[NYPOST] The head of the city’s jails on Thursday acknowledged "serious problems" at Rikers Island, just hours after The Post exclusively revealed video clips of three inmates attacking another and a group of inmates partying inside a cell. Correction Commissioner Vincent Schiraldi said he hadn’t seen the disturbing cellphone recordings that were posted on TikTok but didn’t dispute their authenticity during an afternoon news conference.
"The level of disorder here is deeply, deeply troubling," Schiraldi said after being told what the videos show. "I’m not going to deny that there are serious problems here."
Schiraldi said work was underway to repair an unspecified number of broken cell doors in Rikers’ Robert N. Davoren Complex for young males, where the video that shows inmates dancing to music, smoking and drinking from large bottles is believed to have been shot.
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[Aljazeera] Abimael Guzman, leader of the Sendero Luminoso, or Shining Path, rebels who nearly overthrew the Peruvian state in a bloody Maoist revolution, has died while in prison, the government said. He was 86.
Guzman was captured in 1992 in Peru’s capital, Lima, and jailed for the rest of his life after being convicted as a "terrorist".
Susana Silva, head of Peru’s prison system, told RPP radio on Saturday that Guzman had been ill in recent months and had been released from a hospital in early August.
She said his health condition worsened in the past two days, without elaborating further, adding Guzman was set to receive more medical attention on Saturday but died in his cell at about 6:40am local time (11:40 GMT).
A former philosophy professor, Guzman was a lifelong communist who travelled to China in the late 1960s and was awed by Mao Zedong’s Cultural Revolution. He resolved to bring Mao’s brand of communism to Peru through a class war that he launched in 1980.
Guzman founded the Shining Path, transforming it from a ragtag band of peasants and radical students into a potent rebel group. An estimated 69,000 people, mostly in Peru’s poor interior, were killed between 1980 and 2000 in the internal conflict launched by the Shining Path.
[THEPOSTMILLENNIAL] Veteran turned trans woman Alana McLaughlin beat a woman into submission in an MMA fight on Friday night at the Combate Global prelims in Miami, Fla.
McLaughlin, 38, used a rear-naked choke hold on Celine Provost, 32, bringing the fight against the biological female fighter to an end after 3 minutes, which was a mere 32 seconds into round two of the match.
McLaughlin, a biological male who was a member of the US Army Special Forces until 2010, wore a t-shirt which read "end trans genocide" as she was named the victor after choking Provost on the mat, according to the New York Post.
For her part, Provost was able to land some punches in the first round before being bested by the biological male, who believes her fighting against biological women is part of a social justice campaign.
McLaughlin praised the efforts of Fallon Fox, a biological male who identifies as transgender and has also made a career beating up women in front of an audience. Fox, who twice broke a woman's skull in the ring, was once named the "bravest athlete in history."
It is Fox that McLaughlin seeks to emulate. McLaughlin said "I want to pick up the mantle that Fallon put down."
Direct quote from OSHA "guidance" to businesses, from an article done by Lara Logan and referenced in this freep thread: Note on recording adverse reactions to vaccines: OSHA, like many other federal agencies, is working diligently to encourage COVID-19 vaccinations. OSHA does not want to give any suggestion of discouraging workers from receiving COVID-19 vaccination or to disincentivize employers’ vaccination efforts. As a result, OSHA will not enforce 29 CFR part 1904’s recording requirements to require any employers to record worker side effects from COVID-19 vaccination at least through May 2022. OSHA will reevaluate the agency’s position at that time to determine the best course of action moving forward. Individuals may choose to submit adverse reactions to the federal Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System. So they're not going to record side effects themselves but they're going to go ahead and tell us there aren't any side effects. right.
as was noted here and elsewhere: Vaccine Card ID required = Voter ID required. White Lib Dems just threw that argument away
Posted by: Frank G ||
09/12/2021 16:55 Comments ||
Historically OSHA has been mandated by the USG to force vaccines on workforces. It has never passed legal objections. OSHA knows this Biden mandate will fail in court. This whole mandate is so woke businesses can convert the workforce into compliance. The unions will love fighting this and OSHA will not fight the unions, allowing this mandate to be die.
Posted by: 49 Pan ||
09/12/2021 17:12 Comments ||
#1 - any CFR could easily be an OSHA rule that was never brought before Congress. See: BAFTE rules
Posted by: Frank G ||
09/12/2021 17:16 Comments ||
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[NYPOST] A broken elevator at a troubled Manhattan homeless shelter run by disgraced ex-Gov. Andrew Sonny Cuomo ...Dem dynastic governor of Noo Yawk, the son and heir of the late Mario Cuoma and formerly married to a Kennedy. Acclaimed for his leadership during the COVID epidemic, he managed the nation's highest corpse count while successfully hiding the returns and writing a book praising himself. Among the nation's horniest politicians, he has about a dozen allegations of sexual harrassment and groping against him.... ’s sister trapped a man inside for as many as four nights before he was finally rescued by the FDNY, The Post has learned.The outrageous incident took place at the HELP Meyer Mental Health +Shelter on Wards Island, where the city pays more than $5,300 a month each to house 200 single men in 95 dorm-style rooms.
The shelter is one of 24 operated by HELP USA, a nonprofit organization that grew out of one founded by Cuomo in 1986 and which has been headed by his sister, Maria Cuomo Cole, since 1993.
HELP USA has a five-year, $63.7 million contract with the city Department of Homeless Services to manage HELP Meyer through June 2023, according to information posted on the city comptroller’s website.
The trapped man became severely dehydrated during his ordeal, sources said, and the FDNY said he was taken to Harlem Hospital in serious but not life-threatening condition after he was freed around 10 a.m. Sunday.
[Townhall] HBO's Bill Maher called out the NFL Friday for its inclusion of the black national anthem ahead of Thursday's season opening game, a move that the "Real Time" host blasted as a form of segregation.
"I saw last night on the football game, Alicia Keys sang ’Lift Every Voice and Sing,' which now I hear is called the Black national anthem," Maher said on his show. "Now, maybe we should get rid of our national anthem, but I think we should have one national anthem."
"I think when you go down a road where you're having two different national anthems, colleges sometimes now have ... many of them have different graduation ceremonies for Black and White, separate dorms -- this is what I mean! Segregation! You've inverted the idea. We're going back to that under a different name," he continued.
Maher also slammed American colleges and universities for becoming a "social justice factory," referencing several instances where educators have resigned over pressure to be more of "political activists" than teachers.
The most recent example of this was a Portland State University philosophy professor stepping down earlier this week after he was informed that he could no longer offer his opinion to students on the topic of protected classes.
This scary for me to say...
I agree with Maher this time.
(insert any color) into anything and it then wreaks of Racism and Corporate Promoted and Supported Racial Segregation. All at the expense of 100's of millions of innocent of citizens of a different race or color.
ANY advertisers running ads during such Professional Sports league games found playing such racist trash should be avoided.
Trump was right about the NFL. Why is it getting taxpayer funding to began with?
Washington, state and local gov's should stop all subsidies for pro sports. Because to continue such incentives, is supporting this Race Based action and could be in violation civil rights laws.
Maher is a hard-core lefty, but every once in a while, he has these Gregor Samsa moments where he wakes up in the body of a sane person and calls out the latest foolishness. Afterwards, he goes back to sleep.
There is only one national anthem. It is the one that we have adopted for all of us. Bill Maher surprises me more often these days. I looked out the window and saw no pigs flying. Has he stopped being a putz?
[Bloomberg] Disgruntled China Evergrande Group customers staged a protest in Guangzhou demanding that the cash-strapped developer restart stalled construction work and urging the local government to intervene.
More than 100 homebuyers in white T-shirts emblazoned with the phrase "Resume construction, Evergrande" lined up before the housing bureau of the city’s Nansha district on Thursday, according to people who attended the protest and asked not to be named because of fear of retribution. They said building of units they purchased in Evergrande Peninsula, a project of almost 5,000 apartments, has been halted since May.
The tension signals that the struggles of the world’s most indebted developer may be igniting social unrest -- an outcome that China’s government will be keen to avoid. Last month, Evergrande said it had suspended work on projects due to overdue payables and is negotiating with suppliers and contractors to resume construction.
Representatives for Evergrande didn’t immediately reply to a request for comment. Calls to the Nansha district housing bureau went unanswered.
Evergrande owed a record 951.1 billion yuan ($148 billion) in trade and other payables to suppliers as of June, an earnings report showed last month. It had received down payments on yet-to-be-completed properties from more than 1.5 million home buyers as of December.
In July, Shaoyang city in central China halted sales at two of Evergrande’s residential projects, saying the developer didn’t deposit enough presale funds into escrow accounts and intentionally evaded supervision. The city removed the ban the next day.
After a rare public rebuke from regulators, Evergrande’s billionaire founder Hui Ka Yan doubled down on his commitment to complete projects, issuing what he called a "military order" to ensure property construction and delivery.
[Jpost] The majority of Israel’s most severe COVID-19 patients are not vaccinated, according to the head of Public Health Services Dr. Sharon Alroy-Preis. She noted the trend on the same day the US Centers for Disease Control released new data showing that unvaccinated individuals are 11 times more likely to die of the virus.
“It is important to emphasize that the severely ill patients currently in hospitals are for the most part unvaccinated,” Alroy-Preis said in an interview with Israel’s Channel 12. She added that almost everyone on a ventilator is not vaccinated.
“Out of 175 ventilated patients, two-thirds are not vaccinated at all,” she said.
“It is a matter of saving lives and not a matter of how many of you catch the virus,” Alroy-Preis said, directing her comment at the roughly 850,000 Israelis who have chosen not to get vaccinated. “You are endangering yourself.”
There are whistle blowers in the US stepping forward with testimony that the “unvaxxed” who are dying or being hospitalized are actually individuals who are between their first dose and two weeks after their second dose.
They call these reactions to the vax “vaccine injuries”. Technically unvaxed having reactions to the vax are filling ER rooms and emergency rooms.
[APNEWS] The Evangelical Lutheran Church of America installed its first openly transgender bishop in a service held in 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... ’s Grace Cathedral on Saturday.The Rev. Megan Rohrer will lead one of the church’s 65 synods, overseeing nearly 200 congregations in Northern Caliphornia, an impregnable bastion of the Democratic Party, and northern Nevada.
Rohrer was elected in May to serve a six-year term as bishop of the Sierra Pacific Synod after its current bishop announced his retirement.
"I step into this role because a diverse community of Lutherans in Northern California and Nevada prayerfully and thoughtfully voted to do a historic thing," Rohrer said in a statement. "My installation will celebrate all that is possible when we trust God to shepherd us forward."
Rohrer, who uses the pronoun "they," previously served as pastor of Grace Lutheran Church in San Francisco and a chaplain coordinator for the city’s police department, and also helped minister to the city’s homeless and LGTBQ community. They studied religion at Augustana University in their hometown of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, before moving to California to pursue master and doctoral degrees at the Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley.
Rohrer became one of seven LGBTQ pastors accepted by the progressive Evangelical Lutheran church in 2010 after it allowed ordination of pastors in same-sex relationships. Rohrer is married and has two children.
The church is one of the largest Christian denominations in the United States with about 3.3 million members.
So are they avoiding the word of GOD for butts in the seats and $$$$ in the collection plate?
More like butts in the seats. The new 'enlightened' folks don't really understand tithes and charity.
Posted by: Mullah Richard ||
09/12/2021 8:21 Comments ||
This seems to be a popular marketing mistake lately:
We already own x% of the market.
If we change our brand we can pick up an additional y%.
The fly in the ointment is that the original customers don't like the new brand and bail for something more to their taste. See the NFL, for example.
[YNet] - According to data obtained by Ynet, 1,500 out of 16,000 pilgrims tested positive for COVID on Thursday and Friday; pilgrims were allowed to travel to Ukraine for Rosh Hashanah despite warning from coronavirus czar of new infection wave.
...Every year, thousands of members of the Breslov Hasidic movement descend on Uman in time for the Jewish New Year for a three-day celebration at the gravesite of the movement's founder Rebbe Nachman of Breslov.
Most Jews making pilgrimage go to Jerusalem. These "Jews" make pilgrimage to the gravesite of their 18th century founder in Ukraine. Mind you, it's not just the miracle dispensing gravesite.
Hasidic Pilgrims and Ukrainian Sex Workers: Prayer and Pleasure in Uman (https://www.haaretz.com/jewish/.premium-prayer-and-pleasure-in-uman-1.5375280)
In America we are familiar with the Chabad Hasids, Xyz — they’re the ones who do public Hannukah menorahs on Hannukah, and provide welcoming Jewish spaces around the world for any Jew who walks in. It was a Chabad rabbi and his family who were tortured to death in the Lashkar-e-Taiba attack on Bombay in 2008.
The Breslov Hasids are a different branch, not nearly as open to the outside world. In Israel they are parasitic on the State: aggressively demanding financial support while they study the Bible instead of working to support themselves, refusing to serve in the IDF, and rioting in the streets if there is even a hint that the government is considering reducing their special privileges. Plus they have many of the pathologies seen in cults of all sorts.
tw, when we toured Israel, our tour guide mentioned the Breslov Hasids. Apparently they have just enough votes that they can swing the Knesset, so several of the parties try to curry their favor - giving in to demands for not serving in the IDF, support to study the scriptures, etc.
Posted by: Rambler in Virginia ||
09/12/2021 15:10 Comments ||
There are all kinds of Breslovers. Not all are Hasid, some are Modern Orthodox looking for something they can't find in MODOX.
Once I was in Israel looking to park near a hotel and was surrounded by Breslovers dancing to cymbols. I drove on the sidewalk to get around them.
Othertimes I was in traffic jams caused by Breslover dancing parties.
The haredim generally consider the Brelovers are idol worshippers.
Posted by: Lord Garth ||
09/12/2021 15:41 Comments ||
Thank you for explaining better than I could, gentleman.
As far as I can tell, each branch of the Hasids has personality cults stuff going on around their particular founder, plus in some cases around the rabbinic descendants to the present day. Remember the Lubavitch (Chabad) waiting excitedly for their chief rabbi, Menachem Mendel Schneerson, to announce that he was the messiah?
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.