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-Lurid Crime Tales-
Atlanta activist spent $200,000 in BLM donations on house, personal expenses
[Fox via WND] The FBI has arrested the founder of a Black Lives Matter group in Atlanta on fraud and money laundering charges.
That’ll be the result of those investigations into the financial side of the network that Attorney General Barr has been promising, methinks.
Sir Maejor Page, 32, was accused Friday of misappropriating $200,000 in donations he solicited through Facebook on behalf of Black Lives Matter of Greater Atlanta, Fox 5 Atlanta reported Friday.
Page was arrested in Toledo and released on bond after appearing before a judge via video. He did not immediately return messages Saturday from Fox News.
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/27/2020 06:01 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [488 views] Top|| File under: Antifa/BLM

#1  And here you worried about a well financed revolution.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/27/2020 7:37 Comments || Top||

#2  The problem with using either professional or amateur grifters to run your grift...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/27/2020 7:40 Comments || Top||

#3  BLM has Black on Black crime.
Of course the BLM and media will now attempt to play up that he looks to have more Red-Bone White than Black in him.

Why was he in OHIO if he operates the RACIST Atlanta BLM chapter? Was he on the run, or joining OHIO protests
Posted by: NN2N1 || 09/27/2020 8:04 Comments || Top||

#4  Why was he in OHIO if he operates the RACIST Atlanta BLM chapter?

Atlanta is where the black money is. Willie Sutton explained it long ago.
Posted by: Uloter Ebbomolet9368 || 09/27/2020 8:10 Comments || Top||

#5  /\ Hehe.

"Sir Maejor Page", huh? Uh, yeah....
Posted by: Clem || 09/27/2020 8:16 Comments || Top||

#6  Dude's got a face for radio.
Posted by: Raj || 09/27/2020 9:09 Comments || Top||

#7  Tangro?

(w)Risky TangRo: FoxTwat
Posted by: One Eyed Phusock8706 || 09/27/2020 9:39 Comments || Top||

#8  Tangro?

A Rachel Dolezal. An octoroon in Maejor's case
Posted by: Uloter Ebbomolet9368 || 09/27/2020 9:48 Comments || Top||

#9  The Tang version of Talcum X
Posted by: Frank G || 09/27/2020 10:01 Comments || Top||

#10  Thank you, guys. The ocean of my ignorance is now reduced. :-)
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/27/2020 10:23 Comments || Top||

#11  More from the Fox News article to warm our sentimental hearts:

The Toledo FBI office opened an investigation last year after a cooperating witness submitted a fraud complaint against Page, whose real name is Tyree Conyers-Page, FBI agent Matthew Desorbo said in the complaint.

Page founded Black Lives Matter of Greater Atlanta in 2016 and this year took in more than $466,000 in donations in June, July and August, Desorbo said.

Black Lives Matter of Greater Atlanta could not solicit donations after losing its tax-exempt status as a charity in 2019 for failing to submit to the IRS 990 tax returns listing donations and expenditures.

Page had been arrested several times for impersonating a police officer, the station reported..

According to the station, months earlier Page had parted ways with the Black Lives Matter of Atlanta movement before forming Black Lives Matter of Greater Atlanta.
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/27/2020 10:31 Comments || Top||

#12  Black Lives Matter of Greater Atlanta could not solicit donations after losing its tax-exempt status as a charity in 2019 for failing to submit to the IRS 990 tax returns listing donations and expenditures.

There are two reasons those returns did not get filed; sheer incompetence or (most likely) submitting them would reveal the fraud or the return would had to have been falsified in such a manner in order to hide this stuff, which itself is fraud. Since these tax returns are a matter of public record, apparently that wasn't an option, either; he's fucked no matter what.
Posted by: Raj || 09/27/2020 11:27 Comments || Top||

#13  I think everybody is missing the real story here. The salient tale is not about tax returns or fraud. No, the proverbial takeaway is that this imbecile changed his name TO Sir Maejor and this country is so safe and abundant that he was actually walking around without a keeper.
Posted by: Cesare || 09/27/2020 14:53 Comments || Top||

#14  If a white person had stolen this danegeld money from a "black charity," riots would be in order demanded, no?
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/27/2020 15:14 Comments || Top||

#15  Tang? Dang. Hoping for "tanless albino Negro."
Posted by: Tiny Stalin9202 || 09/27/2020 19:57 Comments || Top||

#16  According to the station, months earlier Page had parted ways with the Black Lives Matter of Atlanta movement before forming Black Lives Matter of Greater Atlanta.

Posted by: Rob Crawford || 09/27/2020 21:14 Comments || Top||

#17  The People's Front of Judea?
Posted by: Clem || 09/27/2020 21:37 Comments || Top||


Worse than that, Rob. PJ Media links to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, which reports:

But others who claim to carry the Black Lives Matter mantle denounce him as a fraud, a violent homophobe and a con-artist who started his own group Black Lives Matter of Greater Atlanta after he was bounced out of the city’s official chapter.

“Who is he and why does he keep showing up at protests?” asked Dawn O’Neal a leader in the Black Lives Matter and in Rise Up Georgia, a group that does a lot of work around mental health. “How is he in a meeting with the mayor when the people who set it up were not allowed in? He is a dangerous person with violent tendencies, who seeks out the press and follows the work that we have been doing and gets in front of the camera. Enough is enough.”
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/27/2020 21:55 Comments || Top||

Feinstein's Husband Helped Subpar Students Gain Admission to UC
[Free Beacon] Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s (D., Calif.) husband, San Francisco financier Richard C. Blum, admitted to using his position as a University of California regent to boost under-qualified students' admissions chances after a state audit named him in the UC Berkeley scandal.

The audit, released Thursday, accused Blum of writing letters on behalf of applicants on multiple occasions—a practice that regents banned in 1996. The audit also found that over six years, UC Berkeley admitted 55 under-qualified students with family connections to the school.

Blum, who joined the Board of Regents in 2002, admitted to the San Francisco Chronicle that he had written many applicant recommendation letters—typically for his friends’ children. He said he didn’t know the practice was banned.

"No one ever told me it was wrong," Blum told the Chronicle. "I did it a bunch of times. Wherever they were applying. Wherever they wanted to get in."
George Costanza Defense: "Was that wrong? Nobody told me"
The audit’s release comes after last year's "Varsity Blues" federal sting operation, which found that many wealthy parents, including actresses Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin, had paid college officials millions in bribes to boost their children's admissions chances.
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/27/2020 00:58 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [326 views] Top|| File under:

#1  He said he didn’t know the practice was banned.

And I didn't know speeding was banned.
Posted by: gorb || 09/27/2020 1:37 Comments || Top||

#2  Blum, who joined the Board of Regents in 2002, admitted to the San Francisco Chronicle that he had written many applicant recommendation letters—typically for his friends’ children.

The upper class do look out for each other.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/27/2020 3:50 Comments || Top||

#3  He also helped his subpar wife become Senator. What a humanitarian.
Posted by: Uloter Ebbomolet9368 || 09/27/2020 4:49 Comments || Top||

#4  One rule for thee, another rule for me and my cronies' spawn.

What an arrogant prick this character is. He's blatantly violating the law. Everyone knows the UC system does not even permit letters of recommendation in its application process, and this asshole literally calls his illegal behavior "much ado about nothing."

No better example of what Derbyshire calls "above the law / below the law" principle. Our permanent political class and their underachieving brats - including Chinese Communist Party whelps - are above the law. Ordinary California families whose brilliant, hardworking kids have perfect scores and grades are below the law.

For reference here's m the University of California's "Applying for Admission" page's rules and recommendations for Freshman Applicants:


You should not submit letters of recommendation for the UC application.
Posted by: Rupert Snore9173 || 09/27/2020 6:50 Comments || Top||

#5  He's got connection, unlike the Hollyweird crowd who either pleaded or got Club Fed accommodations for doing the same thing.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 09/27/2020 7:25 Comments || Top||

#6  "No one ever told me it was wrong," Blum told the Chronicle. "I did it a bunch of times. Wherever they were applying. Wherever they wanted to get in."

Out of the goodness of his heart I am certain.
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/27/2020 8:07 Comments || Top||

#7  I still am not sure how this is a crime (as in the cases of the two dames). F'ed up, but hardly a crime.
Posted by: Clem || 09/27/2020 8:21 Comments || Top||

#8  A bridge to nowhere. Nothing will come of it, you'll see.
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/27/2020 8:27 Comments || Top||

#9  [Inside Sources] Feinstein’s husband, Richard Blum, has grown extremely rich. One could be suspicious of the $25 billion deal the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation struck with the senator’s husband’s real estate company during the housing crash of 2009. It raises an eyebrow that as chair of the Military Appropriations Subcommittee, Feinstein approved millions in contracts benefiting her husband’s firm. One may question how Blum acquired a lucrative $108 million contract to sell post offices in California.
It’s not what you know, it’s whom [sic] you know.
Posted by: b || 09/27/2020 8:44 Comments || Top||

#10  Pelosi's hubby, too. No wonder 80 to 85-year-olds stay in Congress for so long.

John "Tokyo Rose" McCain was working on a Clinton Foundation-like gig before his demise.
Posted by: Clem || 09/27/2020 10:38 Comments || Top||

Amish brothers avoid jail time for sex with 12-year-old-sister
[NYPOST] Two Amish brothers in Missouri admitted having sex with their 12-year-old sister and getting her pregnant — but managed to avoid jail time because a prosecutor feared they’d "be eaten alive" in prison, according to a report.
perhaps that would be a "learning moment"?
The abuse came to light after a doctor alerted authorities that the girl was pregnant just after she turned 13 — and she said that four of her brothers, two of them also minors, had been having sex with her, according to the Webster County Citizen.

The eldest two — Aaron Schwartz, 22, and 18-year-old brother Petie — admitted to police that they had sex with her at least half a dozen times each at home in Seymour, starting when she was only 12, officials told the paper.

The sister ended up giving birth just two weeks ago — and "one of the brothers is the father of this child," Webster County Prosecutor Ben Berkstresser told the paper.

The brothers were initially both charged with six counts of statutory rape and one count of incest. But those charges were reduced to third-degree child molestation, a Class C felony, the paper said.

They then reached a plea deal last week for 15 years in prison — but suspended to keep them out of jail, the paper said.

The prosecutor insisted it was a "different relationship" than if a "parent in a position of authority sexually abused or exploited their child," and said the convicts were "very immature."

"These two young men would’ve been eaten alive in the state prison system," Berkstresser told the paper in defending his decision.

He also told the paper that the Amish community "had punished all four of the boys" and "made it clear that this punishment was very severe."

"All of them had sexual relations with their sister," the prosecutor said of the four brothers. "There is no question this occurred," he said. It was not immediately clear if any action was taken against the two brothers who are minors, and it was not clear how old they are.

The convicted brothers must complete the Missouri Sex Offender Treatment Program as well as 100 hours of community service — and write a letter as part of their punishment, the report said.

"Both young men must write a letter to me, explaining how they are going to protect their children from this happening to them," Berkstresser said. "They have 30 days to get this letter to me."

The prosecutor accepted that his decision would likely receive harsh backlash. "Previously, I’ve been very harsh on the Amish when they’ve been charged with crimes of this nature," he insisted to the paper.

He said the brothers "will go to prison" if they do not complete a sex offender treatment program within a year.

"This won’t be easy for either of them to do, but I’ll assure you they will face the consequences if the program isn’t completed," the prosecutor said. "And that consequence will be prison."

Posted by: Fred || 09/27/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [281 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Sounds like predation is not exactly rare:...:

As a child, Sadie* was carefully shielded from outside influences, never allowed to watch TV or listen to pop music or get her learner’s permit. Instead, she attended a one-room Amish schoolhouse and rode a horse and buggy to church—a life designed to be humble and disciplined and godly.

In Amish communities across the US, Amish church leaders have covered-up child sexual abuse, discouraging and intimidating victims from going to the authorities in favor of dealing with abuse internally.

When abuse is exposed, Amish church leaders often “sentence” an abuser up to six weeks of shunning. After the church disciplines the abuser, he makes a confession and everyone, including the victims, are compelled to forgive and forget the “sin” ever happened.

We identified 52 cases of Amish child sexual assault in 7 states over the past two decades, but this is likely the tip of the iceberg.

By age 9, she says, she’d been raped by one of her older brothers. By 12, she’d been abused by her father, Abner*, a chiropractor who penetrated her with his fingers on the same table where he saw patients, telling her he was “flipping her uterus” to ensure her fertility. By 14, she says, three more brothers had raped her and she was being attacked in the hayloft or in her own bed multiple times a week. She would roll over afterward, ashamed and confused. The sisters who shared Sadie’s room (and even her bed) never woke up—or if they did, never said anything, although some later confided that they were being raped too.
Posted by: Anomalous Sources || 09/27/2020 0:11 Comments || Top||

#2  Plain folk, eh?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/27/2020 3:41 Comments || Top||

#3  the Amish community "had punished all four of the boys" and "made it clear that this punishment was very severe."

How is this different than allowing Sharia law for muslims?
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/27/2020 9:28 Comments || Top||

#4  This kind of thing is a problem for small, insular communities of all sorts. With no escape, people put up with and paper over all sorts of dreadful behaviours.
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/27/2020 10:34 Comments || Top||

#5  The inclination when you see nasty stories like this is to demand tougher penalties and less judicial discretion. Which is fine. But keep in mind the alternatives have their downsides as well. Minimum sentences give prosecutors a huge amount of leverage to force plea bargains in weak cases. See Slivergate's book, Three Felonies a Day.
Posted by: Iblis || 09/27/2020 12:14 Comments || Top||

#6  A lot of 'she says' in the story. I have doubts outsiders have any chance of sorting out the truth.
Posted by: Glenmore || 09/27/2020 16:13 Comments || Top||

San Francisco neighborhood sees 100% increase in burglaries during pandemic
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/27/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [250 views] Top|| File under:

#1  "Pandemic".

Posted by: charger || 09/27/2020 0:15 Comments || Top||

#2  Some people just have more time on their hands. BTW, you disarm the populous and remove any doubts in the perps minds about their safety in ripping people off. Not to mention not even bothering to arrest and jail people who only steal below a certain dollar level.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 09/27/2020 7:20 Comments || Top||

#3  Junkies gotta get money for drugs somehow and they can't hold a job so this is the way they do it. Take note all of you who advocate legalizing it. This is how California's experiment with legalization is going.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 09/27/2020 16:00 Comments || Top||

-PC Follies
Slate: ''We're raising our daughter gender-neutral, but she only wants pink dresses. Where did we mess up?''
Posted by: Fred || 09/27/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [426 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Where did we mess up?

Not having a vasectomy?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/27/2020 3:43 Comments || Top||

#2  Congratulation, your daughter is smarter than both of you combined!
Posted by: Seeking Cure For Ignorance || 09/27/2020 6:23 Comments || Top||

#3  And these are the people who claim to believe in science?
Posted by: Procopius2k || 09/27/2020 7:23 Comments || Top||

#4  Science is in the eyes of the beholder!
Posted by: Clem || 09/27/2020 8:07 Comments || Top||

#5  look at it this way: you let her 'choose' her gender and she wisely chose the correct one.
Posted by: Bob Grorong1136 || 09/27/2020 8:51 Comments || Top||

#6  Be glad she's choosing dresses.

Posted by: Skidmark || 09/27/2020 9:04 Comments || Top||

#7  "Where did we mess up?"

You two are leftists - by definition, you're fuck-ups. Get used to it.
Posted by: Raj || 09/27/2020 9:13 Comments || Top||

#8  So two lefts do make a right.
Posted by: Uloter Ebbomolet9368 || 09/27/2020 9:20 Comments || Top||

#9  ^^ Bzzzzzt! Wrong. THREE lefts make a right.
Posted by: Fat Bob Javish1936 || 09/27/2020 9:25 Comments || Top||

#10  THREE lefts

That's kinky and a little outside of my comfort zone.
Posted by: Uloter Ebbomolet9368 || 09/27/2020 9:28 Comments || Top||

#11  I'm curious Skid...

Coming out of that mag, is that a Mark 10 Mammy Mammy which gets deployed every three weeks when the trash doesn't get loaded to spec?
Posted by: swksvolFF || 09/27/2020 21:38 Comments || Top||

-Short Attention Span Theater-
Swiss SKU: Z44368
[Simpson] 7.5x55; 95% blue, very good bore, very good stock, 25.65'' barrel, Manufactured in 1954. It has a muzzle cap. The barrel – receiver – bolt all have matching numbers. The magazine is a mismatch. The front sight is a drift adjustable winged blade and the rear is a tangent-leaf graduated to 1500 meters. The metal finish is very good with slight edge wear on the front sight’s wings. The top of the chamber has a SWISS CROSS inside of a shield, and the S/N 227405 on the left side of the receiver. The walnut stock is in very good condition with an average number of handling marks. It has a SWISS CROSS inside of a shield on the right side of the buttstock. It has a brown leather sling. Import marked., s/n 2274xx
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/27/2020 01:36 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [318 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Stories describing purchasers contacting former Swiss soldiers who were issued this rifle are legendary. Removing the butt plate oftentimes reveals a small slip of paper with the soldier's name and village of residence.
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/27/2020 1:40 Comments || Top||

#2  This outfit sells surplus Swiss rifles and pistols.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/27/2020 7:24 Comments || Top||

#3  The old Interarms guy Cummings used to maintain they were the best rifles ever made anywhere.
Posted by: Cesare || 09/27/2020 11:33 Comments || Top||

The Oakridge Boys - G.I. Joe and Lillie (short video)
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/27/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [215 views] Top|| File under:

-Land of the Free
Neighbors call cops on hockey fan yelling "shoot!"
Posted by: Clem || 09/27/2020 08:42 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [348 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Florida. Hockey.....
It does not compute.
Posted by: Mercutio || 09/27/2020 9:07 Comments || Top||

#2  Tampa Lightning is one win away from the Stanley Cup win
Posted by: Frank G || 09/27/2020 9:31 Comments || Top||

#3  Espo!
Posted by: Clem || 09/27/2020 9:36 Comments || Top||

#4  So Frank, you're saying it REALLY doesn't make sense?
Posted by: Mercutio || 09/27/2020 14:45 Comments || Top||

#5  :-) They may have the best team in the NHL this year
Posted by: Frank G || 09/27/2020 15:52 Comments || Top||

#6  The two best teams are in the finals, IMO. Boston wasn't the same after the COVID break.

It's nice to watch the Cup finals and not care who wins.
Posted by: Clem || 09/27/2020 16:10 Comments || Top||

#7  Legit headline. Understandable background. Appropriate response by all involved. Obviously not progressives.
Posted by: Glenmore || 09/27/2020 16:11 Comments || Top||

#8  The Lightning?!

*walks away in 2020 confusion face*
Posted by: swksvolFF || 09/27/2020 21:22 Comments || Top||

#9  Of course hockey is popular in the South. It's like roller derby except you run around on ice skates, and everyone gets a stick.
Posted by: SteveS || 09/27/2020 21:42 Comments || Top||

Keep calm, and carry on commuting: Tubes and trains are packed as thousands head into the office to save Britain's economy - despite Boris's WFH call
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/27/2020 08:28 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [186 views] Top|| File under:

Anti-lockdown protesters clash with police after at least 15,000 gathered against virus restrictions in Trafalgar Square - while a QUARTER of UK population is put under some form of lockdown - and conspiracy theorist Piers Corbyn addresses crowd
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/27/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [214 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Piers Corbyn, brother of former Labour leader Jeremy, and conspiracy theorist David Icke are in attendance

David Vaughan Icke (/ˈdeɪvɪd vɔːn aɪk/; born 29 April 1952) is an English conspiracy theorist,[1][3][4][5] and a former footballer and sports broadcaster.[6] Icke has written more than 20 books and has lectured in over 25 countries.[7]:75[8]:121

In 1990, while spokesman for the Green Party, he visited a psychic who he said told him he had been placed on earth for a purpose and would begin to receive messages from the spirit world
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/27/2020 3:48 Comments || Top||

#2  Piers Corbyn - Conspiracy theorist or conspiracy analyst? Although apples & oranges vis-a-vis COVID-19, he's also a top-notch astrophysicist and opponent of the climate change/global warming rubbish.

Sooooo typical he's labelled as a conspiracy theorist.
Posted by: Clem || 09/27/2020 12:43 Comments || Top||

#3  ^He hears voices.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/27/2020 12:58 Comments || Top||

Caucasus/Russia/Central Asia
Questions Cloud Story Behind U.S. Sanctions
[Spiegel (from Nov-2019)] The story of Sergei Magnitsky has come to symbolize the brutal persecution of whistleblowers in Russia. Ten years after his death, inconsistencies in Magnitsky's story suggest he may not have been the hero many people -- and Western governments -- believed him to be.

There's a tombstone in northeastern Moscow that bears the portrait of a man with a friendly yet somewhat uneasy smile. His name is Sergei Leonidovich Magnitsky. He was born in April 1972 in Odessa, Ukraine, and died in November 2009 in Moscow. To this day, 10 years after the fact, the circumstances of his death in a Russian pretrial detention facility remain unclear.

There are two versions of what happened to Magnitsky. The more well-known version has all the makings of a conspiracy thriller. It's been repeated in thousands of articles, TV interviews and in parliamentary hearings. In this version of the story, the man from the Moscow cemetery fought nobly against a corrupt system and was murdered for it.
Continued on Page 49
Posted by: Clem || 09/27/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [281 views] Top|| File under:

#1  There are also some accounts of involvement with Browder (a buddy of John Mccain, naturally) by Robert Maxwell (RIP), Ghislaine's papa, and Edmund Safra (RIP).
Posted by: Clem || 09/27/2020 7:57 Comments || Top||

#2  Stiffen your carrot.
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/27/2020 8:37 Comments || Top||

#3  And, as a side note, Browder renounced his US citizenship many years ago. A bit of a "hmmmmm".

Slime with a capital S.
Posted by: Clem || 09/27/2020 10:32 Comments || Top||

Reservoir dam near North Korea's nuclear complex breached: think tank
[Korea Times] A reservoir dam near North Korea's Yongbyon nuclear complex has been breached, a U.S. think tank has said, citing recent satellite imagery.

The reduced water level has left the two pump houses servicing the reactors "high and dry," with the water level above the dam down significantly and the intake cisterns exposed, said 38 North, which specializes in North Korea.

"The inability to maintain a stable reservoir level ... poses a potential problem for continuous reactor operations" if the 5-megawatt nuclear reactor is restarted or the Experimental Light Water Reactor is brought online, 38 North said, citing satellite imagery of Yongbyon complex on Sept. 21.

The complex is home to the 5-megawatt nuclear reactor that was the source of weapons-grade plutonium for North Korea. Pyongyang can harvest one nuclear bomb worth of plutonium by reprocessing spent fuel rods from the reactor.

The U.S. website said there are no observable indications that the 5-megawatt nuclear reactor is operating or that the Experimental Light Water Reactor has been started. (Yonhap)
Posted by: Frank G || 09/27/2020 13:55 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [316 views] Top|| File under: Commies

#1  Global warming? Chinese virus (bio or virtual)? NORK maintanence (akin to Mohammedan maintainence?)
Posted by: Glenmore || 09/27/2020 16:09 Comments || Top||

#2  ...One could hope it was a spontaneous accidental dam breach.

Posted by: Mike Kozlowski || 09/27/2020 16:33 Comments || Top||

#3  Purely coincidence that an entire division at Haliburton went to Happy Hour early that day.
Posted by: SteveS || 09/27/2020 17:49 Comments || Top||

Home Front: Politix
It’s official: Trump nominates Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the US Supreme Court
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/27/2020 00:42 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [294 views] Top|| File under:

#1  A solid pick. Unusually remarkable, even by SCT standards. It's also refreshing to see a nominee who did not attend Yale or Harvard law. I'm most excited about the potential impact on 2A jurisprudence.
Posted by: Iblis || 09/27/2020 12:10 Comments || Top||

#2  If she is in the same vein as her mentor, Scalia, then it is a superb nomination.

I have to almost up-chuck when I read that, if she is confirmed, that the SCOTUS will be "6-3" for "conservatives". That the turncoat Roberts is included as part of the six is an absolute joke.
Posted by: Clem || 09/27/2020 12:40 Comments || Top||

#3  Now we will be treated to the increasingly regular sight of the Left's outburst of ugly racism.
Posted by: Muggsy Hapsburg5230 || 09/27/2020 12:41 Comments || Top||

#4  I have to almost up-chuck when I read that, if she is confirmed, that the SCOTUS will be "6-3" for "conservatives". That the turncoat Roberts is included as part of the six is an absolute joke.

I think this will be a positive change for Roberts. No one wants to marginalize themselves. Voting with the losing liberal block would do this. So when his vote can no longer swing an outcome, he'll come back to the fold. That at least has him writing majority opinions instead of dissents.
Posted by: Iblis || 09/27/2020 13:18 Comments || Top||

#5  #'s 2,4 - Townhall: There's Another Bonus to Confirming Amy Coney Barrett...And CNN Actually Zeroed In On It

The good news is that when Judge Amy Coney Barrett is confirmed—and she will because we have the votes—we can remove Roberts from the equation.

He no longer gets to play "swing vote"
Posted by: Frank G || 09/27/2020 13:43 Comments || Top||

#6  @ #4 - Quite possible, but the damage has been done. I can't stand Roberts.
Posted by: Clem || 09/27/2020 15:08 Comments || Top||

#7  There's long been suspicion that the left "has something" on Roberts. Should Trump win re-election and the GOP holds the Senate, look for somebody to need that alleged bargaining chip for an entirely different reason, like staying out of jail or worse...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/27/2020 15:52 Comments || Top||

#8  In assuming the role of swing vote / power broker, Roberts has abandoned any kind of leadership role. He’ll never regain that. He’s just another vote. It’s a lost opportunity for him. He won’t leave much of a mark. Just a handful of bad decisions. Others will lead intellectually. In the end he’ll be bitter and broken. Probably retire early during a Democratic administration. And good riddance too.
Posted by: Speng Snaviting6874 || 09/27/2020 15:56 Comments || Top||

#9  Interesting thought about the Left "having something" on Roberts. That sounds quite plausible. But he is such a turd, I hope the Trump Administration can dig this up and force him out/make him "resign". I can't remember, but I sure do not remember his confirmation hearings being contentious (despite the fact no matter how bad it may have been, it would never compare to today's madness).
Posted by: Clem || 09/27/2020 16:07 Comments || Top||

Israel closes all non-essential businesses including open-air markets and limits prayer meetings as Covid cases continue to soar
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/27/2020 08:53 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [188 views] Top|| File under:

#1  8000 today
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/27/2020 11:34 Comments || Top||

Olde Tyme Religion
Trump, Pence Pray With Thousands of Christians Gathered in D.C. for a Day of Repentance
[PJ] On Saturday, in the throes of America’s turbulent 2020 election, thousands of Christians gathered on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., for the inaugural National Day of Prayer and Return, a calling to repentance and prayer for healing.

Dueling rallies and worship services on either side of the Washington Monument attracted crowds of thousands. Samaritan’s Purse President Franklin Graham held one rally with Vice President Mike Pence in front of the Lincoln Memorial Saturday afternoon, while Jonathan Chan and Kevin Jessup held "The Return" rally starting Friday night and continuing throughout Saturday in front of the U.S. Capitol building.

The rallies focused on a theme of repentance and prayer, rejecting sin and returning to God in turbulent times. Pence paraphrased 2 Chronicles 7:14, in which God promised King Solomon, "If my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land."
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/27/2020 00:52 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [187 views] Top|| File under:

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Dogs Deployed at Helsinki Airport Can Detect COVID-19 With Almost 100% Accuracy
[ScienceAlert] Passengers alighting at Helsinki Airport in Finland starting from earlier this week will have a speedier - and much fuzzier - way of getting tested for COVID-19.

A team of dogs has been deployed to fill their snoots with eau d'arriving passenger to sniff out those infected with the virus behind the current global pandemic.

If successful, the pilot scheme could help provide a more efficient method of detection that could be used in a range of scenarios.

"We are among the pioneers," said airport director Ulla Lettijeff of aviation company Finavia.

"As far as we know no other airport has attempted to use canine scent detection on such a large scale against COVID-19. We are pleased with the city of Vantaa's initiative. This might be an additional step forward on the way to beating COVID-19."

For people with allergies, or fear of dogs, there's no reason to worry. The passengers will have no direct contact with the canine COVID-19 detectives.

The test is performed from a wipe that is swiped on the passenger's skin, and placed in a cup. In a separate booth, the dog will sniff the sample. If the dog detects COVID-19, they will make a physical sign.

Why the dogs can detect the virus is not entirely clear. However, a recent French study found that dogs trained to smell the difference between armpit sweat from healthy people and those with COVID-19 could do so with 95 percent certainty.

Posted by: Besoeker || 09/27/2020 01:16 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [424 views] Top|| File under:

#1  How many did the dogs find?
Posted by: Seeking Cure For Ignorance || 09/27/2020 2:47 Comments || Top||

#2  Comparison to Nazi guard dogs in 5 .. 4 .. 3
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/27/2020 3:39 Comments || Top||

#3  How many did the dogs find?

How many dogs were infected?
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/27/2020 7:47 Comments || Top||

#4  Complaints from PETA in 3...2...1.
Posted by: Clem || 09/27/2020 7:50 Comments || Top||

#8  If the dogs are near 100% accurate.
Then that makes them a 4+ x better than the C-19 Test currently being used.

According many acknowledged Medial Experts research.
The US C-19 nasal test produces between 24% to 47% False Positive Results.
Posted by: NN2N1 || 09/27/2020 11:50 Comments || Top||

#9  Getting the dogs to smell the armpit sweat of every passenger boarding a plane? That should be interesting to watch.
Posted by: AuburnTom || 09/27/2020 12:46 Comments || Top||

#10  Couldn't the dogs just smell the passenger's crotches in the traditional way?

I've heard of dogs being able to detect diseases that affect your body chemistry. I wonder if they could sniff out socialism.
Posted by: SteveS || 09/27/2020 16:39 Comments || Top||

#11  What steve s said and than bite and hold...
Posted by: BrerRabbit || 09/27/2020 16:47 Comments || Top||

Posted by: Frank G || 09/27/2020 17:31 Comments || Top||

#13  One of the funniest jokes ever. Right up there with "I think you blew a seal".
Posted by: SteveS || 09/27/2020 17:38 Comments || Top||

#14  ;-) Yep
Posted by: Frank G || 09/27/2020 17:53 Comments || Top||

#15  If they detect COVID it would be cool if they be trained to detain passenger:

Posted by: Ebbomoger Speaking for Boskone4589 || 09/27/2020 19:34 Comments || Top||

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Posted by: Skidmark || 09/27/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [286 views] Top|| File under:

Iran prepares to impose new coronavirus lockdowns as cases rise
If it distracts them a bit from their usual plotting to take over the world in the name of the Shiite Allah...
[AlAhram] Iranian President Hassan Rouhani
...Iran's moderate president, which he is, relative to his predecessor, which doesn't mean he's anything but a puppet of the nearest holy man...
on Saturday authorised the country’s provinces to impose lockdowns wherever necessary to stem a rapid rise in coronavirus (aka COVID19 or Chinese Plague)
...the twenty first century equivalent of bubonic plague, only instead of killing off a third of the population of Europe it kills 3.4 percent of those who notice they have it. It seems to be fond of the elderly, especially Iranian politicians and holy men...

"We are forced to intensify regulations and supervisions, starting in the capital Tehran," Rouhani said in televised remarks.

He said government-run coronavirus task-force offices around the country would make recommendations on restrictions and whether to impose one-week lockdowns.

Measures could include "restrictions or shutdowns" of schools, universities, seminaries, mosques, cafeterias, sports and cultural venues, hair salons.

"If provincial governors deem it necessary, these centers will have to close for a week," Rouhani said.

Iran’s corpse count from the coronavirus rose by 172 on Saturday to 25,394, and identified cases by 3,204 to 443,086, health ministry spokeswoman Sima Sadat Lari told state TV.

Iran’s health officials have expressed alarm over a surge in infections, urging the country to respect health protocols to control the spread of the disease.

Iran’s health officials have expressed alarm over a surge in infections, urging the country to respect health protocols to control the spread of the disease.
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