[Breitbart] Chicago community leaders are pressuring Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker (D) to declare a "State of Emergency" regarding the city’s gun crime.
Breitbart News reported nearly 100 people were shot Friday night, July 2, through Monday, July 5, in Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s (D) Chicago. That weekend violence followed a Thursday in which 32 people were shot, including a one-month-old girl. Well, she shouldn't a pulled a 9
On July 7, 2021, the Chicago Tribune noted that 2,021 people had been shot in Chicago so far this year. That figure represents 164 more people than were shot during the same time frame in 2020.
ABC 7 points out that community leaders are urging Gov. Pritzker to declare a "State of Emergency," which will allow the city to "receive more funding" as the violence rages.
Father Michael Pfleger is also pushing for Chicago to work with surrounding communities via one overarching plan against gun crime.
Pfleger said, "We need emergency funds; we need emergency action. And the action is this comprehensive approach because what we’re doing is obviously not working."
Pritzker’s office indicated the Governor is treating gun violence "as a public health crisis," and he plans to continue doing so.
Help, help, our citizens are shooting each other!
Aw, nothing a little money won't fix. No, it won't stop the shootings, but we can create programs, pay off hire some people, and make great speeches about how we are Doing Something(tm). Hey, what do you think about a People's March to "raise awareness"?
I'm gonna stick my neck out and assert that the reason for all the violence is drug gangs fight over turf. Nobody seems willing to confirm or deny this assertion. So it would seem the way to deal with the violence is to interdict the drugs that are imported into this country from Mexico and China. The fact that this state of affairs is tolerated, the fact that our border remains insecure, says a lot about corruption at the highest levels in our government. Securing the border would be much more effective in curbing Chicago's violence and much less threatening to law abiding citizens than declaring war on guns. But, hey, since when do Democrats care about actually solving problems?
Posted by: Abu Uluque ||
07/10/2021 13:54 Comments ||
...fighting over turf...
Posted by: Abu Uluque ||
07/10/2021 13:55 Comments ||
Legalizing the drugs is not an option because that would lower prices and therefore lower profits. Can't have that.
Posted by: Abu Uluque ||
07/10/2021 13:57 Comments ||
[NYPOST] The man charged with fatally shooting pro golfer Gene Siller during a triple-homicide spree in Georgia is an aspiring rapper who had been jugged Keep yer hands where we can see 'em, if yez please! for DUI hours later — only to be freed before cops put two and two together. Bryan Rhoden — a 23-year-old rapper known as "B. Rod" — was finally busted for the slayings Thursday and charged with three counts of murder after Saturday’s bloody spree, which ended at the upscale Atlanta-area Pinetree Country Club.
Police say his first two victims — Henry Valdez, 46, and Paul Pierson, 76 — were found dead in the back of Pierson’s Dodge Ram 3500 pickup truck, where they had been bound and gagged, at the golf course.
Siller, a 46-year-old father of two who was also the club’s director, was then bumped off when he stumbled across the scene and "witnessed an active crime taking place," police say.
Within hours of the triple homicide, the young rapper was picked up around 25 miles away for a slew of driving offenses, including DUI, driving without insurance and providing false ID, jail records show.
He was booked by the Chamblee Police Department at 2 a.m. Sunday — then released at 8:35 p.m. Tuesday, the records show.
Rhoden was still in Chamblee when he was arrested for the slayings Thursday, said Cobb County Police Chief Tim Cox.
[JustTheNews] A new law that goes into effect Sept. 1 will make Texas the first state to punish sex buyers with a felony.
HB 1540 was filed by state Rep. Senfronia Thompson (D-Houston). It passed both chambers of the state legislature and was signed into law by Gov. Greg Abbott ... governor of Texas. Abbott is a Republican. His 2014 Dem opponent, state senatrix Wendy Davis, thought the absolute, most pressing, most important issue facing the state was abortion. Abbott beat the pantyhose off her. His 2018 opponent, Lupe Valdez didn't dwell too heavily on abortion, but she lost too... The new law creates a separate offense for buying sex and raises the penalty to a state felony subject to jail time. It expands first-degree felony human trafficking to include certain actions related to obtaining victims from shelters or certain residential facilities. It also requires the state to deny some alcoholic beverage licenses and permits if drink solicitation occurs. It also amends provisions governing common nuisance lawsuits relating to prostitution and illegal massage operations, and amends provisions on civil racketeering relating to human trafficking.
The bill also includes a trespassing offense for those who traffic through a residential treatment center. Traffickers are targeting these centers, the House Research Organization bill analysis states, in order to lure and recruit children. The bill gives law enforcement "another tool to combat this through the trespassing statute and by expanding child safety, drug-free, and gang-free zones," it states.
Posted by: Skidmark ||
07/10/2021 00:00 ||
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I've read all the Travis McGee novels by john D. MacDonald. Good reads all. For fun, each one had a color in the title. Hollywood botched bringing this to the big screen. Rod Taylor and Matthew McConaughy are not a good choice for Travis McGee. Nick Nolte in his prime might have been. All the plots are pretty predictable but enjoyable reads non the less.
[BREITBART] Referring to food as "exotic" creates distance between individuals and groups and "reinforces xenophobia and racism," according to a recent Washington Post article which, instead, suggests people ask themselves why they are unfamiliar with certain foods and question their willingness to change that. I was once stationed in Northern Thailand. I lived in a little house up on posts to keep the snakes out. My landlady welcomed me when I moved in with a home-cooked meal. There was a really tasty omelette, some tam som, and a bowl of beetle soup. The tam som looked like cole slaw. I didn't think it was exotic until it scorched my gullet. I knew the beetle soup was exotic; it's not something you're offered routinely here in pizza-and-tacos land. I also ate most of it to be polite.
The Thursday article, written by the paper’s food section staff writer, Daniela Galarza, and titled "Stop calling food ’exotic,’" begins by quoting a couple who praised Afghan restaurants and referred to the cuisine served as "exotic," in an old Post essay. When I was stationed in Vietnam, I liked most of the food. Thit bo xau han tay is merely beef and onions. There were about a dozen different types of rice; none of it that I saw was brown, but I liked them all. On the other hand, I considered fermented duck eggs "exotic." I couldn't get past the smell.
Though she admitted the couple "meant no harm," their use of the term "exotic" indicates that they see the world through a "presumptive Anglocentric perspective," according to Galarza. More like a European perspective. I like coq au vin and Jaegerschnitzel and borscht and pirozhki (most of them, anyway). I love souvlaki, but I don't like tzatziki.
After receiving letters from readers critical of her inclusion of "exotic" spices and ingredients in her "Eat Voraciously" food-themed newsletter, she claimed the word hit her "like a slap," leading her to conclude that it has lost its essential meaning. I like satay, even though it's "exotic." In Indonesia they use peanut butter when whuppin' up some barbecue sauce. The fact that it's "exotic" doesn't mean it's bad, or not tasty. It's not routine. Tacos used to be exotic. Spaghetti used to be exotic.
"What’s ’exotic’ to you isn’t ’exotic’ to my neighbor, might not be ’exotic’ to my mom, probably wouldn’t be ’exotic’ to my best friend," she wrote. Creole cooking is European-descended, but I'm not fond of crawdads, exotic or not, and when I've "blackened" something that means I burned it. My father liked crawdads. He also ate ramps, and pickled pigs' feet, which aren't exotic, but which I've never tasted in my entire life. The smell, again.
She also claimed that use of the term, particularly regarding food, "indirectly lengthens the metaphysical distance between one group of humans and another, and, in so doing, reinforces xenophobia and racism." Likewise my grandfather, the one from Italia, used to catch sparrows and eat them. I wouldn't, because to me they're cute little birdies. In Italy they're poor man's ortolans. The first time I saw him use chicken feet to make spaghetti sauce I laughed my eight-year-old butt off. Too exotic for my tastes now, but I ate it way back then.
Galarza then quotes Chandra D. L. Waring, professor of sociology at the University of Massachusetts Lowell, who claimed that the term is only used to describe something non-white. I like lots of Indian food, even though it is "exotic," in the sense of unfamiliar, not on the sense of non-white. You don't get much whiter than lutefisk, but I find it pretty exotic. Confusing the terms "exotic" and "non-white" is something for a mind with nothing better to do with its time. Or maybe for someone who needs something to bitch about to show his/her/its superiority to the rest of us unwashed clods.
Using "exotic" ingredients means you get to charge an extra three dollars. If the menu's in French that's another three. If it's a non-Indo-European language that's an extra buck, and if it's a non-Indo-European language without a translation that's another two.
If I have to buy more than one new spice or condiment to make a recipe, or learn a new technique, I count it as exotic. Back when Mr. Wife and I were in our first decade of marriage, I splurged on an 18 bottle spice rack. It came with all the usual American spices in labelled jars, some of which I have never used. A few years later, after Mr, Wife had brought me some cookbooks from some of the countries his job had taken him to, I had to buy a second spice rack — the two together, rotated 90* plus space on top, now hold 44 jars of spices divided between many of the usual American ones and exotics (Tex-Latino and Southeast Asian) I know they’re exotic because I have to order them from The Spice House because my local corner grocery store doesn’t carry them.
...hey, the Spice Trade, the western institution that would launch the horrible terrible European expansion across the globe. Should have left Constantinople alone, all that bad Western stuff might never had happen. (do I need to put a /sarc on that?)
Well, that was called 'Gipsy' because of the engine
Posted by: Mullah Richard ||
07/10/2021 9:03 Comments ||
My recent issue of Smithsonian magazine details an effort by The Audubon Society to-rename several species of birds because the current names reflect that those who discovered them were slave owners or other now undesirable traits. Woke infiltrates nature.
IIRC, you can live without food for a few weeks or so if you are healthy. Without water in a normal climate for a few days. So beer gives both hydration and calories.
A few minutes without oxygen, of course.
Posted by: Rambler in Virginia ||
07/10/2021 14:17 Comments ||
[BREITBART] Being second daughter has its perks. President Kámala Harris Former Oakland mayor Willie Brown's former mistress, then a senatrix from California, and then a former 2020 Dem presidential hopeful. She dropped out because she was polling in negative numbers because of racism. Her father is a Marxist professor emeritus at Stanford and her mother is an Indian of the Hindoo tribe. She is reputedly the proud descendant of a long line of women. Joe Biden picked her for her skin tone, feeling she could also bring in the Native American, women's, and bimbo votes. She's an outstanding exemplar of the Peter Principle, proudly displaying her level of competence in her handling of the Biden Border Surge ’ stepdaughter Ella Emhoff made her debut on the French high-fashion scene in Gay Paree on Wednesday. Emhoff walked the runway for the fashion company Balenciaga in its first haute couture show since 1967.
"Balenciaga couture, thank you/congrats to @demnagvasalia and the whole Balenciaga team truly amazing," the 22-year-old model wrote on Instagram. Emhoff added several photos of her getup for the runway walk featuring the idiosyncratic and gender-fluid designs of the fashion house. As any fool can see, she got the job because she's ever so much better looking than any of my granddaughters or your homely kids.
Lastly, share a copy of your itinerary, daily schedule, hotels, mode of travel, cities, people visited if any, etc. with a relative or trusted agent back home. Don't forget to bring along a copy of your medical prescriptions and foto copies of your US Passport and credit cards. A good rule of thumb is to make sure your US Passport does not expire for at least six months after your travel departure date.
[Just The News] A federal judge in Tennessee has ruled in favor of a Tennessee farmer, granting an injunction against the U.S. Department of Agriculture in its effort to grant federal loan forgiveness to only "non-whites."
The Southeastern Legal Foundation and the Mountain States Legal Foundation joined to represent Union City farmer Robert Holman as he challenges a provision in the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) that allows for automatic loan forgiveness up to 120% of the federal loan for farmers or ranchers who are "socially disadvantaged," which is defined as "Black, American Indian/Alaskan Native, Hispanic, or Asian, or Hawaiian/Pacific Islander."
The legal ruling estimated while there was not a cap on the amount of loans that could be granted, $3.8 billion had been allocated to the program and, without an injunction, those funds might be gone before the case is resolved.
A case in Wisconsin granted a temporary restraining order against the USDA loan program, but Thursday's ruling from U.S. District Judge S. Thomas Anderson created an injunction against the USDA, halting the distribution of funds through the program until the case is fully resolved.
"The reason that is so vital is then the USDA cannot spend all the money and come to court and state that this is now a moot point," said Braden Boucek, director of litigation for the Southeastern Legal Foundation. "Now the government will have to bring new information to show that it has the legal basis to do this, and this is the only way to remedy it."
Anderson took the Wisconsin case into account in his ruling, along with similar cases against the USDA in Texas and Florida, and the case of Tennessee restaurant owner Antonio Vitolo, owner of Jake's Bar and Grill in Harriman.
Vitolo also was granted an injunction related to an ARPA initiative aimed at minority restaurant owners.
Asshole has a point. We need to work on ourselves. A lot. We can back off giving sanctimonious lectures to African countries for a while. The only people affected will be Ivy League employees of the State Department, and F them already.
[MAIL] Two US citizens arrested over the assassination of Jovenel Moïse have allegedly claimed they were hired as translators in a plot to arrest the Haitian president but not to kill him. "we were working for the real President, Stacey Abrams"
Haitian-born American citizens James Solages, 35, and Joseph Vincent, 55, are said to have confessed to being involved in Wednesday's early morning raid that left Moïse dead and his wife fighting for her life.
Vincent allegedly claimed the plot was orchestrated by a foreigner named 'Mike' who spoke English and Spanish, they planned to take Moïse to the National Palace and the plot was devised over the course of a month in a hotel in Pétion-Ville.
Deputy justice of the peace Judge Clément Noël told Le Nouvelliste the two men, who both live in Florida, said 'the mission was to arrest President Jovenel Moïse, within the framework of the execution of a mandate of an investigating judge and not to kill him.'
Solages said he 'found this job on the internet', Noël told the outlet.
Direct translation via Google Translate. Edited.
[REGNUM] A total of 46 foreign reconnaissance aircraft approached the state border of Russia during the week. This was reported on July 9 by the official publication of the Ministry of Defense "Krasnaya Zvezda".
Also during the week, five foreign drones were recorded carrying out aerial reconnaissance along the Russian borders.
All of these objects were reportedly accompanied by Russian radar stations. In order to prevent the violation of the state border, fighters from the air defense forces on duty rose into the sky four times.
According to the Ministry of Defense, there were no violations of the airspace of the Russian Federation in any of the episodes.
Probably some weird Russian word meaning monitored...
Yandex translates it as "under maintenance|escort|accompaniment".
I get that people want their own language, what with tribalism and all, but do you really need a different word for everything? The world would go around much faster if people would speak English like everyone else.
To be, or not to be: that is the question:
Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer
The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune,
or do real work against a sea of troubles,
And by opposing end them? Yes, of course,
To launder, to clean, to wash a Bentley, to sweep
and more; and by a sweep to say we work our backend off. Oh, the heart-ache and the thousand natural shocks that my flesh is heir to, 'tis a revelation
about the washers of the dish. To cook, to clean, and remain serene. Oh my bed, to sleep, perchance to dream, Oy, where's the rub ?
Been mowing lawns since I was a kid. First my dad's and then my own. Scooping the poop and raking the leaves too. Raking the leaves is tedious but I still do it. Actually pulling weeds by the roots. Now that's hard work and tough on the butt muscles.
Posted by: Abu Uluque ||
07/10/2021 14:26 Comments ||
Our church had a volunteer work day once. The minister showed up wearing blue jeans with polished leather loafers instead of work boots or running shoes or just about anything less casual. That, I thought, was a serious fashion faux pas. In fact, it gave me the impression that the man is unaccustomed to sweating or getting his hands dirty.
Posted by: Abu Uluque ||
07/10/2021 14:33 Comments ||
Possibly something overheating or worn out equipment giving up. Possibly Mossad having their little joke...
Update at 11:35 p.m. ET per Skidmark’s link in comments: Just a stun grenade, so moving article to Page 3: Non-WoT.
[IsraelTimes] Explosion said to occur in a park, with no damage to property.
A large explosion shook Tehran on Friday night, with the cause not immediately clear.
Rooters quoted state television ... and if you can't believe state television who can you believe?
as saying "an unknown object went kaboom!" in a park, without causing damage or casualties.
Firefighting teams were dispatched to the scene.
Monday saw a kaboom outside Tehran, reportedly at a state-owned warehouse. The site was near factories of several major companies.
Numerous explosions have been reported over the past few years in complexes vital to Iran’s nuclear program and its energy and military sectors, notably including alleged sabotage at the Natanz nuclear plant.
Earlier Friday Iran’s railroad system came under cyberattack, with hackers posting fake messages about alleged train delays or cancellations on display boards at stations across the country. The semi-official Fars news agency reported that the hack led to "unprecedented chaos" at rail stations.
Seriously? The very term 'Iranian Railroad System' conjures a spiral of inherently comedic images, but 'unprecedented chaos'. What must they have done now. Certainly a shame that there is no humor in Islam because they produce enough comedy.
A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.
Rantburg.com and borderlandbeat.com correspondent and author Chris Covert presents his first non-fiction work detailing
the drug and gang related violence in Mexico.
Chris gives us Mexican press dispatches of drug and gang war violence
over three years, presented in a multi volume set intended to chronicle the death, violence and mayhem which has
dominated Mexico for six years.