Saturday, May 28, 2022

Democrats

Family of Queens woman contests will leaving $6M to disgraced pol Mario Biaggi’s sons

No prisons

Alleged serial killer Perez Reed charged in 7th murder after witnesses recognize his forehead tattoo

A night on the job in Brooklyn

Two NYPD cops injured, suspected driver shot during wild incident in Brooklyn


It's Marc Elias again - Democrat legal thug


Losing population

San Francisco has one of the largest population dips in the US, new census data shows

The cities that gained population were all in the West and South.


San Francisco saw a 6.3% decrease in population during this time, the largest percentage decline of any major metropolitan area across the country. It was also a much greater dip than other Bay Area cities. Daly City saw a decline of 3.2% and San Mateo fell by 3%.



The next greatest decline in population in a major city was New York City, which lost 3.5%. Notably, Manhattan, when the city is isolated by borough, lost 6.6% of residents.

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Recognizing China''s imperialistic streak

Nepal: What happened to China's 'Belt and Road' projects?

Nepal's ruling party has become increasingly wary of China's expansive Belt and Road Initiative amid Sri Lanka's financial collapse, fresh loans from the US and a shift towards India.

Ethanol

Ethanol: a Dumb idea or a Crime — or Both



Expanded use of ethanol — enabled by President Biden’s lifting a summertime ban on fuels with a 15 percent blend — is a poor answer to high gasoline prices and a refusal to recognize the failures of the corn-based fuel additive. Reuters described the president’s action as a win for the corn lobby, but all others appear to be losers.

Shortcomings of ethanol as an alternative to gasoline have been reported continually since at least 2007 when the U.S. government expanded its requirement that distributors blend ethanol with fuels to reduce dependence on foreign oil. The additive also has been touted as a way to reduce emissions of carbon dioxide. 

There is a great danger for the right to food by the development of biofuels,” U.N. human rights advocate Jean Ziegler said at the time. “It (the price) will be paid perhaps by hundreds of thousands of people who will die from hunger.” A year later he called the diversion of food crops to fuel production a crime against humanity.” 










Gregory Wrightstone
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Posted: May 27, 2022 12:01 AM

See if this is in the news?

The Near Mass Shooting Most of the Media Won't Tell You About 

Katie Pavlich
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Posted: May 27, 2022 8:00 AM

BLM chief grifter

Patrisse Cullors: Martyr to the IRS

Patrisse Cullors admits she’s made a “few mistakes" as the ugly headlines continue to mount over her scandalous spending as the disgraced former leader of Black Lives Matter.

She attempted to keep a lid on her self-authorized spending for several years, but the IRS simply couldn’t be ignored for another fiscal year. (The group hadn’t filed since 2017 and was forced to halt collection of donations.)

Once the bad news broke in a public tax filing last week, Cullors couldn’t be bothered to address the allegations of her being at the center of a multi-million dollar grifter project, but rather she doubled down on the absurd claim of being cast in the role of “victim.”

“Weaponizing against black women,” was the ex-leader’s way of explaining the IRS’s routine demand for a 990 form from the world-famous “social justice” network for purposes of fiscal accountability.

Apparently, her hand got caught in the “non-profit” cash register, but Cullors viewed her generous six-digit payments to friends and family for “various services” in a different light. “We didn’t figure out how to protect ourselves.” says Cullors in an interview at Vashon Center for the Arts in Washington. “And what’s true often, especially for black women is we don’t protect ourselves first.” Who knew?

Drone warfare on criminals

One Seattle, Washington, resident angry over the lawlessness that continues to plague his hometown has decided to turn one of his hobbies into a crime-fighting apparatus.

What are the details?

Tony, a 39-year-old husband and father who recently had his car broken into and his trailer stolen, now uses his drone to help others recover their stolen property, KCPQ-TV reported.

"People who steal from other people I feel are some of the worst scum on the planet. I hate them," Tony told the news outlet in a recent interview. "If I can do anything to stop them, or help people who have been victims, I'd like to be a part of that."

Recent Seattle data shows that more than 2,000 cars have been stolen in the city since the start of the year, and other burglaries and thefts total more than 13,000.

Disgusted with the rampant crime, Tony began searching for ways to locate his own property. That's when he stumbled upon a helpful Facebook group called "PNW Stolen Cars," a forum where auto theft victims can share information about their stolen property in hopes of recovering it.

The group reportedly led Tony to an encampment underneath the First Avenue Bridge in Seattle's Georgetown neighborhood. The trash-filled area is apparently well known as a chop shop where people illegally deconstruct cars to sell their parts and homeless people use illicit drugs in plain sight.

"It's just a big open piece of land. It's completely taken over with trailers and cars and trash — lots of trash. Absolutely disgusting," Tony said after flying his drone over the area. 

He said he grew suspicious when one time he "saw somebody walk around with a Sawzall and they were getting underneath a car" and noted that the encampment is filled with rows and rows of cars, many completely destroyed.

West Seattle man using drone to help recover stolen cars | FOX 13 Seattlewww.youtube.com

What else?

Tony has since flown his drone over the area on multiple occasions in search of stolen property. He told KCPQ that he's already helped two people recover their vehicles.

"First one, they saw it, and unfortunately by the time they got down there with the cops, the car was completely destroyed," he told the outlet.

As for the second one, Tony recalled, "It got to be a little hairy. They were driving on the shoulder, then we got into some residential neighborhoods up in Burien, and they were going really fast and reckless."

Eventually the thieves ditched the car because they knew they were being monitored, and the rightful owners were able to find it later.

On another occasion, some of the thieves in the encampment noticed Tony's drone flying overhead. One took out what appeared to be a pistol and fired a shot, striking the drone less than an inch away from its lens. Fortunately, the weapon turned out to be just a BB gun.

Tony told KCPQ that he plans to continue searching the area and others like it with his drone and is willing to work with the Seattle Police Department to help crack down on car thefts. 

"Unfortunately, just feels like the police have their hands tied behind their backs and you just can't do anything," he said.

Anything else?

According to KIRO-TV, Seattle police have been aware of the encampment under First Avenue Bridge for months but have been unable to do much about it.

Jamie Housen, spokesperson for Mayor Bruce Harrell’s office, confirmed to the outlet that "over the last several months, the city has received complaints regarding a variety of issues in this area, including encampment obstructions, trash build-up, environmental impact and public safety."

Housen added that the Seattle Police Department is responsible for addressing any illegal activity in the area, which is jointly owned by the state and the city.

But according to Jim Fuda, director of Crime Stoppers Puget Sound, only so much can be done, given police staffing shortages.

"You can only do so much, with so many officers," Fuda said, noting that "auto theft has been lumped into general investigations unit with fraud, theft, those kind of property crimes."

Empowering drug use in NYC

"Fentanyl is a powerful opioid that can be found in heroin, cocaine, crack, methamphetamine, ketamine, and pressed pills," the health department explains on the poster. "Fentanyl increases the risk of overdose especially among people who do not regularly use opioids."

The ad provides suggestions about how to avoid an overdose — among the tips, the department suggests that people "Avoid using alone and take turns," "Start with a small dose and go slowly," and "Test your drugs using fentanyl test strips."

New York City council minority leader Joe Borelli expressed his disapproval on social media. "No, @nycHealthy, heroin addiction is not empowering," he tweeted. "This is the opposite of 'harm reduction.' This normalizes injecting deadly life-changing drugs," he wrote. "This is twisted."


Friday, May 27, 2022

Fell down a waterfall?

Vladimir Putin taps Alexander Kurenkov as Russia’s emergency minister

Putin named Alexander Kurenkov, 49, to head up Moscow’s Emergency Situations and Elimination of Consequences of Natural Disasters Ministry, Russian state-run news agency TASS reported Wednesday. 

Kurenkov, like many Kremlin acolytes, is a veteran of the Russian state security apparatus. 

Putin flack Dmitry Peskov told reporters Wednesday that Putin knows Kurenkov “well.”

Fakes hoaxes and tax dollars

‘Biggest fake news story in Canada’: Kamloops mass grave debunked by academics

Dealing with the Google-pox

Ohio Court Rules Google May Be Designated a Common Carrier

2000 Mules

Exclusive: Wireless Services CEO Destroys Ignorant Attacks by Fake Fact-Checkers on “2000 Mules” — The Fact-Checkers “Don’t Have the Technical Foundation for the Comments They’re Making”

Is Beto O'Rourke a danger to society?

Glenn read an excerpt from a fiction O'Rourke wrote when he was 15 years old:

[O]ne day, as I was driving home from work, I noticed two children crossing the street. They were happy, happy to be free from their troubles. I knew, however, that this happiness and sense of freedom were much too overwhelming for them. This happiness was mine by right. I had earned it in my dreams. 

As I neared the young ones, I put all my weight on my right foot, keeping the accelerator pedal on the floor until I heard the crashing of the two children on the hood, and then the sharp cry of pain from one of the two. I was so fascinated for a moment, that when after I had stopped my vehicle, I just sat in a daze, sweet visions filling my head.

"Dangerous, right? Nothing good's going to come of this. According to Reuters, those are the teenage writings of Beto O'Rourke," Glenn said. "The state of Texas should be very aware and not allow [O'Rourke] to buy a gun because of this. This guy, this guy, and his righteous indignation — give it a rest, bud. Give it a rest."

Watch the video clip below:

Remember this (false) charge against De Santis. power over ethics.

An inspector general's report concluded that the accusations against Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) and his response to the COVID-19 pandemic were completely baseless.

Rebekah Jones was a frequent guest on MSNBC and CNN because of her claims that she was fired for whistleblowing against the DeSantis administration about allegedly faked pandemic statistics.

Those claims were found to be unsubstantiated and without evidence by a 27-page report from the Florida Department of Health’s Office of the Inspector General.

Jones claimed that she refused to publish false pandemic numbers on the state's COVID-19 dashboard in order to make Florida's lockdown policies appear to be working. Her home was later raided by law enforcement officials, an incident she compared to acts committed by the Nazis in Germany.

The report said that her colleagues accused her of not knowing what she was talking about. 

“Complainant was not an epidemiologist and did not have system access to underlying COVID-19 data in Merlin and ESSENCE,” the report read, referring to the state pandemic dashboard. 

The report also said that her accusations made little sense, because even if officials sought to falsify statistics in the dashboard, they would be quickly and easily discovered through standard processes meant to confirm the numbers.