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-Lurid Crime Tales-
Alabama woman ‘shoots husband dead, then stabs herself to fake self-defense'
[Knewz] Linda Doyle, 66, claims that her husband waged the brutal attack on her vagina and she only shot him to save her own life.

In a shocking case of domestic violence, a Foley, Alabama woman allegedly murdered her husband and then, in an attempt to make it look like she’d killed him in self defense, stabbed herself multiple times in the vagina and abdomen, The U.S. Sun reports.

Linda Doyle, 66, told the Alabama cops that she blew away her husband, James Doyle, 71, after he stabbed her numerous times in the vagina.

The woman called 911 the night of her husband’s slaying — July 30, 2019 — and claimed that the two of them had become embroiled in a violent dispute that escalated until he stabbed her in the vagina and she shot him dead.

Emergency responders rushed to the scene and found a shocking sight of the bloodied couple, one of them dead, sprawled across the ground.
Posted by: Besoeker || 11/29/2020 00:53 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [281 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Shocking, but not named Mohammed. So why is it WOT?
Posted by: Count Galeazzo Theremp8012 || 11/29/2020 2:10 Comments || Top||

#2  Because it happened in al-Abama?
Posted by: Ulavirong Omeager2818 || 11/29/2020 2:19 Comments || Top||

#3  Moved 3:23AM PST
Posted by: Frank G || 11/29/2020 6:24 Comments || Top||

#4  One incredulous and bemused neighbor told a local news outlet that the Doyles were quiet and “really nice” people.

Bemused?
Posted by: jpal || 11/29/2020 8:37 Comments || Top||


'Sovereign Citizens' are claiming ownership of occupied Seattle mansions
[NYPOST] Police are warning Seattle-area homeowners about a group that is knocking on the doors of pricey waterfront properties claiming to be their rightful owners — and in one case, told a woman she was being evicted.The individuals identify themselves as Moorish Sovereign Citizens,
...also known as Indigenous Moors...
CBS Seattle affiliate KIRO-TV reported. The group believes they are independent from any government interference and own all the land between Alaska and Argentina
...a country located on the other side of the Deep South. It is covered with Pampers and inhabited by Grouchos, who dance the Tangle. They used to have some islands called the Malvinas located where the Falklands are now. They're not supposed to cry for Evita...
, according to Edmonds police Sgt. Josh McClure.

"They have basically come to say that they’re from this particular group and they’re there to repossess the home and want the people to vacate the premises," McClure said.

In recent weeks, the group has been targeting homes that were put up for sale in Snohomish County, just outside Seattle, but have run similar scams in other parts of the country.

In 2013, a man broke into a $6 million mansion in Maryland. When police showed up, he claimed he was a Moorish National and produced paperwork he said proved his ownership.
The Daily Mail adds:
WHO ARE 'INDIGENOUS MOORS'?
The Moorish sovereign citizens political movement emerged in the mid-1990s on the East Coast based off the teachings of the Moorish Science Temple, a religious sect dating back to 1913.

MST’s founder Noble Drew Ali taught that black ‘Moors’ were America’s original inhabitants and were therefore entitled to self-governing status.

He believed that all African Americans were descendants of the Moabites and are therefore Moorish.

Some Islamic historians believe that the Moors and Muslim groups reached the Americas before Christopher Columbus.

Moorish sovereigns believe this entitles them to claim immunity from federal, state, and local laws and can sometimes cite God’s law or common law over constitutional authority.

They come into conflict with federal and state authorities over their refusal to obey laws and government regulations.

Mr. Joel Fedd is in our archives for trying the same thing in Georgia back in 2018. According to Wikipedia, both the Indigenous Moors and the Nation of Islam split off from the Moorish Science Temple movement.
Posted by: Fred || 11/29/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [392 views] Top|| File under:

#1  I notice they don't try it here in Texas. Don't know them, they break in, *BANG BANG BANG* and someone gets evicted from the gene pool
Posted by: Silentbrick || 11/29/2020 1:17 Comments || Top||

#2  Some Islamic historians believe that the Moors and Muslim groups reached the Americas before Christopher Columbus

Colonists!
Posted by: Procopius2k || 11/29/2020 6:37 Comments || Top||

#3  According to "some historians" Columbus was the LAST one to "discover" the new world after the Tahitians, Chinese, Vikings, Africans, Egyptians and a few others.

Too bad he was the only one to document the place.
Posted by: AlanC || 11/29/2020 8:06 Comments || Top||

#4  From the KIRO Article:

In every case so far, the homes where this has happened have all been recently put on the market, so police are keeping an eye on vacant homes around Snohomish County as well.
Posted by: CrazyFool || 11/29/2020 10:11 Comments || Top||

#5  Don't forget that Moor of Venice Beach fame.

He claimed it for the Caliph after bribing the natives with $24 worth of frozen yogurt stands.

His descendants include the Moor of Brentwood who killed hhs Desdemona in a rage.
Posted by: Sonny Gleretle9133 || 11/29/2020 10:29 Comments || Top||

#6  Too bad he was the only one to document the place.

Not so much that as his discovery was the only one that led to mass migration. The rest married into the local population and disappeared, or were killed off by the locals and disappeared.
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/29/2020 11:22 Comments || Top||

#7  Article Four Free Inhabitant.
Posted by: Beavis || 11/29/2020 14:33 Comments || Top||


-PC Follies
US women's soccer team wears Black Lives Matter jackets and kneels for national anthem before game in Europe
[Washington Examiner] The United States women’s national soccer team took part in a social justice protest during pregame warmups in the Netherlands on Friday.

The team walked out of the locker room wearing outfits emblazoned with "Black Lives Matter," and almost every member of the team took a knee for the national anthem, according to ESPN.

"We love our country, and it is a true honor to represent America," the team said in a statement before the game. "It is also our duty to demand that the liberties and freedoms that our country was founded on extend to everyone."
Posted by: Besoeker || 11/29/2020 00:31 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [394 views] Top|| File under: Antifa/BLM

#1  IF the US Taxpayers are assisting this team in anyway it should be withdrawn immediately.

Posted by: NN2N1 || 11/29/2020 9:07 Comments || Top||

#2  How did this come to light? I mean, nobody watches them.
Posted by: Mercutio || 11/29/2020 9:21 Comments || Top||

#3  /\. Ha! First I heard about it!
Posted by: Clem || 11/29/2020 10:15 Comments || Top||

#4  Take their passports and drop them in Gitmo. Anyone who kneels for the anthem should be considered to be renouncing their citizenship.
Posted by: Silentbrick || 11/29/2020 10:32 Comments || Top||

#5  Lucky for them they are world champions. For their sake, they had better hope their good fortune continues.
Posted by: Clem || 11/29/2020 11:17 Comments || Top||

#6  "It is also our duty to demand that the liberties and freedoms that our country was founded on extend to everyone."

"America was founded on racism and slavery. Join us, Pampered Liberals Of Whiteness, as we demand everyone else do what we did."

Ha! First I heard about it!

Not sure what is funnier, nobody watched the game or nobody watched ESPN.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 11/29/2020 13:09 Comments || Top||

#7  Is this the women's soccer team that was beaten soundly by a team of 15 year old boys?
Posted by: SteveS || 11/29/2020 14:51 Comments || Top||

#8  Ungrateful idiots and useful tools of the socialist agenda that has swept the nation.
Posted by: NoMoreBS || 11/29/2020 16:09 Comments || Top||

#9  /\ Yes, and a pox on them all.
Posted by: Besoeker || 11/29/2020 16:17 Comments || Top||

#10  Give them the Mexican crowds' battery salute
Posted by: Kojo Clineger9147 || 11/29/2020 17:00 Comments || Top||

#11  @ #7 - I didn't hear about that. But there are some tough cookies on that US Women's National Team, so I'd fear for the safety of the 15-year-old boys.
Posted by: Clem || 11/29/2020 17:19 Comments || Top||

#12  @ #10 - Sprinkled with some urine as those piglet fans did to our US boys one year (or every year, I don't know).
Posted by: Clem || 11/29/2020 17:21 Comments || Top||


-Signs, Portents, and the Weather-
Bleak Milestone': More Than 100,000 Nursing Home Residents and Staff Killed by Pandemic
[Common Dreams] Forty percent of all Covid-19 deaths in the United States have occurred in long-term care facilities.

As of the last week of November, Covid-19 has claimed the lives of more than 100,000 people who live and work in long-term care facilities in the United States, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation's latest analysis of state-reported data.

The following chart depicts the growth in Covid-19 deaths among nursing home residents and staff in the U.S. since April. According to the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF), 40% of the nation's Covid-19 deaths have occurred in long-term care facilities. [bar graph follows]

"While early action to prevent the spread of coronavirus in long-term care facilities led to strict protocols related to testing, personal protective equipment, and visitor restrictions," KFF pointed out that "several of these measures have been reversed in recent months, and some long-term care facilities continue to report shortages of PPE and staff."

According to physician and public health expert Michael Barnett, 7.7% of the nation's nursing home residents, or one in 13, have now died as a result of Covid-19. "Things have never really gotten better," he tweeted. "Testing is a struggle, PPE and staff are daily challenges."

Soon after reaching the "bleak milestone" of 100,000 pandemic deaths in long-term care facilities, which happened on Tuesday, the U.S. on Thursday experienced a new record-high number of coronavirus-related hospitalizations, as Common Dreams reported earlier Friday.

Millions of Americans have passed through airports in the past week, despite the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's recommendation against traveling for Thanksgiving. Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's top infectious disease expert, does not expect conditions to improve by Christmas and the New Year.

As KFF explained, the predicted "surge in cases after holiday gatherings and increased time indoors due to winter weather... will have ripple effects on hospitals and nursing homes, given the close relationship between community spread and cases in congregate care settings."

The country's Covid-19 death toll surpassed 264,000 on Friday. Meanwhile, Thanksgiving marked the 24th consecutive day of more than 100,000 new daily cases in the U.S.

Given the pandemic's disproportionate impact on the high-risk populations who live and work in long-term care facilities, even more nursing home residents, employees, and their families are expected to be negatively affected by coronavirus as long as the number of infections continues to grow.

"Post-Thanksgiving surges in cases are unlikely to spare this community and will likely lead to an even higher death toll in long-term care facilities," KFF said, "raising questions about whether nursing homes and other facilities are able to protect their residents and, if not, what actions can be taken to mitigate the threat posed by the virus."

As the New York Times reported in June, when the Covid-19 death toll in long-term care facilities was just over 50,000, some critics have argued that the profit-driven nature of the private nursing home industry is the underlying problem, since treating elder care as a commodity rather than a public good can incentivize cost-cutting or money-making measures that put people in harm's way.

An investigation of long-term care facilities in Connecticut, the results of which were published in August, lent credence to that hypothesis. According to the study, "For-profit nursing homes had about 60% more cases and deaths per licensed bed than nonprofit ones," while "larger facilities were hit harder than smaller ones, and... homes serving as part of a chain had worse outcomes," as Reuters reported at the time.

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) noted this week that he and Sen. Bob Casey (D-Pa.) "have a bill to help nursing homes protect their residents and workers from Covid-19."

According to Whitehouse, "It's time to pass it."
Posted by: Clem || 11/29/2020 11:12 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [211 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Though most of them would have died by now of something else anyway...
Posted by: Glenmore || 11/29/2020 18:25 Comments || Top||

#2  Like the flu?
Posted by: Clem || 11/29/2020 18:27 Comments || Top||

#3  Though most of them would have died by now of something else anyway...
I very much doubt that. Epidemiologists have surely amassed statistics of the death rate over years now for nursing home residents and staff. Those numbers are out there somewhere. We will all die of something some time.
The home where my sister lives has 2 workers staying home after turning + for Covid-19, and at least 3 residents who turned + in the last week and are currently hospitalized. I don't know if that stat includes my sister who is also currently hospitalized with a + Covid test and a urinary tract infection. She doesn't seem to have any symptoms of Covid besides headache, body aches and fatigue. She's not even coughing. The facility has been locked down most of this year.
Posted by: Grampaw Phavish2227 || 11/29/2020 20:30 Comments || Top||

#4  Assisted living facilities are not required to consistently report on COVID-19 deaths, so this type of statistic is incomplete.
Posted by: Grampaw Phavish2227 || 11/29/2020 20:37 Comments || Top||

#5  some critics have argued that the profit-driven nature of the private nursing home industry is the underlying problem, since treating elder care as a commodity rather than a public good

That IS the bottom line. Also, I hear that nursing home administrators (who should be punished) refuse to tell relatives of sick residents for fear they will be pulled from the nursing home (see above).
Posted by: Clem || 11/29/2020 20:44 Comments || Top||

#6  Waltz for the Edison chair.
Posted by: Woodrow || 11/29/2020 21:30 Comments || Top||


Man mistakenly declared dead 'resurrects' in morgue
[NEWSINFO.INQUIRER.NET] A 32-year-old man who was mistakenly declared dead suddenly "resurrected" while he was on an embalming table.
When I pass on to the next life, don't send me to the undertaker until I start to rot. There are too many of these stories.
Peter Kigen ended up in the morgue after a blunder in a hospital in Kenya, East Africa, where he was rushed after fainting in his home on Nov. 24.

"Kigen had been suffering from a stomach ailment which forced us to rush him to hospital," his uncle told Citizen TV the day after.

Upon arriving at the center, Kigen’s younger brother Kevin Kipkurui said a doctor attended to Kigen. The doctor then asked Kipkurui to register his older sibling’s details, as per The Standard on Nov. 26.

When Kipkurui returned from filling up the necessary documents, a nurse told him that Kigen had already died.

"The nurse later handed me a document to take to the mortuary attendant before my brother’s body was moved to the morgue," the younger sibling said.

However,
by candlelight every wench is handsome...
the incident eventually took a bizarre turn a few hours later. An attendant had already made a cut in Kigen’s right leg for the formalin when he suddenly woke up screaming in pain, as per report.

The incident shocked the employee and others nearby, who thought that Kigen had "resurrected" from the dead. Upon being informed, Kigen’s family "could not understand how they could move a person who is still alive into the mortuary."

Following the odd turn of events, Kigen is currently recovering in the hospital. Meanwhile,
...back at the alley, Bugs Moroni was holding Slats from behind while his brother Greasy Thumb was pounding his face into paste ...
his family has accused the hospital of negligence.
Well...yeah
"I cannot believe what just happened. How did they establish that I was dead?" Kigen stated as he recalled the events.

"I did not even know where I was when I regained consciousness, but I thank God for sparing my life," he said in the report. "I will serve Him for the rest of my life."

Though the family is blaming the hospital for the mishap, one of the doctors insisted that this was not the case. Dr. Gilbert Cheruiyot explained that Kigen’s relatives first presumed he was dead and "did not even wait for certification of death." He also said that they moved him to the morgue on their own.

Dr. Cheruiyot then advised the public to follow proper regulations when rushing a loved one to a hospital.
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#1  There is a big difference between mostly dead and all dead.
Posted by: SteveS || 11/29/2020 0:14 Comments || Top||

#2  (HUMOR)
KENYA NEWS Assoc. also reported in case anyone was worried, he had already voted by mail for Biden using the Kenya Obama hometown voting location.
☺☺☻☻
Posted by: NN2N1 || 11/29/2020 9:12 Comments || Top||

#3  This seems to happen a lot.
Qualified professionals. All the best people.
(Somebody involved in this will be on the board of WHO before long. Bets?)
Posted by: ed in texas || 11/29/2020 16:29 Comments || Top||


-Land of the Free
MIT accepted over $51 million from Russian foundation later deemed security risk by U.S. government
[CollegeFix] Since 2014, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has accepted over $51 million in monetary gifts from the Skolkovo Foundation, a relationship the Department of Education recently deemed a national security risk.

In a recent report, the Education Department criticized the partnership between MIT and the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology, saying it amounted to "conducting sensitive research in conjunction with an adversarial government."

"While the Department does not police subject matter, the public should be aware of such partnerships that concern national security," the report reads.
Continued on Page 49
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/29/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [238 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Skolkovo is a Russian project to create a Silicon Valley outside Moscow. Idea was to lure companies and institutes to transfer technology that the Russians could not create or steal.
Posted by: Ulavirong Omeager2818 || 11/29/2020 2:17 Comments || Top||

#2  Why are we in bed with China and hostile to Russia?
Posted by: Unoluling Cragum7098 || 11/29/2020 3:00 Comments || Top||

#3  Why are we in bed with China and hostile to Russia? On countless occasions since the 17th century Russia has had the opportunity to join the circle of civilized nations. It has never done so. It remains at heart what it has always been, an oriental despotism.
Posted by: b || 11/29/2020 9:01 Comments || Top||

#4  ^I guess, I've imagined WWII.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 11/29/2020 10:14 Comments || Top||

#5  And the US Army liberated Auschwitz. President Obama said so.
Posted by: Clem || 11/29/2020 10:18 Comments || Top||

#6  Why are we in bed with China and hostile to Russia?

President Trump has been effectively hostile to China... Those in bed with China are drawn by projections of great wealth to be had.
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/29/2020 11:17 Comments || Top||


Africa Horn
Ethiopia ends 'main' operation in northern Tigray
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 11/29/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [183 views] Top|| File under:


Bangladesh
Bangladesh a ‘land of opportunity’ for Nigerian fraudsters
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 11/29/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [194 views] Top|| File under:


China-Japan-Koreas
North Korea Executed People To Contain Coronavirus
[Foxnews] North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has ordered at least two people executed, banned fishing at sea and locked down the capital, Pyongyang, as part of frantic efforts to guard against the coronavirus and its economic damage, South Korea’s spy agency told lawmakers Friday.

Kim’s government also ordered diplomats overseas to refrain from any acts that could provoke the United States because it is worried about President-elect Joe Biden’s expected new approach toward North Korea, lawmakers told reporters after attending a private briefing by the National Intelligence Service.

One of the lawmakers, Ha Tae-keung, quoted the NIS as saying Kim is displaying "excessive anger" and taking "irrational measures" over the pandemic and its economic impact.

Ha said the NIS told lawmakers that North Korea executed a high-profile money changer in Pyongyang last month after holding the person responsible for a falling exchange rate. He quoted the NIS as saying that North Korea also executed a key official in August for violating government regulations restricting goods brought from abroad. The two people weren’t identified by name.

North Korea has also banned fishing and salt production at sea to prevent seawater from being infected with the virus, the NIS told lawmakers.

North Korea recently placed Pyongyang and northern Jagang province under lockdown over virus concerns. Earlier this month, it imposed lockdown measures in other areas where officials found unauthorized goods and foreign currencies that were brought in, Ha cited the NIS as saying.

North Korea also made an unsuccessful hacking attempt on at least one South Korean pharmaceutical company that was trying to develop a coronavirus vaccine, the NIS said.

The agency has a mixed record in confirming developments in North Korea, one of the world’s most secretive nations. The NIS said it couldn’t immediately confirm the lawmakers’ accounts.

North Korea has maintained that it hasn’t found a single coronavirus case on its soil, a claim disputed by outside experts, although it says it is making all-out efforts to prevent the virus’s spread. A major outbreak could have dire consequences because the North’s health care system remains crippled and suffers from a chronic lack of medical supplies.

The pandemic forced North Korea to seal its border with China, its biggest trading partner and aid benefactor, in January. The closure, along with a series of natural disasters over the summer, dealt a heavy blow to the North’s economy, which has been under punishing U.S.-led sanctions.

North Korea’s trade with China in the first 10 months of this year totaled $530 million, about 25% of the corresponding figure last year. The price of sugar and seasoning has shot up four times, Ha quoted the NIS as saying.

North Korea monitoring groups in Seoul said the North Korean won-to-dollar exchange rate has recently fallen significantly because people found few places to use foreign currency after smuggling was largely cut off following the closure of the China border.

According to the NIS briefing, North Korea ordered overseas diplomatic missions not to provoke the United States, warning their ambassadors of consequences if their comments or acts related to the U.S. cause any trouble in ties with Washington.

North Korea’s government has remained silent over Biden’s election victory over President Donald Trump, with whom Kim held three summits in 2018-19 over the North’s nuclear arsenal. While the diplomacy eventually stalled, the meetings helped Kim and Trump build up personal ties and stop the crude insults and threats of destruction they had previously exchanged.

Lawmaker Kim Byung-kee cited the NIS as saying that North Korea is displaying anxiety as its friendly ties with Trump become useless and it has to start from scratch in dealing with the incoming Biden administration.

Experts have been debating whether North Korea will resume major missile tests soon to try to get Biden’s attention. During past government changes in the U.S., North Korea often conducted big weapons launches in an attempt to increase its leverage in negotiations with a new U.S. administration.

The NIS expects North Korea will hold a military parade ahead of a ruling party congress in January in a show of force timed with Biden’s inauguration. North Korea is also likely to use the Workers’ Party congress to lay out its basic policies toward the U.S., Kim Byung-kee cited the NIS as saying.

(continued at link)
Posted by: Ebbomoger Speaking for Boskone4589 || 11/29/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [233 views] Top|| File under: Commies

#1  taking a play out of Cuomos book?
Posted by: Chris || 11/29/2020 7:23 Comments || Top||

#2  The decrease in NKor troublemaking during the Trump administration was one of Trump's more important successes. Not mentioned in any debates (even by Trump).
Posted by: Lord Garth || 11/29/2020 9:35 Comments || Top||

#3  "North Korea has also banned fishing and salt production at sea to prevent seawater from being infected with the virus"

Message to NK scientists: You're supposed to eat tree bark, not smoke it.
Posted by: European Conservative || 11/29/2020 17:23 Comments || Top||

#4  And the West is doing it, too, only indirectly through suicide, drug/alcohol abuse, etc.
Posted by: Clem || 11/29/2020 18:00 Comments || Top||


Cyber
Twitter's New Censorship Czar Announces Her Agenda
[RedState] Twitter just got a new leader for their Ministry of Propaganda, and she recently gave the world a glimpse into her agenda. Spoiler alert, it ain’t good, folks.

Protocol, a tech news site, recently published a profile of Christine Su, the company’s senior product manager for conversation safety at Twitter. In the piece titled, "How a Young, Queer Asian-American Businesswoman is Rethinking User Safety at Twitter," Su discussed her plans for Twitter’s policies regarding the policing of speech on the platform.

According to Protocol, Su, who was hired six months ago, is responsible for "keeping everyday users safe online and rethinking the fundamentals of the platform along the way." To accomplish this, the Twitter employee indicated that the company’s censorship policy will focus on "transformative and procedural justice.’

According to the article, Su, who previously owned a tech company named PastureMap, wished to be involved in "mission-driven" work in the tech industry for years. "As a queer woman of color who is an Asian American in tech in rural America, that experience is a very intersectional one. I’ve had plenty of experiences moving through spaces where I wanted more safety," she told the news outlet.

According to Protocol, "transformative and procedural justice" are ideas designed to deal with problems related to various types of bigotry. The author wrote:

"The once radical concepts challenge the notion that we should just punish people who cause harm, instead offering an alternative: a pathway to repair the harm that has been done and to prevent its recurrence (transformative justice), and a set of fair rules that make harm rarer in the first place (procedural justice)."

Posted by: Ulavirong Omeager2818 || 11/29/2020 02:52 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [352 views] Top|| File under:

#1  fay hun.
Posted by: Mercutio || 11/29/2020 9:22 Comments || Top||

#2  "a pathway to repair the harm that has been done and to prevent its recurrence (transformative justice), and a set of fair rules that make harm rarer in the first place (procedural justice)."

Wotta crocka sh!t. >:-(
Posted by: Barbara || 11/29/2020 9:33 Comments || Top||

#3  “The product team gave some clues about what that user control could look like when they described the upcoming audio hangout function, Spaces, in a press call last week. Spaces will allow users to determine who is allowed in the audio room and who can speak, and the team is rolling out the function to women and people from other marginalized communities first, to test out how effective these safety functions can be in practice.”

Now you too can create your own echo chamber where you never, ever, ever, have to listen to such radical, racist, homophobic, and transphobic remarks like "2 + 2 = 4"!
Posted by: CrazyFool || 11/29/2020 9:47 Comments || Top||

#4  "Conversation safety" heh
= policing speech

like the Jacobins' Committee of Public Safety
= terror

or Putin's concept of "energy security"
= insecurity and blackmail

Next up: election safety
= rigged elections
Posted by: Mad Eye Sneper3015 || 11/29/2020 10:23 Comments || Top||

#5  Silicon Valley -- just another arm of the Deep State.
Posted by: Clem || 11/29/2020 10:25 Comments || Top||

#6  shitter googoo fakebook delendae est
Posted by: Slilet Gurly-Brown1381 || 11/29/2020 10:31 Comments || Top||

#7  Facebook & DARPA
Posted by: Clem || 11/29/2020 10:34 Comments || Top||

#8  I am an IT person.

1) I have worked with IT people who develope great software.

2) They are a lot of times the most anti-social people you will meet.

3) The foreign ones who come here and code systems live by the norms and customs of their third world home countries.

It is best to compartmentalise these people into the IT department and not let them into the executive suite to run the whole show.

Parler is on mark for having a community of end users like you and I set the procedures. Silicon valley will crash and burn as soon as the Parlers of the world start getting Silly Con's end users.

The only way that will not happen is if politicians regulate the Parlers into missory for Zuke, etc..
Posted by: Angeater Omick2705 || 11/29/2020 10:50 Comments || Top||

#9  I watched Ted Cruz in Congress interrogating Facebook and Twitter CEOs. The look on the CEO's faces was actual fear. The same look coders in IT have when the get called on the carpet by corporate. They are very smart people that is why they have CPA's running their businesses for them. That same fear is why these geeky CEOs will not and can not control the legions of employees under them that censor the hell out of the end users.
Posted by: Angeater Omick2705 || 11/29/2020 10:59 Comments || Top||

#10  When times get tough, next up will be the Internet "kill switch", hehe.
Posted by: Clem || 11/29/2020 10:59 Comments || Top||

#11  They NEED Section 320 repealed. Their companies as a whole will comply.
Posted by: Angeater Omick2705 || 11/29/2020 11:04 Comments || Top||

#12  Sure would be a shame to see hackers just destroy twitter. Wipe it's servers, wipe the accounts, drain the bank accounts.

I'd laugh like hell and have a snort of Scotch. Oh and for the alphabet letter agencies reading this, I can't and won't do any of that:p
Posted by: Silentbrick || 11/29/2020 19:08 Comments || Top||

#13  That hack job on Twitter from a few months ago to people (even some celebrities) to donate money and Biden or somebody would match it...that was interesting.
Posted by: Clem || 11/29/2020 19:30 Comments || Top||


Government
HHS squandered $106.7 billion on improper payments in 2019
The agency has identified only 13.2% of those funds as available for recovery.

The Golden Horseshoe is a weekly designation from Just the News intended to highlight egregious examples of wasteful taxpayer spending by the government. The award is named for the horseshoe-shaped toilet seats for military airplanes that cost the Pentagon a whopping $640 each back in the 1980s.


This week, our award goes to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for spending $106.7 billion on improper payments during 2019.

Improper payments are defined under federal law as "payments made by the government to the wrong person, in the wrong amount, or for the wrong reason."

Health and Human Services is the massive government agency that is responsible for, among other things, the administration of the Medicaid and Medicare healthcare programs. Incidentally, those programs are where the vast majority of agency waste occurs.

According to a new report from Open the Books, improper payments from the Medicaid and Medicare programs have increased significantly in the past decade, in part due to the implementation of the Affordable Care Act ‐ also called Obamacare. In 2011, when the act was signed into law, Congress declared it would help pay for the expensive plan by rooting out waste, fraud and corrupt spending within the Medicare and Medicaid sections of the agency.

Health and Human Services is the leading source of improper payments in the entire U.S. government, dwarfing by a magnitude of multiples the second-worst offender, which in 2019 was the Department of Treasury.

The offices of Medicare and Medicaid (in addition to the Earned Income Tax Credit) are responsible for, according to the report, more than two thirds of the improper payments that occur within the government every year. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is often found to have doled out government benefits and payments to Americans who are long dead or not who they say they are.
Posted by: Ulavirong Omeager2818 || 11/29/2020 10:12 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [188 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Of course, this is the same bloated ineffective federal bureaucracy that the left wants to use to cure all manner of perceived social ills from income inequality to Paleo refugees. It's like asking the Department of Motor Vehicles to mow your lawn. "I'm from the government and I forgot why I'm here."
Posted by: Matt || 11/29/2020 12:37 Comments || Top||

#2  That's big gum'ment for you. And this is the same gum'ment that wants to run your life? GTFOH!
Posted by: Clem || 11/29/2020 13:11 Comments || Top||

#3  Why can't they "lose" a mil or so at my house?
Posted by: ed in texas || 11/29/2020 16:26 Comments || Top||


Trump Admin. Removes Time Consuming Barriers For Forest Service
[OANN] The Trump administration is reportedly focusing in on new environmental plans. According to reports Thursday, the White House has finalized exemptions for the Forest Service to avoid time consuming regulations that limit logging, roads and pipeline efficiency.

President Trump has been a proponent of reduced regulations and streamlined processes throughout his time in office, noting these rules largely boost industries like the oil and gas sector. He has made strides in the last few years at attaining this goal.

"For the first time in over 40 years, we’re issuing a proposed new rule under the National Environmental Policy Act to completely overhaul the dysfunctional bureaucratic system that has created these massive obstructions," stated President Trump.

The President said he’s trying to improve the lives of all Americans. A few of the administration’s decisions on air quality standards may also be announced in the coming days.
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Trump loosens US execution rules, allowing poison gas, firing squads
[DW] The changes could allow for capital punishment by firing squad or poison gas instead of lethal injection. Critics say Donald Trump
...The man who was so stupid he beat fourteen professional politicians, a former tech CEO, and a brain surgeon for the Republican nomination in 2016, then beat The Smartest Woman in the World in the general election...
is trying to rush through tougher punishments before he leaves office.
Non-critics, on the other hand, think fulfilling his promises is a good thing.
The US Justice Department has amended the rules on federal executions, which would allow death by firing squads or poison gas, according to a document published in the Federal Register on Friday.

The paper says the US government can conduct an execution by lethal injection or "use any other manner prescribed by the law of the state in which the sentence was imposed."

Some US states already allow other methods of execution, including electrocution, inhaling nitrogen gas or death by firing squad. It remains unclear whether the Justice Department will seek to use any methods other than lethal injection for federal executions in the future.

SEVERAL EXECUTIONS BEFORE BIDEN INAUGURATION
The rule — which goes into effect on December 24 — comes as the Justice Department has scheduled five executions during the lame-duck period, including three just days before President-elect Joe Foreign Policy Whiz Kid Biden
...Failed seeker of the Democratic presidential nomination on multiple occasions, vice president under Barack Obama, giving it a last try in his dotage for 2020...
takes office.

A spokesperson for Biden told the AP earlier this month that the president-elect "opposes the death penalty
now and in the future" and would work to end its use. But he did not say whether executions would be paused immediately once the Democrat takes office.

The US government restarted federal executions this year after a 17-year hiatus. All states that use the death penalty allow lethal injection — and that is the primary method in all states where other methods are allowed, according to data compiled by the non-profit Death Penalty Information Center.

Before the Trump administration resumed executions this year, the federal government had put only three inmates to death since 1988. Six people have been put to death since the US resumed federal executions in July.
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/29/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [242 views] Top|| File under:

#1  I think in Utah if you are sentenced to death you can request a firing squad.

Posted by: crazyhorse || 11/29/2020 0:25 Comments || Top||

#2  Or death by snu-snu?
Posted by: SteveS || 11/29/2020 1:18 Comments || Top||

#3  Death by bunga bunga, please.
Posted by: Ulavirong Omeager2818 || 11/29/2020 2:08 Comments || Top||

#4  Honestly, N2 is the quickest, most effective and cheapest method. It's not like you can already by bottles of N2.

I still prefer flamethrowers but I may be a mean and vindictive person:p
Posted by: Silentbrick || 11/29/2020 10:34 Comments || Top||

#5  Maybe Trump got some hints from Rocket Man.
Posted by: Clem || 11/29/2020 10:35 Comments || Top||



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