[NYP] Two women were arrested after they were caught on camera snatching an elderly woman’s wallet as she was shopping at a California grocery store, authorities announced Monday.
Markkisha Anthnisha Mangum and Martavia Latrice Blount, both 22, were busted on Friday for the Sept. 9 theft at a Safeway in Walnut Creek, according to police.
The two suspects from Stockton, Ca., were slapped with a number of charges, including financial elder abuse, credit card fraud, and possession of stolen property, according to the Walnut Creek Police Department.
The department earlier this month had released surveillance footage of the crime that occurred as the victim was browsing the refrigerated meat section.
As the victim was bent over while inspecting a possible purchase, one of the suspects crept behind her and stole the wallet, video shows.
The other suspect was nearby and appeared to act as a lookout.
[Stamford Advocate] It's Monday morning in the Municipal and Traffic Court of New Orleans - misdemeanor rush hour in a city that traffics more heavily than most in public drunkenness and disturbing the peace.
Fifty-two arrestees, outfitted in orange and maroon jumpsuits, await their first appearance before a judge. Most are black. All require a public defender. And more than half of them are here, their hands chained against their stomachs, because they missed a court date for a minor crime, triggering an arrest warrant.
Lauren Anderson, a public defender and attorney supervisor for Municipal Court, is furious as she looks over a list of their names. "It doesn't make any sense," she says. "We're not making the city any safer," she said. "We're only hurting these people, and we just keep doing it over and over. It's infuriating."
There are more than 56,000 outstanding warrants in New Orleans's Municipal Court, dating to 2002, according to city data. A staggering 1 of 7 adults in the country's 50th-largest city have a warrant out for their arrest.
The gavel comes down with a thump
On dozens of names. Groans a grump,
"Damn! Picayune crimes!
Time for nickels and dimes,
And not one of those brothers is Trump!"
Not that the warrant mess isn't crazier than a black Javert in a California Walmart. Now, if you'll exuse me, something in my peripheral vision has got me a little... distracted. You are a natural three story corner gallery, aren't ya, honey?
The Big Sleazy. Then up north you got Crime Square and the Magnificent Plea Bargain...
Posted by: M. Murcek ||
09/24/2019 9:35 Comments ||
Show up for the traffic violation and it doesn't become an arrest warrant. There seems to be an attitude of "I don't gotta" in the black community that leads them to turn minor problems into massive ones.
Posted by: Rob Crawford ||
09/24/2019 13:07 Comments ||
oddly, Oktoberfest began on Sept 21 and, at least since 2000 it has always begun in September
Posted by: lord garth ||
09/24/2019 18:05 Comments ||
I believe Oktoberfest has been held in September for over a century, lord garth. The story I heard long ago was that one October it snowed early, watering the beer, but it is my understanding that the last warm days of September made for a better festival than the first cool days of autumn.
That's true. Late September usually has great weather (not always).
Posted by: European Conservative ||
09/24/2019 18:46 Comments ||
I never made it to any Oktoberfest. I did make it to what I remember as a strong beer fest. Munich? Will have to look it up.
Posted by: Whiskey Mike ||
09/24/2019 21:09 Comments ||
Ah, Starkbierzeit! I went to Paulaners. A Japanese tour group showed up, 90% girls, they were feeling a little left out, so I went over and spoke to them, and I was swarmed by cute girls because I could speak Japanese at the time. I told them I was the Shuten-Doji. They squealed with laughter. The German guys were shocked at their unexpected audacity Much hugging, mugging (by the girls) and crazy table dancing (girls again), many snapshots. I distinctly remember the girls taking over both restrooms. The beer was sweet and very strong. Major hangover.
Posted by: Whiskey Mike ||
09/24/2019 21:35 Comments ||
[DAWN] Zim-bob-we's founding president Bob Muggsy Mugabe Nonagenarian President-for-Life of Zim-bob-we who turned the former Breadbasket of Africa into the African Basket Case. Dumped in November 2017 when the Missus decided she wanted to be president, and opposed heer might against Crocodile Mnangawa Important safety tip: If your opponent goes by the name Crocodile andf your title is Shopper in Chief let him win.... had "advanced cancer" when he died in hospital in Singapore on September 6, the state-owned newspaper reported on Monday.
The former guerilla leader, who died aged 95, came to power at the end of white minority rule in 1980 and ruled Zim-bob-we uninterrupted for 37 years and seven months.
He was toppled on November 2017 in a military-backed coup, ending an increasingly iron-fisted rule marked by political oppression and economic ruin.
Mugabe's health deteriorated rapidly after the ousting and he made regular trips to Singapore to seek treatment.
"Mugabe had advanced cancer, and had to be taken off chemotherapy treatment because it was no longer effective," said The Herald on Monday.
The information was revealed by President Emmerson Mnangagwa during an address to party supporters in New York on Saturday, according to the paper.
"Doctors had stopped treatment [...] because of age and also because the cancer had spread and it was not helping anymore," said Mnangagwa, cited by the Herald.
NEW YORK/LONDON (Reuters) - After the collapse of Thomas Cook left tens of thousands of Britons reliant on the government to bring them home, Prime Minister Boris Johnson questioned whether the travel firm’s bosses should have paid themselves so much ahead of its demise. The fact that Boris Johnson had to ask the question is itself quite revealing. Logic voids, why do they hate us ?
Because companies know that bankruptcy protections are nearly absolute and the limited liability format means that their employees, even executives, are generally immune to any and all consequences for their actions. In short, enriching themselves while annihilating their companies was the best thing the executives could have done, in their own eyes, in our modern economic state where we give businesses such wide exemptions from civil liability.
[IsraelTimes] Lance Forman says needless EU regulations cost him hundreds of thousands of dollars annually, causing him to quote economics, not immigration, as his motive for leaving the union.
One of Forman’s pet peeves is the EU’s penchant for regulation and the problem it creates for small businesses like his. As an example, he cites EU dictates that in 2003 forced him to slap a warning label ‐ "May contain fish" ‐ on transparent packages of smoked salmon at a cost of $20,000 for new packages.
It’s "ridiculous," Forman said. "If a person who’s allergic to fish doesn’t know that smoked salmon isn’t good for them, then the allergy is the least of their problems."
For Forman, the nativist arguments for Brexit ‐ chief among them that EU membership increases immigration at the expense of native Britons ‐ take a distant backseat to the economic ones. He believes the euro will collapse within the next 15 years and, when it does, "EU economies will crash and the United Kingdom will get sucked into the mess, just as it has in the past."
Forman is an enthusiastic supporter of Brexit. In May, he was elected to the Europe ...the land mass occupying the space between the English Channel and the Urals, also known as Moslem Lebensraum... an Parliament for the Brexit Party, the anti-EU party led by Nigel Farage, the provocative British politician who has been criticized for employing anti-Semitic tropes.
PORT-AU-Pottie PRINCE (Reuters) - A legislator from Haiti’s ruling party fired a handgun during a protest on Monday, injuring a photojournalist as anger rises over fuel and food shortages in the Caribbean country.
Senator Jean Marie Ralph Fethiere stepped out of a white truck near parliament in the capital Port-au-Prince after several protesters yanked open his passenger-side door while gesturing and yelling at the lawmaker, Reuters footage showed.
Fethiere, wearing a black suit jacket and jeans, pulled out a handgun and fired several shots, sending the cluster of people around his car fleeing in all directions.
He then got back inside the vehicle, which sped out of the parking lot.
[WSJ] The host nation is preparing for a beer shortage as the world's powerhouses of drinking gather to cheer for their favorite teams
Japan had known for a decade that it would host this year's Rugby World Cup. But only in the final months before kickoff did the city of Kobe grasp what it was in for. Some 36,000 fans from Ireland, England, Scotland and South Africa were on their way. And‐these being rugby fans‐they would be dangerously thirsty.
The Kobe tourist board needed to get the word out. At a seminar in May, it told restaurants, bars, and hotel operators to brace themselves for a run on all liquids hoppy, malty and cold. As it wrote on one fact sheet: "The world's powerhouses of beer drinking to gather in Kobe?!"
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My favorite moment going to a Japanese baseball game was our host buying us a can of beer off a street vendor on the walk up to the stadium... beer was only half done when we made the gate. Two teenage attendants flagged us on the way in and I’m figuring it’s time to pitch the beer. They walk us over to a table, pull out plastic cups and carefully pour our beers into them for us to take into the game!
That ain’t how they roll at Wrigley Field.
[LI] Apple announced this morning that the company will manufacture its new Mac Pro in its facility in Austin, TX. Graphic provided by our correspondent behind the 'Green Door' at Bletchley Park.
There is a slight catch. Apple secured tariff waivers "for certain necessary components" not made in America.
Apple decided in June to move production of the Mac Pro to China. A month after the decision, President Donald Trump vowed not to give Apple any tariff waivers or relief. The company could only avoid tariffs if it builds the Mac Pro in America.
Despite the threat, Apple filed 15 requests for tariff exemptions: "We can't get these ChineseBackdoored parts anywhere else"
Among the computer components that are now exempt for Apple ‐ and all other manufacturers ‐ are partially assembled main circuit boards and graphics cards, and they are some of the most expensive parts in the machine. These have chips from Intel Corp, Nvidia Corp and Advanced Micro Devices Inc, which are mostly the costliest parts of the machines.
The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative approved 10 of those exemptions. This includes "partially assembled main circuit boards and graphics cards, which contain expensive chips from Intel, Nvidia and Advanced Micro Devices."
Apple CEO Tim Cook stated that the majority of components will come "from 36 states, supporting 450,000 jobs with US suppliers." He also vowed "to continue growing here."
Apple touted its contributions to the American economy in its press release:
Was on line yesterday when some lefty yahoo was complaining about corporate America oblivious to the fact that back in the 60s only the government (and universities by government grants) and big corporations could afford computers that had a mere fraction of the processing power of his PC. That technological wonder he was using was only possible because of corporate America at a price that was basically an common household appliance. Total lack of self awareness.
[ALMASDARNEWS] Violent festivities erupted between anti-riot police and protestors in Gay Paree after yellow vests demonstrators and anti-capitalist activists joined a climate change march.
Yellow vests (gilets jaunes); an anti-government movement took the streets in an attempt to revive their movement as climate change activists were marching on.
Black Bloc activists were also present with their black clothes, some with their faces covered in black masks.
The protestors set fire to bins and smashed the front windows of several shops.
Up to 7500 coppers were deployed to the streets of Gay Paree to disperse the protestors who took advantage of the authorized climate demonstration and a separate trade union protest taking place elsewhere in the city.
Police used tear gas, shields and truncheons as they pushed back the protest. Police said at least 163 people had been arrested as of Saturday afternoon, and nearly 400 received €135 fines for demonstrating in a banned area.
Organized by NGOs and Greenpeace, "March for Climate" protestors were called to leave as "conditions for a non-violent march are not met."
It's terrible the overacting. That alone should make this whole campaign a joke. I don't pity her one bit. I pity the people still OK with the schools letting their children be part of this act, the schlemiels.
[NYPost] Teenage activist Greta Thunberg condemned global leaders at a UN climate change summit Monday for failing to tackle greenhouse gas emissions - repeatedly asking, "How dare you?"
"This is all wrong. I shouldn't be up here. I should be back in school on the other side of the ocean," said the visibly emotional 16-year-old Swedish girl, who recently sailed across the Atlantic aboard a zero-carbon sailboat. The Ingrid Bergman movies didn't help one bit.
"Yet you have come to us young people for hope. How dare you? You have stolen my dreams and my childhood with your empty words," she added.
Thunberg told the UN that even the strictest emissions cuts being discussed only give the world a 50 percent chance of limiting future warming to 0.72 degrees Fahrenheit from now, which is a global goal.
"We will not let you get away with this," she thundered in an impassioned speech opening the UN's Climate Action Summit. "Right now is where we draw the line."
The young activist has become the global face of a growing youth movement against climate inaction that mobilized millions in a worldwide strike on Friday.
UN chief António Guterres him again, that stupid son of a bitch
called the summit to reinvigorate the faltering Paris agreement, which 66 nations have responded to with promises to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050. They've pledged to become energy based entities, floating ectoplasm.
AM 870 KRLA has a radio show Sunday night where
California Taxpayer’s Union, Mike Alexander,
California public employee and union wage grift.
There are public employees who have annual salaries above $200K who get to retire at young ages with full %100 of salary pensions for the rest of their lives.
These huge future financial liabilities are not reported in any budgets because they would explode the budget.
Many California cities are going bankrupt during good economic times because of these huge pension liabilities.
No one talks about it as the true financial crisis that it is.
Rather they want to talk about some other bogeyman crisis of another name, e.g. "climate change".
Any crisis can be used to generate funds to help backfill the pension crisis.
But these other revenue generators will never be able to fill all the holes in the public purse.
The financial crisis is basic math that our children will for certain inherit our huge credit debt.
Global warming predictions are based on very complicated forecasting models that can be easily fudged to produce outcomes in either extreme.
The bottom line is we don't know the future.
I believe only God knows the future.
Anyone claiming to know what the future is or who believes man alone can change the future is playing God.
No weather forecaster warned the Bahamians that hurricane Dorian was going to stall over their islands and and wreak great destruction.
I did not hear any weather forecaster apologize to the Bahamians for failing to recommend evacuations.
If only Thunberg would rip the politicians for not donating their huge pensions to help fight climate change.
“The state must declare the child to be the most precious treasure of the people. As long as the government is perceived as working for the benefit of the children, the people will happily endure almost any curtailment of liberty and almost any deprivation.”. ― Adolf Hitler
The financial crisis is basic math that our children will for certain inherit our huge credit debt.
Visiting with trailing daughter #2 and her husband, now thoroughly grown up. Td#2 mentioned she is very privileged — her colleagues at the big international company — university graduates, all — not only have absolutely no idea about saving for retirement, but they know nothing about limiting spending to match income, nor have any concept about budgeting at all. They didn’t grow up working for their spending money, they not only had no idea what their parents made, they didn’t even know what their parents did for a living — if they wanted something their parents either bought it or gave them money. She has been gently educating those around her, because the need is so clear.
I am flabbergasted. I never knew what my parents earnt or the household expenses — they thought that children had no business knowing such things —but I knew what they did to get paid for it, and sometimes was drafted to help; we had to do chores for our allowance; and I knew at least that when all the money is spent, stop until more money comes in, which it always does eventually. They tried to teach us to save, but as that wasn’t a skill either of them had, it didn’t really take. I was clever enough to let Mr. Wife teach all that to the tds, starting with setting up three piggy banks for each as soon as she could count — one each for spending, toys&presents, and university (short term, mid term, and long term goals); and then their weekly allowance came in three coins — and later multiple coins that divided evenly into the total for the math of the thing — which they got to deposit properly, then count up totals until they were large enough to open savings accounts with. When they started earning outside money as soccer referees, they divided it similarly.
[USA Today] A recall of common blood pressure medication losartan has been expanded for a fifth time after manufacturer Torrent Pharmaceuticals found a possibly carcinogenic impurity in more batches of the drug, federal health officials said.
Three additional lots of losartan potassium tablets and two additional lots of losartan potassium/hydrochlorothiazide tablets were under recall, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Thursday.
The lots contained levels of N-Nitroso-N-methyl-4-aminobutyric acid (NMBA) above the acceptable daily intake levels determined by the FDA. NMBA is a "potential human carcinogen," the FDA says.
The recall comes amid a larger string of recalls of blood pressure medications valsartan, losartan and irbesartan that contain trace levels of carcinogens NMBA, N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) and N-Nitrosodiethylamine (NDEA), the FDA says.
The FDA has said the contaminants likely resulted from a manufacturing change adopted by factories in China and India that make the drug ingredients. The manufacturing change may generate the contaminants "when specific chemicals and reaction conditions are present" and can result of reusing materials such as solvents.
When and who approved the "manufacturing change"?
Glad my phfarmacy sources blood pressure meds from Israel. Crying shame so many medicines are developed in the US and made in the sloppy third world. A tariff could reverse that.
#1- "When and who approved the "manufacturing change"?". Easily politically connected. This is how it works in Congress. Political political fund paybacks or investment with little or no private money paid. Main reason the Dem's thru a fit with the Russian collusion thingy. China and Russia are their gravy train.
At some point hte US government should step in and demand certain pharmaceuticals be sourced in the US. You can't just keep recalling blood pressure medicines and leaving folks for weeks at a time without necessary drugs.
[SpaceNews] Following its successful STP-2 launch, there was some confusion as to whether Falcon Heavy is fully certified to fly satellites in the NSSL program.
According to the Air Force, the answer is yes, but not completely.
"I certified them to compete last year," Lt. Gen. John Thompson, commander of the Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center, told SpaceNews in an interview last week.
But that was only the first step. "One of the requirements behind certification is to fly three missions," Thompson said. The STP-2 launch was Falcon Heavy’s third. It flew its first demonstration mission in February 2018, followed by Arabsat 6A in April 2019.
"They have completed that. They are fully certified now," said Thompson. "But that doesn’t mean the work on the Falcon Heavy stops."
What that means is that Falcon Heavy has been certified "for certain orbits," said Thompson. "It’s not certified for all of our most stressing national security space orbits," he said. "We continue to work with SpaceX to mature their design and I think that’s going well."
So, the big question is, since Atlas will end, is the currently un-flown Vulcan certified? For all orbits and missions?
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.