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-Lurid Crime Tales-
Chicago's crime spiral continues as 15 are shot - 6 fatally - over weekend, days after Mayor Lori Lightfoot claimed 99% of criticism targeting her was racist and sexist
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/05/2021 08:41 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10793 views] Top|| File under:

#1  15 are shot - 6 fatally

Eh?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/05/2021 9:12 Comments || Top||

#2  Sailer's Law
Posted by: Anginens Clunk8788 || 07/05/2021 10:04 Comments || Top||

#3  Stale data. HeyJackass says 16 killed / 77 wounded, for a fairly typical ratio of ~ 0.21

I'm starting to wonder if this is just bad shooting (certainly some of it) or whether it is a sign of a 'criminal' justice system. In normal places, if you have a beef with someone, you can take it to court. But if Deshawn burned you on that last eighth, you can't call the cops so you shoot him in the butt and bump up the score on the Shot-in-the-Ass-O-Meter. (currently 81 ytd)
Posted by: SteveS || 07/05/2021 10:45 Comments || Top||

#4  ^
Posted by: Frank G || 07/05/2021 10:55 Comments || Top||


#6  Math b hard!
Posted by: Blackbeard Barnsmell6454 || 07/05/2021 14:02 Comments || Top||

#7  #2 My point, too good a shooting for Sailer
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/05/2021 14:51 Comments || Top||

#8  Sailer's Law of Mass Shootings:

"More than 600 black troops turned their guns on their white officers during a siege on at base in North Queensland in 1942. 700+ rounds were expended. 1 person was killed and dozens severely injured."
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 07/05/2021 17:34 Comments || Top||


Funder of Wuhan lab Peter Daszak refuses House request for docs as Democrats fail to subpoena
[Just The News] A major conduit of federal research funding to the Chinese coronavirus lab at the center of ongoing speculation over the origins of the SARS-Cov-2 virus is not complying with a months-old request from House Republicans for documentation related to his work with that lab, while Democrats in the House have failed to issue a subpoena to compel that evidence.

Peter Daszak, the president of the U.S. nonprofit EcoHealth Alliance, has been the subject of growing scrutiny over the last several months regarding his role in the funding of the Wuhan Institute of Virology. For several years leading up to the pandemic, EcoHealth Alliance funneled hundreds of thousands of dollars in federal research grants to the WIV for the study of potential pandemic coronaviruses at the Wuhan lab.

As government investigators and journalists dig to uncover the full scope of Daszak's links to the WIV, Daszak is continuing to spurn a congressional request for that information.

In April, Republicans on the House Committee on Energy and Commerce sent Daszak a letter directing him to submit, among many other documents, "all letters, emails, and other communications between [EcoHealth] and [the WIV] related to terms of agreements, bat coronaviruses, genome or genetic sequencing, SARS-CoV-2, and/or laboratory safety practices" pursuant to key NIH research funding through EcoHealth to the Wuhan lab as a grant sub-recipient.

Yet Daszak himself has not cooperated with the request. An aide with the Energy and Commerce Committee confirmed to Just the News this week that the committee has "received no response still from EcoHealth Alliance and Peter Daszak to the April 16th letter from Leaders Rodgers, Guthrie, and Griffith."

Washington GOP Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers has also publicly noted Daszak's refusal to cooperate with the request made roughly two and a half months ago.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/05/2021 05:17 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10794 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Peter Daszak, the president of the U.S. nonprofit EcoHealth

Stopped reading when I got to "nonprofit." When I see that word, I immediately default to money laundering, financial deception and clandestine manipulation.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/05/2021 5:26 Comments || Top||

#2 
So, once again the Socialist-Democrat party is seen as the stonewall in documenting the truth behind C-19/21.
Posted by: NN2N1 || 07/05/2021 8:27 Comments || Top||

#3  Daszak is right (responsible steward...) to not cooperate unless subpoenad, and the House is not issuing subpoena because it does not actually want the documents.
Posted by: Glenmore || 07/05/2021 11:05 Comments || Top||


Report: State Investigating Allegation of NY Principal Forcing Coworker to Take Racy Photos of Her
[Breitbart] Allegations that a former Yonkers principal made a coworker take risqué photos of her wearing a thong on school grounds is being investigated by the state, the alleged victim’s lawyer reportedly said.

According to the New York Post, he said a state Department of Education (DOE) investigator called him regarding his client, school employee Gisselle Vasquez, who sued former principal Evelina Medina and the Robert C. Dodson School.
As this is a family site, you'll have to click here to take a peek.

I suggest you risk only one eye...
Posted by: Anomalous Sources || 07/05/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10794 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Given the sorry state of K-12, I don't even want to se the pics of Ms. cottage cheese thighs.
Posted by: Raj || 07/05/2021 1:48 Comments || Top||

#2  ...aaaaand - perfect call!
Posted by: Raj || 07/05/2021 1:52 Comments || Top||

#3  I suggest you risk only one eye.

No way Jose, I only have two.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/05/2021 2:58 Comments || Top||

#4 
Wenn du dich selbst mit einer hässlichen Frau im Bett vorfindest, mach am besten die Augen zu und bring es hinter dich.

vomited 🤮
Posted by: Fleregum Jones8496 || 07/05/2021 5:39 Comments || Top||


-Great Cultural Revolution
Barclays Demand Employees Mindlessly Agree With LGBTQ Mantra In Creepy Video
[Federalist]
Posted by: Ulesh Omeregum6889 || 07/05/2021 07:35 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10793 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Quite the "Adams Apple" on the Barclay's Spokesman he, she, it... just insane.
Posted by: Spesh Click6092 || 07/05/2021 10:09 Comments || Top||

#2  Have we reached Peak Insanity yet?
Posted by: Elmomock Grundy8677 || 07/05/2021 10:41 Comments || Top||

#3  I'll just go be sick somewhere now. Thanks Barclays.
Posted by: jpal || 07/05/2021 11:13 Comments || Top||


Assisted Suicide Group Teams Up With Planned Parenthood Honcho
[Free Beacon] America's leading physician-assisted suicide advocacy group has tapped a Planned Parenthood of Illinois board member to help lead the organization.

Compassion & Choices named Jill Gordon, CEO of children's hair salon company KidSnips, to its board of directors on Thursday. Gordon has donated tens of thousands of dollars to both Planned Parenthood and Compassion & Choices through her foundation, the Jill and Bradford Gordon Family Foundation. Gordon told the Washington Free Beacon the issue of assisted suicide is "close to my heart."

"Baby boomers like me are leading the end-of-life care movement because we have challenged the status quo our entire lives," Gordon said.

Rachel MacNair, vice president at the Consistent Life Network, said she is not surprised that a prominent abortion supporter would also become a cheerleader for assisted suicide.

"The connection between killing at both ends of the lifespan has been one that both pro-life and pro-choice advocates have held for a long time," MacNair told the Free Beacon. "For pro-lifers, of course, it's social approval of killing either way and done on similar reasoning. For pro-choicers, it's choice and bodily autonomy either way and done on similar reasoning."

Kim Callinan, president and CEO of Compassion & Choices, told the Free Beacon she added Gordon to the board based on her wide-ranging professional success.

"Compassion & Choices appointed Jill because of her leadership experience as a CEO, an entrepreneur, and nonprofit board member across multiple organizations, not because of her work on a particular issue," Callinan said. "Jill’s past experience with governance, stewardship, and fidelity will help ensure that Compassion & Choices continues our commitment to ensuring that patients have access to the full range of end-of-life care options from pain management to hospice care to medical aid in dying."

KidSnips, Gordon’s company, is the largest provider of children’s haircuts in the Chicago metropolitan area, according to a Compassion & Choices press release. Gordon’s foundation has donated nearly $120,000 to Planned Parenthood affiliated organizations since 2014 and more than $74,000 to Compassion & Choices since 2013, according to Grantmakers.io.

Illinois, where Gordon’s company is based, has some of the most lenient abortion restrictions in the country. Democratic governor J.B. Pritzker signed the Reproductive Health Act in 2019, which repealed a state ban on partial-birth abortion—in which doctors artificially deliver unborn children before terminating them. The practice is already illegal under federal law, but the line around the partial-birth abortion ban has been blurred in the past. Kermit Gosnell, a former abortion doctor in Pennsylvania, was convicted on three counts of first-degree murder for using scissors to snip the spinal cord of fully delivered babies—a practice that went undetected for decades.

Terry Schilling, president of the American Principles Project, told the Free Beacon he sees a clear relationship between abortion and physician-assisted suicide and believes in the importance of protecting human life from conception to natural death.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/05/2021 05:35 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10796 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Think of it as evolution in action.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/05/2021 5:48 Comments || Top||

#2  /\ Yes, we are evolving. The over-population of Airstrip One by aging non-producers must be dealt with. Selective human longevity really is the key.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/05/2021 6:05 Comments || Top||

#3  An important thing about fighting - don't pick fights you can't win.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/05/2021 6:13 Comments || Top||

#4  New Headline Banner
"The Minions of Satan Unifying to Promote The Orgy of Death"
Posted by: Fleregum Jones8496 || 07/05/2021 6:34 Comments || Top||

#5  I don't see the problem. The sort of people who casually opt for things like abortion are more than likely to raise only delinquents, serial killers or worse. The ones who are valuable to your society are not rushing to Planned Parenthood anyway. Assisted suicide, if practiced casually will also cater only to the godless liberal bastards you can do without. The I'd-rather-be-dead-than-Christian crowd.

One reason Mugabe-time has not yet arrived in America for instance is because unlike the moslems, the wakandans do not yet appreciate the power of numbers [Probably because with so many guilt ridden snowflakes on their side they don't feel a need yet.]

Conservatives really need to start thinking survival strategy and stop this 'ye oldé values' nonsense. Instead just keep your own youth safe from the doctrines of compulsive liberality and indecency.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 07/05/2021 7:03 Comments || Top||

#6  ^Hear, hear.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/05/2021 7:50 Comments || Top||

#7  First the action becomes legal. Then it becomes a human right. Lastly it is sanctioned by the government and becomes.... mandatory.

Something of a slippery slope.

Posted by: Besoeker || 07/05/2021 8:03 Comments || Top||

#8  ^
Same can be said for the Covid "Vaccine"
Posted by: Phinter Shavitle5555 || 07/05/2021 8:21 Comments || Top||

#9  Lastly it is sanctioned by the government and becomes.... mandatory.

We have seen reports from the Netherlands of elderly relations and those who do not live happy, productive lives being pushed to request suicide. In Britain, the standard protocol for National Health Service hospitals is to withhold food and water, or give only water, to those they figure will die soon enough anyway — without informing the patient or the patient’s family.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/05/2021 9:18 Comments || Top||

#10  Conservatives really need to start thinking survival strategy and stop this 'ye oldé values' nonsense. Instead just keep your own youth safe from the doctrines of compulsive liberality and indecency.

Separate from these monsters and violent grifters. Bring back segregation.

Separate physically and socially.
Separate schools, separate culture.
Posted by: Enver Snomotle1257 || 07/05/2021 10:24 Comments || Top||

#11  My first thought when seeing the headline was, "They are going to help PP kill themselves? YAY!!!"

Man am I disappointed.
Posted by: DarthVader || 07/05/2021 11:35 Comments || Top||


Nat'l Education Assn. Goes All In for CRT
[Epoch Times] The largest labor and teachers' union has voted to spread and further the teaching of the quasi-Marxist critical race theory (CRT), which it describes as a "reasonable" and "appropriate" framework for students to understand and interpret America's past and present.

The National Education Association (NEA), which represents more than 3 million employees in public education, on June 30 kicked off its 100th Representative Assembly. During the four-day online convention, the union adopted a measure that would commit at least $127,600 to advance its pro-CRT agenda.
An Independence Day gift from the NEA.
Time to pass some state laws ending school districts collecting and passing on dues, and in fact making union membership optional. When they did so in Wisconsin, membership dropped like a rock in the first year after it went into effect. Whatever happened to that governor?
According to the plan, the NEA will share and publicize information about "what CRT is and what it is not," dedicate a "team of staffers" to assist union members who "want to learn more and fight back against anti-CRT rhetoric," and provide a study that critiques "power and oppression" in American society, including "white supremacy," "cisheteropatriarchy," and capitalism.
I'm not sure even Kurt has used "cishetropatriarchy" in his commentary, and he's usually up on all those terms.
The union also declared that it opposes attempts to ban CRT and the New York Times' highly controversial "1619 Project," which recasts American history on the claim that the United States was founded, and remains today, a racist nation.
Becoming more racist every day, but not the way the teachers think.
The reason behind the measure, according to the NEA's website, it that the "attacks on anti-racist teachers are increasing, coordinated by well-funded organizations such as the Heritage Foundation," and that the union needs to be "better prepared to respond to these attacks so that our members can continue this important work."

The Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank based in Washington, has been hosting vocal opponents of CRT, including author and filmmaker Christopher Rufo, who has written extensively to expose the CRT's Marxist origins, how critical race theorists seek to undermine the foundations of American society, and how the ideology infiltrates schools, businesses, and government agencies.

"The national teachers union is funding an attack machine against me, @Gundisalvus, and our allies," Rufo wrote on Twitter in response to the NEA vote. "We were born for this fight‐and will show no mercy to the corrupt ideologues who are ruining American education. Swords up!"
Posted by: Bobby || 07/05/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10793 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Walker faced a recall election, which he beat. Unfortunately, he didn't win a later reelection.
Posted by: james || 07/05/2021 20:32 Comments || Top||

#2  Thank you, james. I really have the most dreadful memory.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/05/2021 21:16 Comments || Top||


Target, Walgreens close early due to thefts in California stores
[FoxBusiness] Target and Walgreens are heightening security efforts in major cities across Caliphornia, an impregnable bastion of the Democratic Party, amid increased theft and crime, new reports suggest.

Los Angeles, the Socialist paradise of San Francisco
...where God struck dead Anton LaVey, home of the Sydney Ducks, ruled by Vigilance Committee from 1859 through 1867, reliably and volubly Democrat since 1964...
and Sacramento are among the cities with the most organized retail crime in the country, according to the California Retailer's Association. As a result, stores have been closing early or permanently shuttering.

Target stores in San Francisco are now closing early, moving from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., with a Financial District store closing as early as 5p.m. on Saturday, according to hours listed on its website. Most stores open between 7 and 8 a.m. until 10 p.m.

Target told KPIX5 the decision to adjust its store hours in San Francisco was related to theft with a spokesperson confirming: "For more than a month, we’ve been experiencing a significant and alarming rise in theft and security incidents at our San Francisco stores, similar to reports from other retailers in the area.

"Target is engaging local law enforcement, elected officials and community partners to address our concerns. With the safety of our guests, team members and communities as our top priority, we've temporarily reduced our operating hours in six San Francisco stores."

Operators in the grocery and retail industries have also raised concerns about harsher penalties for theft. A video surfaced from earlier this month showing a man stealing items in a San Francisco Walgreens and leaving the store on his bike with the goods as security guards and onlookers filmed the incident.

"This has been a problem going on for years. We have been diligently trying to find solutions to this, including pending legislation to continue funding for the Organized Retail Task Force. We are trying to attack it from all different ways. Our priority is the safety of our employees and consumers. We can’t have our security guards going after this — they are not law enforcement," CRA President and CEO Rachel Michelin said in a statement.
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/05/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10796 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Advise to All Retail -
Just Leave - 👋 Goodbye 👋
Posted by: Crutle Chavith2425 || 07/05/2021 17:44 Comments || Top||


Gwen Berry (anti US Flag athlete) has history of racist tweets
Some of the tweets:
[Daily Mail, where America gets its news] '#BasketballWives is proof that white ppl run they got damn mouths too much n they nosey as hell n they start drama btw crazy blk b&^%^%' she tweeted in July 2011.

Julie from #BGC gotta nice ass body for a white girl,; Berry observed in October 2012.

In another tweet she seemed to mock victims of rape, writing in March 2012: S/O to all the females thats gon get drunk, get recked by 4 dudes, then cry **** this weekend'.

In April 2011 she wrote: 'Just saw this gurl wearing heels with white socks!! What the Hell..#chineseppl always try to start new trends..smh..ggguuurrrllll.'

'This lil white boy being bad as hell!! I would smack his *** then stomp him!! Smh #whitepplKids hella disrespectful,' she tweeted in Jun 2011.

'White people are sooo retarded when they are drunk,' Berry wrote in a tweet later that same year.

'This lil white boy being bad as hell!! I would smack his ass then stomp him!! Smh #whitepplKids hella disrespectful,' Berry wrote in a June 2011 tweet.
Posted by: Lord Garth || 07/05/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10796 views] Top|| File under:


-Short Attention Span Theater-
Surfside condo building's standing portion brought down with explosives
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/05/2021 07:52 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10793 views] Top|| File under:


#2  Idiots. Any possible survivors are stone cold dead now.
Posted by: Blackbeard Barnsmell6454 || 07/05/2021 11:11 Comments || Top||

#3  Any possible survivors are stone cold dead now.

But so too is any discovery process for the upcoming criminal and civil lawsuits.
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/05/2021 12:58 Comments || Top||


-Signs, Portents, and the Weather-
French scientists write letter calling for investigation into COVID-19 origins
[HOT AIR] A group of 31 scientists signed a letter calling for further investigation into the origin of COVID-19. The letter was published Monday in the French newspaper Le Figaro. The letter is behind a paywall there but there’s an English summary of what it says at this site:
The new letter reads: "We ask for a new scientific enquiry into all the plausible origin hypothesis, which has unlimited access to all the pertinent files, samples and staff in China, and elsewhere if necessary.

"All people and all nations, including China, have a direct interest in the origin of the pandemic being identified so that our biggest vulnerabilities are protected. It is therefore particularly regrettable that no exhaustive inquiry on all the plausible origins has been undertaken, and that none is planned.

"We believe that the joint study process that the WHO is currently calling for, in its current form, does not satisfy the conditions to be credible due to serious structural gaps."...

It continues: "The measures taken by the Chinese government to hide the origins, and stop Chinese experts from sharing certain essential information and detailed data clearly show that the current process, without significant changes, has no chance of putting a complete or credible inquiry in place for all possible scenarios."
That last line about "all possible scenarios" is pretty clearly a reference to the lab leak theory, i.e. the scenario that China absolutely has no desire to investigate.

The letter suggests there are two options for moving forward. Option one is for the Chinese government to cooperate in a thorough investigation with outside researches given full access to all of the data and samples they need. The letter suggests the CCP should be willing to do this for "the good of humanity."

Obviously option one isn’t going to happen because if the Chinese were interested in being transparent they could have done that over the past 18 months (or sooner). The fact that they were still stalling the WHO team just a few months ago is a pretty clear indication they don’t want an unfiltered look at the evidence.

Option two assumes that option one was a bust. It suggests that the G7 or OECD nations team up to share whatever information they have and gather more information without the help of the CCP. "A well-organised and concerted effort, free of interference, drawing on all available sources of information and involving a large number of experts, may well end up providing unambiguous evidence supporting one particular hypothesis regarding the origins of the pandemic," the letter states.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/05/2021 05:52 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10793 views] Top|| File under:

#1  No real need to 'investigate' the confit de canard. We pretty much already know what's in it.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/05/2021 7:57 Comments || Top||

#2  All now banned from Fakebook, Twister, and Utube.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 07/05/2021 8:12 Comments || Top||

#3  First French schoolkids. Then French military officers. Now French scientists -- all standing up and publicly calling BS on political correctness, CRT/BLM, jihadis, Chinese etc official lies.

Why is it that France has more stones and a greater % of courageous people willing to stand up and denounce this garbage than America has?

What happened to Americans?
Posted by: Daffy Lover of the Ostrogoths8894 || 07/05/2021 10:47 Comments || Top||

#4  What happened to Americans?

During the Cold War, they were infected by the Soviets with an anti-American memetic virus. It has been very successful. Just look at our media, universities, and the Democratic Party.
Posted by: SteveS || 07/05/2021 11:40 Comments || Top||

#5  What happened to Americans?

Soviet Union fell.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/05/2021 14:48 Comments || Top||


-War on Police-
July 4 mayhem descends on Washington Square Park as NYPD cops in riot gear enforce midnight curfew and kick ravers out
[Daily Mail, where America gets its news]
  • NYPD officers were forced to remove rowdy revelers from Washington Square Park as they spoiled what was mostly festive July 4th celebrations in New York City

  • For the second time over the holiday weekend, NYPD descended in force on the iconic Manhattan park as they attempted to squash another all-night rave

  • Officers could be seen lined up underneath the arch at the park's north side off Fifth Ave ahead of the midnight curfew

  • As the curfew approached, people reported hearing police sound a siren before officers moved into the park and forcibly moved the large crowd gathered there out of the area
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/05/2021 08:35 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10794 views] Top|| File under:

#1  He, he, he
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/05/2021 9:13 Comments || Top||


-Land of the Free
Moonshine Bandits - Pass Me The Ammo
[YouTube] Official video for "United We Stand", by Moonshine Bandits.

This is a tribute to all our heroes. We have our own NonProfit Operation Packing Co. that ships supplies to our Troops Overseas.


Posted by: Besoeker || 07/05/2021 05:40 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10793 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Many thanks B - that hit the spot.
Posted by: Rex Mundi || 07/05/2021 16:31 Comments || Top||


Africa Subsaharan
Museveni's Son Makes Public Appearance Amid Reports He's Unwell
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 07/05/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10793 views] Top|| File under: Tin Hat Dictators, Presidents for Life, & Kleptocrats

#1 
Well, there is a case for mental illness...
Posted by: Pliny de Medici5657 || 07/05/2021 18:57 Comments || Top||


Mugabe Daughter Fights Off Gold Diggers As Land Reforms Return to Bite Her
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
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Britain
Six Million EU Citizens Apply to Stay in UK after Brexit
How very odd.
[AnNahar] More than six million EU citizens have applied to stay in the UK after Brexit, the government said Friday, nearly twice the number thought be living in Britannia before it left the bloc.

There was a late flurry of applications ahead of a June 30 deadline for the settlement scheme, designed to allow EU citizens residing in the UK to retain the same rights as they enjoyed before Brexit.

But since the end of the Brexit transition period on January 1, EU citizens wishing to settle or stay have faced tougher tests to secure residency and employment.

The final figure of 6.02 million applications, with 5.1 million grants of status, is far higher than the 3.7 million EU nationals originally estimated to be in the country when the scheme launched in March 2019.

More than 400,000 applications were made in the final month before the scheme ended, the Home Office said, adding that those who had missed the deadline on "reasonable grounds" could still make a late application.

"When we left the EU we promised to protect the rights of EU citizens who have made their life in the UK, and developed the hugely successful EU Settlement Scheme to ensure they could call the UK home in the years to come," Home Secretary Priti Patel said.

The government has touted the settlement scheme as the successful delivery of promises made to EU nationals in the UK after Britannia's withdrawal from the bloc in December and the end of free movement.

However immigration rights campaigners have complained that the most vulnerable -- including children placed in care, young adults previously in care, the homeless and the elderly -- have been allowed to slip through the scheme's net.

Minister for Future Borders and Immigration Kevin Foster said the government had built "safeguards" into the scheme "to protect those who have not yet applied, but who may still be eligible" and "everybody will be able to get the status they deserve".

The Home Office said the approximately 570,000 applicants still awaiting approval will have their status protected while a decision is made.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/05/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10795 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Not really odd but interesting:
These new Six Million EU Citizens who applied to stay in UK after Brexit should be aware of the potential benefit of having a status under the Commonwealth of Nations System. The Commonwealth of Nations (formerly the British Commonwealth) has 53 diverse members with reciprocal status agreements.

Posted by: Spoter Thruling8598 || 07/05/2021 19:20 Comments || Top||


Cyber
New details reveal massive scale of Kaseya ransomware attack
[IsraelTimes] CEO says thousands of mostly smaller businesses hit by likely Russian hackers, who are demanding sums between $45,000 and $5 million to unscramble data, according to expert.

Kaseya said it sent a detection tool to nearly 900 customers on Saturday night.
Cybersecurity teams worked feverishly Sunday to stem the impact of the single biggest global ransomware attack on record, with some details emerging about how the Russia-linked gang responsible breached the company whose software was the conduit.

An affiliate of the notorious REvil gang, best known for extorting $11 million from the meat-processor JBS after a Memorial Day attack, infected thousands of victims in at least 17 countries on Friday, largely through firms that remotely manage IT infrastructure for multiple customers, cybersecurity researchers said. They reported ransom demands of up to $5 million.
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#1  Please you fools. Quit using WinDoze! Yesterday.
Posted by: 3dc || 07/05/2021 5:39 Comments || Top||

#2 
Wow! If I was suspicious mind I'd say there is a greater agenda here.. But as The Great OZ msg. also imply ..don't pay any attention to those behind the calling for FEDERAL OVERSIGHT & GOV. CONTROL of the Internet.
Posted by: NN2N1 || 07/05/2021 5:41 Comments || Top||

#3  Scale, details of massive Kaseya ransomware attack emerge
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/05/2021 8:00 Comments || Top||


#5  Details via The Register
Posted by: badanov || 07/05/2021 8:42 Comments || Top||

#6  More proof that most organizations have shit for cybersecurity.
Posted by: DarthVader || 07/05/2021 11:15 Comments || Top||

#7  10% for The Big Guy

to be paid in HunterCoin.X
Posted by: Glaick Peacock4031 || 07/05/2021 11:41 Comments || Top||

#8  Odd that this stuff never happened while Trump was President.
Posted by: Tom || 07/05/2021 12:30 Comments || Top||

#9  largely through firms that remotely manage IT infrastructure for multiple customers,

Name names. These firms should be sued unto bankruptcy and their management held accountable - perhaps even serve jail time. Its called negligence, perhaps even criminal negligence.
Posted by: CrazyFool || 07/05/2021 12:41 Comments || Top||

#10  Also, at this point in time using WinDoze for business or government should be a crime.
Yes Mac and Linux and other OSs can get infected but not as easily as WinDoze does.
Posted by: 3dc || 07/05/2021 19:16 Comments || Top||


Europe
Amsterdam Kommie mayor apologizes for slave trade
Direct Translation of the article via Google Translate. Edited.
[RT] On Thursday, a historic speech was delivered in Amsterdam's Osterpark. Amsterdam Mayor Femke Halsema has apologized for the Dutch capital's involvement in the slave trade. “The time has come to brick the great injustice of colonial slavery into our urban identity — through frank and unconditional recognition, ” said Green Left politician Halsema. Amsterdam is the first city in the country to take this step. This was one of the signs of a rethinking of the discussion, which was promoted by the Black Lives Matter movement, writes the Süddeutsche Zeitung.

A study commissioned by the city council has shed light on Amsterdam's role in the slave trade. It was found that in 1578-1795. most of the city's 139 mayors simultaneously headed the Dutch West India and East India companies, which made huge profits from the slave trade. “The interests of the state, companies and individuals often merge into one whole,” the report says.

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#1 
Pssst - Hint - Just pull the cork out of the dike...gulb glub...no Netherlands...no problem

It is also why the Elite 1/2 of 1%rs have their yachts somewhere else.

Here'sWhere World's Richest Are Mooring Superyachts
Posted by: Pliny de Medici5657 || 07/05/2021 18:38 Comments || Top||


Olde Tyme Religion
Man cleared of committing blasphemy in Pakistan is hacked to death 'by policeman who refused to believe he was innocent'
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/05/2021 08:45 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10793 views] Top|| File under:

#1 
One Fine Day in Lahore

"Officer Muhammad! Why did you kill Muhammad?"

"Sir. He had insulted Muhammad!"

"You mean... you, Muhammad?"

"No. Muhammad Muhammad."

"So what did Muhammad say about Muhammad?"

"He said he was the only true prophet, sir. Peace be..."

"No! The dead Muhammad!"

"Well, what about them?"

"I mean the man you killed, Muhammad! Lahore HC had cleared him!"

"Since when do we care what some french prostitute thinks, sir? Who's this Echsee?"

"Oh fuck off, Muhammad you swine!"

"What? You bastard! You insult Muhammad?! Aaargh!!"

SCREAM! SLICE![footsteps] GoooSH! BLAM! BLAM! SHRIEK! SLAM!
Posted by: Dron66046 || 07/05/2021 9:47 Comments || Top||

#2  ^ LOL. And here we are worried about jury nullification.
Posted by: Matt || 07/05/2021 10:26 Comments || Top||

#3  #1 Abbott and Costello have a rival. Well played!
Posted by: Ulavinter Clusosing6956 || 07/05/2021 10:52 Comments || Top||


Science & Technology
"We are in a race": GOP governors beg residents to get vaxxed as Delta rises
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/05/2021 16:13 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10794 views] Top|| File under:

#1 
How to Recognize and Avoid Brainwashing
How to Resist Being Brainwashed
Posted by: Gragum Glolutle6724 || 07/05/2021 18:17 Comments || Top||

#2  Deconditioning, Deprogramming & Exit Coaching
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