being stored in our Bomb Squad trailer as a precautionary measure," the LAPD wrote.

Of the 17 people injured, 16 were taken to the hospital – with one declining transport, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department. The LAFD wrote that nine LAPD officers and one Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) agent sustained minor injuries. At least seven people were also hurt, including three who had moderate injuries.

The department added that several homes and a building were impacted by the blast.

FOX 11 of Los Angeles reported that investigators and bomb squad officials responded to the home earlier in the day after receiving a tip from a community member. A forklift was seen carrying dozens of boxes out of the house, images showed.

The suspect, identified as Arturo Cejas III, was arrested on suspicion of possessing fireworks and destructive devices, as well as suspicion of child endangerment – because two children were found at the home, police said, according to Los Angeles's KABC-TV.
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/01/2021 07:45 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [183 views] Top|| File under:

#1  The explosion was actually in the Bomb Disposal Containment vessel. Somebody F'd up
Posted by: Frank G || 07/01/2021 8:38 Comments || Top||

#3  LAPD should have called in an expert on explosives and such....
Posted by: Omeater Spise8055 || 07/01/2021 9:36 Comments || Top||

#4  Huh?

I've seen tangled fishing line make more sense.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 07/01/2021 10:59 Comments || Top||

#5  From Skidmark’s Daily Mail article:

LAPD Chief Michel Moore said three box trucks and a 53-foot trailer were brought in to load up the fireworks and move them to a safe location. However, 'improvised explosives' also were found that were too dangerous to move.

He described them as 40 home-made devices the size of Coca-Cola cans with simple fuses and 200 smaller but similar devices.

Arturo Cejas III, a 27-year-old man, was arrested on suspicion of possessing fireworks and destructive devices and also on suspicion of child endangerment because a minor, Cejas' 10-year-old brother, was found at the home.

Cejas is accused of bringing the fireworks in from out of state to resell ahead of celebrations for July 4th. He is being held on $500,000 bail.

Some of the fireworks appeared to be large mortar-sized devices used for commercial purposes while others were described as improvised explosive devices.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/01/2021 13:23 Comments || Top||

#6  Sympathetic detonation from the blast-wave that far exceeded the containment vessel capacity and carried over to stored explosives proximate to the Bomb Squad Containment Vehicle?
Posted by: NoMoreBS || 07/01/2021 13:40 Comments || Top||

#7  Yeah. That.
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/01/2021 20:31 Comments || Top||

Twitter flameware Musk/SpaceX vs Tony Bruno/ULA/Boeing/Lockmart
Follow tweets in Twitter - lots of them

Posted by: 3dc || 07/01/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [139 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Child #3, NASA employee wonders WTF Boeing is doing?
Posted by: Spoter B || 07/01/2021 0:16 Comments || Top||

#2  The two provider rule.
American Pacific[AMPAC] and Kerr McGee held dual contracts for engine oxidizer used by Morton-Thiokol in the Space Shuttle booster engines.
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/01/2021 8:29 Comments || Top||

-Signs, Portents, and the Weather-
Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts suffer huge declines in membership
[WASHINGTONTIMES] America’s most iconic youth organizations — the Boy Scouts of America and the Girl Scouts of the USA — have been jolted by unprecedented one-year drops in membership, due partly to the pandemic, and partly to social trends that have been shrinking their ranks for decades.
I think it was the social trends that dunnit.
Membership for the BSA’s flagship Cub Scouts and Scouts BSA programs dropped from 1.97 million in 2019 to 1.12 million in 2020, a 43% plunge, according to figures provided to The News Agency that Dare Not be Named. Court records show membership has fallen further since then, to about 762,000.

The Girl Scouts say their youth membership fell by nearly 30%, from about 1.4 million in 2019- 2020 to just over 1 million this year.

Both groups, like several other U.S. youth organizations, have experienced declining membership for many years. The Girl Scouts reported youth membership of about 2.8 million in 2003. The BSA had more than 4 million boys participating in the 1970s.

Reasons for the drop include competition from sports leagues, a perception by some families that they are old-fashioned, and busy family schedules. The pandemic brought a particular challenge.

In Lawrence, New Jersey, 8-year-old Joey Yaros stopped attending meetings while most in-person gatherings were shut down, and might not go back, even though his father and three brothers all earned the elite Eagle Scout rank. Joey was already struggling with virtual school classes, and the family didn’t pressure him to also participate in virtual Cub Scout activities.

"If there are den meetings in the fall, we’ll see if he gets back in the swing of it," said his father, high school history teacher Jay Yaros. "There are a lot of interesting things for kids to do these days, and scouting doesn’t seem to be keeping up."

The Boy Scouts’ problems are compounded by their decision to seek bankruptcy protection in February 2020 to cope with thousands of lawsuits filed by men who allege they were molested as youngsters by scout leaders. The case is proceeding slowly in federal bankruptcy court as lawyers negotiate the creation of a trust fund for victims that will likely entail hundreds of millions of dollars in contributions from the BSA and its 252 local councils.

To provide those funds, some councils may have to sell cherished camp properties, the BSA’s president and CEO, Roger Mosby, told the AP.

"We understand that this is a difficult and often emotional decision, but in some instances may be a necessary step as we work toward our shared imperatives of equitably compensating survivors and continuing Scouting’s mission." Mosby said in a written reply to AP’s queries.

The pandemic, the membership drop and rising costs of liability insurance have strained BSA finances. A disclosure statement in the bankruptcy case says its gross revenues dropped from $394 million in 2019 to $187 million last year.

In response, the Boy Scouts’ annual youth membership fee will rise from $66 to $72 on August 1. The BSA also says some councils may merge to consolidate resources.

The Girl Scouts have bureaucratic complications of their own. There is ongoing litigation pitting the national headquarters against two of the 111 local councils- based in Fairbanks, Alaska, and Nashville, Tennessee - which refuse to implement a nationwide technology platform.

Despite the varied challenges, Mosby and other Boy Scout officials, as well as the Girl Scouts’ leadership, insist there’s reason for optimism. They say their summer camps are full, special events are sold out, and they’re expecting many thousands of families — some new to scouting, some who left during the pandemic — to sign up now that activities are occurring in-person rather than virtually.

"We knew some girls would take a pause," said Girl Scouts spokeswoman Kelly Gay Pareei. "But as the pandemic goes in the rear-view mirror, we’ve seen a substantial rebound... We feel really good going into the fall recruitment."

Membership in the Boy Scouts’ Longhorn Council, which serves parts of Central and North Texas, dropped by 44% from 2019 to 2020, said its chief executive, Wendy Shaw. But she is buoyed by surging interest this year from families considering their first foray into scouting; the council has scheduled 12 special events for them.

Manny Ramos, chief executive of the BSA’s Seattle-area council, said pandemic-related restrictions on group activities were rigorous in his area — a factor in recruiting only 500 scouts last fall instead of the normal 3,000 or more. To maintain interest, his staff held numerous outdoor activities, including winter camping, and now anticipates a large influx of families who skipped scouting last year.
There was an enormous stink a few years ago about the Boy Scouts allowing openly gay scout leaders. If I recall correctly (and I do) I said to wait for the lawsuits from outraged parents. Confession: I quit the Boy Scouts after my first camping trip. I was still too young for that stuff. I doubt if I was the only kid in the country who was scared off. And I wasn't approached by the scout leader -- it was the other kids.

The Girl Scouts' problem is slightly different, not that I have any idea what goes on in girls' camping trips. But I expected membership to drop about the time they decided to become a branch of Planned Parenthood.

My granddaughter (twelve years old, about the same age I was then) is a member of the Scouts BSA. I'm not sure what the B stands for anymore; it used to be Boy Scouts of America, but they now take both sexes. I was initially against the both sexes idea, but once I thought about it for awhile it made more sense. The idea of tossing a salad of kids approaching or arriving at the stage of sexual curiosity hath its own dangers, but mixed sexes also means mixed leadership. That means they can keep an eye on each other, which I would expect to introduce a safety factor.

Posted by: Fred || 07/01/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [286 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Mafeking and Colonel Baden-Powell have been relieved, but there is little hope for saving the Scouts.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/01/2021 6:31 Comments || Top||

#2  Sad times for the scouts. Mixed sexes bad idea. The girls are always right. The boys and men are always a target so best to keep away. Social engineering next indoctrination phase for the boys. Never work in my opinion. Boys are less programmable. OH, a few will be praised to set examples but a very small minority.
Posted by: Dale || 07/01/2021 11:04 Comments || Top||

#3  And alterative Trail Life USA is doing great.
Posted by: Ebbomoger Speaking for Boskone4589 || 07/01/2021 11:08 Comments || Top||

#4  In a few years Military recruiters will start to see the impact of the scouting pipeline disruption.
Posted by: Airandee || 07/01/2021 11:25 Comments || Top||

#5  I still remember my paramilitary childhood fondly.
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/01/2021 11:38 Comments || Top||

#6  In a few years Military recruiters will start to see the impact of the scouting pipeline disruption.

I believe the current slat of advertisements already reflects that.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 07/01/2021 11:56 Comments || Top||

#7  ^ I can imagine Skid.
Posted by: Dale || 07/01/2021 11:57 Comments || Top||

#8  nom de plume now makes sense, or maybe a road incident
Posted by: Angosing Thavirong1040 || 07/01/2021 12:03 Comments || Top||

#9  In a few years Military recruiters will start to see the impact of the scouting pipeline disruption.

No worries. Biden plans to provide illegal aliens.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 07/01/2021 13:03 Comments || Top||

#10  That way the military won't have to worry about white rage/privilige/sumpremacy.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 07/01/2021 13:04 Comments || Top||

#11  Per Task and Purpose:

The Air Force raised some eyebrows on Monday when it announced upcoming changes to its physical training test that would allow airmen to choose their own adventure for demonstrating physical prowess.

The new test, which the service will begin to experiment with in January 2022, will allow airmen to choose between running, shuttle run sprints, and walking for the aerobic portion of the test. Shuttle run sprints involve sprinting back and forth between two markers about 25 meters apart. They could then choose between planks and sit-ups for the core strength measure. And for the final portion of the test airmen would be allowed to choose between push-ups and raised-hand push-ups.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 07/01/2021 15:35 Comments || Top||

#12  No worries. Biden plans to provide illegal aliens.

Nay - He'll import them from China - and performing any background check would be rayist!
Posted by: CrazyFool || 07/01/2021 19:54 Comments || Top||

-Land of the Free
‘I Won't Be Pathologized For Being White': Man Resigns, Shreds School District Over ‘White Privilege' Training
[BPR] An after-school coordinator at a New Hampshire elementary school has gone viral for resigning over the school’s embrace of anti-white critical race theory propaganda.

In a public resignation letter released Monday on Twitter, former Northwest Elementary after-school program coordinator Daniel Concannon, 40, accused his school district of having endorsed the "dehumanization and hatred of White people, as evidenced by their dissemination of the imbecilic ’White Privilege’ curriculum."

In the letter, he purposefully referred to the Manchester School District as "The Frankfurt School." It was a reference to the school responsible for creating contemporary Marxism, which is believed to be at the root of CRT.

According to the New Hampshire Union Leader, back in March Concannon sued the district, alleging that their mandatory "white privilege" training amounted to harassment. The district responded at the time by claiming the "training" wasn’t mandatory but still defending it.

"The District embraces this process of critical thinking, not necessarily the ideas or opinions of individual authors," district officials reportedly said.

The training was part of "an equity policy to help employees develop critical racial, ethnic and cultural competence," according to the Union Leader.

But according to Concannon, the curriculum, which he claimed was developed by the discredited SPLC, is nothing but an anti-white manifesto.

"I won’t be pathologized for being White. I won’t be pathologized for being normal," he declared in his resignation tweet Tuesday.


My name is Daniel Concannon.

Attached is my resignation from Manchester School District in response to their "White Privilege" training.

I won’t be pathologized for being White.
I won’t be pathologized for being normal.

Neither should you. pic.twitter.com/sqclu5K95t

— Daniel Concannon — KeepNHGranite (@KeepNHGranite) June 28, 2021

In addition to the tweet, he also posted his thoughts on the critical race theory madness sweeping the country. Echoing the arguments from conservatives, he noted that CRT has nothing to do with actual "diversity" and "inclusion."

"These people do not seek ’diversity,’ they do not seek ’equity,’ they do not seek ’inclusion.’ They do not seek whatever the latest stupid word they’ve made up to clobber our psyches with pretends to stand for. They seek the erasure of our past, our present and our future," he wrote.

"These people love to rail about ’institutional power’ without the slightest acknowledgment of the irony that they are the institutional power. Institutional power is all that they have. They are otherwise weak — physically and spiritually," he added.
Posted by: Slomort Thuth4667 || 07/01/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [235 views] Top|| File under:

#1  I salute any man, or woman, with the fortitude to throw away a job to retain dignity. When the world finally crumbles, it won't because of determined men seeking to crumble it. It shall, because of wusses holding on to their jobs.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 07/01/2021 5:38 Comments || Top||

#2  It’s a very good time to fond a new job, Dron. The cost for standing up for one’s principles in the workplace has not been so low in decades, though I imagine Mr. Concannon will be looking outside public education for his next paycheck.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/01/2021 13:47 Comments || Top||

#3  Private schools or Colleges best alternative. Liberal Colleges and public schools are failing. With liberals having fewer children, the end is near.
Posted by: Dale || 07/01/2021 17:15 Comments || Top||

#4  The cost for standing up for one’s principles in the workplace has not been so low in decades

Then I hope it turns out better than before for the man. Maybe a private school. It would be hard to go corpo slave for one inclined to academics. Mrs 66046 being a teacher, I know this trade is more of a calling, one that requires exceptional people with smarts and patience for young uns.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 07/01/2021 17:36 Comments || Top||

#5  Without the White Race, it’s the Stone Age for you.
Posted by: Croque Fliting8030 || 07/01/2021 20:08 Comments || Top||

Dr. Fauxi's horror show not scaring people any more...
[MSN] Sold out: Royal Caribbean announces Florida summer sailings are booked

Royal Caribbean announced sailings for cruises out of Florida in July and August are sold out.

The announcement on Tuesday includes voyages on the Freedom of the Seas, Allure of the Seas, Odyssey of the Seas, Mariner of the Seas and Symphony of the Seas.

If you still want to sail this summer, your options are now from Galveston, Texas; Seattle or Nassau, Bahamas, the cruise line said.

Royal Caribbean said customer demand for cruises remained high, even during the pandemic.

The frenzy for bookings is called "pent-up demand" by Royal Caribbean, saying it is from those wanting to make up for "lost time of little to no vacation in 2020."

"People are clamoring for opportunities to have experiences outside their home," said Chairman and CEO Richard Fain during the fourth quarter 2020 earnings call.

Freedom of the Seas will set sail from Florida this weekend.
Posted by: Graviter Threns1909 || 07/01/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [134 views] Top|| File under:

#1  US maybe less scared but Canada/US border still basically closed by Canada until late July or maybe August.

In good years, most of the tourism of the Canadian Rockies is during those months.
Posted by: Lord Garth || 07/01/2021 8:23 Comments || Top||

Africa Horn
Tigray official urges ceasefire as rebels enter regional capital
[Sudan Tribune] An official of the State Interim Administration of Æthiopia’s Tigray region has called for ceasefire as Tigrayan fighters began entering the regional capital, Mekelle.

On Monday, rebel fighters better known as Tigray Defence Forces started advancing Mekelle after Æthiopian government troops retreated from the regional city.

Thousands of residents, New York Times

...which still proudly displays Walter Duranty's Pulitzer prize...

reported, erupted into the streets on Monday night, waving flags and shooting off fireworks after hearing that Tigrayan forces had advanced to the city.

The Æthiopian national army had occupied the Tigray region since last November, after invading in cooperation with Eritrea
...is run by the People's Front for Democracy and Justice (PFDJ), with about the amounts of democracy and justice you'd expect from a party with that name. National elections have been periodically scheduled and cancelled; none have ever been held in the country. The president, Isaias Afewerki, has been in office since independence in 1993 and will probably die there of old age...
n and militia forces to take full control from the regional government.

But the Tigray Interim Administration Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Abraham Belay has called for ceasefire in the northern region in the light of the upcoming rainy season agricultural activities.

The ceasefire, he said, seeks to facilitate a conducive environment for the agricultural activities and ongoing humanitarian activities in the region.

The decision for the call of the ceasefire came after continuous consultations were conducted with representatives of the communities in the region, regional and zonal officials and scholars of the region and inventors and other segments of societies originating from Tigray, said Belay.

"Some factions of the terrorist TPLF [Popular Struggle for the Freedom of Tigray] have shown interest to resort to peaceful settlement of the problem in the region," he stressed.

In recent weeks, the Tigray Defense Forces have reportedly captured areas south of Mekelle that were held by Æthiopian forces or militias allied with them.

...back at the palazzo, Count Guido had escaped from his bonds and overwhelmed his guard using the bludgeon the faithful Filomena had smuggled to him in the loaf of bread...
refugees and international observers have accused the invading forces of wide-ranging atrocities, including ethnic cleansing, and of pushing the region to the brink of famine.

Posted by: Fred || 07/01/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [69 views] Top|| File under:

Caucasus/Russia/Central Asia
4 western NGOs get the boot from Russia
Via Russian military journalist Boris Rozhin. Direct Translation by Google Translate. From the official Russian government website:
[EPP] The Prosecutor General's Office of the Russian Federation made a decision to recognize the activities of foreign non-governmental organizations as undesirable on the territory of the Russian Federation.

Based on the results of studying the received materials on June 30, 2021, the Prosecutor General's Office of the Russian Federation made a decision to recognize the activities of foreign non-governmental organizations as undesirable in the Russian Federation by the Future of Russia Foundation, Great Britain, European Choice, France, Khodorkovsky Foundation, UK and Oxford Russia Fund, UK.

It has been established that their activities pose a threat to the foundations of the constitutional order and security of the Russian Federation.

Information about the decision taken was sent to the Ministry of Justice of Russia for entering information into the list of foreign and international non-governmental organizations, whose activities are recognized as undesirable on the territory of the Russian Federation, and making it public.

Yesterday, Russia banned a Czech NGO.
[EPP] It is said to be because of a Czech demand for monetary compensation, 2.2 billion, for the explosion in Vrbetica Russia.
Posted by: badanov || 07/01/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [153 views] Top|| File under:

#1  We have seen in India how kicking out foreign NGOs exponentially decreases rioting, narrow interest public litigation, criminals being bailed out by expensive attorneys, etc. Also, a sudden disinterest in the corpo media towards what were earlier being described as our fascist actions.

In short, you can achieve considerable domestic stability if you just kick out the Amnestys and Compassion Internationals.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 07/01/2021 0:54 Comments || Top||

#2  The most troublemaker and dissent fomenting institutions happen to be European.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 07/01/2021 1:04 Comments || Top||

#3  ^My theory is that EUrope knows it's dying and wants to drag the rest of the World with it.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/01/2021 1:40 Comments || Top||

#4  ^ Mine involves the Pope and demonic armies of insanity mongers... but then I'm a fanatic. ☺
Posted by: Dron66046 || 07/01/2021 2:01 Comments || Top||

#5  Can we get rid of CAIR?
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/01/2021 8:31 Comments || Top||

#6  SPLC?
Posted by: Procopius2k || 07/01/2021 13:31 Comments || Top||

#7  I looked them up, and Compassion International has a somewhat different take on the event. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/07/world/asia/compassion-international-christian-charity-closing-india.html

Were there disturbances associated with its operation that didn't make the news here?
Posted by: james || 07/01/2021 14:29 Comments || Top||

Latvia opens Russian 6 spy cases
Direct Translation via Google Translate. Edited.
[REGNUM] Six criminal cases of "espionage in favor of Russia" have been opened in Latvia. This was reported by BaltNews with a reference to the statement of the National Security Service of the country.

It is reported that out of six criminal cases, two have already been sentenced, and two are still under trial.

The details of the rest of the cases are kept secret. The secret services of Latvia also do not disclose the names of those against whom there are suspicions of "espionage". They explain their position by the interests of national security and the fear that the suspects may hide.

As reported by IA REGNUM , on June 11 this year, the deputy of the Latvian parliament Janis Adamsons was arrested. The deputy is suspected of transmitting information to Russia in recent years.

The information allegedly concerned both publicly available documents on state budget spending on the military sphere, and intra-parliamentary discussions on countering the construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline.
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Chinese whistleblower exposes COVID-19's origins on 'Tucker Carlson Today'
[FoxNews] Dr. Yan says her husband is in the US and is working with the CCP to make her 'disappear'.

A Chinese coronavirus whistleblower claims her husband is helping the Chinese Communist Party make her "disappear" for exposing the origins of COVID-19 during a bombshell interview in the latest episode of Fox Nation’s "Tucker Carlson Today."

Virologist and medical doctor Li-Meng Yan told Carlson that according to I-94 records, her husband has entered the United States with an HB-1 visa for two years and may be planning to harm her with the assistance of the CCP and some within the U.S.

Prior to her escape from China in April of 2020, Yan claimed that her husband attempted to "harm" her in a variety of ways, including poisoning, in order to stop her from fleeing the country.

Yan, who was working at a World Health Organization reference lab in Hong Kong during the onset of the pandemic, was assigned as a secret investigator to probe COVID-19, which was being called the "Wuhan pneumonia" at the time. However, she said she was warned by her supervisor, Dr. Leo Poon, not to ask too many questions.

She was told not to touch the "red-line" or else face the consequences from the CCP.

"Don't touch the red line-- that means ‘invisible principle,’" Yan said. "Don't break it. If not, I have to be responsible for that. It means the invisible things that China's government won't be happy [about]."

Utilizing her network of contacts – which included Chinese lab researchers, CDC-involved military, and civilian locations -- Yan soon noticed "abnormal" actions being taken by the CCP.

"So briefly, China's government knows those things happened in Wuhan. And it's definitely more than they announced, at least for the confirmed cases," Yan said. "They hide one-third of patients."

"And all the patients has [sic] to have the seafood market history before they get diagnosed, which is very abnormal," Yan added. "And this time—"

"I'm sorry-- but you're saying that China would not diagnose COVID unless the person who was infected with COVID had been to the seafood market?" Carlson asked.


Yan determined, in her opinion, that COVID-19 was a biologically engineered weapon that got out of control, designed by the Chinese military after they learned of its effectiveness during the first SARS outbreak.

This virus was a prime candidate to turn into a biological weapon, but the CCP first needed to test the virus on a small sample group in order to determine how to best utilize it against the world.

Yan was shocked to discover that the testing site was Wuhan. China was allegedly testing on its own people.

"They test it in Wuhan. It gets out of control. They didn't expect that to happen," she said. "At that point, they realize, OK, it's out. They lied about that. But then, they intentionally allowed some huge number of people, some infected, from Wuhan to travel around the world to infect the rest of the world."
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/01/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [176 views] Top|| File under: Commies

#2  Must be good Skid, blocked for now.
Posted by: Spoter B || 07/01/2021 0:26 Comments || Top||

#3  Fixed Link

Risk of something else leaking from Wuhan lab 'very real'
Posted by: Jaing Pheatch5546 || 07/01/2021 0:46 Comments || Top||

#4  Teamwork works! :-)
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/01/2021 1:15 Comments || Top||

#5  Risk of something else leakingbeing deliberately and maliciously leaked from Wuhan lab 'very real'

Yeah, that looks a little more like it.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 07/01/2021 13:11 Comments || Top||

The Grand Turk
ANOTHER mass grave of 182 children discovered at Catholic-run 'Indian' residential school in Canada as Pope Francis agrees to meet with survivors
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/01/2021 08:41 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [250 views] Top|| File under: Human Trafficking

#1  Just a second - how can such a thing be? How many children were in these institutions?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/01/2021 9:18 Comments || Top||

#2  150,000. Most forcibly taken from their homes to wipe out native culture by force assimilating them into western society.

Unfortunately, this isn't unique to Canada. Happened all up and down North and South America from 1600-1970.
Posted by: DarthVader || 07/01/2021 9:47 Comments || Top||

#3  ^So (approx) 1/150. OK, maybe the institutions in question were badly run (though I'd assume priests & nuns did the best with that they were given) - but that's hardly a deliberate genocide.

In fact, even today: Children in foster care 42% more likely to die than children in general population
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/01/2021 10:09 Comments || Top||

#4  ^^ The foster care system is almost as bad as the abusive parents in many places. Our adopted son has some pretty bad stories of them.
Posted by: DarthVader || 07/01/2021 12:05 Comments || Top||

#5  The foster care system is almost as bad as the abusive parents in many places. Our adopted son has some pretty bad stories of them.

It's the world's largest child trafficking system.
Posted by: badanov || 07/01/2021 12:26 Comments || Top||

#6  The schools were operating mostly in pre-vaccine days.
Posted by: Albert Clorong9620 || 07/01/2021 13:26 Comments || Top||

#7  How do those rates compare w/ Ireland at the same time?
Posted by: james || 07/01/2021 14:25 Comments || Top||

#8  The entire Western Hemisphere is a mass grave for indigenous children going back to Day 1. Most of their stories will remain unknown.
Posted by: Bubba Lover of the Faeries8843 || 07/01/2021 16:00 Comments || Top||

#9  @ James

The only thing I can find is from 1943-1970 and some 9,000 children died in these homes. Some 15% mortality rate.
Posted by: DarthVader || 07/01/2021 16:18 Comments || Top||

#10  My friend was in one of those shit canadian indian schools. The beating he had as a child, I'm surprised he didn't hunt them down.

Rightfully so.
Posted by: Woodrow || 07/01/2021 21:31 Comments || Top||

Government Corruption
Pierre Kory on Twitter: Satoshi Omura censored...

There are images of the youtube video censorship screen in question at that twitter link. For now.
Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain || 07/01/2021 12:54 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [235 views] Top|| File under: Commies

#1  Silicon Valley is such a shit Show. Don't mess with the Asians. Seriously.

Posted by: Ebbomoger Speaking for Boskone4589 || 07/01/2021 14:59 Comments || Top||

#2  I'm looking at that trailer and thinking "It's just a Spaghetti Western with more romance and more swords and kung=fu..."

Oh, I know... a Ramen Western.
Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain || 07/01/2021 19:31 Comments || Top||

#3  Can't stand Hollywood anymore so I am watching a lot more international stuff.
Posted by: Ebbomoger Speaking for Boskone4589 || 07/01/2021 20:00 Comments || Top||

#4  I was waiting for them to start having a kung-fu fight in the bamboo-tops.
Posted by: CrazyFool || 07/01/2021 20:04 Comments || Top||

#5  Anyway, I don't understand how they can always cry racism but don't claim it's racist when they do this.
Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain || 07/01/2021 20:31 Comments || Top||

#6  Well I guess, the immortal words of Woopsie Goldberg , "Its not rape rape Racist Racism."

But something else when *they* do it.
Posted by: CrazyFool || 07/01/2021 23:36 Comments || Top||

Microsoft exec details 'frightening' DOJ 'abuse' of secret requests for Americans' data in hearing
[FoxBusiness] A Microsoft executive on Wednesday detailed the "frightening" abuse by the Department of Justice of "secrecy orders" that allow the government to take Americans' data from tech companies without ever letting them know.

Tom Burt, Microsoft's corporate vice president for customer security and trust, made the comments in a House Judiciary Committee hearing about Department of Justice abuse of such orders in prosecutions and leak investigations.

Burt lamented that "secrecy orders," which prevent Microsoft or other companies from letting customers know that the government is seeking their personal data, make it much easier for the government to skirt due process when pursuing an investigation. Therefore, Burt said, they've become shockingly "routine."

"It's no surprise then that through the Obama, Trump and Biden administrations, up to a third of all legal demands we received from federal law enforcement include secrecy orders, up to 3,500 in just one year," Burt said. "And these are just the demands on Microsoft. Add the demands likely served on Facebook, Apple, Twitter and others and you get a frightening sense of the mountain of secrecy orders used by federal law enforcement in recent years."

Burt said Microsoft takes steps to resist these requests, filing litigation to "assert our First Amendment right to inform our customers" and "ensure that citizens have the opportunity to exercise their Fourth Amendment rights."

Rep. Zoe Lofgren, D-Calif, remarked that the secrecy orders essentially force tech companies like Microsoft to take on an additional role protecting Americans' rights – which some may not be particularly interested in doing.

"The entire burden of protecting Fourth Amendment rights falls upon the service provider," she said.

George Washington University Law professor Jonathan Turley was also a witness at the hearing. He said established Supreme Court standards on data privacy are outdated and don't do enough to protect Americans.

"We have constantly seen privacy protections that have failed with new technology and this age we're living is making a mockery out of the standards made by the court," Turley said.

Burt continued: "Before cloud computing, if law enforcement wanted to get access to data on a computer or a network in your home or your office, they would have to obtain and serve a warrant in order to enter your premises and collect evidence…. However, today, if law enforcement wants to secretly search your virtual office in the cloud, they just serve a boilerplate warrant and secrecy order on your cloud provider that prevents notice to you."

Burt said examples of secrecy order "abuse" include orders used when the customer was a victim rather than a suspect; an investigation that targets one person in a "reputable" organization but the order prevents Microsoft from giving notice to anyone at an organization; and when the government secretly demands records that are the subject of a discovery dispute in another case.

The hearing Wednesday happened in the wake of revelations that the Justice Department secretly seized the records of several news organizations while investigating leaks under both the Trump and Biden administrations. The same thing happened during the Obama administration.

Burt said such invasive and secretive investigations are "not limited to investigations targeting the media and Congress" but affect everyday Americans as well.

The Department of Justice did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Fox News.
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/01/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [123 views] Top|| File under:


Many of us in ITSEC have been voicing BIG 3 Personal Privacy issues for 20+ years.

Plus our frequent calls for real and meaningful PRIVACY LAWS against the selling correlated data by 3rd parties.

The Media called us Conspiracy kooks and Nut Jobs.
Posted by: NN2N1 || 07/01/2021 8:04 Comments || Top||

Home Front: Politix
Ohio Legislature Passes Bill To Ban Covid-19 Vaccine Mandates At Schools, Universitiess
[EpochTimes] Ohio lawmakers approved a bill that would ban public schools and universities from requiring students and staff to receive any COVID-19 vaccine that hasn’t received full approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

House Bill 244, approved on Monday, would also prohibit the institutions from discriminating against an individual who has not received a vaccine for COVID-19, the disease caused by the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus.

Such forms of discrimination would include requiring a person to participate in activities that are different from what a vaccinated person would be required to participate in, according to the bill text (pdf).

It passed along party lines in the Ohio Senate, 24-8, and the Ohio House, 61-34.

None of the vaccines currently being administered in the United States have been fully approved by the FDA to-date. All three are being used under emergency authorization, and it’s unclear when regulators will make a decision. Two of the vaccines authorized for emergency use in the United States require two doses.

“The simple fact is that decision needs to be decided by their parents and by their family,” said state Senate President Matt Huffman, a Republican, arguing that young adults aren’t as severely impacted by the virus as others.

The legislation now heads to Gov. Mike DeWine’s desk. According to NBC4, DeWine has declined to comment on whether he would veto or sign the bill.
Posted by: Elmineger Pholunter3820 || 07/01/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [1241 views] Top|| File under:

#1  This Ohio resident says My Body My Choice. Truth is that the FDA will approve anything Biden wants approved. So F@ck the lawmakers.
Besides, Dewine won't sign only because he is pro vax.
Posted by: Spoter B || 07/01/2021 0:22 Comments || Top||

#2  Time for legislatures to take back responsibility for their universities and colleges. Do away with 'trustees' and allocate the positions to members of the legislature. Direct accountability (and one less patronage reward of the governors).
Posted by: Procopius2k || 07/01/2021 4:40 Comments || Top||

#3  When some unvaccinated little darling gets Covid and sues the U for 50 million $, what will legislature do?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/01/2021 8:03 Comments || Top||

#4  ..sovereign immunity of the state. They have to first sue to get permission to proceed.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 07/01/2021 9:10 Comments || Top||

#5  ^Would you care to place a little bet?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/01/2021 9:13 Comments || Top||

#6  As I understand it the current default is that if a person is required to get the jab, and there is a problem, the institution is liable.

But that still falls under P2K's guidance.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 07/01/2021 11:17 Comments || Top||

#7  The FDA will just illegally shoehorn the vaccine (that is not a vaccine) for approval no matter how many people die from it. Haven’t you seen enough of this corruption?
Posted by: Alistaire Untervehr2594 || 07/01/2021 11:36 Comments || Top||

#8  When some unvaccinated little darling gets Covid and sues the U for 50 million $, what will legislature do?

There is a long tradition in America of unvaccinated little darlings getting the diseases they refused protection for, g(r)omgoru. Usually it’s meningitis — discovered after they died before getting to a doctor— though in recent years it’s been childhood diseases like measles and whooping cough. The legislature need only look at precedent, which places the liability on the shoulders of those who choose not to be vaccinated.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/01/2021 14:36 Comments || Top||

#9  ^From your mouth to the ear of G*d, TW. However, things (in USA) been changing lately (since 1960es).
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/01/2021 14:51 Comments || Top||

California Moves Toward Decriminalizing Psychedelic Drugs 🥴
[Washington Times]Thought they'd done that long, long ago.
Posted by: Tholutle Thurong5512 || 07/01/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [158 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Well, I suppose they're a necessary socialist outcome, especially when half your population is stark raving mad.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 07/01/2021 1:15 Comments || Top||

#2  So the hippie dream (1968) of putting LSD in/on all food and surfaces of the Democratic convention would not be illegal in California?
Posted by: 3dc || 07/01/2021 5:43 Comments || Top||

#3  Guilt by association. Hippies did it. Hippies are bad. So psychedelics must be bad.
Posted by: Angstrom || 07/01/2021 7:42 Comments || Top||

#4  I thought it was already in the water in Sacramento.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 07/01/2021 9:15 Comments || Top||

#5  I've heard of Silicon Valley types claiming that micro doses of LSD enhance their creativity. But if creativity is what they want they could just go all Jimi Hendrix and drop the whole tablet. Well, we might start seeing some interesting apps. Far out, man.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 07/01/2021 13:16 Comments || Top||

#6  ^^^
Yea, like a "DIY Wuhan Kit" app
Posted by: Neville Tojo4861 || 07/01/2021 13:20 Comments || Top||

#7  Would anyone even notice if they did?
Posted by: DarthVader || 07/01/2021 15:56 Comments || Top||

Olde Tyme Religion
-pattern Of Deception- Spawns Call For Southern Baptist Christian Resignations
[OneNewsNow] A Texas-based Christian talk-show host admits she's not a fan of the new president of the Southern Baptist Convention — but that's not the reason she's calling for him to step down.

Just two weeks into his term as the leader of America's largest Protestant denomination, Dr. Ed Litton (pictured) is taking some heat for what his detractors are calling plagiarism. Litton, who was elected president of the Southern Baptist Convention on June 15, is accused of lifting significant portions of sermons from the SBC's immediate past SBC president, JD Greear. Following are some direct quotes from the two sermons:
Greear (January 2019): "Caligula was unfit to keep a pet, let alone run an empire."
Litton (January 2020): "He wasn't worthy of having a pet, much less being an emperor."

Greear: "He openly committed incest with three of his sisters."
Litton: "He openly lived in an incestuous relationship with his multiple sisters."

Greear: "He installed his favorite horse as a senator."
Litton: "He literally made his horse a Roman senator."

Greear: "How do you even vote when you're a horse in the senate? 'All in favor say aye, all opposed: neigh.'"
Litton: "When they voted, he would say 'neigh.'"
Both Litton and Greear have issued statements saying the material was borrowed with permission and no plagiarism took place. But according to critic Janet Mefferd, Litton lifted multiple sermons — and she says that's only one of several accusations against the new SBC president.

"At some point there's going to be a tipping point," the Christian radio talk-show host tells One News Now. "There is a pattern of deception here, and this man needs to resign — and if he's not going to resign from the Southern Baptist Convention as president, the SBC needs to fire him."

In a related column, Mefferd also accuses Greear himself of plagiarism, saying he "lifted someone else's line" when he said (in a sermon): "Homosexuality does not send you to hell. You know how I know that? Because heterosexuality does not send you to heaven."

Describing that statement as containing "theological train wreckiness and utter asininity," she attributes an almost identical statement to Pastor Tim Keller (co-founder of The Gospel Coalition) in a 2011 YouTube video.

"... For more reasons than just the plagiarism, neither of them [Litton and Greear] are above reproach anymore," she writes, "[and that's] a strict biblical qualification for any pastor."

Mefferd contends such deception could have a disastrous effect on the denomination — and absent a split, she's concerned whether the SBC can be saved as it has existed in the last several decades.

Posted by: Glinetle Ebbaick4421 || 07/01/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [210 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Both gentlemen just sound like regular readers of Rantburg.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 07/01/2021 1:22 Comments || Top||


The BIBLE & HISTORY are recorded in X# of words covering known events.

Is it plagiarism to repeat the word of GOD, Biblical related history events?

Using this attention seeking talk-show KAREN'S logic. Any preacher delivering a sermon on any Biblical related event is now guilty.
Posted by: NN2N1 || 07/01/2021 7:28 Comments || Top||

#3  The comparisons are not plagiarism.
Posted by: Ebbomoger Speaking for Boskone4589 || 07/01/2021 10:57 Comments || Top||

#4  Any preacher delivering a sermon on any Biblical related event is now guilty. Yes.

Little different than Obama copying Clinton's SOTU.
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/01/2021 11:37 Comments || Top||

Science & Technology
And You Laughed at MTG and Her "Jewish Space Laser"
[Frontpage via Lucianne] Israel has once again reminded us that we should thank our lucky stars that the Jewish state is on our side. In the "What Have You Done For Us Lately" Department, Israel has just completed tests of its new high-power laser system that, installed on a civilian aircraft, can shoot down drones. It promises to be what is called a game-changer.
Posted by: Mercutio || 07/01/2021 05:47 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [241 views] Top|| File under:

#1  US has a similar system. The US system reportedly uses radio wave frequencies to disable the drones.

I'm sure both the US and Israel are working toward being able to knock out missiles in the boost phase as a next step (or next then next step).

I've always thought that, at least the targeting part of this would be facilitated by the hot signature of the missile but of course the missile is moving faster than a drone and is more heavily armored so this might be much more difficult than the drone killer.
Posted by: Lord Garth || 07/01/2021 8:15 Comments || Top||

#2  What's the story about the tiny mirrors deployed into orbit which can be sync'd up to deliver sun rays into one spot?
Posted by: swksvolFF || 07/01/2021 10:46 Comments || Top||

#3  Neat patch.

Then there's the new Jaguar bot, a battle golem with six wheels and no mercy.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 07/01/2021 12:03 Comments || Top||

Robotics firm sends DRONES to help find 147 still missing in Miami collapse: Throwable tiny tank that can sense body heat and 50lb machine with robotic arm are sent to search the rubble

Related: Secretive Israeli army Unit 9900 has built 3D CGI images of Miami condo collapse in an effort to project where victims may be buried to guide rescuers
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/01/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [119 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Hate to say it, but you won't be finding any body heat.

And a pancake fall like that, if they ain't able to burrow, they are in the way.

All things considered, anyone after 3 hours is an absolute miracle (more like 10 minutes).
Posted by: swksvolFF || 07/01/2021 12:05 Comments || Top||

King of the battlefield again: UK tanks could get anti-missile system that deflects rockets with swarm of bullets - giving vehicles the upper hand once more
  1. British tanks could be fitted with an Israeli-made anti-missile system that deflects incoming projectiles
  2. Trophy anti-missile system deflects incoming projectiles by firing thousands of tiny bullets at them
  3. Israeli-made Active Protection System is designed to destroy incoming projectiles before hitting the tank
  4. Security experts believe anti-missile systems will swing the battlefield advantage back in favour of tanks
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/01/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [125 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Because a sitting duck needs to still fight back?
Posted by: Dron66046 || 07/01/2021 1:31 Comments || Top||

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